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Should I get Inked?

When we see anyone with tattoo our reactions are varied, we might feel awed, fascinated, amazed, drawn, repulsed or intrigued. The questions that come to our minds when we see anyone with tattoos are:

  • Should I get one?
  • Would it be safe?
  • Could I carry a tattoo?
  • Do I want something so permanent on my skin?
  • Last but not least WOULD IT HURT?

Let me address them here one by one.

Should I get one?

Well if you really want to get inked then you should. The tattoo could be very small and still tell a story. You could place it in a way that it’s not very visible too.

If you were always looking at a tattoo with fascination get one.

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Places to get tattooed:

  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Shoulder
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Ankle
  • Waist

Would it be safe?

It could lead to many diseases so it’s very important to get a tattoo from a very renowned place. always keep in mind while getting a tattoo done:

  • Check the new needle
  • Clean the area with antiseptic before starting
  • Do not get a tattoo if you have a skin condition or tendency of keloid/ hypertrophic scar formation
  • Get a small area done first to check for any reaction to the ink
  • Try and avoid direct sun exposure at the tattooed area

There are many diseases which could be communicated by contaminated needles so beware of shady places for tattooing since they do not use new needles.

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Foreign Body Reaction to Ink
  • Keloid
  • Granulomas

Would Tattoo hurt?

Well to tell u truth it all depends on the area you are planning to get tattooed and your pain threshold. It will hurt but not a lot and the tattoo artist are very understanding they totally encourage you and they help you throughout the session.


  • Read about tattooing in detail
  • Select the part according to your comfort
  • Pick the design with care, after research and only if it feels right coz you’ve to live with it life long
  • Search online for designs on Google, Pinterest, etc.
  • Select the tattoo parlor and artist after reading reviews
  • Meet the artist first and explain what you want so that you both can work out the design
  • Keep the design temporarily to get the feel of it
  • The design should match your personality or enhance it
  • Keep your iPod/ phone/ book to distract you or sooth you during the session
  • Take someone known/ friend/ family along with you

I hope you find my article helpful.

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10 thoughts on “Should I get Inked?”

  1. Getting inked had always been my fascination but the after effects scare me. I am waiting for the day I overcome my fears. But hearing it from the doctor just reinstates my faith in tattoos. Thank u for writing this. 🙂

  2. I have always wanted to get inked but the after effects scare me. Learning these facts from a doctor reinstates my faith in tattoos again. Thank u for writing this.

  3. I have been thinking of getting a tattoo since quite some time now, but can’t make up my mind, or gather my guts to go ahead! Let’s see, someday I might just go ahead and do it on an impulse! But, I will remember these points you shared here. Thanks Richa!

  4. The list of diseases is enough for me to stay away from it. Although I do admire tatoos. They are beautiful artform and a way of expression for many people. I love the small ones more… Specially the ones that have a lot of meaning attached to it. Wonderfully written article.

  5. I am seriously thinking of getting one, but I might just settle for a temporary tattoo. The risks are too many and with sensitive skin, I am nervous. I love that tattoo of the cage and bird. So pretty. Some of my friends have extensive tattoos and I admire them even as I know I’ll never get there!

  6. Both my sisters have very cool tattoos but I am on the fence regarding getting one. I like the pointers you have shared. Agree with you that one should give a deep thought regarding the meaning/design etc before having one, because it’s something that will be with you for life.

  7. If you want it, go get it. I have two tattoos on my body and i love them. I was not quick getting them done though. I have been thinking for a while and got my first tattoo with my husband. He got one too. We got our tattoos on our wrists. I was brave enough to get another one after few years near my neck and love that

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