Welcome to Part 2 of our series of the tattoo dont’s that bring people to our facility. If you haven’t seen our first one, you can do so by following this link.
Portraits Of Our Children
Of all the tattoo removals we have to undertake in our clinic this is always the most disappointing, both for the patient and to a lesser degree for our employee. The idea behind the original tattoo was such a lovely heartfelt gesture, of pride and love. People are understandably proud of their children and want to shout it from the rooftops, so what better way than to get a picture of their kids tattooed on their body. The only problem being that probably 95% of the time, the picture ends up looking like something out of a horror movie – and that’s just to start with. As your skin ages, and the ink begins to fade over time the picture just on this web gets worse and what should have been a loving gesture of pride, turns into a permanent embarrassing mess. And in most cases, due to the size of these type of tattoos, removal is neither slow nor inexpensive. It is probably an easier and better option to keep a proper photo of your kids in your wallet.
Don’t Go With Fashion Or Current Trends
The whole point of fashion is that it is in a constant state of flux, never staying the same, which for clothes or hair styles is perfectly fine. But with a tattoo, it is a lot harder to alter as fashions change. Tattoos are permanent after all, so once you make the commitment, you are trapped in time. Perhaps the best two examples of those changing tastes, that we currently see on a regular basis are men with barbed wire around their biceps, and men and ladies with Chinese writing on their bodies. Those tattoos have long since become old fashioned, people no longer want them, and in many ways, they age the wearer, something our female clients in particular detest.
Don’t Be Impulsive
A tattoo is permanent, and a critical potentially lifelong decision you are making. While with our help you can get a tattoo removed, it is quite a lengthy process, and so when making the decision to get your tattoo done, you should put a lot of thought into the decision-making process. Unfortunately, many people decide to get a tattoo in a spare of the moment decision, normally when out with their friends having consumed copious amounts of alcohol. They then wake up, sober up and regret their choice almost instantly, but of course, by then it’s way too late.
Would Your Grandmother Approve?
Finally, as a good barometer, and one that I try to live by, don’t ever get a tattoo that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see. In most cases, everyone loves and respects their grandmothers, and wouldn’t want to disappoint or embarrass them. Use these feelings as a little conscience on your shoulder. Before committing to any tattoo, consider what would your grandmother think, and if she would disapprove, then it is probably a good indication that you are making a mistake, which you will regret later in life.
We hope this list of other people’s mistakes, will help to prevent you from making the same errors of judgment in the future.