Tit for Tat: I got a Tat-ME- Too
Kids are usually teased about the smallest thing you can possibly think of. When was the last time someone made fun of you because of your appearance? For some it ain’t that long ago. Right now as we speak someone somewhere is already coming up with a nickname for you.
We live in a world where everyone is getting part of their body inked one way or the other. This is seen mostly in celebrities ranging from the famous Amy Winehouse to rappers like Lil Wayne. These small prints inked on their bodies not only do they hold sentimental value to them but they have a much deeper meaning than love itself.
I don’t know about you but getting a tattoo is a big commitment. I think such work deserves alot of thought and consideration. Getting a tattoo is a bold decision. You need to be prepared with what comes with the consequences. You want your tattoo to be something that holds a special place in your heart and not something you will regret later on in life. I can reassure you that the pain you will undergo is excruciating. If you are not as nervous like me you won’t need to hold someone’s hands whilst you scream the words, “Mamma Mia”!
Nobody really knows how tattoos can help other people to overcome their dark times. There’s something about tattoos that we all admire. Everyone loves the tattoos that they have gone out of love to have either for fun or just to spice up their life. Some like to get their loved one names, initials, dates whilst other likes to pen one or two poetry lines. There are various symbols that are used such as butterflies. These mean beauty and the rebirth whilst in Chinese this symbolises love just the same as dolphins. I think I wouldn’t mind getting a dolphin. Somehow having flipper will be the best thing I will remember all the adventures I had on my holidays.
When things come to an end it comes down to removing the tat. The question still remains will they regret their consequences after getting all that trouble to get a tattoo? Today’s ink business has taken its toll and beyond the limits. Every celeb one way or the other is pretty much looking for a way to getting inked. Take a look at the heartthrob One Direction member Harry Styles he is pretty much seemingly intent on colouring himself.
Let’s sit down and crack open a bottle of beer. We had just finished having lunch when the rest of the family was gathered around in the living room. My heart was racing not to mention at 360 miles/per. I took my phone and flicked through my pics that I had been mesmerising for a while. Whispers of conversations were running pass through my ears.
So when the conversation quietens down I get everyone’s full attention. The silent fades and all eyes are on me. I say joking, “Would you like to see my tattoo?” With my nieces, nephews and the rest of the crew all sat in the living room my palms were sweating and heart beating. I rolled up my sleeve and unveiled the coolest tattoo. The look at everyone’s face was priceless. That was everyone’s reaction I wanted to see and I am glad I got that.
Breaking barriers and creating history is one thing and whilst getting a tattoo is something new on another level. Tattoos are now everywhere more than piercing itself. With the likes of artists getting ink even nowadays teenagers are now following their steps. In the end I guess it’s about embracing the opportunity and accepting the challenge. Seeing a tattoo that’s not done up to standard can be putting off to others but it’s a matter of knowing how to handle the situation. It doesn’t matter what other people think because at the end of the day what matters is your opinion. As the saying goes, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”. Usually before committing ourselves to paper we are told to think careful of the words we choose to write before hitting that send button. So why then don’t we do the same when it comes to inking our body?
Some people choose to keep their tattoos forever. Others change their mind half way through and later get it removed. Whilst it may be possible to remove it nobody ever said it’s that easy. Whilst tattoos are becoming part of the fashion trend people never seem to understand the risk that comes with getting inked. When one gets a tattoo, they sit, stare, think and all of a sudden there is a great big smile from A to Z. They know when something feels right it doesn’t need any alterations.
Today the take home message is: Think before you INK! Next time you do decide to get a tattoo planning is essential. People will not only judge you based on your appearance but on your character too. Show some love and let me know what your tattoo says about you. In the end, if the tattoo is mulled onto your chosen spot correctly by the artist then you have a great smile and nothing can beat the vibe you feel.
Happy Summer :)