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Bad Tattoos? Bad Idea!
Some might think I am not qualified to speak about tattoos, as I never got one myself. I am not personally against tattoos, but I don't think they are a great idea. I know of many friends and family that have tattoos however, and some are really cool. They have come very far, in my opinion, in regards to the artistic talent and ability involved with getting tattoos.
In short, you probably get what you pay for, to some degree. There seem to be more reputable tattoo artists around than ever, and if I were to ever get one myself, I think I would wait until I could afford the best. This hub article shows why that is probably a good idea for many people to do! Here, I am showing some examples of some bad tattoos, whether their design, execution, or spelling errors, they have something left to be desired! That is putting it lightly!
I am not against cool, strange or even weird tattoos, I am speaking here more of regrettable tattoos, or ones done by artists that are not that great. Sometimes, tattoos can just be a big disappointment, and people have to live with a choice they maybe didn't really think through fully.
If you do decide to go with a less expensive and experienced tattoo artist, make sure you have seen their work and portfolio, and ask them how they make sure to give you what you want.
Other Things To Consider When Getting a Tattoo
Consider too, that the idea of a tattoo from a photograph, while sounding like a great idea, often comes out looking not that great sometimes, even almost scary! This may not matter to the person getting the tattoo, and ultimately is your decision. In the videos I share here, you can see a couple of examples of "would be", very sweet tattoos done off of a photograph. They just don't look quite like the photo! This isn't like a haircut that you can grow out if you don't like it. The one with " In loving memory," kind of broke my heart as it's a sweet idea, but I am just not sure the tattoo conveyed to the public what the person really wanted.
I think what gets me the most, is that some don't wait to take a photo until the painful red swelling goes away! After all the possible bad mistakes, you are taking the photo with the added painful reminder of what it took to get a possible regrettable tattoo.
If you think I am crazy for not having a tattoo, ask yourself this question. Why are there so many opportunities out there for doctors to make money using lasers to remove tattoos? Some people obviously have regret, or wish they had done things different. Perhaps you will still get a tattoo, but have spent a bit more time thinking about what kind, how big, etc. I don't hear about many people regretting not getting tattoos. To be clear, I am not against tattoos, nor do I think less of people that have them. Also, for every bad tattoo, I am sure one or more are also being done that people are happy with.
Let me know your thoughts on getting tattoos. Are you for people getting tattoos, or just particular kinds? What do think of the tattoos in general? Are they are a turn off for you, or do you think it makes a person that much more interesting and irresistible? For me, this is a little bit of diversion from my normal topics or galleries. Still, I think its a fascinating topic that affects a lot of the population.
Scary Tattoos, or Tats in ExcessClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Tattoos Not Shown Here - For A Reason!
I purposely didn't show some tattoos I came across, and they were ones for identification from the camps during WW2. I would definitely consider those bad tattoos, because of the horror they represented. People's numbers were often tattooed into their arms, for example. I don't know a lot of the history surrounding that. I was going to share them here, but thought it better not to for some reason. Some people got overly creative, and in my efforts to be very open minded, I just couldn't either stomach it or it was just in such bad taste. At any rate, hopefully this gives you some food for thought if you were thinking about going over the top with a tattoo, or going with a less than qualified artist.