I have read the letters, and as a woman with a tattoo I have had some really strange looks. And this is for roses on my ankle!
I have no problem and never have had a problem when someone decides to pierce themselves or tattoo themselves. It's called personal choice.
We need to get past the stereotype that a tattooed person is nothing more than a weirdo drifter to be avoided. I have many, many friends with multiple tattoos and they manage to not only live their lives on a daily basis but to run successful businesses.