Rules for getting a tattoo



This weekend we talked a lot about tattoos. I found out that a good friend of mine is getting a tat from a mutual friend of ours. It involves some words in latin. I joked that if I was Shawn I would make it say something different than what he intended. I said I would make it say I like my men like I like my drinks pink and sweet. This conversation let to a conversation with Abbey and Correy (the boyfriend) about tattoos since they both want one.

I developed these rules for getting a tattoo

 1. Make sure its a design you REALLY want, because its harder to take back once you have it.
Don't be like this poor girl. Can you imagine when she is old and someone's grandma?
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2. Make sure it doesn't render you unemployable. Who would hire someone with this on their face
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3. Make sure its spelled correctly. There is nothing worse than when your Awesome new tattoo is really not as Amsome as you thought.
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4. Make sure the person has some talent. Remember this design will be on you for a long long time.
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5. Picking something that is pop cultural isn't a great idea, unless you just really love it that much that you want to look at it forever. I have a friend that got the bird from Hollister on her foot. its really kinda cute. I personally don't know that there is a brand I want to carry with me forever. Although, my next tattoo will be a line from the crow so really who am I to judge.
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 I thought about my tattoo for years before I finally did it. I researched artists, and made sure it was really what I wanted before I did it. So if you are thinking about getting a tattoo, make sure you don't make one of these mistakes.


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9 comments

  1. Oh my! I would cry if my kids got these tattoos. Yikes!

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  2. Also, make sure it's never a significant other's name. That pretty much destines your relationship for failure, rendering you with a permanent reminder of said failure.

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    1. True. I forgot about that one. I can guarantee that my tattoo will last longer than my next (or current) relationship.

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  3. As a corollary to your first point: if you get a phrase or symbol from a culture or language that's foreign to you, be *very very certain* you've gotten the translation/underlying meaning correct. If possible, ask an expert, or at least a native of that culture.

    There's a lot of bad kanji and mangled Latin out there. (And, bah! Can't use image tags in the comments...)

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  4. Oh these are horrid!! Definitely good 'don't do this!' reminders.

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  5. I have tattoos that if I were to pick now they wouldn't necessarily be my choice but to me the tell the story of my life so I love them anyway. I always try to pick tattoos that mean something to my symbolically.

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  6. This is honestly scary! I want a tattoo so badly, but I've heard and seen nightmares like this...I have a feeling that some of those people might regret those tats later in life (womp!)

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  7. Maybe the guys name is Amsome? There are people in this world who name their children pretty very stupid things.

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  8. Stopped by from Steph @Not Entirely Perfect and hahahhaha i would be so pissed ( i think) esp. the misspelled ones!! I have 4 and each are about 3 years apart with the exception of #4 which was done a year and 2 days after #3

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