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'Regrets, I've had a few' -- and that tattoo may be one

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“I was like ‘I just got this woman’s face tattooed on my arm and now every day I have to look in the mirror and see the face of the person who betrayed my trust,’” he said.

Priceless...

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Yeah, it's never a good idea to get a partner's name or likeness tattooed upon oneself. People change.

Your kids on the other hand are all good. I'm not into kanji tattoos for the most part, but I've long considered getting my kids names done in a creative manner by a proper Japanese artist.

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I got a tat 8 years ago, not sure if I would get it again but I don't regret getting it

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I've never regretted not getting a tattoo.

18 ( +19 / -1 )

I've never regretted getting one.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

That's good, Strangerland, but as the article states, there's a significant percentage of those who do regret getting tattoos and go to great lengths and expense to have them removed.

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That's good, Strangerland, but as the article states, there's a significant percentage of those who do regret getting tattoos and go to great lengths and expense to have them removed.

Actually it doesn't state that. It states that 14% of people regret their tattoo, around 1/7, but it doesn't say how many of those that regret their tattoo go on to get them removed. That also means that almost 6/7 don't regret their tattoos - the overwhelming majority. And I was pointing out that I'm one of those who doesn't regret it. I've been shopping around for an artist for my next one recently.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

I've never regretted getting one.

Me neither. My tattoos tell a story. But of course, nothing gang affiliated.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

A lack of a tattoo is a good sign of proper class, education, taste, and upbringing.

But not a guarantee. There are plenty of classless people with no education or taste, and a bad upbringing, who have never gotten a tattoo. There are also plenty of classy educated people with good taste who are well brought up, who have tattoos.

A tattoo is not a good metric by which to judge someone on these factors. Their personality, upbringing and method of being raised are the best ways to judge these factors.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

I don't mind tattoos on other people but I have no intention of getting one myself. Sometimes though, I see a really gorgeous woman who has tatt overkill and I just think "what have you done!?". They can look pretty skanky on some people.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Sometimes though, I see a really gorgeous woman who has tatt overkill and I just think "what have you done!?".

I'm so the opposite. I love women with lots of tattoos.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

It states that 14% of people regret their tattoo

It states that was a figure in 2012, but that a poll last year said nearly a quarter of people regretted getting a tattoo. As more cop on.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Part of the problem I think, is one mentioned in this article - that people get tattoos without properly thinking it through. I've always advised people that once they decide on a design, they should wait a year before getting it. If after a year they don't feel strongly about the tattoo, then they shouldn't get it done. That year gives them time to shop around and find an artist that can do the style of tattoo as well. Many people are under the mistaken impression that any tattooist can do any tattoo, but the truth is that each tattooist will be stronger in some styles and weaker in others. It's important to find one that is strong in the style of the tattoo that the person wants. It's also worth it to spend the extra money if that tattooist is more expensive - it's a one time investment that you have to live with the rest of your life, so it's not a time to skimp.

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Grand kids names and birthdays in kanji, plus others of a personal nature also. Only regret is that they tend to fade over the years and need redoing sometimes. Japan has some world class tattoo artists.

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just to call a spade a spade, if you see a woman with a tattoo you can be pretty sure she's no nun,,, so to speak...

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

You don't put graffiti on God's handiwork.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

When I was home at a water park in KC A FEW YEARS BACK, it seemed as though a law had been passed in my absence requiring every overweight white person from the lower economic strata to get at least one very poorly done tattoo.

I've never been so glad to be scared of needles and in the proper height and weight configuration.....

Tastefully done and in moderation, tattoos can be quite artful and attractive. But I have to say that having one's kid's names on one's thigh ( Cathy, Cheryl, Cody - I actually saw this along with freakishly distorted pictures of their faces - at least I hope they were distorted.) makes me wonder if that's so the person can remember their names. .

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I am Tattooed Koi half of my back and there is no way to remove it. It is tasteful and colorful but what I have learned about Japans dislike of them I would not do it today. I am not aware of it on a daily basis but I can not go to Onsen either. I wonder if I met a Japanese woman, and she sees it how she would react?

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Most regrets I heard from people that have tats are facing of colours(need to be redone after some years), aging and loose skin which distorts the image.

Not surprising as we age we gain/lose weight naturally thus the canvas changes, ditto for colour fading.

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