Rachel Noonan, 21, Oranmore, Galway:
n "I believe so, yes. I'd avoid it. I think your opinion changes too quickly to have something that permanent, generally."
Gary Skinner, 17, Terenure, Dublin:
n "I am not too sure. I don't have a tattoo, but it depends on what you get - if you get a bad one I suppose you would regret it."
Jodie Jameson, 14, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin:
n "I think it's wrong if you're drunk and the tattoo man lets you get a tattoo - he's doing it just for the money, and then when you wake, you'll regret it. I think there should be some law to stop that."
Rosie O'Regan, 18, Cavan:
n "I think so. I would never get a tattoo 'cause I think they look horrible when you're old."
Courtney Byrne, 18, Cavan:
n "People are so changeable that it's not realistic to think you'll like the same thing 20 years on. I think it's inevitable that in the end you'll regret it."
Connor Curley, 20, Monaghan:
n "I don't think so. Tattoos, after a while, become a part of you."
Aisling Fogarty, 27, Castlecomer, Kilkenny:
n "No, not at all I think - if tattoos are meaningful you won't regret them. So choose wisely."
Kim Doyle, 29, Ringsend, Dublin:
n "I'd say certain tattoos are destined to be regretted, ones that are easy to cover, less so."