I love ink that has a story.
I really don't like it when people go into a shop and point at an image and say "Oh I like that one, I want that!". It's a pet peeve of mine. Why get something permanently etched onto your skin if it isn't personal and doesn't have a significant meaning?
I personally feel that ink should be art. It should be well thought out, contextual (for your own experience) and have a story that tells you something about the person you're looking at.
I remember seeing a joke quote somewhere, can't remember where. But it was something along the lines of "Every time I see a person with a barbed-wire tattoo, it tells me they lost a fight with the 90's". That's pretty much how I feel about tribal tattoos, tramp stamps, barcodes, and angel wings.