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Six reasons why you should not get a tattoo

Listen to your parents, fit in, be boring.

Kristen Lazarte


Published: 12 May 2016, 2:30 AM

It seems like everyone has an opinion now on why you should not get tattoos. From how they require a lot of thought to cries that tattoos are just plain wrong, many people are voicing out how getting a tattoo would bring about the end of the world.

I decided it might be fun to jump on the bandwagon and write my own strong-headed opinion piece about why you shouldn’t get a tattoo, especially since the seven tattoos I got filled me with so much “regret” that I’m planning to get an eighth one done.

Here are six reasons why tattoos are a “dying” trend.

1. Tattoos are permanent

THIS IS SUCH A MAINSTREAM TATTOO OF THE MOUNTAINS.
PHOTO CREDIT: FLICKR.COM

 

What if you change your mind? What if you get sick of them? Marriages Tattoos are forever and you don’t want to be committed to something forever.

You could probably still get laser treatments to remove it, but it’ll ruin your skin forever (and make it look like a bad burn) and come at a hefty price. Kinda like what happens when marriages break.

Maybe you shouldn’t get married too.

2. You risk people thinking you're a gangster

THIS TATTOO OF A QUOTE FROM THE X-FILES WILL LEAD
PEOPLE TO THINK YOU’RE PART OF A GANG!
PHOTO CREDIT: FLICKR.COM

 

Only the Ah BengsMatrepsAnjeks and their female counterparts are heavily tattooed. If you get a tattoo, people will automatically lump you in the same group as them.

Furthermore, there is no difference between cute unicorn tattoos and vicious dragons. Thus all tattoos are undoubtedly associated with the underworld!

3. Tattoos are not meaningful

THESE TATTOOS DEFINITELY DON’T INVOKE FEELINGS.
PHOTO CREDITS: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK (LEFT) AND CATSMEOWTATTOO.COM

 

There is nothing significant enough to be engraved onto our bodies.

Neither Taylor Smith’s tattoo of her mother’s last words, nor those couple tattoos that reflect a public commitment of love are things that we want to value in society.

Do we want to be wearing our heart on our sleeves? No!

4. Everybody has them

DO THESE TATTOOS EVEN HAVE MEANING?
PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM.COM/TATTOOSBYSLY

 

You know when a prime minister has a tattoo, it’s time to stop getting them. It doesn’t matter that that prime minister is hot and young and everything you want to be like, because tattoos are now too mainstream.

Being soooo original and having a plain, boring body is way more important, right?

5. Your tattoos are going to sag when you're older

DON’T THESE OLD PEOPLE LOOK SO UNCOOL?
PHOTO CREDIT: BOREDPANDA.COM (LEFT) AND WEHEARTIT.COM

For real, you won’t end up looking so dapper when your skin sags like these older folks. Plus no grandkid will be interested in hearing your stories about how you got your tattoos, so you won’t be the cool grandparent.

It’s better when your grandkids think you’re behind the times and ancient.

6. Tattoos are soooo painful

OUCH! LOOK AT HOW RED THAT IS.

Like everything in life, with no pain, there’s no gain. But in the case of tattoos? They’re not worth the pain. Not even admiration from your friends, or strangers randomly telling you they love that design, can come close to cancelling out the pain you suffered.

It’s not worth going through that torture just to vandalize your body with art. Pffft.


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