Someone said :
Are tattoos associated with "bad people"?
At one time maybe. It was a prison thing with the like of getting Swallows on your hands and dots on parts of your face, but its come a long way since then.
One young lad I know got a Swallow done on each hand between the thumb and forefinger in memory of his dad, I said it might impede his employments prospects - but he explains to potential employers why he done it. I've employed him, a supermarket employed him and he's currently working full time at a bookies - well done him