It is a serious matter not to be taken likely, and that is where some of the hesitations that people have are initiated from.
One great thing that is available for people who are considering getting a tattoo, is Henna.
You can get a Henna Tattoo, as a trial to help you in your decision to getting a tattoo which will be with you for life, you can make sure it looks right, color, size, spelling, you would be surprised how many people do not spellcheck tattoos, and end up with something other than what they had wanted.
Henna tattoos are not permanent (they usually will last from one to three weeks), and you can't even tell the difference between the Henna Tattoo vs Permanent Tattoo.
If you end up enjoying the look of this type of art, then you can contemplate moving up to others such as permanent 3d tattoo images