Regretted Tattoos

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Regretted Tattoos

Eliza Eliza
I really want a tattoo, but I'm scared I'll end up not liking it or regretting it. Not that I don't think I'll like whatever I choose to get, but that I'll be upset about having it on my body permanently (I like the way I look naked now, and I don't know if I want to change how I look).

Do you regret any or your tattoos or know anyone who regrets a tattoo they have? Share stories!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I have a tattoo I regret.
Antipova , Derekkk , SourAppleMartini , PropertyOfPotter , padmeamidala
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I know someone who has a tattoo he/she/they regret.
Peggi , allybee , The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary , Starkiller87 , Lummox , Princess Zelda , Lucky21 , l'amour , aliceinthehole , chicmichiw , Dixiemomma
11
I have a tattoo/tattoos but I don't regret them.
Angelica , Cream in the Cupcake , CoffeeCup , Peggi , darthkitt3n , Ash1141 , Diabolical Kitty , Starkiller87 , Pink Jewel , Ghost , WhoopieDoo , zwee75 , Ryuson , Beck , aliceinthehole , slynch , Eyesonfire , twelve13 , PropertyOfPotter , Dixiemomma , Living Doll , Hummingbird
22
I don't know anyone who regrets their tattoos.
AmberM , Angelica , Miss Nessa , darthkitt3n , dv8 , Ghost , twelve13 , Gone (LD29)
8
I don't have any tattoos because I'm scared I'd regret them.
sktb0007 , JessCee , starklover , The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary , ZenaidaMacroura , The Curious Couple , Lummox , Darling Jen , unfulfilled , Eliza , l'amour , SugarLips , chicmichiw , Cosmonaut , Allstars316 , mlmac , mpfm , nikki0668 , bayosgirl
19
Other.
zeb , Pixel , Katastophy , U3H , Gone (LD29) , Bignuf
6
Total votes: 71 (57 voters)
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10/16/2011
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sktb0007 sktb0007
I don't have any tattoos, but when/if I do get one, I will be sure to put a lot of thought into it before choosing what it is. My partner has tattoos he regrets that he got at a young age. I assume that most of the people who regret any tattoos they have, got them when they were young. I could be wrong though, since I don't have any I am just guessing lol.
10/16/2011
AmberM AmberM
I don't have any tattoos at the moment, but i plan on getting a few that mean alot to me.. So far i know nobody who regrets getting their tattoos.
10/16/2011
Peggi Peggi
I have 3 tattoos so far and don't regret them because I take very careful consideration into the design and location. I would always be sure to make it so that I can cover names and such up, just in case.

My ex husband got a bunch of random tattoos. One he regrets and the others I wonder if one day he will. He, on a whim, decided to get the "Zod" symbol from Superman as a tramp stamp and regrets it because he decided on it in less than 24 hours before getting it.
10/16/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
I clicked the wrong button. I have met a couple of people who had gotten tattoos they they wish they had not. I figured it's part of growing up lol hahahaa most of them had gotten the tattos when they were 16-18.
10/16/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I have a few tattoos. I don't regret them at all. I put a lot of time into finding exactly what I want. I don't think I know anyone who regrets their tattoos.
10/16/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I have some and I don't regret any of them.
10/16/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I have 3. I have gotten them all for a reason and will never regret any of them.
10/16/2011
starklover starklover
I not sure if I will get a tattoo but I like to get one.
10/16/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by Eliza
I really want a tattoo, but I'm scared I'll end up not liking it or regretting it. Not that I don't think I'll like whatever I choose to get, but that I'll be upset about having it on my body permanently (I like the way I look ...
I almost got one, I still might but I have to have it hidden enough that people at work cant see it.
10/16/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
I don't get my tattoos on a whim. I wait a year or so to see if I still want that one tattoo. I don't want to regret any of them. The ones I have now I've wanted for well over 3 4 years. I doubt Ill ever regret them.
10/16/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I know I'd regret a tattoo if I got one!
10/16/2011
Antipova Antipova
I wish I didn't have a tattoo.

I actually did wait more than a year before getting it. I completely still love the design, and I love telling the story that inspired it when someone new asks. It looks pretty.

But I wish it wasn't embedded in my skin. I should have just made a poster or something.

