Why do I need to spend my life a few seconds imagining what is going to happen at the very end of life rather than throughout life.
Because it's funny.
so you have decided to get a tattoo.this is great.. may be this is your first tattoo but usually when we go to get inked,we natrually have questions. especially if this is your first time.Yes, I have tattoos! I get that question a lot, so if you'd like to see the ink I currently have..I was once a newbie, feeling the vibration and the sting of the needle against my skin for the first time...I try to never forget my first experience, and how nervous I was when I first started thinking about getting a tattoo.
Do what you want. But you might think about this: Every 16 year old girl has their mom buy them a tat for their birthdays these days. "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken"
I was having dinner out with two guys I went to HS with, reconnected after 30 years.
We were having a great discussion catching up, and talking about our kids. The subject of tattoos came up. I gave my obligatory, PC statement: "it's a generational thing, kids today...." and the one guy, an investment banker on Wall Street, cut me off, saying what I nor anyone else at the table had the balls to say: "It comes down to class. Lower class people get them. Unless you are in the entertainment industry, people with education and money don't get them, period."
As this just happened I thought I might share it. I know there will be those who disagree or will think that is elitist, but when I gave it more thought, I cannot recall seeing any ink on our well-heeled clients, some of who are quite younger than me.
Just food for thought as you lay down the plans for your life.
Must be the circle you run with. I know plenty of people some far better off (financially) then others, that have tattoos.
Your bank account doesn't define your class.
I never _see_ my colleague's upper arms.
I think this is funny. When your friend said "period" he might have made a mistake. I will be completing my BS this year and can have $100,000 cash by the end of the day if I chose to empty my accounts. I have a made-to-measure suit and dress very well as part of my job. I even know which fork to use with my salad. I also have 4 tattoos and have traveled the world. But maybe that doesn't count as class, money and education any more. Only people without tattoos make snap judgements about someones humanity and success based on whether or not a person has a tattoo.
I want a tattoo myself and am getting it after the holiday season (either late winter/early spring) once I have the money as it's not a necessity but something I desire.
The best advice I ever heard about getting one is "wait 5 years, and if you STILL want it, then you really should get it" since, as native son said they are forever.
Yes they CAN be removed but it's a very expensive process (generally more $$$ then getting the ink done itself) and it does scar. it will NOT just erase the tattoo and leave you unmarked.
Also. If your tattoo can be covered easily then you have no issues. I work in healthcare and we cannot have visible piercings (except for ears) or visible tattoos. Beyond that they don't care. Nor would any employer If a customer/patient/client cannot SEE the tattoo, how can they be offended by it?