As tattoos become more and more commonplace and popular in our world, we get to see all the amazing creations that artists and their clients come up with in order to express themselves.
However, sometimes people get tattoos that are less of a personal expression and more of a glaring, awful mistake. In particular, there are six kinds of tattoos that people statistically regret the most, and knowing what they are is the first step to avoiding similar regrets yourself.
We'll start off with the easiest thing to avoid first. Look folks, if it's worth getting on your body permanently for the rest of your life, it's worth spending the money to make sure it looks good. There's nothing wrong with shopping around for a reputable shop that's also affordable, but 90% of the time this is a field where the old adage of "you get what you pay for" is very true.
Misspelled or Grammatically Incorrect Tattoos
There's nothing wrong with wanting a quote or a line of text as a tattoo, but if you're going to go that route, you need to be very, VERY careful that you don't accidentally end up with a total mistake permanently stuck on your body. Do a thorough search on the quote you're looking to get: don't trust that the first result you see on Google has gotten it right. Also, make sure your artist can actually spell worth a damn.
Names or Portraits of Lovers
Getting a tattoo with someone you love can be a wonderful, heartwarming experience, but be realistic for a second: things can always change. A partner one day can be an ex the next, and if that time comes, do you want one of their features to be visibly on you forever? At the very least, get a symbol or something that's meaningful to the two of you but isn't their name or face.
Think you can guess what the other three tattoo regrets are?
An important thing that a lot of people neglect to think about when getting a tattoo is "what exactly am I going to think of this in a few decades?" If the tattoo is of something that's incredibly important to you, then it's probably fine. If the tattoo is a stupid internet meme that nobody's going to remember in a year, then maybe you should hold off.
Let's get real for a second: at some point we've all had a GREAT idea for a tattoo, and we just wanted to rush right out and get it done immediately (tequila may have been involved). The thing is though, a PERMANENT design on your body is worth thinking longer than a few minutes about, so be smart and give it some thought first.
Tattoos placed in sexual places or with obviously sexual connotations tend to be the ones that people regret the most, mostly because at the end of the day, they're rarely ever classy. You can still get something that accentuates your body in sensual ways, but make sure to keep it tasteful.