Like, when a lover looks at my body in repose---I just wish it was pristine again. With two clear, same-colored shoulderblades. Symmetrical, the way I was born.
10/16/2011
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
I don't regret them.
10/17/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I try not to regret anything in life, tattoos included. There are a few that I have that I would change because it wasn't the design I wanted and I let the artist change my mind, but the artwork is still beautiful all the same. There are times I wish I didn't have as many tattoos as I do, but I don't really regret any of them because they're part of me now. I don't think I'd get any of them removed either, for a few different reasons. One being that these were my choices and I should have to live with them, and also for the monetary aspect; I spent how much money to put this on me permanently only to spend how much more money to remove it? And it's going to hurt how much? I'll just keep it, thank you.
10/17/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm scared of needles so there's no way I'd get one, but I find them to be pretty hot!
10/17/2011
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I don't regret mine and desperately want more
10/17/2011
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I have yet to get one. I would like to do something like red butterfly wings on my back but I just not sure in 10-20 years I will be happy with it.

I have also known people who had gotten them while they where drunk and wished they had not. Also when you are looking for some one make sure you look at their work and check people who have had the person do the tattoo done by them. Make sure you look for some one who knows how to not let the tattoo bleed (when i say that I mean after a long time if the needle had gone too deep the tattoo will start to become larger lined because the ink 'bleeds' into the skin that is why you see some people with thick lined tattoos. But also there are some who look for the thick lined.

Just before you get one make sure you talk with the person who you want to get the tattoo from and make sure you are happy with their work. Also look into many places and see what you like and who you like. Good luck.
10/17/2011
zeb zeb
I not sure if I want one or not
10/17/2011
Eliza Eliza
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I wish I didn't have a tattoo.

I actually did wait more than a year before getting it. I completely still love the design, and I love telling the story that inspired it when someone new asks. It looks pretty.

But I wish it ...
This is kind of what I'm worried about. I love the designs and the meanings that I have chosen, and I know I won't ever grow out of them, but I'm worried that I'll regret getting it on my body, changing the way my body looks.

I'm glad that someone else knows what I mean, because I think most people are talking about ideas that are rushed into or not serious, whereas my worry isn't about that at all.
10/19/2011
Eliza Eliza
Quote:
Originally posted by Princess Zelda
I have yet to get one. I would like to do something like red butterfly wings on my back but I just not sure in 10-20 years I will be happy with it.

I have also known people who had gotten them while they where drunk and wished they had not. ...
I understand what you're saying, but this isn't what I'm worried about. I'm worried about regretting changing the way my body looks, not about individual designs or quality or anything like that.
10/19/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Eliza
This is kind of what I'm worried about. I love the designs and the meanings that I have chosen, and I know I won't ever grow out of them, but I'm worried that I'll regret getting it on my body, changing the way my body ...
I think, so far as this goes... probably a lot more people who have tattoos feel this way than will admit it. Most people take the "well, I spent all this money, and there's no point in regretting it, so I'm just gonna be PROUD" stance.

And, most of the time, I don't admit I regret it. But when someone's debating their first tattoo, it's easier for me to be honest. Don't do it. It's not a bitter regret, but I would be happier without it.
10/19/2011
Katastophy Katastophy
I'm not very into tattoos, but I am into scarification. For those that don't know, this is either cutting or branding flesh, which heals and leaves a scar. It's not for self-inflicted injury purposes, it's for the same reasons that one has when getting a tattoo. I find the look more natural and more aethetically appealing than the look of tattoos.
Anyhow, when I was around 15 I really wanted scarification, but obviously couldn't because I was underage and my parents wouldn't give consent to a professional even if it was legal. That of course left me with three years of thinking, and I figured that if I still wanted the same thing by the time I turned 18, that it wouldn't be likely that I would regret it. I still haven't gotten anything done, but I still like what I first came up with, so it may happen one day. I think the test of time is a good way to be sure that you're not getting something that you will regret in the future.
10/19/2011
Pixel Pixel
I have a tattoo that I wish I no longer have on my skin, but I don't regret it, per say. It is one that I got with a past love of mine, but has personal meaning to me as well. I plan on getting it covered up at some point in the future.
10/19/2011
Derekkk Derekkk
Think before you ink... I need to get one covered up. Otherwise if you get a tattoo that has meaning to you, you should never regret it
04/07/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I have two tattoos, both done when I was fifteen. How I wish I could get rid of them.
04/13/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Nope. I'm not into tattoos. I'm more okay with piercings for that exact reason -- you can take it out when you no longer want it.
04/13/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
I don't have tattoos. I am afraid to get one in case it comes out horrible or if I grow tired of it.
04/13/2013
ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
I don't regret any of my tattoos, but my mom regrets hers. She has a pair of wings on her upper back. I'm not sure why she regrets them though, because they're actually really good.
04/13/2013
twelve13 twelve13
I don't regret getting my tattoo. But it does need touched up soon!
04/13/2013
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