I was a late bloomer; I got my first tattoo when I was 23. It was a modified flash piece. I still love it (have had it recolored since then since I've had it so long, but it's still the exact original design).
My second piece I got when I was 34. I promptly ended up with a staph infection and three years later, had it re-inked at a different place (and added some additional coordinating art to the piece). LOVE IT (the re-inking was done in the same colors and followed the original lines).
My third and fourth tattoos I got when I was 39 (about 1.5 years ago). Had to have one of the pieces re-inked because the ink didn't "take" very well on the first try (the re-inking was done about two months afterward).
Do not regret any of them. They all have personal meaning for me (even that very first piece!).
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