(Closed) Tempted to get a tattoo

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

I suggest getting out of that mindset before you make an appointment. I have two tattoos and don’t regret them.

Post # 3
3611 posts
Sugar bee

I think that unless you’re either dead set on the design and have wanted it for longer than a few weeks or it’s something small, generic, and innocuously placed, you’re going to regret it.

Post # 4
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Get a temporary or henna, see if you still like it after a few days. Worst case, it will fade.

Tattoos, and I have one that in hindsight shows how young I was when I had it done, could always be something you could protentially regret. Bite the bullet and have it done, save some money for removal if you are really worried about regret. Or simply wonder if you should and never do it.

If hestitant have a smaller one on a part of your body that people will rarely see. I forget about my lower back tattoo, yes, it has been since called a tramp stamp. Face Palm. But I do not regret having it done

Post # 5
2180 posts
Buzzing bee

plainjane115:  Write your idea down, stick it in a drawer, and take it out two months later.  If you still like it, order a custom temporary tattoo and try it on for size. 

Post # 6
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I think this hesitation/anxiety is normal with your first tatoo. My first one was in my handwriting. I was so scared that I’d be this sad little 80 year old grandma regretting my body art. Lol. But I’d had it on my mind for 5 years…if I’d thought about anything else that long I would have already done/bought/seen it! So I took the plunge and got it done and I love it. I’ve gotten 2 more, long-thought out tattoos since then and I feel like, for now, I don’t need anymore.

I love my body how it is. And even if I’m 80 sitting around like ugh, I can’t believe I got this tattoo, then literally what is the worst outcome there? That I wish I wouldn’t have done something that I wanted to do when I was 20 that now at 80 I realize wasn’t the best idea? I’ll probably experience a lot of times like that, where I did something and then later maybe realize, eh, probably wouldn’t do it again. haha

C’est la vie. Get it. 

Post # 7
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I love my tiny, line tattoo. it’s on my wrist, but most people don’t realize it’s even there which is nice!

Post # 8
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have two, and I was super excited to get them.  No hesitation when I went to get them.  I think you should really want to get the tattoo before you actually get it.

Post # 9
480 posts
Helper bee

plainjane115:  If you’re still on the fence with the decision (not to mention already considering possible removal in the future), I recommend not getting the tattoo just yet. Btw, I also have two with no regrets.

Post # 10
1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club

plainjane115:  each tattoo ive gotten (3 total) has a special meaning behind them. In August my husband and I are getting a tattoo together (each different but same idea). He is getting brain surgery Monday, and I have a debilitating neurological disease that hospitalized me twice, so we want to own these events in our own way with our own designs (not matching). I dont regret any of them.

this is my hubby’s desire to get his first tattoo, and means a lot due to this significant event

Post # 11
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - The Meadows

I’m a huge fan of the handwriting route; five or six of my tattoos are of handwriting of special people.


I think that the idea to get a henna is a great one. But you should be excited! I have 19 tattoos, all small, and yes, they’re getting bigger. I understand the fear and hesitation that can come in the beginning, but I still don’t regret any of mine. I think that you should still go for it.

The best suggestions I give when people are wondering: see if someone else you know is getting one and go with, to see the whole thing happen. I’ve found that just seeing that it’s not as scary as they think, really calms people. Second, put the image on your mirror, or somewhere you’ll look every day. This is something you’re going to see every day(depending on where it is). If after a month, you can still look at the image with the desire of having it on you, go for it. If you’re bored of it, maybe you should wait.

Post # 12
217 posts
Helper bee

Don’t do it!!

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