Should I get a tattoo when I'm older?

Should I get a tattoo when I'm older?

My mom doesn't approve and I always have my doubts but I just think tattoos are so cooool!!! I would only ever get one or two none of those massive sleeves or anything and I would seriously think it through and get it in a place where I could easily hide or show. Opinions?

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Kisume
just imagine yourself as an 80 year old women with a flaming skull on your wrist. :/ getting then removed is super expensive
creativegirl1
I didnt think you can remove them at all....
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Elleyd
you can but it hurts even more and is really expensive
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on June 23, 2014
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Elleyd
It wouldn't be a flaming skull X'D no no no and also when I'm 80 i'm not gonna care what I look like and also I'm going to get it in a place I can hide easily like my shoulder and I oubt I'll be wearing strapless things when I'm older. So when I get older is not the problem...
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Elleyd
on June 17, 2014
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Kisume
on June 17, 2014
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Elleyd
very good idea :3 thats y i asked!
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on June 17, 2014
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Kisume
okay! just make sure you see all the sides of the argument before you make your desicion
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on June 17, 2014
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Elleyd
I don't even know if I'm going to yet
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on June 17, 2014
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Kisume
all right. but i still think youll regret it later *shrugs*
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mikus_chibi_neko
It depends on what your opinion of it is, you need to remember tattoos are permanent, and it could cause some problems when you get older
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Whisker_Queer
I don't think so- I honestly think tattoos are trashy.
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AwesomeGirl123
No for these reasons,

1. A tatto lasts forever. If you want it removed, you will get a white patch where the tatto was.

2. God gave us our skin. Isn't it enough? If we paint our skin (getting a tatto), you will be doing a sin.

3. It affects the job you have. You could dream about doing something, but you can't do it because of your tatto.

4. Tattos are expensive. Are you really going to use a weekly pay to get a painting on your arm?

5. Design, design, design, what if your See More▼
Elleyd
Good points but just to rebuttal:
1. The permanency is one reason why it's so appealing. To have something that lasts forever and will go with you wherever you go seems pretty nice.
2. Not that religious and I don't think it's a sin to get a tattoo...
3. If you get the tattoo in the right place (i.e. back, shoulder, thigh) it is extremely easy to hide.
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kyonna
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aliskinz
No sorry they ruin your body and plus when you are older your skin will sag and your tattoo with be bad
Elleyd
no need to apologize but idc what i'll look like when im older and how do they ruin ur body?
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Elleyd
No hate needed thank you
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on November 21, 2014
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aliskinz
What do you think your gonna get?
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on November 19, 2014
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Elleyd
Clearly XD I have an idea on what I might get.
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on November 18, 2014
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aliskinz
well... Not RUIN your life or body.. it just doesn't look nice in my opinion but if you HAD to get a smart one. Don't get your crushes or boyfriends name, because they might break up with you! Don't get things you might regret!
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on November 18, 2014
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RosenEliza
You cant hide a tattoo, if you get it on your back you'll wear a bikini and show it off. If on your arm, you wear short sleeves all the time, If on your neck you'll pin your hair up in a bun every once in a while.
Whats your reasoning for getting a tattoo and "Its pretty" isn't a good enough reason!

Just because your getting a small tattoo, you will regret it. It lowers job offerings and a lot of things! Don't get a tattoo until you have a true REASON to get one know that its See More▼
Elleyd
Ok, first off, you CAN, very easily in fact, hide a tattoo. Let's say I get one on my shoulder, I can hide it with sleeves without even thinking about it. Getting a tattoo would be interesting because it can inspire you or give you hope or have a special meaning. Most jobs that I'm interested in don't care. Also, I do have reasons for wanting a tattoo.
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CrystalDiamond2323
NOOOOOOO
Think about how its gonna look when you're 70... All crinkled and ugly
Elleyd
Idt I'll care what I look like when I'm 70 xD
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on September 16, 2014
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JeweledOwl812
If it's a temporary tattoo, sure...whateve's

Nah...

I personally wouldn't get one; I wouldn't want to get something I would have to keep the rest of my life. And anyways, I don't like permanent tattoo's in the first place. But that's just me.

