An interesting article indeed, also the part where it says most folks who get their first typically wait 4+ years for their second. I must confess, I waited a year after my first, less after my second. Was a year before I got my 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively after that. For me, when I got my first, it gave me this ego boost, a confidence I never felt before.....It's hard to put into words, but I was always quiet and shy as a lad and afraid/avoided any situations where attention may be on me. It was like this well into my 20's. I still am shy to a degree, but no way near as bad as I once was and social situations no longer bother me. But every time I get a new "ink", I get this boost with it. Rightly or wrongly, but it makes me feel like a new person each time. It's also made me realise that since my first which is easily hidden by a t-shirt sleeve, all my subsequent ones are far from discreet a trend which I have an urge to continue. Thank for posting this article.