Thanks for replying Sarah,,see it's not all bad and there are a lot of accepting people out there.
My friends above make good points re acceptance etc, its an age thing. Today for a lot of people it is normal and acceptable, me included so just be yourself.
Personally, I always wanted a tattoo when younger, but my mom went crazy and said "If God wanted your skin with pictures, I could have placed an order in advance" !!!!
See, its a generation thing (and some Moms).
Happy now that I did'nt go for that tattoo of my first wifes name !!!