Tattoo Q&A

Statistics show that young people are more likely to get regretful tattoos if they do not know the details on getting a new tattoo. These are the top questions asked.

Q – Does it hurt?

A – Of course, everybody has their own pain tolerance, however the rule of thumb on the pain of a tattoo is the fleshier the area, the less it will hurt.

Q – How do I get my family to accept my tattoos/wanting tattoos?

A – Tattoos are a way of expressing personality, it is important however to be sensible and keep them in places that are coverable if it is detrimental to get a visible one, for example if your future career can be affected by a tattoo.

Q – What if I regret my tattoo?

A- Tattoos are permanent. Studies shows that up to 35% of people regret their tattoos because they were to impulsive in getting a tattoo, it is important to take as much time as possible on creating a design. There are ways of getting a tattoo removed.

Q – How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

A – In the UK you must be 18.

Q – Will having a tattoo make it harder for me to get a job?

A – Tattoos are more acceptable in society now, however visible tattoos can still be detrimental to future careers. Many places do not mind tattoos. 93% of people asked ages 18-50 said they would hire somebody with visible tattoos. However, it is best to keep them hidden and not tattoo the neck, face or hands.

Q – How do you decide what to get?

A – Tattoo studios will design a tattoo, meaningful or just for the art there will be a tattoo for you, but as before, they are permanent, take your time, and really think about what you want, where you want it and all the other details like colour, style, size.

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