Getting a tattoo can be a thrilling experience, but there are a few pros and cons that you should consider before committing. Of course, a tattoo is permanent on your body (which can be seen as both a pro or a con) and while you may opt for tattoo removal if you happen to regret your new ink in the future, it is better to ensure that you are completely prepared before having it in the first place. Here, we’re taking a look at some of the pros and cons of getting a tattoo that you need to know.
Tattoos Can Be Meaningful
Quite often, the best tattoos can be the ones that mean something to that individual. You can use a tattoo to pay tribute to those who have passed away and preserve that memory on your body for your lifetime, you can display your passions on your skin, and you can honour someone that is still living as a show of utter appreciation. Meaningful tattoos can be utterly symbolic and something that you alone can understand – which is just as great as a tattoo which is easy to understand from the first glance.
You Can Discover A Whole New Community
The tattoo community is a whole new world, and once you enter this you are certain to meet a huge number of new and exciting people, many of whom are often artistic and alternative. The art scene is extremely exciting and with so many conventions and showcases to enjoy, you can discover your own new community which you can feel a part of almost immediately.
Your Tattoos Will Age With You
While tattoos will look incredibly bright and vibrant when they are first designed and inked onto your skin, the vibrancy doesn’t always last. The tattooed community has been scolded by those around them for a long time about how “horrible that tattoo will look when you’re older”, and while you may not see them as horrible, it is important to remember that they will not remain vibrant forever. However, with proper care, improvements in tattoo ink and new moisturising products designed to improve the life of tattoos, they may last for a lot longer than what previous generations have. However, our body will naturally wrinkle and fade over time, so you may need to keep touching these up as you age.
They May Not Come Out As You Envisaged
If you opt for a cheap tattooist, then the chances are the quality of your tattoo will not be what you originally envisaged. It is important that you opt for a certified artist who has a strong reputation and an excellent portfolio in order to ensure that the tattoo that you obtain is the highest quality possible. While this will be more expensive than being tattooed by a friend in the kitchen, it is exceptionally important. Visiting a certified tattoo artist will ensure that you are being inked in a hygienic environment which is up to all of the health and safety standards it should be, in order to ensure no bacteria or infections occur.