5 Reasons Why You Should Not Get A Tattoo

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We all know that here in Tattoodo, WE LOVE TATTOOS! But there are reasons why you should not get a tattoo.

We are all about good tattoos and awesome tattooing! But here's the thing, not everyone can get tattooed. Whether it be for the time being or because of circumstances that surround you, there are reasons why you should not get one.

Here are 5 reasons why you should not get a tattoo:

Reason 1: You are underage, a MINOR.


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    Tattooed kids
    Tattooed kids

    May look awesome but, you can't get a tattoo if you're underage. You maybe online right now, surfing the web and checking out the Tattoodo blog for all the awesome tattoos the world has to offer, but no matter how much you love tattoos and no matter how good your tattoo taste is, no tattooer in his right mind would tattoo you if you are not of age. Some cultures do tattoo young children but in most modern civilized societies such as ours, tattooing minors is a no go.

    Reason 2: You're Pregnant.

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    Tattooing poses risks to pregnant women and their baby. Getting a tattoo can be a stressful process and as we all know, stress is especially bad for pregnant women. Some scientists say that the chemicals in the ink can be passed on to the baby and it poses a risk to the baby's health if you get an infection. If you are tattooed BEFORE getting pregnant, that is fine. If you want to get a tattoo but you are pregnant, you just have to wait until after you give birth. So, NO TATTOOS FOR PREGGOS.

    Reason 3: You have a serious skin condition.

    Skin condition
    Skin condition

    A photo of skin with Psoriasis, one of the many skin conditions that may prevent you from getting a tattoo. Tattoos stay on your skin for the rest of your life. This being said, having healthy skin is definitely a must when planning to get a tattoo and having a serious skin condition may prevent you from getting a tattoo. So go see a dermatologist if you are in doubt, just to make sure that your skin is healthy enough to handle the tattoo process.

    Reason 4: You are not fully committed to getting a tattoo. Think it over!

    No Ragrets
    No Ragrets

    Think it over, so you won't regret it! Getting a tattoo is a huge commitment. Especially when it involves large scale work or even a small exposed tattoo for that matter. This is why you shouldn't get something tattooed if it's not your own decision. If you are not fully decided but other people are telling you to get it, fuck it man, don't get it. Take the time you need to think about your tattoo since you're going to wear it on your skin for the rest of your life. If you feel you are ready to rock a tattoo, then go ahead.

    Reason 5: You don't have the money for it.

    No money? No tattoos!
    No money? No tattoos!

    An awesome poster that says it all. Never settle for cheap tattooing. Get in touch with your tattoo artist and know how much it would cost to get the tattoo you really want. Don't get too excited and just get something because it's cheaper. Know what you want, save up to get it. Remember, tattoo artists put in a lot of time, effort and even money for their craft. Be respectful enough to pay them right.



    A tattoo artist working at Good Hand Tattoo, Metro Manila, Philippines. Forever a student of tattooing, art and life. A loving husband and a proud father of three. Follow me on Instagram @rcallejatattoo


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