Alisha--I would buy one of those learn to sew simplicity patterns and make PJ pants or a simple skirt first...nothing with a zipper! The instructions usually include basics like how to lay out fabric etc.
Or maybe an apron...a mug rug has corners, quilting, turning inside out, etc. However, I think you could handle it! Trial and error is a good teacher, even if the project turns out a bit wonky! JUMP IN!!!
Guys, not to be a meanie--but can we take the tattoo talk to the Tattoo thread, please?