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Tattoo at 15 Years Old

Updated on December 31, 2018

The First Thing You Should Know About Tattoos

You've heard this before, but tattoos are permanent. Make sure you really want this on your body for the rest of your life. My mindset is to think about what you want to get, wait about a year, and if you still want it then go for it.

My Tattoo

Why I Got My Tattoo So Early

Ever since I was about 11, I've wanted to get a tattoo. At first I wasn't sure of what to get, but I quickly decided the day before I got it done. I don't advise doing this, and I'm lucky that I don't regret it. I'm very happy with what I got done, and while it may not have the most perfect lines, I love it the way it is. Honestly, I don't think getting a tattoo before you're 18 (maybe 16) is a good idea. Many people regret having done things as children/teenagers.

The Story of Getting a Tattoo at 15

The first night we arrived in Rome, Italy, one of my friends brought up the idea of getting tattoos. I was super excited to find a place and get it done. My whole night was spent searching Pinterest for a cool tattoo idea. As I said before, spend more time thinking about what tattoo you want, or you're probably more likely to regret it later.

Things I Regret

I know I said I don't regret my tattoo, and I don't, but there are other things about it that I do regret.

I wish the placement was a little bit different.

I wish I told my mom before I got it done.

I wish I was with my mom when I got it.

The Day of the Tattoo

When we walked into the tattoo shop, I was super excited. I couldn't wait to finally cross this off my bucket list. I took some Advil and then waited for my turn. While I was waiting, I got a little nervous. I hadn't told my mom or my dad what I was doing. I started to panic because I would have to hide my tattoo for 3 years (until I was 18). One of my friends calmed me down and I was ready to sit in the chair. While I was getting it done, I had my friend distract me from the pain. Honestly, it wasn't that bad but the pain always depends on the placement. Right after it was done, I was in a daze. I felt amazing, and I loved it. I haven't felt any regret since. Maybe I'll regret it later, but I'm happy with it right now and that's what matters.

Are You Ready to Get a Tattoo at a Young Age?

Probably not, but it's your decision. If you've had the same idea of what you want for a long time, I say go for it. Have fun with it!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Dagny H

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