How to pick a tattoo you won’t regret later in life

Many people have their heart set on getting a tattoo, but it’s a double-edged sword; what you think is cool now might make you squirm with embarrassment in just a few years.

Here are a few tips when it comes to getting your first tattoo and not regretting it down the line.

Think about it first!

We don’t recommend getting a tattoo (especially your first) on the spare of the moment. Take your time with your choice, do a bit of research first. Ask others of their opinion, especially people who already have a tattoo.

Don’t join the crowd!

This can be tough if a group of friends all want to get the same tattoo to show their love for each other. If you don’t like the design someone chooses, then say so, don’t be peer-pressured into something you’ll immediately regret! Plus (spoiler alert) the BFF you have at 18, you’ll probably never see again once you head off to University.

Where you get it is just as important as what you get!

It’s all about location, location, location. Just because you’re in love with your new ink now, doesn’t mean everyone else will be. You may think it’s hilariously ironic to get Love and Hate tattooed across your knuckles, but your boss won’t get the joke. Nor will any potential future employers. In an ideal world we’re not judged on our appearances, but who lives there? If you insist on getting a neck tattoo, just know that you will absolutely be judged for it.

Talk to your tattoo artist first

Before you make a life-long decision about a tattoo, it’s best to talk to the experts first.

Call in and see one of our guys for a friendly chat and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have, or any worries you’re experiencing.