Have you questioned yourself about getting a tattoo, what you would get, where it should be, what would it say, should I really get one, will I regret it? I have been asking myself these questions for a couple of years now. Many of my friends have tattoos and I think it’s so awesome but some I really don’t understand, yes it’s not for me to understand and don’t get me wrong I respect that, I just really don’t know what I would really get and not regret.

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These are some things that I have learnt – my hard thinking moments “to be Inked or not to be Inked”

The history of tattoo began over 5000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them. Tattoos are created by inserting colored materials beneath the skin’s surface. The first tattoos probably were created by accident. Someone had a small wound, and rubbed it with a hand that was dirty with soot and ashes from the fire. Once the wound had healed, they saw that a mark stayed permanently. Despite the social sciences’ growing fascination with tattooing, and the immense popularity of tattoos themselves, the practice has not left much of a historical record.

If you’re surrounded by friends or family members who have tattoos, you are more likely to think getting tattoos are no big deal. But researchers also found that the more tattoos a person had the more they felt on the receiving end of stigmatization. And the more disapproval a tattooed person feels, the more likely they are to have them removed. When someone gets a tattoo, they feel the need to inspire it with meaning, and can become quite anxiety over their tattoo narratives if they feel to little. When people get a tattoo simply for the sake of wanting one, they are more likely to regret it later. Not everyone needs a reason to get a tattoo, but behavioral research shows us that in general, people expect there to be a meaning or purpose for it—and that’s a meaning you can expect to be asked about by anyone. Just a few things to keep in mind before you get a tattoo or decided to apply ink to your body.

I do feel that a tattoo can be anything you want it to be but don’t get something you might regret later, you can always cover a tattoo up though. I really think that a tattoo is a lifetime commitment because it is on your body for the rest of your life, unless you remove it. I have put things I want as tattoo on a sticky note or book I am always using and if I get sick of looking at it I pull it out, since I have done this, only 2 have lasted and maybe those would be the ones I will get. The reason why I don’t have a tattoo yet he he, my parents will totally kick me out the house. They really don’t like it at all. I understand where they are coming from at times but I would also like to make decisions for myself, I had gotten my ears pieced and they didn’t like it but seemed to get over it. I however respect them and will wait until I am married and out of the house before I to get a tattoo.

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1. If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo, there is one very important thing you have to keep in mind — getting it done safely.
2. Think of a design you want to get.
3. Make a rough sketch of your design.
4. Find the location on your body that you want to put it
5. Touch up your design
6. Find an artist you trust.
7. Pick a few and check them out.
8. If the studio looks unclean, if anything looks out of the ordinary, or if you feel in any way uncomfortable, find a better place to get your tattoo.
9. Have a bit of knowledge of the overview.
10. Choose the artist whose work you like best and tell him or her you want a tattoo.
11. Negotiate your price.
12. Pay attention to the location where you will be tattooed.
13. When you get there, go over the new and improved picture, and make sure it’s OK.
14. Relax.
15. Take a final look when it’s finished.
16. Take care of your tattoo as instructed.
17. Even after it’s fully healed, a tattoo is more susceptible to the sun’s rays, so it’s a good idea to always keep it protected from direct sunlight.
What tattoos I would get and what they mean to me?
– I really want to have a cross tattooed on my hand because it something I always use and when I see it, it will remind me that God is always there and that I am never alone.
– A lion, I have wanted one for 2 years now but really don’t know where on my body?? Maybe my ribs or shoulder-blade, who knows if I will really get it.
– 22 in Roman Numerals on my collar-bone or shoulder. It means light in the Bible and I want to be the light to everyone around me.
– An anchor on my wedding finger when I get married to my alien, can’t wait for that day.
–  A heart out line on my wrist or behind my ear.
To conclude, I think that tattoo’s are an awesome idea and I can’t wait to walk into a tattoo parlour one day and get one myself. Basically getting a tattoo or choosing not to all comes down to personal preference. I’d love to hear what your views are about tattoo’s. If you were to get a tattoo what would you get??
God bless xxxo

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