... Quoting: BRIEF
Yeah, there are of course exceptions :)
Like my grandfather who got a tattoo in honor of the son he lost, my dad's brother in WWII. And my dad who had one on his bicep to commemorate his service on a heavy cruiser in the Navy, in the same war, firing the 9 inch guns and losing half his hearing in the battle of Truk Lagoon. Or me, who has a couple, and at 53 has been working on the books since I was 14 and owned three houses and NEVER pulled a crime.
I'm different because I'm still under the illusion that is a free country and if I want permanent artwork on my body I can get it. I guess that would mean if you're against them, you've got your own sense of freedom which I guess doffers from mine and my family.
Kat von D owns a castle in the Hollywood Hills and drives a custom Bentley. Her ex Jesse own more cool cars and motorcycles than all of us combined if you really think only the poor have them.
Neither my dad's or grandfather's faded or blurred before they died. And I've had mine since around 1990 and they look great and I get compliments from even little old lady's about how great they are.
If it's just a "fad", it's a long lived one. They've been around for thousands of years, for thousands, if not more, reasons. Lighten' up. There's worst things to be concerned about in this world. Unless you live a protected life in a protected world that's so hideously boring you actually put time into judging people for decisions about their lives that don't concern you at all.