I’ll admit I didn’t put much thought into things before getting a tattoo. I don’t hate my tattoos, but I look back and am amazed that my parents let me go through with it on my eighteenth birthday. If you’re considering getting inked, there are some things you might want to think about before you head to the tattoo parlor. You can have a tattoo removed these days, but the process is painful and isn’t guaranteed. So if you’re on the fence, give it some time. You want a tattoo you love, not one you regret. Here are the top things to take into account before getting a tattoo.
One of the most important things to consider before getting a tattoo is why you want one. Are you expressing a love interest, commemorating a loved one or just in love with a dragon drawing you came across? If you plan to tattoo a person’s name on your skin, think twice. You may seriously regret that decision down the road. Is your decision well thought out or a spur of the moment one? Sit down and contemplate the reasons why you’re considering a tattoo. Giving it some thought may help you decide it’s not right for you. On the other hand, it may just make it more obvious that you really do want some ink.