Ok, in the other thread about the age at which you'd let your kids get pierced/tattoo'd....one poster commented that she was afraid a kid at school would see a tattoo (sorry I don't remember if she already had one or was planning one). How do you feel about tattoo'd teachers? I have always, always wanted a small tattoo, and I have passed up several opportunities to get one (even went to the studio on my 30th birthday and chickened out). I'm not afraid of the pain. I'm afraid of how it will look to parents of my students, and oddly enough, my mom. I could get it in a place no one would see it, but then I wouldn't see it often, either, so what's the point, you know?? My ideal tattoo is a very small cat in the hat. I had thought about getting one on my hipbone, but then I have bathing suit season to worry about. I'm also not a small woman, so I don't want it to emphasize my flab and stretch marks..... I turn 40 next year, maybe this is in the cards?