If you know that you have an addictive personality,do you think it is a good idea to get a tattoo?
I been thinking of getting one but I am scared I will wind up being covered with tats
Hi Manthy, there is no such thing as an addictive personality. Everyone is capable of addiction to something, it doesn't have to be "bad" to be an addiction. Some people are born with less "good chemicals" than others and that may predispose them to certain substance abuse, but not everyone is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Some people are addicted to foods, playing the guitar, emails or exercise. Do you think you would become addicted to tats, or just obsessed with them? Obsessive personalities become focused on one thing for long periods of time, but it's only an
"addiction" if it causes harm in some way. You know yourself well, and you should go with your decisions.
I've never had the feeling of needing to get a tattoo. The thought of all those needles and having a permanent design on my body doesn't appeal to me. I always think about how it will look years down the line once it's faded, and I've gained middle age weight. I think the location of the tattoo would also be really important, especially if you want to have kids.
Who knows, maybe after having your first body design, you'll hate it and it will cure you of the need to get another! But you won't know that unless you figure out what it is that you want the tattoo for? You say you've been thinking of getting one, but don't explain why.
There's nothing wrong with being covered in tattoos. Just be careful about it. If you can't have them showing at work, get them in places that can easily be covered.
If a person is aware that they have an addictive personality, they can more than likely control their addictions. The addiction becomes a problem when it is coupled with a physical dependence on what ever substance they are addicted to - such as alcohol or drugs. I can think of things much worse than being obsessed with tattoos, as long as they are not offensive to others who can view them in public.
If you have an obsessive - compulsive personality that interferes with your normal activities of daily living, you probably need to seek psychological help.
Despite what others may think, there is an addictive personality. Studies have shown that certain personality types are more prone to addiction. Addictions don't have to be harmful, they only have to be a behavior that you feel a strong compulsion to perform. For anyone who has known a smoker who quit, you know that they generally move their addiction to some other behaviour. The main thing you should ask yourself is whether you feel that you are capable of putting restrictions, and sticking to them. If you think that you won't be able to limit yourself, then I would say avoid it. I can tell you that I have an addictive personality, and I have struggled with different types of addiction (nothing bad), but I have found that setting limits can help me.
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