Tattoos: Why Should You Avoid Them?

A person should avoid getting tattooed under certain circumstances-at least for now. You might want to wait if any of the items on this list are concerning to you.

1. You’re Too Young to Get One Legally

The only option you have if you’re not old enough to get a tattoo legally, and your parent/guardian won’t (or can’t) give consent, is to get it done by a scratcher or yourself. The ease with which tattoo guns can be purchased online has made this particularly common. Nevertheless, both methods of tattooing can result in serious infection or disease-and the tattoo will certainly not be worth it.

2. There isn’t enough money

You shouldn’t get a cheaper tattoo if the tattoo you want costs twice as much as you have. Many people switch artists to find someone who will do it cheaper, and the results are very poor. You can get a tiny flash tattoo if you want. When it comes to large, detailed pieces, it is better to wait and save up. You shouldn’t look for a bargain when it comes to body art.

3. You aren’t 100% sure about the design

If you’re not absolutely certain about the tattoo design you want to get, or if you’ve changed your mind several times before, you’re really not ready to get that tattoo. Consider whether you want to keep that design on your skin for the rest of your life. If you don’t, there is a good chance that you will regret it in the future.

4. The chosen design does not make sense to you in terms of its language or symbolism

The symbols may look pretty, but some sites make fun of people with tattoos in foreign languages they don’t understand, since the translation is clearly not what the person wants. There are so many instances of this happening, don’t let it happen to you.

Additionally, if the tattoo symbol is closely related to a culture to which you are not connected, it raises questions about cultural appropriation. This is unnecessary, especially when it comes to religious symbols. Before you tattoo something on your body permanently, learn the difference between appreciation and appropriation.

5. You’ve lost a bet, or you’re being forced into it

Most people shouldn’t let peer pressure influence their decision to get a tattoo. Don’t bet on someone getting a tattoo, and don’t let anyone pressure you or force you to get something you don’t want. It’s your body, it’s your life, and you’re the one who has to live with it and see it every day.

Tattoos depicting relationships and friendships are also acceptable. Tattoos will last a lifetime, and anyone worth having in your life won’t pressure you into getting one you don’t want.

6. You think you can just remove it later

You might be subconsciously regretting your tattoo if you are thinking this way. When you get a tattoo with the mindset that you can get it removed later if you don’t like it, it’s like getting married with the mindset that you can divorce if you don’t like it. Don’t commit to something if you aren’t in it for the long haul or if you’re on the fence.

7. You may be unable to heal if you have health problems

During the healing process of a tattoo, some health issues can cause serious problems. Simple tattoos can be dangerous due to diabetes, heart problems, and blood circulation problems.

Also, blood-thinning drugs and/or drugs that may interfere with the successful implantation of pigment should be avoided. You may also be allergic to tattoo ink, so if you are concerned, talk to the artist before getting the needle inserted.

8. There’s no way you’re sober

It is illegal to get tattooed while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, but being sober is in your best interest anyway. There is no doubt that people make stupid decisions when they are drunk, but that’s not even the worst reason. Alcohol thins the blood, resulting in a messy tattoo that will take a long time to heal. Overall, it’s not a winning formula.


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