For the younger generations nowadays, tattoos are no longer that taboo. Let’s just unclench those pearls and succumb to the fact that each person has the freedom to do who knows what to their body. Judge all you want — it won’t stop a girl from filling up her arms with Disney tattoos. (Yes, I speak of a friend and they are amazing!)
This popular form of expression keeps growing in numbers and styles, gradually desensitizing those antiquated ink naysayers. Thinking of getting one? Thinking of getting more? Wanna just go ahead and cover that whole backside?
Ponder the notion. I utterly love my tattoos. ‘Twas only five years ago when I first inked and I have been itching to get close to fifty more since then. Some people can muster the strength to simply get one and one only forever. I seriously question this bizarre willpower because once my first was fully healed, my mind flooded with new ideas. Pump ya brakes, Leslie! I had to contemplate my ideas thoroughly with plenty of thought towards my future. I considered what parts of my body I could accept being decorated eternally. Designs long admired were imagined everywhere on my walking canvas. In the end, I’m glad I put impulse aside.
If your prospective tattoo is causing your brain to short circuit out of your ears, take one more moment to consider the beauty, significance and placement of your design. Granted that you have an exquisite artist who can also offer professional advice, you cannot go wrong with a tattoo that you have understandably mulled over. A carefully planned decision can help cast away future fears or regret. And again, this is your body! My process was to work with my instincts rather than act on them right away, but each tattooed body carries its own distinct expression of self-hood. Go with what makes you happy!
Do you have a tattoo… and if so, how many would you like to get? What does your tattoo or future tattoo represent about you?