So when I turn 18 I want to get a tattoo. Nothing major, maybe some lyrics that I always thought were really motivational on my forearm or something simple like that. I'm turning 18 in 2 months so I will be legal. I want to get one because I've always liked the art and I thought it would be a good way to express myself. Plus they look nice/cool/interesting which doesnt hurt
. But ever since I told my dad about my desire he has been on my ass about it. Saying how I shouldn't tattoo my body up, how i'm a young person and i'm thinking like a young person, it's going to look horrible when I'm older, etc. I understand his concerns and I get them. But at the same time, this has been something I have wanted for over a year. I have had time to think about the consequences and I feel I am ready. My dad doesn't think so and he will not stop bothering me about it. How can I make him understand or at least get him to accept my soon to be tattoo?? Thank you!