5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Tattoo

It used to be that tattoos were reserved for the likes of sailors, tough guys, outlaws and gang members.

Times have changed drastically, and now a tattoo is used as a way of expressing one’s opinions, beliefs, love and personality.

These days, women are just as likely to get tattoos as men are, and they do not have the stigma attached that they once did.

Having said that, there are some things you should consider before you get a tattoo. Many people have regretted their decision because they didn’t think things through, or they were out drinking with their buddies and did it on a dare. This is never a good idea.


1.The first thing you need to understand is that a tattoo is a lifelong commitment. There are ways to remove a tattoo, but most of them are painful.

Natural tattoo removal can be effective when done properly, but it takes time to remove it completely. A fire-breathing dragon that covers your chest may look great when you’re 20, but how is it going to look when you’re 60?

2.Think long and hard about what design you want. Consider the different colors or wording that you want included. Be 100% sure that you’re happy with the design before making the commitment.

There are plenty of resources online that will show you templates and samples. Tattoo parlors will also have samples. You can sketch your own design as well or make changes to a design that already exists. Remember that it is your tattoo and you can personalize it anyway you want to.

3.After you’ve come up with a design, you will want to decide on where you want it. Do you want to show it off to others? Or do you want it in a more private, intimate place where only you know it’s there? This is a very personal decision and one that only you can make. Don’t let others try to influence or bully you.

4.Check out some local tattoo parlors. If your friends have tattoos, ask them for their recommendations. Check with your local community to find out if they have laws or guidelines in place that the parlors must adhere to. The artist should be licensed and should be able to provide you with references.

5.Visit at least 3 tattoo parlors and observe. They should have procedures and standards in place to make sure that their needles and equipment are sterilized and disposed of in a safe manner.

The tattoo artists should use clean, fresh gloves, and may even wear a surgical mask. If anything seems out of the ordinary, or if you feel uncomfortable, find a different parlor. The artist should also give you a pamphlet or brochure that outlines the procedure, including the risks.

Getting a tattoo is a big commitment and is not something to be taken lightly. If you find in a few years that you don’t want it anymore, there are safe and natural ways to remove it. It’s better, though, to think of your tattoo as a permanent addition.

A lot of people who thought that they “will never get rid their unwanted tattoos”, did exactly just that with the help of the popular and effective e-book called: Get Rid Of Tattoo™.

The Author, Jason Carter, is a Former unwanted tattoo sufferer and Tattoo Artist claims that anyone can get rid of their unwanted tattoos in just a few months.

One of the E-book’s success stories stated:

I wish I had started using Get Rid TattooTM years ago. All those hot summer in long sleeve shirts. Thanks to Get Rid TattooTM my tattoo faded almost completely, I can wear short sleeves now!” -David Miller, Fremont, CA

You definitely won’t find this in any bookstore but if you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked then this might be the best option you have to getting rid of your unwanted tattoos.