Post # 1
I have thought about getting a tattoo for years but have never found a design that I wanted 100%. For the past few weeks, I have seriously considered getting a tattoo of a loved one’s handwriting. I know I would never regret the “design,” since it’s incredibly meaningful and personal, but I still worry that I would regret the tattoo itself, as it’s permanent (unless I pay a fortune for removal).
Post # 2
I suggest getting out of that mindset before you make an appointment. I have two tattoos and don’t regret them.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
- 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 # 13
theatrejulia: Speck_: I currently have a temporary tattoo of it. The transfer didn’t turn out great, so it’s not perfect, but I like it.
Post # 14
areitz189: I have it on my computer and look at it multiple times a day. It always makes me smile.
Post # 15
mrsginger: I’m an extremely indecisive person by nature (Libra!) so the hesitation/anxiety is definitely normal for me. I always work myself up before making a decision and then feel relief when it’s over.