I actually have tattoo myself. I have heard about the cravings. The pain can be a bit addictive at times. When you’re in another kind of pain, say the pain of losing someone (my mom just passed away recently), you’ll think of other form of pain that’s a more bearable. Like tattoos.
But I don’t get inked unless it means something for me. For example, I have a tattoo of 2 coordinates. Yes, locations on the map. They are the schools I helped build with my own hands in Nepal. I have another tattoo that says ‘lux in tenebris’, which means ‘lightness in the dark’. It serves as personal reminder of some of the things I’ve been through in my life and to always remember my purpose.
I guess different people have different opinions. Thank you for sharing yours :)