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Is getting a tattoo worth it ( please only answer if you acctually have one)

ive heard very mixed opions about tattoos and I just really want to know exactly how they hurt and if there worth the time and money

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I don't have one, I used to have one, but I had it removed, I was young and didn't think that it was for life, now I have a scar...

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What did it look like/where was it?
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No, i got a peace sign and it killed me

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Pointless, it's only cool when ur young. Then when you get old it gets trashy.

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so true
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The body is a temple

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Yes it is, and mine is decorated beautifully.
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I'm pushing 60. I got my 1st tattoo on my 21st birthday, a 2nd tattoo & a touch up of the 1st about 6 yrs ago & I'm quite satisfied. One is an eye catcher, quite unique, I never tire of the questions. You want to get a GOOD tattoo artist-they all have portfolios of their work-ask to look at them, they'll be happy to show you. Any idiot thinks he can tattoo someone-go for the best talent in your area. If you have a design in mind, try to bring a drawing or photo or print-out of it-if you don't know what you want, they have plenty of designs in the shop for you to choose from. Make sure your tattooist uses the required sterilization techniques. Of course the smaller less complicated tattoos cost less ($50 & up), the more detailed and the larger, the more costly. For a 1st one, I'd suggest something smaller, perhaps something you can cover with a shirt sleeve if necessary. The more "meat" the area you want tattooed has, the less painful-for example, a tat on the ankle is far more painful than 1 on upper arm or thigh. Most people love their artwork. I got mine knowing they will be on me for life, & I'd like 1 more!

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Well said!
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No don't get it!!!! Bad idea!!!

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I agree with everyone that answered this question before me I have a tattoo it's the size of the dime I thought about it for eight years before I got it... thought about the same thing over and over I'm happy that I got it it's in a place that no one could ever see but I will never get another one sometimes you have to say to yourself and I actually paid someone to have this done to me not the other way around

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if you are going to get one , get something thats truly meaningful

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It depends on the area you get it, how big it is and whether it is colored. But when you choose one make sure you are welling to live with it for the rest of your life.

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I have four tattoos, I just got my latest one two weeks ago... And no I'm not young, I'm 40 years old. Just make sure the tattoo means something to you. Just don't go and pick out some design at a shop My last tattoo was a cancer ribbon and the word "survivor" celebrating being cancer free for three years. my husband sisters and my brother all got the ribbons to celebrate.

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Very cool! Congrats!
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Thanks!!
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That's beautiful. That's the way they should be done.
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Awesome, glad to hear it!
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its not that bad just take the temporary pain and get it over with. just don't get something u will regret.

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I have 6. I suggest you think about it for 3 months first. I thought long and hard about mine, which is why I recommend a long thinking period, cause I'd have 2 more that it turns out I really didn't want. to find out how much it will hurt pinch yourself firmly with your fingernails where you want the tatt to be.

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Thx helped to acctually know how much it hurt, now just gotta decide design
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Get a dragon tattoo

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No!

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A tattoo is so permanent, for a while it's cool but then ur skin begin to wrinkle and sag and it just looks nasty. Also in a few years you might feel differently and you'll really hate it. They should invent one that lasts only a year...but they haven't. it's really up to you.

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Yes mine is completely worth it. I have a lower back tat connected to one that goes around my right hip. It's purple/ black roses and vines. Next to childbirth it was the most painful thing I've ever experienced bug I adore it. I think it's ridiculous to hear people say that when your old it looks gross. Everyone gets old, at least I'll have a story to tell. When I'm 90 and someone is looking at me naked, we will both just be happy to be there and our eyesight won't be great anyway.

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How long did yours take to do? Multiple visits?
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Where on the body, would the least painful be? I want my first one, really badly. I've been thinking about it for over 5 years now-- thought I was too old. But I've always wanted just one little one to start.
For me it will signify something meaningful-meeting a personal goal.
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I got mine at 43, I think we have more meaning and lifestories for them later. My piece took at least 5-6 sittings with the minimum session time of two hours. At one session I had to stand curled over to one side with my arms overhead for four hours! My advice is to get a very talented artist and share your vision with him. Let him add his expertise and trust him. Secondly, think of where you really want it. Don't just place it somewhere to avoid pain- place it where you will love it and just deal with the pain. I can say, I earned every line of mine. My artist said he had never had a client wear him out while tatting the lower spine and rib/hip.
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I do NOT have a tattoo so you may not want to read what I write.
I think your question (if answered by people who have tattoos already) will be biased. I don't want a tattoo because I do not want to commit to anything being on my body for that long. I appreciate people who do get them though. I have a friend who got one on his leg when he was 24. He told me that now it is quite embarrassing to be on a golf course with other lawyers and have a skull and a blood red moon on his calf. He said AT THE TIME HE GOT IT that he thought it would be cool. Now it isn't and he is debating having it removed. My advice is to get a tattoo if you think it through and try to actually question under what circumstances you will NOT want it. If you find that you really want one, then go ahead. What is the worst that could happen? You will be embarrassed. That is about the worst thing (assuming you don't get AIDS or some other disease from the needle (which is pretty rare)).

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Every large company I worked for had a 'no ink' policy. They simply didn't hire people with tattoos. Most successful people don't have them in visible spots. You just won't believe the amount of change you will experience over time. Think of the amount of change between the ages of 5 and 10. And then between the ages of 10 and 15. Make a good decision.

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So true. It's hard enough to get a job these days, why make it worse?
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I certainly hope the next generation can past this prejudice.
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I don't recommend it, but if you do get one ... please make sure it's something that you will ALWAYS want! Don't get *I love Bieber* 'cause in a few years you won't anymore. But if you're in the military for example, even decades after you've gotten out of the service it'll still mean something to you, so a military tatt is forever. Or a cancer survivor tatt like Eguzz mentioned, or the names of your kids. Don't get your boyfriend's name or a unicorn or a pouting vampire or something you'll think is embarrassing a few years from now.

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Vampires are dumb and I hate
Justin beiber I'm gonna get a.? ( insert random dumb thing here)
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nope

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I got a cross on my foot, which I love! And it is worth it(: And A tattoo of a name, Sofia, she was my little sister, she died 7 years ago today it just kinda keeps us close I think.. Merry Christmas(;

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What a wonderful way to remember her. I'm so sorry for your loss. Merry Christmas to you.
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Sorry to hear about your sister, please read *Embraced by the Light* by Betty J. Eadie, she explains why the good die young, God bless and merry Christmas!
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Thanks but.. She was 1 day old when she died so, ugh.. I wanted to.. Live a little..
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Oh, Merry Christmas to you too!
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in quite inky myself covered actually i love em but everyone definately mean alot to me

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No. You are stuck with it forever. I worked in a nursing home and saw some pretty ugly tattoos in various areas of the bodies of men and women that looked YUK- when the skin sags!

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I was a nurse in several nursing homes. Did the ink free patients with sagging skin look any more attractive to you? That's weird to even think about.
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Good point-they did not look any better----nor will you or I when the time comes.
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I just want to let you know that some places like the face are not good places to get one (be causes of wrinkles you'll develop later) but if you want more information, I hope this link helps: http://www.beautyriot.com/makeup-beauty/tattoo-mustknow-tips-g9231

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