I love tattoos, how about you?

By Staff Writer
November 2, 2011

Why is it that some people think that having tattoos are the worst thing in the world? I totally disagree. Tattoos are not that bad, well, they are not bad at all. People get them all the time. I love all my tattoos, and I’m not finished getting all of them yet.

They are amazing. I understand most people believe in not marking up your body, or others think of it as harming your skin, then you have the ones who just think it’s living life and having fun.

In today’s culture, body art and piercings are a popular form of self-expression. Tattoos in particular are a common way of displaying your individuality. Because they are permanent, however, a lot of consideration should go into the decision to get a tattoo.

The first question you may have is whether or not a tattoo will have a harmful effect on your skin. The process does involve, of course, needles and ink.

The tattoo itself, once healed, is not bad for your skin. A tattoo is essentially a series of punctures that insert dye into different levels of the skin, so it is by nature an invasive process. When done correctly and in a sterile environment, complications are uncommon and the only immediate discomforts may be bleeding or pain.

My definition of a tattoo is a completely personal choice that has nothing to do with what anyone else thinks. Whether society likes it or not, many people have tattoos and will continue to get them.

So guess what? No one gives a darn if you think tattoos are trashy; so shut up about it.

Many people think tattoos are just trashy. They put people with tattoos in categories such as gang members, convicts, dopers or trailer trash.

I don’t agree with that statement. Everyone takes a risk on marking up his or her body. Getting a piercing is just as bad as a tattoo if that’s the case. Who says it is okay to get your tongue pierced or better yet, your belly button?

Sometimes people get a tattoo out of anger. I know people who express themselves with tattoos. A tattoo does not have to be so bad, and no one is trashy for wanting to express themself. Some men don’t like for their women to have tattoos. They say when you are older, how are you going to look with tattoos all over your body?

The choice of where you put your tattoo is yours. People think tattoos on your thigh or your lower back is known as the trashy tattoos for females. When a male gets a tattoo to cover his back, stomach, or his chest, that is regarded as a sexy tattoo for a male. However, sometimes, if a man got a tattoo on his thigh or his lower back, he would be gay. Why is that?

People have different views and opinions for all the wrong things. I think it is your choice on getting a tattoo and where you decide to put it is up to you. You should not be judged for it. It’s your body and not anyone else’s. When considering getting a tattoo, just be careful what you get and where you get. Do not get anything that you will regret later on down the road. Also watch where you put them, because you don’t want them to affect your job in the future.

Have fun, live life and remember tattoos are great to have.

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