Just jumping in on the tattoo topic. I have one above my left ankle. I got it when I was in my thirties, which means it took me a long time to weigh all sides and get it. Mine is a sun with wings and a fan tail. I wanted one that represented my journey to enlightenment. Something very important to me. I love it and in the years I've had it, it has become a part of me.
BTW, I heartily agree, you can't judge a book by its cover.