I would say it's best to jump in and get something fucking huge. That way at least it's something worth regrettting, not just a shitty bit of celtic or a tweety pie.
And about knob heads always wanting to ask about your tattoos, it sucks because for some reason they're always total fucking retards and want to touch it and drag your arm or whatever around to 'get a proper look'. Then they get all aggressive when you tell them not to touch you. Fucking Idiots.