That’s the standard discouragement offered to young people getting tattoos. The thing is, though, that it’s not a criticism of tattoos: it’s a criticism of getting older, with your skin getting thinner and more wrinkled, and your body shape changing. As one of those aging (as are we all) people, I just have to say, “bullshit!”
Here’s a collection of tattooed older people, and I think their tattoos look great, and they make them stand out as unique individuals. That’s always a good thing.
I had an uncle who’d been in the Army and the Merchant Marine, and come out of it all with a fabulous collection of tattoos, and was always fascinated with them. The only problem as he got older is that the hula girl on his thigh got a little less vigorous in her dancing.