Also, as I said before, you can never get rid of tattoos, so think carefully.
Elleyd
oh yea, I'd probably plan for weeks before actually getting one.
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on August 02, 2014
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Polarize
Maybe get one on your shoulder blade. I was planning on getting something small, like a Greek symbol or the dark mark, but it is up to you. As MockingjayDistrict said, some jobs won't hire you if you have a visiable tattoo. If you get one on your arm, some jobs have a long sleeved uniform option. This is like gauges and piercings. They are acceptable at most jobs, but once gauges get to large, or piercings become too many, you have to stop.
Elleyd
I know and I was planning lower back, upper back, or back of shoulder so places I could hide REALLY easily
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on August 01, 2014
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MockingjayDistrict
It would look weird if you wear a sleeveless dress and plus some jobs won't hire you if you have a tattoo. Even Starbucks won't hire you if you have one that will show while wearing the work uniform. So I say no, but it is competently up to you.
MockingjayDistrict
You're welcome!
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Elleyd
Yea, even if I disagree I still will respect everyone's opinion
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on July 29, 2014
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Elleyd
Well it wouldn't show because it would be somewhere I could hide it easily and also if I wore a dress that showed it I would want it to show it
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Elleyd
ASnd I respect it and see your point. Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to answer my question
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on July 29, 2014
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MockingjayDistrict
I still don't think tattoos are very good. But that's my opinion.
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on July 29, 2014
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Nightcat
I do a LOT of tattoo designs on myself and my friends. I get really bored. -_- what kind of thing were you thinking of? Idk, some people will judge you for it. Be very careful where and what it is.
Elleyd
I was thinking biomechanical or something that interacts with the skin OR a quote or something inspirational
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Elleyd
lower back would be cool!
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on June 23, 2014
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Nightcat
Maybe get it somewhere like on your lower back or behind your ear covered by your hair
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on June 23, 2014
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Elleyd
lol my mom would kill me
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on June 23, 2014
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Nightcat
Dammit I'm not on the laptop, other wise I have loads of cool pictures I found of tattoo ideas (idk why I wasn't even planning to get a tat, my dad would kill me)
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Nightcat
Tribal tattoos that are like flames are cool. Or quotes with a design like an illustration or something is cool.
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on June 23, 2014
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Elleyd
true but yea :3
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on June 23, 2014
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Nightcat
If it was something like that it would have to be relevant for the rest of your life. And biochemical is probably a bit risky.
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on June 23, 2014
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creativegirl1
Omg, I've seen these white tattoos and they're SOO cool!
Elleyd
white? is there a link you can send me?
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on June 23, 2014
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creativegirl1
I don't see why not, but you'll have to decide very carefully what it'll be. Also if you can stand needles, for eg my mum wants a tattoo but she's too scared of pain and needles...
creativegirl1
Also (if you do get one) make sure it's in a reliable place
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Elleyd
yea if i get one i plan to get it on the back of my shoulder
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on June 23, 2014
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Elleyd
haha that seems problematic xD
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Elleyd
lol yea
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on June 23, 2014
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creativegirl1
Yeh... My grandma even thought of getting a tattoo of a black cat but then said shes too old...
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Tariyukimew
I say get one~ ^~^ just be careful to not get the wrong one and make sure it will be one you want forever and ever~ I might get a tat of someones name~
Kisume
NO o.O anything BUT someones name. if its your bf/gf and u break up with them it will be RLLY awkward
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Elleyd
so true
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on June 17, 2014
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rainbowdogcooper
I suggest you don't. It would be cool, but would you want it forever and ever? Do you want it when you're an old person? Here's my suggestion: there spare some special temporary tattoos that look real, and last for months. You can always keep buying the same one. Plz don't get a permanent tattoo!
rainbowdogcooper
Think about it this way. Maybe right now you don't care about having it when you're old, but when you're old you will be thinking "why did I get this? In the past I didn't care, but now I do"
It's happened to me a lot but in other situations.
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on April 26, 2014
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Elleyd
if the only reason i shouldnt get one is because it might look weird when im an old person idrc... I see ur point of view but its not something that would stop me from doing it. Thanks for the advice anyways
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on April 25, 2014
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Lilipad
Yes tattoos are awesome and they are on you for ever
Lilipad
Right totally
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on April 25, 2014
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Elleyd
ikr!!!
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on April 25, 2014
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