Reasons not to get a Tattoo

A tattoo is a form of body modification that is made by inserting tattoo ink,  pigments, and dyes. It can be either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to form a design. Tattoos have an ancient history of thousands of years. There are five types of tattoos.

Traumatic tattoos result from injuries, amateur tattoos, professional tattoos, and cosmetic tattoos. Getting a tattoo is a decision that will permanently affect your life. So it’s wise to be aware of the top reasons why you should not get a tattoo.

Reasons not to get a Tattoo

1. Difficult to find a local tattoo artist you trust

If there is not any local tattoo artist who can make the tattoo for you, then you might have to wait to get it down. As you do not want to make the mistake of giving anybody a chance simply because you’re unable to find a tattoo artist or someone you really want to book with. Some artists claim photos of finished work that don’t actually belong to them.


2. Allergic reactions

Tattoo dyes especially red, green, yellow, and blue dyes can cause allergic skin reactions such as an itchy rash at the tattoo site. This allergy can even last years after you get the tattoo.


3. Bloodborne diseases

The equipment used in making the tattoo is contaminated with infected blood there are chances that you can contract various bloodborne diseases such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B.


4. A tattoo might impact future job prospects

According to research having visible tattoos makes it harder to get hired. Visible tattoos means a tattoo that is created on the face, neck, forearms, hands, and lower legs. A negative bias against tattoos always affects every business sector. If at this moment you are not currently searching for a job doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. Always keep this in mind before choosing the location of your tattoo.


5. You already regret other tattoos you have

Tattoos are a huge deal while they shouldn’t be taken lightly. A few people feel regret about getting done their past tattoos. Because these tattoos are permanent. Dealing with regret over anything can be very devastating, frustrating, and heartbreaking. Getting a new tattoo with having regret about the past tattoos is not a good decision.