Tattoos- do you approve or disapprove ?

Romania
November 4, 2008 1:12pm CST
I've always wanted to get a tattoo, but i've heard so many things about it, I don't know what to believe anymore. Someone was telling me about the high risk of getting an infection,or even an allergy caused by the pigment that artists use. And of course, I picture myself being a granny that has a tattoo..that kinda turnes me off. In any case, do you consider that it's worth taking the chance and getting a tattoo?
8 responses
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I wouldnt get one unless you went somewhere where they are really clean and professionals. Yes, you do want to remember that you will one day be a granny, so be careful of what tattoo you pick and where you put it. I have a tattoo on my lower back. It is a small butterfly, about the size of a quarter. I figured when I am a granny, that part of my body will be covered up. I would like to get one more tattoo. I would love to get a little lady bug on my second toe~ to look like a toe ring. I am afraid it will kill being right on my toe though.
• United States
25 Nov 08
I've heard feet are really painful. There are a lot of nerves in your feet and they have less cushion between the skin and bones. Bony places are always painful, as are nerve-y places. I have three tattoos, none of which hurt badly enough to make me want to stop getting them, and I'm skittish about my feet. :)
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@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
25 Nov 08
That is what is stopping me from getting one on my toe...I am not good with pain!
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I think if the person getting the tat is doing it for the right reasons and is passionate about what they are getting then I see nothing wrong with it..I have two so far but will be getting several more as soon as I can afford it...As far as being a granny with tats...LOL it'll just add to my charm and is really fitting for my character ya know... I'm a HUGE fan of body art and expressing myself that way whether its tats, piercings or whatever....When it comes from the soul its never wrong IMO
• Romania
5 Nov 08
thanks for your opinion, it's always a good thing when u hear that someone does it because they have a passion for it, and not for the only reason that it's in trends, if i may say so. maybe some day i'll gather my courage and get one :) until then, congrats for those who were more courageous than me and went ahead and got themselves some fine tattoos:P
@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
21 Jul 09
Tattoos are presenting special preference of individuals, esp. for those who are involved in retreational or sports field. But people may change mind over life. So permanent tattoos might be hindrances some day for certain reasons. However I do not object to a temporary one. I remember being shocked when seeing pattern on my grandson's arms. I rubbed out one when washing his arm, which made him cry for quite some time. On second thought, I left the one on the other arm. He told me mom had one too, but not his father. I can imagine how happy they might be playing with the paper.
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
25 Mar 09
As a matter of fact I do approve of tattoos, but I think one should really research before they get one. Research the person who is going to do it, see his work before you agree to allow him or her to work on you. Find out if you are allergic to the ink or anything.
@toddsarm (766)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
I approve! I have two so far,
@Duvessa (913)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I approve! I have two so far, one on my ankle & one on my lower back. I'm also getting two tribal cat eyes below my hips the day before my wedding next saturday. And then the day of my wedding, at the reception, I'm getting my wrists done. (Yes we're having a tattoo artist at our wedding, lol, we rock!!)
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
4 Nov 08
i dont really care about them to be honest. we have a neighbour and he has a ton of tats but he is a very nice guy, he just looks kinda scary lol. as for me, i am way too chicken to do that and i get bored of stuff very quickly so i would rather stick to jewellry or clothing that would make a statement now. i hear ya about being in my 70s and having a tat lol!
@ganderlot (352)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Personally I wouldn't get one because I don't like pain (although you do get some kind of rush I'm told) and I wouldn't want to put ink in my body albeit just under the skin. However, I do approve of well done tattoos for what it's worth.