When it comes to getting a tattoo the times have certainly changed. Once upon a time tattoos were stereotyped by being only for sailors, boozers, and rock and rollers. Nowadays tattoos have become much more mainstream and hardly a symbol for sub culture.
You can find everyone from teenagers to mothers of 4 driving mini vans with a tattoo on their body. Perhaps you’re still feeling uneasy about it, however, despite the modern social acceptance.
Getting a tattoo can be a really fun experience and mean something very sentimental to you or whoever you may share it with. Here are some reasons why you should absolutely consider getting a tattoo.
It’s Totally Possible To Get It Removed
So you’re scared about committing to something that will be there “forever.” Well, with today’s modern science developments this is no longer an issue. Tattoo removal is completely possible and accessible to all kinds of people.
Obviously it’s ideal to get a tattoo that is something that you can admire forever, and even if you don’t like it one day you can still see it as a stamp of your past. Without being who you were once, you wouldn’t be who you are today.
However if the symbolic perspective of tattoos doesn’t appeal to you, then at least you can rest assured that it isn’t truly permanent and the techniques exist to remove it if you really want it gone.
It Gives You Individuality
Homogeneity is boring. Which is why tattoos originated in the first place. They tell stories of people’s lives as if their skin were a map. By creating a tattoo that is uniquely designed and thought out by you, you give yourself an opportunity to create a piece of your own skin map, which serves as an insight into your life and who you are.
You Can Remind Yourself of Something Meaningful
Perhaps you are frequently slipping into bad habits, or fall into a destructive pattern of thinking. Quotes are often popular forms of tattoos which remind us something meaningful to pull us out of a slump.
People also choose to tattoo symbolic images of themselves which are a metaphor for something that they choose to remember and honor. A picture of a tree for strength. A hand representing a family member long lost. Or perhaps an actual portrait of someone they honor or respect.
You Will Feel Way More Tough
Tattoos although much more mainstream than they once were can still give an edge which many people enjoy. Because of the painful process involved with getting a tattoo, it can mark the sign of a rite of passage and send out a message that you are capable of endurance.