consequence of a tattoo

@Rainegurl (2158)
Philippines
October 24, 2008 9:42pm CST
i'm a little outdated here. i keep on flipflopping on wanting to have a tatto and not mainly because of the consequences. ok, i know that if you carefully choose where to get a tattoo, i mean the right design, the right spot and the best artist (in terms of clean equipment), no harm will be done. my question is there still discrimination on those who have a tattoo. there shouldn't be but maybe some companies do not accept applicants with a tattoo. that kind of discrimination should not be legal because it is a curtailment of the freedom of expression and it's your body anyway. right? :-)
4 responses
@Ithink (7859)
• United States
15 Jan 09
There are so many places to get one where it wont be seen at work. I love my tattoo, it is a moon and sun kissing, I got it before my husband got remarried. We have been married for almost 25 years and to me it stands for him and I. Night and day and yet in some ways very alike. My only advice is make sure it is something that you really do like.
@echomonster (2229)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
15 Jan 09
It shouldn't be this way, but honestly I think that there is still discrimination against people with tattoos. As another poster suggested, you could get a tattoo in an area that is normally or easily covered so your boss would no much the wiser. Even if you don't want to do that, I do think it's true that the discrimination you might come across now is nothing like you would have experienced in earlier decades. It's not you'll starve if you get a tattoo, but it might close some doors for you. I tend to believe that people who are apt to get upset about tattoos are likely to be equally apt to get upset about any number of other silly things so I wouldn't want to waste my time trying to be perfect for them.
@LifeGuru (923)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
If you want a tattoo, and you do work in a company that does not allow visible ones, try to get one in the part of your body that doesn't show very often and that doesn't 'wrinkle' or else you'd be having fun stretching those images out when you get old. My school does not allow facial piercings since some facial piercings aren't so called cultural. SO I got this scar on my eyebrow from that... Grrr. But I'm getting it repierced after high school. YAY! Anyways. If you're planning to get one, get it in a place where it doesn't sag or wrinkle. Not unless you'll be working out for the rest of your life to prevent that sag and wrinkling of the skin to happen.
• Australia
25 Oct 08
I reckon you shouldn't get a tattoo with all the chemicals in it and later on in life when you get older you'll probably regret it. I'll never ever get one, but if you want to get one, it's upto you, but my vote would be a no.