At least the tattoo is on my shoulder so it is easy to cover up. I am actually planning on having it removed since I do not want to have it anymore. So for me it was just something silly I did in my 20's like the tine I jumped out of an airplane (with a parachute) with a bunch of co-workers. Normally my idea of a good time is sitting and visiting with friends. I think that every once in a while someone wants a break in routine and to try something different and that may be why some get tattoos. Now if I want to do something different I try going away for the weekend. I would not get another tattoo.
All men and women are beautiful in the eyes of God; whether they have tattoos or not. Please do not judge a persons beauty by his/her outward appearance.
I, myself, would not get a ton of tattoos because I don't want many tattoos, but I am considering a few. What will be the theme of my tattoos? Probably my faith. Is that demeaning? Am I less beautiful because I want a small tattoo of the Ave Maria symbol on my ankle?
But these tattoos that I want and some tattoos that others want are not merely to "fit in the crowd" or "find ourselves". Sometimes it's merely a statement of one's personality or a literal wearing of one's heart on their sleeve.
Now that I've said that, I don't think everyone should get tattoos or even a ton of tattoos, but those are people's choices. Don't think that because they are not choices you would make that they are bad choices.