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Article Teaser: Tattooing, in one way or another, generally represents something that is special to the individual who is wearing it. I personally have an array of them now. But my husband still gets mad when he see "Josh" tattooed on my shoulder blade... As you might guess, "Josh" is not my husband anymore...

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Own Your Tattoos, But Don't Let Your Tattoos Own You

Copyright (c) 2010-2017

Tattooing is a common body modification done around the globe. Carbon dating has proven that humans have been tattooing themselves for roughly 5,200 years now.

Reasons vary; for some cultures it's a right of passage, or a way to declare yourself as a member of certain society, declare love for another, or even as part of one's religious beliefs.

Tattooing, in one way or another, generally represents something that is special to the individual who is wearing it. I personally have an array of them now.

I have to agree that, at least for me they have been addicting. I have heard this happens to a lot of people once they get their first tat done. Mine are more less just for decoration. I add a new one every year for my birthday, I guess maybe my own personal "right of passage."

As a stay at home mom I have not had to worry about any ramifications that I have heard can occur in the workplace with tattoos such as mine. Mine are not easily covered, since I have a bracelet tattoo on each wrist.

Even in this day and age you can catch grief from having ink on you. I do have one tattoo I have regretted having though. I was young, in my first long term relationship, and we were engaged. I had grown up watching my father get his various tattoos done, so I had always known that I would have my own someday.

My fiance and I went together to get them done. It was sweet, we have matching hearts with each others name in them. Mine is located on my shoulder blade. His is located on his left arm and they are not really all that small. At the time I thought it was almost a romantic thing to do together. A symbol of us being together as an adult couple, our first place, the engagement. Then the wedding followed by the divorce.

Now having his name tattooed on my shoulder blade is something I wish I could take back, I may in time have the name covered or see what an artist can do about it. I have since remarried, and let me tell you, my husband does not like seeing another mans' name tattooed on his wife. He has asked me to put his name somewhere on me, he suggested something on my leg, but in all fairness I have learned from my mistake and don't think that I will be up for that anytime soon.

I don't for see our relationship going south, but who of us does, and I figure that playing it safe is better than explaining to everyone who "Josh" is whenever I decide to wear a tank top. I think that the only way you should add a name to you is if it's the name of your child. I plan on doing that for my next birthday, adding my daughters name - but I have learned, adding a significant other is not the wisest of ideas.

You really do not know if one day you will come to regret it. A relationship can fall apart, and disappear. A tattoo is forever unless you pay handsomely for laser tattoo removal and there is no guarantee that you will not be left with some sort of scar as a reminder. Of course, there are tattoo removal creams available, but even with these products, you should do your homework, before spending your hard-earned money on products that may not live up to their promise...

My advice is think long and hard about what kind of tattoo you want to get done;, think about where you work and if it could cause a problem; and choose something that means something to you and who you are.


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