I have two large well done (expensive) tattoos and one smaller, baaaaad one. The two larger ones can be shown off or hidden depending on my mood or if I'm at work. One is both celebrating my love for horses and memorialising one that's past over the rainbow bridge. The other is the TARDIS flying inside a nebula. They are both deeply personal for me, but I also love showing them off. I have no problem with people looking at or commenting on them.
But, I'm a fairly extroverted person as well. I have multiple facial piercings and my hair colour and style changes weekly, lol. It's a conversation starter. The highlight of a recent stay in hospital was a young girl (who turned out to be autistic) coming very close to me. She stared very intently and said, "Your face bits are really cool. Do you have any others?" When I stuck out my tongue to show my tongue piercing she said, in tones of absolute awe, "Oooooh, aweeeesome." Her carer was concerned that she was bothering me, but she brightened an otherwise really bad day.