We've all heard stories of those getting bad tattoos, or in a moment clouded by inebriation, someone wakes the next morning with an embarrassing tattoo that's nearly impossible to cover up with clothing alone. So why do we get them?

There are a lot of reasons why we'll sit through a few hours of pain for something we hope will turnout awesome. Think about it. What better way to say I care than to have the word 'MOM' emblazoned across your arm for the rest of your life. Personally, I think tattoos are trendy, unlike the old days when sailors and military personnel were pretty much the only ones with things like 'Semper Fi' inked into a body part.

I'll be honest, I don't have one, and right now I really don't desire one. I'm not scared of the pain, I just don't know of anything I'd like to have on my bod with such permanency. There's even a reality show on one of the cable networks that's all about 'bad' tattoos and creative artists covering them up, which brings me to my point.

There are a number of things to consider before you sit down with a tattoo artist. First and foremost, is it a clean and sterile environment? Does the artist really know what they are doing? And can they create your idea effectively?

Here's a humorous video that just might help you out.