One of the most extreme areas of tattooing is the face area. Face tattoos bring an automatic "shrill" from people on the street, and right away these tattooed individuals are differentiated as the more extreme and shocking breed. Some would also say "stupid breed", as many people can't understand why an individual would adorn his face with ink.
Almost all areas of the body you are able to cover up with. But the face is an everyday visual mainstay, and unless you wear a ski mask, your ink will be front and center all the time.
There is, and should be much fear of getting a face tattoo. Unlike some other area of the body, you need to be extremely sure this is what you want to do as there is no covering up, and no going back. Unfortunately it seems many individuals don't heed the warnings and develop serious regret.
There used to be a statistic out which stated face tattoo wearers had a very high rate of suicide. For this and other reasons, many tattoo artists often refuse to give out face tattoos.