Dammit! I was going to post mine earlier, but I didn't. Now I'm only the 2nd nipple posted to TPR! Grrr. Here is mine:
As for the dude's tat, I gotta say, it is gorgeous. However, let it be known that even if you claim you'll want a tat forever, there is always a chance you may change your mind. 5 years ago, I got a tattoo on my ankle. It's pretty small (maybe 2"X 2"). Now, I'm getting to a point in my life where I just don't know if I want ANY tats on my body. Granted, my tattoo is very easy to hide; but, I know it's there. I'm considering the laser removal.
If you looking for an edge or a way to express yourself, I would say go with piercings. They're much more fun to play with, they look better IMO, and they heal up. Plus, I find that getting pierced is a total rush. The needle goes through the skin VERY quickly, so IF you do feel any pain, it's only for a microsecond, and you're left with this energy pulsing through your body. It's awesome!
But again, that tattoo is beautiful! How long did it take?