There is an interesting article in 'Stars and Stripes', which discusses tattoos.
Here is a snippet of the article:
MUQDADIYAH, Iraq — Flag-draped hearts, flame-licked skulls, the names of fallen friends — in the U.S. military, tattoos sometimes seem almost required.
For Iraqi troops, though, tattoos — often a sign of a stint in prison — are taboo. The Iraqi army has passed a rule forbidding them, requiring soldiers with pre-existing tattoos to remove them. You can read the entire article here.
I have no tattoos and no intention of getting some ink. You see, three out of four of my babies were delivered naturally (NO meds). That much self-inflicted pain is more than enough for one lifetime. Do you have a tattoo? Where is it located on your body? What is the artwork? Why did you choose this tattoo? How old were you when you got your first tattoo? Will you get another tattoo?