For the most part, I DO NOT like them. Once in awhile, someone will have a unique tattoo & a great story to tell about it. For the most part, they are really uninspired. Parrots, cartoon characters, and flowers ... ugh! I especially get a kick out of the random Chinese symbols. I read a comedic mystery novel about a sorority girl who decided not to go home after spring break, so she reinvented herself by getting a tattoo and taking a job as a cocktail waitress. Her tattoo was a Chinese symbol. She was told that it meant "fierce." She found out it was appropriated from a restaurant menu: It meant "with spicy sauce."