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Old 10-05-2007, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I got my second tattoo when I was 19. For two hours, I lay belly down, butt up, with my Levi’s pulled low enough to have a good plumber look happening. Moderator cut: too long a quote

Why I rue my tattoo - Skin & Beauty - MSNBC.com

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Old 10-05-2007, 06:58 AM
 
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That's a chance people take when they allow someone to scar their body.

Think of how that "great" tat is going to look when you are fifty.
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:58 AM
 
Location: No city lights here
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I think tattoos have a different approach for everyone......... I wanted one when i was 16 ..scared to death so did not do it ..

for years I thought of what I would get if I ever got one ....... I have one on my ankle that I have no regrets on getting ....... it has more meaning on who I am as a individual than anything else .. and its done tastefully I can cover it if I need too... or I can show it IF I choose!

I think at 19 I would of got some Pirate on my thigh or a heart on my butt .......... or an angel across my back............. at 30 something I made a wise choice and like I said no regrets!
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Honestly most stories about bad or regrettable tattoos have a lot to do with the specific situation than tattoos in general.

This is why you should have a good idea of what you want, work with a high quality artist who has a good portfolio (in the style you want! dont go to Mondrian looking for Picasso), review the design beforehand. Tattoos aren't really that risky if you approach them with some maturity.

Not shaming anyone who goes with the more on-a-whim approach, but most of my friends' regrettable tattoos came via this avenue. Very few of my friends who went to well-known artists with a specific image in mind and worked with that artist have regrets about their tattoos, even years down the line.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I always wanted a tattoo, but I waited until I was 30 to get one. I got my second tattoo at age 52. I love it. I am 55 I may get another at some point.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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I don't even try to understand why people want to do this, so many better things to do with body and money.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I always wanted a tattoo, but I waited until I was 30 to get one. I got my second tattoo at age 52. I love it. I am 55 I may get another at some point.
Awesome! I have several now but I waited until I was 31 to start and felt sure about what I wanted and I waited to get in with an artist I really loved. Worth it!
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Facial-tattoos, have fun eventually spending THOUSANDS getting that ridiculous mess removed.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:53 PM
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Location: Wasilla, AK
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I've always thought of a tattoo as a permanent reminder of a passing fad, gotten by those who want to express their individuality by doing the same thing as everyone else. I'll pass on getting one.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I dont believe this story.

For one, when you go to a GOOD shop, they lay out the design and YOU decide BEFORE they put ANY ink or a needle near you. If you want to change something, dont like it or want to get the heck out of dodge, you still have that option.

So no i dont believe the design wasnt what they wanted and it was ugly. You didnt do research, got a crappy artist and didnt pay attention to the drawing/stencil

BS!



(and i have 2 tats.)
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