I hate waking up in the morning and discovering a tattoo on my body that wasn't there prior to me getting hammered. I especially dislike it when the tattoo involves some kind of name or word that probably seemed like a great idea at 3am and was full of meaning, but now makes no more sense than Sanskrit.
Speaking of Sanskrit, Rihanna got a tattoo recently in Sanskrit. Well, she thought it was. She also thought it said, "forgiveness, honesty, suppression and control". What it really said was "you owe me $100 and you won't know the difference." See, that is the problem with all of these symbols and foreign languages being inked onto bodies. Unless you read or write the language how do you know it is what it portends to be? Just because you saw it on the wall of a tattoo shop doesn't mean it's correct.
And then what if your tattoo artist makes a little slip and instead of wishing everyone peace, you are now telling everyone to f**k off. That's why I like nice simple themes for my tattoos. Food, drink, an outline of my house key. I know, I know. I was drunk and I think I had this idea I wouldn't lose it anymore if it was on my body and I was going to tape it there. I don't know. I'm sure it made sense at some point that night.