If you get a tattoo to look like something you are not, you better think twice. It is better to be than to appear! Read these ideas first.
Many of the things we do every day are mainly motivated by fitting into a certain social group, by being fashionable, by being part of …, and if there is something that falls into that category, it is precisely tattoos (scratching the body), wearing piercings and body modifications.
I would love to be able to convince you that you are better off abstaining from any of these three options, but honestly who am I to tell you what to do or not do. On the other hand, I do want to take the liberty of giving you some information about it before you make a decision that, in general, tends to be permanent, that is, for life:
What you should consider
Find out …
… If you are allergic to the components of the inks, materials used in the manufacture of the accessories, or if the body modification can have harmful consequences for the correct functioning of your body.
Don’t overlook …
… That making these types of changes can have repercussions on your health. For example, hepatitis B or C or HIV are some of the infections that are associated with these procedures. As if that were not enough, these three actions usually prevent you from donating blood later in an emergency.
Let me tell you an anecdote: while I was studying at the university, in a class, my classmates and I were asked to share experiences that would have marked us, and a classmate told what it was that made him give up drugs forever: on one occasion that His brother was seriously ill and was under the influence of these substances and a blood transfusion was necessary and immediate. however, he could not help him precisely because being drugged his blood did not serve him.
Think very well …
… What is leading you to decide to scratch your body, get piercings or do body modifications; Remember that life is constantly changing, and the way you see it today may not be the same later, or worse, that what you do today may harm your future plans. Today tattooing is fashionable, but you do not know if it will be in thirty years. On the other hand, the Merca20 magazine in 2013 published data from a study that revealed that 74.2 percent of tattooed or pierced people find it difficult to find work.
Try to choose places on your body that if you ever need it, you can easily hide them, you don’t know what the future holds, so don’t ruin it in advance.
Opt for sites (where they tattoo or pierce ) that are truly established, that have the appropriate permits, that have a good reputation, but above all that comply with all the basic and necessary hygienic aspects so that you do not risk your health.
Finally, think, think and think again, do not just act, keep in mind that fashion is constantly changing (what today is well regarded or causes admiration, tomorrow no longer, will be obsolete). See photos of your parents when they were teenagers: no one wants to do their hair or dress like them today and a tattoo is a bit of that: like keeping an ornament for a lifetime because, although it can be “erased”, it is never completely erased and it is always very painful. Again: it is one thing to do something out of conviction and another out of imitation. Your life is yours, and you are completely free to live it as you see fit, but make sure that the way you live it does not leave traces that you cannot erase.
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