Archive for April 23rd, 2008

to tattoo or not to tattoo?

a sun and moon?

or a butterfly?

perhaps the main question is whether to have one or not…

here are some facts about tattoos.

Tattoos serve spiritual uses. It becomes a symbol of status, rank, religion, devotion, punishment, and other aspects of a particular culture. Nowadays, people get tattoos to decorate their bodies.

Tattoos are also used for cosmetic purposes. One of the most famous is the permanent makeup though tattooing. This is a procedure to enhance eyebrows, lips, eyes and even moles. In addition to this, more and more celebrities appear to have tattoos, i.e., Angelina Jolie, therefore making tattoos seem cool.

There has been an increase in the popularity of tattoos. Presently, tattooing has a growing number of artists with astounding body art skills and talents. But seeing what happened to the Grammy’s, body tattoos might actually ruin any chance at looking fabulously formal.

On the other hand, there is a negative side with having a tattoo. This is due to the fact that criminals and prisoners are known aficionados of the body art. Tattoos among women are also seen as slutty and cheap.

Perhaps the most valid reason why people in general still hesitate having tattoos is the fact that although it’s not impossible, tattoos are more or less permanent. The procedure is done with laser but it’s said that the pain of having a tattoo removed is, well…let’s just say that getting the tattoo was more bearable.

Another disadvantage of having a tattoo is its apparent disadvantage in job applications. Usually, employers and reputable businesses hesitate hiring a tattooed person.

Now, do you think I should get one? i’m serious…i’m really considering having a tattoo…

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