You will find that people are divided into two categories with regard to their opinion about tattoos – those who love and those who abhor them. The thing is even if you happen to adore getting tattooed there may be people in your life who may not be crazy about the idea. While it is okay to say that you really don’t care, it definitely gets to be a thorn on your side to live with that kind of dislike and disdain.
This article is not about putting you off tattoos or even discouraging you to get a tattoo. It is actually about what are the points you should think about while opting to get inked. One of the things you need to do when you decide to go and get inked majorly at a very young age is to wait till you have reached an age where making this decision is more of an adult consideration rather than an impulse you will regret.
These are some points that should be considered:
Employment: Your elders would have told you about this but we are repeating this; it is just that when you get a tattoo done in a place where it can be seen (which is the point of a tattoo) then people will make assumptions about you that may not be flattering. This may not always affect you but when it comes to the job scenario it is likely that a bad first opinion will hurt your chance of landing that job. You really need to consider this point before getting it done rather than regretting it afterward.
Where the tattoo is placed: You may only look at the color of your skin while going in for a tattoo but there is more to that than just the color. You may not realize this but the texture and the nature of your skin will vary from one place to another. This will have an effect on the way the tattoo looks and also the amount of care you have to take. Plus some areas of the body tend to age faster and this will affect the way the tattoo looks.
Getting a name tattooed: When you are in a relationship your partner’s name seems like an obvious choice for your tattoo, but I hate to say this – what happens when you are no longer together? You will have to live with the name of the person who is no longer in your life on emblazoned on your body for all eternity and so will your future partners. How would you feel if you had to look at an ex’s name on your lover’s body all the time?
Think, think and think again: When you get your first tattoo you will find that that first tattoo can define you. If you are unfortunate enough to be foolhardy in your choice of a tattoo design then the name or description will stick with you for the rest of your life. It does not matter what you grow up to become or how much you change the first impression drawn from your tattoo may stick. And if it is not something flattering, then you may really hate it.
Remember the options are limited: When you get a tattoo that does not work out later on you or circumstances have changed then you have very few options. You can either convert or cover it up to look like something else entirely. We all know how that turns out. Or if you can afford the time and the money then you can go through the painful process of getting it removed. It can be a long drawn process which is not pleasant. The last option is to learn to live with it. This may mean braving it out when people comment on it or work at covering it up.