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Think Before Having A Tattoo
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Think Before Having A Tattoo

It’s not that I’m against tattoos or artistic creativity it’s just that I prefer to see art applied on canvas not on to someone’s arms or legs. My two sons both had tattoos done at an early age without my knowledge and now both regret having had these done. Therefore you should think before having a tattoo, as it could have future consequences for your life.

Tattoo are permanent, remember that when you are tempted to have one done on the spur of the moment. When I look around at people’s tattoos its clear to me that little effort appears to have been applied, in the choosing of their tattoo design. It sometimes looks as if people have had a tattoo as a dare, as some tattoos I see are so unimaginative. For instance some people have tattoos with their own name or initials. I wonder is that in case they forget their name? Or worse they have the name of their girlfriend and then when they are no longer together the tattoo is a painful reminder.

Why you might want a tattoo.

• Your favourite pop star has them and you are fitting in with the craze.

• Your friends have them and they look cool.

• You want to express your creativity/individuality

• You want to honour your loved ones and have their names tattooed i.e. your children

Reasons not to have a tattoo

• There is a chance that you might get an infection or a blood borne virus if the tattooist doesn’t follow correct procedures in hygiene

• You might have an issue with gaining employment as employees, might want you to cover tattoos up. It all depends on the employment market where you’re seeking work.

• Remember you might love your tattoo, but your future partner might not!

• If you start to hate your tattoo, then it will cost you a lot of money to try to have a tattoo removed. Laser removal of tattoos is very expensive, it is also painful and you may end up with scarring.

• You are going to look pretty sad with your tattoo when you are elderly and wrinkly. Think of all the elderly people, sporting dolphins on their bottoms, on a hospital ward, hmmm food for thought.

If you have given the subject of tattoos a lot of thought and you really want to have a tattoo then maybe choose something symbolic and meaningful to you that you will always love and not want to have removed in the future.


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