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The Tattoo Regret Trend

Jodie Michalak
Posted by Jodie Michalak Jun 18, 2014

The Trend of Tattoo Regret

 

There’s a new trend and it’s called tattoo regret.

 

Tattoos are a creative and permanent medium for self-expression. They’re also so common that nearly one fifth of Americans have at least one. It’s no wonder that new tattoo studios are opening all over the country, especially in those cities that had prior restrictions that forbade tattoo shops.

 

As the stigma attached to tattoos and body modification slowly wanes there’s still a large chance you may experience tattoo regret. While most tattooed people count workplace acceptance and discrimination as their largest pet peeve, others come clean that their design just didn’t make the cut as they matured or changed as a person.

 

Not every tattoo has to be a moving, brilliant, storytelling piece of art; so long as you like it. You don’t need to study the symbolism of animals (helps) the meaning of certain blooms (helps more) or even the meaning of your quote tattoo (especially important when written in a foreign language.) You don’t need any of these things to adore a fantastical tattoo. But if you REALLY want to love it long-term, your tattoo should have some significance.

 

Storytelling Tattoos: Deep and Not So Deep

Everyone who has a tattoo has a story to share. Many people spend years booking or tracking down their favorite tattoo artist because they understand the worth of a well-executed tattoo.

 

Tattoos can be very painful to endure. Some enthusiasts wear their tattoos with pride simply because they made it through many difficult sessions, or they were tattooed in a placement location usually deemed quite painful.

 

Other tattoo stories are far less deep. You walked into the tattoo shop after hanging out with a bunch of your buddies, maybe you were having a bad day, and you got tattooed from your regular artist.

 

Then there are people who have a vague idea of a tattoo design, but rather than research artists or tattoo styles, they call local tattoo shops and ask artist availability and cost. Whoever is lowest and can fit her in, she’ll be there.

 

None of these avenues are wrong, though some are certainly much better. Many tattoo shops rely on walk-in traffic, and new artists without their own customer base need that spontaneous buyer to keep their shop doors open.

 

Why Custom Matters

Because there is always the chance of tattoo regret, a custom designed piece is always the best option. If you can invest a bit more of yourself into a design you’ll feel much more connected to it, and even if you were a little looser on your artist search and planning, you’ll know your tattoo means something.

 

Banish Tattoo Regret with a Custom Tattoo

Tattoo.com features tattoo artists from around the world. If you are interested in a unique design we recommend you submit a custom design request and then immediately fund the design so that an artist can begin sketching a unique piece you’ll be excited to wear for a lifetime.

 

Once your design is complete, allow us to help you find an artist by submitting an estimate request. Both of these features can be utilized to their fullest function, where we help you find a few artists in your locale that you might be very happy with. Once you’re provided the names of the shops or the artists, you can book your tattoo appointment or wait until the time is right or when the mood is spontaneous.

 

While no one can be certain if they’ll experience tattoo regret (even with good intentions it can happen), there are things you can do to limit that risk. Put more thought into your design and invest more time in finding an artist qualified to do the work.

 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

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