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Should You Get a Tattoo? December 27, 2019

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Should You Get a Tattoo?, Manhattan, New York

Tattoos are forms of self-expression, with many people inking their skin with artwork they find beautiful or that mark special events. To avoid the need for tattoo removal later, carefully weigh in the pros and cons of this form of body modification. If you are on the fence, here are a few issues to consider.

3 Factors to Consider Before Getting a Tattoo

1. Your Feelings Might Change

Everyone goes through phases in life. A cartoon character you found funny as a young adult, for example, might no longer be amusing when you reach middle age. Your feelings toward people could also change. If a relationship ends, seeing the name of a former friend or partner on your body could be a painful reminder. Make sure the design you pick is one you will love for many years.

2. You Might Not Love the Results 

New-York-New-York-tattoo-removalThe quality of a finished tattoo can vary widely. For impressive, professional results, expect to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars. If you go to a low- or mid-priced tattoo artist to save money, you might end up spending more in the long-run on a better-quality coverup or tattoo removal. To stay safe, carefully research your artist and their past work before getting inked.

3. It Could Affect Employment Opportunities

Although body modifications are acceptable in creative work environments, other fields are more conservative. If you are applying for a job that requires more formality, managers might think twice about hiring you if you have a tattoo that can’t be covered by clothing. If you can cover the ink, this could still limit your work wardrobe. To minimize the risk, get a tattoo in a discreet area, such as the ankle. 


A tattoo doesn’t have to be permanent. If you get one and aren’t happy with it, contact the professionals at Bared Monkey Laser Spa - Penn Station in New York City. These tattoo removal technicians use the PiQo4 laser to eliminate pigmentation from the skin. Learn more about the process online or call (212) 256-9777 to discuss your needs.