How to Avoid Getting A Tattoo You'll Regret

It's a question that haunts the dreams of many "Tattoo Wearers To Be". The question goes something like this "What If I Get A Tattoo and Later Realize That I Hate It?" It's a fair question. Here are some tips and points to consider that will help you get to sleep tonight - and get that tattoo tomorrow.

Understand Why You Want A Tattoo A tattoo is a deeply personal and intimate expression of what you value the most. For some its their children, a significant other, or a deep reverence for an art form like tribal symbols, Asian art, or fantasy imagery. Before you rush down to the Tattoo parlor, take the time to explore and research your chosen design. Understand why you feel linked to your subject and be prepared to explain your reasoning - because you will be telling the tale of your tattoo repeatedly in the years to come.

For me, my Superman Tattoo is a symbol of what I believe and a reminder of some great childhood memories. These are memories that I will cherish for a lifetime - and my tattoo is just a physical expression of that sentiment. What about your next tattoo? What does it represent? And will it represent that notion for a lifetime?

Take Your Time Selecting One I often plead with my friends, family, and newsletter readers to take their time in selecting a tattoo. Their are three things that you shouldn't make a snap judgment about, 1) Your Spouse, 2) Having Children, and 3) Getting a Tattoo. This is one of those decisions should take time.

While there is a certain mystique around spontaneously tattooing the initials of your first love on your neck - it's a decision that most people come to regret.

Don't Turn Your Tattoo Design Decision over to the Lowest Bidder Did you know that 1 in 4 people regret getting their tattoo? Guess what the #1 reason is for that regret? It Hurt too much - no. It cost too much - nope. There was a better design that they overlooked? - BINGO - You guessed it. Many people definitely were sure they wanted a tattoo - but instead of looking at all of their options - they decided to grab a cheap tattoo from a free online tattoo gallery.

A tattoo is a lifetime commitment and a financial investment that could run from a hundred to thousands of dollars. If you agree that your next tattoo should a well thought out decision - then you can agree that it wouldn't hurt to spend $20 to make sure you have the best selection of designs to choose from. If you want to save money, opt for a black and white tattoo rather than a color design - or just get a smaller tattoo. But, It's not a good idea to try to save a couple of bucks by picking your design from a free clip-art turned tattoo gallery.

I congratulate you on making a decision to get a tattoo. I'm sure it will give you the years of joy, laughter, and memories that my tattoo has given me. Remember, think it through, take your time, and spend a little money to get a great design.

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By Stanford Smith

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