I keep on hearing from people how I’m going to regret my tattoo. It’s funny how I was thinking the same for 6 months before getting it inked. I was terrified and had same worries like everyone else around me.
Now I not only don’t give a damn, I love it so much that I can’t imagine myself without it. The only issue I have with it right now is to come up with equally cool idea.
Look, time is ticking, walking with empty sleeves is lame. Taking serious tattoo which “40” years old version of you would accept is just not natural, spiritual etc. Also for the biggest part you are actually worried about reaction you’re going to receive from society. Guess what, you won’t ever please everyone, period.
Let us fast forward. I am 40 years old now. What type of concerns 40 years old should have? Should he be worried about epic old tattoo? What kind of narcissistic, depressed and lost person one must be?
By that age I expect myself to worry about work, kids, house and bunch of other important shit a responsible adult should be worried about. Not whether or not my tattoo fits my style, like some kind of faggot.
My advice is simple, stop bending over to societies views, stand up for your current interests. Do what you want. Tattoos are far more than a “meaning” its a fusion of feelings, ideas and history, they become a part of you.
“You are born alone and will die alone. Its scary but liberating. You need to own your decisions because your responsible for yourself, everyone is smart as fuck about shit that does not concern them. But you’ll be the one dying one day lying in bed and having or not having regrets. – Dragan Veljkovic.”
If you know someone who regrets a tattoo he took decades ago, you should know that person is insecure and lost, he needs some love and psychiatric help.
p.s. I am well aware of people that get full sleeves/huge pieces in Thailand while being intoxicated, that’s a whole other level of stupid and has nothing to do with well planned things.