These days Cher is having or has had some or all of her tattoos removed saying tattoos are passe, which disappoints me as it suggests that she had them originally as a stunt to attract publicity, not because she thought being tattooed was a fulfilling and significant thing to do.
No matter, once she engaged my interest in tattoos I began buying magazines and searching for information, including renting out the video of the film "Tattoo", see my previous entry. Very quickly my pulse was racing and I just knew I had to be tattooed and preferably heavily tattooed. In the immediate future that was more fantasy on my part than a realistic option as I was working in America for a multi-national Corporation. If I wanted a career then tattoos were out. But I had a small dragonfly on my hip inked in Atlanta, Georgia, which I kept carefully as my dark secret. But as so many others have experienced, once you have one that's not where you stop.