I've seen them too and agree with Para, they are stunning works of art. Again....I could have written this post. Mine are on my spine and were done in my late 40s. Yes, it hurt. They can only be seen when I am in a bikini and I can't see them, so they won't bother me when I'm in my 80s (and they won't bother anyone else either as I won't be wearing a bikini then!). Mr Belle loves them. Interestingly I was on hiliday in Antigua 18 months ago and some Japanese tourists took great interest in my tattoos (they are in Japanese). They photographed them and asked if I knew what they said. I do know but asked them to translate for me and they were 100% accurate. Just as well really as the tattooist could have written anything I guess!