What does the church teach about tattoos?

My father is a very old fashion Catholic, not putting him down at all, just don’t really know how else to say it, maybe Strick is a better choice of words. He told my daughter and myself that if we were to get a tatoo that we would go straight to hell, is this true? Please help me with this answer.

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