Why is it so difficult to believe that modern people would want a tatt? This is 2013, not the 1950’s where such things were so frowned upon by the "modern" people of those times. Tatt’s are no longer limited to the free spirited few. In modern times (now), you’re just as likely to find tatt’s on parents and grandparents as you would their children and grandchildren. People express themselves in different ways and body art is a very modern way of expression.
If you are going to get a tatt, take the time to seekout a qualified and licensed artist with a great reputation for a clean/sterile working environment. Walk through their shop and observe them in action before you make the decision to allow them, or anyone else, to put needle and ink to your skin.