Tattoo caution (2/2)

By Drum Digital
29 April 2015

Tattoos are explained as a form of expression, but before expressing yourself you need to consider a few things.

Impulse Decision?

Very much related to the fact that trends fade, so do impulsive decisions. You may be caught in a whirlwind romance, or an amazing friendship, or perhaps just down in the doldrums. Whatever it may be, tattoos aren’t simply a display of designs on your skin. They are a part of you and who you are.

With that being said, sleep on the idea of getting a tattoo. If you still feel utterly convicted about getting that one after a good while, then go ahead in confidence. That way, no judgement or naysayer will affect you.

Health Risks

Getting a tattoo is liken to having your hair colored. An allergy reaction is very possible. On top of that, scarring may occur when getting inked or having your tattoo removed (an option we try to avoid to begin with).

Also, apart from having nature disagree with you, one of the biggest concerns you ought to have before getting a tattoo is the hygiene of your chosen studio. The last thing you’d want from getting a highly anticipated tattoo is an infection. Contaminated needles can transmit infections like HIV or Hepatitis easily from person to person. With this in mind, remember that good tattoos don’t come cheap; the same goes for any law and hygiene-abiding parlor.

Are You Really Ready?

The truth is, nobody can tell you what to do unless, of course, you are a minor. At the end of the day, tattoos are your way of telling your life story, your beliefs and your personality. And to do this, you first need to know who you are and what you want to express.

As with human nature, the person changes over time with maturity. Understand that you will change, and so will your outlook of life and desires. These will directly affect the way you perceive tattoos and the various forms of it. But once you truly accept all the implications that come with tattoos (not sheer teenage rebellion), you can say you’re ready for one.

Source: dumblittleman

Author: Monica Leslie

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