Since your 6’2 I would say you should be at least 220 lean, as in 8-10% visible definition and abdominals before you consider gear.
i think this is a dangerous statement.
Yes I see your point, it would be dangerous to assume your mental maturity is on point just because your near your physical potential.
But I did place an ideal age stipulation of about 25. Age is no guarantee of maturity, but its impossible to give someone parameters for maturity.
What can I say ? When you have a solid career, a wife, 1.5 kids, a reliable car and a 401K ?
I like your tattoo rule, but I know guys who are 17, been lifting for a year and half on a steady diet of taco bell, and think they are ready to cycle.
So theyd start at 18 by your rule with taco bell as their nutritionist.
As much as I hate to say it, Im glad juice is illegal, people are WAY too stupid to be allowed to use it as they wish.
I actually do not disagree with any of the above posts.
they all make good points.
no one can really tell you when the right time to do anything to your body is.
it is your body and you take the risks and you will be the one reaping the rewards.
but you have to be in the right state of mind.
know that this is not an easy way out,its just another tool that is at your disposal.
you have to know your body and what effects different things have on you.
you have to have that mental maturity. some people its 17 some people not till there middle aged.
educate your self and you may not even want to do them.
only problem is that alot of the info out there is bias.
just try and learn all you can.