Body art or bad decision?

Posted on 16 May, 2012

Getting a tattoo is a very personal decision, albeit one that more and more of us are making. Whereas tattoos were once associated with the criminal classes or sailors, they have now become a largely accepted form of expression or accessory.

Apparently, one in three young people in the U.K. now have a tattoo; of these, twenty-five per cent will come to regret their decision. That makes an awful lot of unwanted tattoos…

Possibly, the problem is the essential incongruity of young and sometimes impulsive people making decisions that will have long-lasting effects. Fashions appear to have made tattoos an attractive adornment and yet sometimes they can still lead to prejudice and end up being an obstacle both in private and professional contexts.

So, what do you do with an unwanted tattoo? Angelina Joli has reportedly admitted to having a dragon tattoo on her hip that she very quickly realised was a big mistake. She opted to have the offending tat covered with another, and this has proved to be a popular solution.

For some, the first mistake will be enough to put them off tattoos completely. If this is the case for you, then it may be time to consider laser tattoo removal.