I didn't get my first tattoo until I was 21, and yes I'm fully aware that it'd take thousands of dollars, hours of treatments with a laser, and painful recovery to remove any of my ink. But I don't see that happening.
There are only 3 reasons to regret a tattoo
1. it was poorly done
2. you no longer like the design (more on this)
3. it was put in a place you can't easily hide
#1 can be fixed with a touchup or coverup
#2 NEVER get someone's name tattoo'd on yourself. girlfriends dump you, wives might divorce you. your child's name is the only safe one, and even then things could happen to make you regret it
#3 with short sleeves and pants, you'd never know I had almost $1,000 worth of ink on my skin...avoid face, neck, and anythign below the elbows.
Here's the real kicker tho. Tattoos are SO popular right now with the college crowd, that in 10 years, it'll be as normal to have one as to not have one...and as long as you don't have one like Mike Tyson, you'll still be able to get a very professional job in your chosen career.
As for Fishfreek - no, its not done yet. I still have at least another 3 hour session for more color, shading, highlights, etc. I'm hoping that'll get done in February.
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.