Tattoos are simply a way of saying "hey! look at me! I spent money for someone to draw a picture on my body!"
A man at work has a few tattoos. A few are visible when he wears short sleeves. They are (the ones I see) the names of his children. They do not stand out. It isn't so simple is it?
They attract those people who start conversations about anything
If it's religious, then you are no different than a Pharisee praying in a public place so that he can be praised for his pretend piety.
There is nothing wrong with praying in public. The point was the intent of prayer. Praying to be seen praying was condemned, not just being seen praying.
Read it again, but slower this time.
If it's to dedicate a deceased relative or friend, you're seeking pity and sympathy.
I know a person who got a tattoo because his dead brother had the same one. It was a simple tattoo easily missed. He got it not for other people, but for himself. Do not simplify the grief of others.
And there are probably a thousand people who do it to quietly ask for sympathy from others. It's along the same lines as denying a compliment to get a second one.
If you want a tattoo, get one that isn't permanent.
From one who almost mandated that tattoos be removed, this is strange, as you seemed to think all tattoos were not permanent.
There are ways to remove permanent tattoos. They're not simple, but it's better than dying and having to explain to GOD why you had a tattoo of the devil on a Harley for fifty years.