What if it's something non-offensive and in a place that can be easily covered up?
edit: I should elaborate more.
I want a tattoo, but I still live at home. My dad has a major problem with me getting one because he thinks it is "trashy." When he was growing up, I guess that's the way that most people saw it, but that's not how things are anymore. I want to see how many people still think that way.