3 Things To Think About Before Getting A Tattoo

Published / by Hope M

Getting a tattoo is not a decision you should take lightly. It has certainly become quite popular and fashionable and you might look around and see that most people you know are getting tattoos. Let’s look at how often people have been searching “tattoo ideas” in Google from 2004 to present day:

You can see that clearly there has been increased interest in people looking for tattoo ideas over the last decade.

It’s important to consider a few things before you make a final decision. Before you do anything, here are the three things you should consider before getting a tattoo.

Tattoo Regret

Consider what happens if you get a tattoo and end up regretting it. Sure, right now you might want that cool design, symbol or some other piece of art tattooed on you, but there may come a day when you regret getting it done. In fact, regret is very common, but if you’re willing to spend a little bit of money, then you can look into laser tattoo removal. If you are looking into this, your best and safest option is the Picosure laser removal machine for tattoos. It has proven to be the most effective on the market right now.

Just think about whether or not you can afford laser tattoo removal in the future and then you can decide if you should get a tattoo. You might have also heard of horror stories from people who have had their tattoos removed and ended up worse than they were before. For example, some side effects we have noticed have been scarring and itching.
You certainly don’t want any permanent damage, especially in visible areas of your body. Although these kinds of stories are rare these days, thanks to more advanced technologies and less invasive methods of removal, it is something you should still be mindful of. Also, make sure to find a reputable tattoo removal clinic that has plenty of reviews and testimonials from local customers.

Size & Location of Tattoo

big of a tattoo do you want because this is more important than you think, especially if it’s going to specific areas of the body. For example, you can go ahead and get any sized tattoo you want, in most cases, but if you want to get a neck tattoo, a leg tattoo or anywhere else where it may be visible while you’re at work, then you’ll want to make sure it is acceptable. Some employers don’t like their employees to have their tattoos on display, so consider whether or not yours does before you go and have a tattoo done.

Tattoo Artist & Clinic

Where you will get the tattoo done is probably the biggest decision and most important decision you’ll have to make. Before you go and get a tattoo, you’ll want to research as many tattoo shops as possible and ask your friends and coworkers if they know of any good shops.
Read reviews about the different tattoo studios in your area and have a look at each artist’s portfolio to get an idea of the quality of work they perform. The more research you do, the more informed you will be and the better your chances of finding the ideal studio will be. Lazer Wizard is a local clinic in Melbourne that has a good reputation and reviews.

There are a lot of different things to consider before getting a tattoo. Where you’ll get the tattoo, the size of it and whether or not you’re prepared to pay for laser tattoo removal are three of the biggest things to consider. All you have to do now is decide whether or not you should get a tattoo done.

Your Tattoos Are Your Extension

Published / by Hope M

Tattoos have almost become TOO fashionable these days. Everyone wants one just because they know someone who has one and is either envious of them or their confidence.

So if you are thinking about getting a tattoo, think again and ask yourself, why do you want one? Is there something specific that you would like to express to the world? Something about your personality or your appreciation for a loved one? Or is it just because a lot of other people you know seem to be getting them and seem like they enjoy it?

Your reason for getting a tattoo is closely associated with the likelihood (or the unlikelihood) of you regretting that decision in a few years. Think of your tattoo as an extension to your arm (even if the tattoo is not necessarily on your arm). It must be something you believe in and something that you are very less likely to ever regret because it is that much closer to who you are as a person and as an individual. This is the beauty of tattoo artistry.

Now, of course, you can never guarantee this 100% that you will never regret it. But you can make certain assertions based on the information you have right now. People do change with time so 10 years of now, you may well be a different person with a different set of beliefs and ideas that you hold so dear now. So you might want to have those tattoos removed then. But right now, no one knows you better than yourself.

You want to rely on that information and make the decision yourself rather than letting the outside world dictate to you.

That is what tattoos were all about! Expressing your ideas and your individuality from inside and designing your tattoo accordingly. Not for mimicking or trying to fit into groups. Remember that when you are making your decision!