If you believe everything you see in the media, you might think that no one over the age of 25 has a tattoo. Many of the young, hip celebrities on news shows and magazine covers are tattooed, and it's easy to assume that their older counterparts are not. But if you take a closer look, you'll see that tattoos for women are just as prominent.
A tattoo can be a great way of keeping yourself feeling young. We all do some things that we regret in our wild days, but we also do some things we're glad we did and that we want to remember. If you didn't get a tattoo when you were younger, what better time than now?
As women grow older, they mature intellectually, too. They make more responsible decisions and think about people other than themselves - especially their families. One great way women can show their devotion to a spouse or child is to get a tattoo.
A tattoo is, of course, a permanent decision, just like a marriage or having a child. Therefore, it's easy to see why the two are so complementary. If you tattoo the name of your husband or partner, you're making yet another visible commitment to him/her and can literally be wearing your heart on your sleeve.
If you've got children, you know that there's nothing quite like a mother's love for her children. Nothing can ever erase that love, and nothing can ever erase a tattoo. So when you get a tattoo that proudly shows your child's name, you are telling the world how proud you are and how much you love him or her.
But being a woman is not just about making sacrifices for others. Getting a tattoo is a unique way of showing your dedication to someone else, but it can also be an indulgence for you. Maybe you have a special memory - a date, or a place, or a favorite quote - that you never want to forget. Get it tattooed!
Or maybe you're feeling the pressure of age, and you want to reclaim a little bit of the rebellion and freedom of carefree youth. There is no better symbol of this than the tattoo, which can be a powerful image of being young at heart.
Tattoos for women can be as different as you want them to be. You have had unique life experiences now that have changed you profoundly, and you can use your tattoos to tell the unique and wonderful story of your life.