#36248
thejohnphenomenon
Participant
    @thejohnphenomenon

I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo for years now, but there’s one reason why I haven’t yet. My problem is that I can’t make up my mind. The idea that it will be there forever and that I won’t be able to change it or erase it (without painful expensive laser treatment) stresses the hell out of me when I’m trying to choose what to get. I have literally dozens of ideas of tattoos I want to get, but the thing is that I’m not 100% sure about any of them. Even if I am sure about a tattoo, if I think about it later on, my mind is completely changed about it. I don’t want to look down at a tattoo I got three years ago and say “What was I thinking?” Or “I should have gotten the blah blah instead of the blah blah.” As you can tell, I’m an extremely indecisive person, I always have trouble making decisions even ones as small as choosing what to eat for dinner. I’m stressed out of my mind trying to decide what to get, where to get it, how big it should be, etc etc. I just can’t decide! Can someone give me some advice? I really want to get a tattoo, they’re so beautiful and I really respect tattooists as artists and tattooing as an art form.

#101422
ArniVidar
Moderator
    @arnividar

I shall give you the best advice I can:

If you are not 100% sure, don’t get it 🙂
If you are relatively sure about something, pin it to your fridge or somewhere that you will see it every single day, and leave it there for a few months.
If you still love it after that time, bring that idea in here and ask for honest feedback, and we will rip it to shreds.
If you still love it after we rip it to shreds, it’s gold 🙂


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#101453
bboarder06
Participant
    @bboarder06
ArniVidar;84261 wrote:
I shall give you the best advice I can:

If you are not 100% sure, don’t get it 🙂
If you are relatively sure about something, pin it to your fridge or somewhere that you will see it every single day, and leave it there for a few months.
If you still love it after that time, bring that idea in here and ask for honest feedback, and we will rip it to shreds.
If you still love it after we rip it to shreds, it’s gold 🙂

Perfect advice. Don’t get one if you have even the slightest bit of doubt.
And if you do get one, learn to love any imperfection it may have.

#101473
clay1680
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If your thinking about it this much go for it. you live once and if you want it you gotta start somewhere. if you hate it, fuck it, shit happens maybe you can cover it but i say do it.

#101484
downriver
Participant
    @downriver

Just choose a design and get it, lifes too short.

#101493
thejohnphenomenon
Participant
    @thejohnphenomenon

Thanks everybody for the great advice. Another question: Do covering tattoos up with another one pose any possible issues? Like, is it harmful to the skin or does it not come out as good or something like that? What if you do it multiple times on the same area?

#101494
albert1500
Participant
    @albert1500
thejohnphenomenon;84260 wrote:
I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo for years now, but there’s one reason why I haven’t yet. My problem is that I can’t make up my mind. The idea that it will be there forever and that I won’t be able to change it or erase it (without painful expensive laser treatment) stresses the hell out of me when I’m trying to choose what to get. I have literally dozens of ideas of tattoos I want to get, but the thing is that I’m not 100% sure about any of them. Even if I am sure about a tattoo, if I think about it later on, my mind is completely changed about it. I don’t want to look down at a tattoo I got three years ago and say “What was I thinking?” Or “I should have gotten the blah blah instead of the blah blah.” As you can tell, I’m an extremely indecisive person, I always have trouble making decisions even ones as small as choosing what to eat for dinner. I’m stressed out of my mind trying to decide what to get, where to get it, how big it should be, etc etc. I just can’t decide! Can someone give me some advice? I really want to get a tattoo, they’re so beautiful and I really respect tattooists as artists and tattooing as an art form.

I know the feeling. But i just went for it. i’m like you i’ve had and have several ideas. i’ll never regret any tattoo i get, i’m a grown man and know what i’m getting myself into.

all the tattoos i have are my ideas and some have the tattoo artists spin on it.

i for one never thought i would EVER get a whole sleeve (still havent) but i have my next appointment on 4/28 to start the bottom half.

if you have a bunch of ideas start putting stuff together and make it flow into a half sleeve or more, thats what i’m doing.

#101512