Wrist Tattoos – Things You Need To Know Before Getting One

By | December 19, 2013

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Wrist tattoos are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to customize your body! From Hollywood A-listers like Victoria Beckham and Lindsay Lohan to ordinary people such as you and me!

Favorite designs for women include stars, fairies, flowers and rosaries. For men, favorite designs include flames, Celtic designs, stars and tribal tattoos. For women, favorites include stars, fairies, flowers and rosaries.

Obviously tattoos are permanent so you need to be absolutely sure you have considered all the implications before you go ahead! Here are 3 things you need to think about.

Firstly, think about the pain! Common wisdom should make you realize that the wrist is quite a painful place to get a tattoo. If you’re not at all good with pain, or even just if it’s your first tattoo, perhaps consider somewhere on your body that has a bit more flesh to soften the impact of the tattoo needle.

Also, tattoos on thinner areas of skin will take longer to properly heal. They may need to be renewed more often to keep the design clear, too.

Second, wrist tattoos – especially designs with stars – have traditionally been associated with the gay and lesbian communities. This isn’t really the case as much any more, but you should think about the history of your chosen design before you get it permanently inked onto your wrist.

Thirdly, and maybe most importantly, be certain you are sure you really want the tattoo! Perhaps this sounds obvious but many people don’t think about it properly and end up regretting their decision. A tattoo on your wrist is a very visible place to have one. A tattoo on your shoulder, back or stomach is quite easy to hide – at least when you need to. But on your wrist it’s almost impossible to hide it completely.

To you your tattoo will look good, but what about other people who may (rightly or wrongly) judge you based on your tattoo? What will your parents think? And what about your employer or future employers! Do you really want to affect your chances of a good job in the future simply because of one tattoo that is difficult to hide?

This might all sound negative, but it isn’t all bad news! Wrist tattoos are a great way to make your body more individual and show people your style. It’s just important to consider potential unintended side-effects!

Above all, just make sure you know what you’re getting yourself in for!

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