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I'm still not a fan of people being covered with tattoos, but I understand the attraction...
It's hard for me to say. "Or know you not, that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God; and you are not your own?" (1 Corinthians 6:19). No tramp-stamps, please, they should not be located on erogenous parts of the body, although as I am a Christian man, I won't know until the honeymoon night.
The readings for Mass today seem to speak, at least peripherally to a point like this: "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world" (Galatians 6:14). If they exude faith or something that isn't trivial, I'm ok with them, however. If they offend those conditions, if they're relics from a former less-than-Catholic phase of your life, that's ok, but I have to insist that you be willing to remove them.
I learned something once. Typically (but not always, there are several very nice accounts about loved ones and faith)tattoos are the result of a impulsive decision. Don't make faith a fad; if you get a tattoo, you may really get tired of it one day, and it's important that the faith message doesn't become a casualty of that passing fancy.
And no, I don't have any, although I've spent a lot of time just thinking about what kind I'd get if I ever decided to, which probably isn't likely, but still fun to imagine. As I am a student of theology, it would be something theological, maybe Sts. Thomas Aquinas or Augustine, and as I am a Traditional Catholic (but not sedevacantist, mind you) definitely in Latin. Gotta rekindle interest in the language which formerly united all of Christendom.