Tattooing is an art that can differentiate people from each other by telling stories of their past. The New Zealand Maori tribes have used tattooing for years to show achievements and bravery and this culture has found its way into western society. For some, tattooing is a very beneficial trait of the New Zealand culture to trickle into their society, but for a few westerners getting a tattoo might well have been one of the worst decisions they could have made in their entire lives.
Choosing the Right Tattoo
Tattoos, like many things in life, come and go in trends. Recently, we saw a tattoo trend of stars and before that, butterflies. Pretty easy for the tattoo parlours as there is nothing complicated, all they have to do is draw a star and stay inside the lines, a pretty easy task for them to make a few pounds in an afternoon. The majority of tattoo artists will let you choose your own image, but for a select few who think they have a unique idea that will be the envy of their friends, it can sometimes turn out to be a tattoo nightmare.
Make Sure You Don’t Get a Bad Tattoo
Sometimes people make bad choices and getting a dodgy tattoo can sometimes be one of them. Tattoos are unique to each individual and will generally have some kind of meaning more than the fact that they look cool. But if you are getting a tattoo artist to use your body as a canvas make sure you know it will look good. Ask for friends’ opinions and more importantly, family, as they will tell you the truth about what your tattoo really looks like. A bad tattoo isn’t the end of the world though. You can always cover it up, provided you have chosen a suitable area of your body. Just like the man in the picture on the left all he has to do is stay in the northern hemisphere where it is cold and wear a hat. But for the few that this won’t work for, you do have other options available to you.
Removing Your Ink
Tattoo removal is very common as more and more people make the mistake of printing ink onto a part of their body when they had not thought it through entirely. Of course, there are the cheap options of getting a tattoo removed by using acid or chemicals to remove the skin but this is both highly irresponsible and dangerous. Using acid can leave your tattoo looking worse, if not used correctly, and often will not entirely remove the tattoo. Some other options include trying to iron your tattoo off which is highly dangerous and can cause irreversible damage. The best way to get a tattoo removed is by laser according to laserase.com who have proven successful results when it comes to tattoo laser removal.
Tattoos are now a part of western society and are a unique way of telling your life story. There are lessons to be learnt though from people who have previously made a mistake. Remember that tattoos are permanent, you can reverse the outcome, but you are better off to avoid the need to reverse your tattoo decision by taking the time to choose a tattoo that means something to you and is part of your life story in the first place.
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