On more than one occasion i have been asked a question about age and tattoos. What happens when i get my 1st tattoo after 40 years old? Will it look right? Or my personal favorite is what will my tattoo look like when I’m 60 or older with wrinkles? Now I’m 30 years old with tattoos all over. I can’t say i haven’t sat down and had the same thoughts. Then i think about it and say “oh well” I’ll be old, so does it really matter? I didn’t realize the amount of people that worried about this when getting inked. So I set out to get peoples thoughts on it. Here is what they had to say:
Ariane L: “There’s nothing wrong with it. There’s ALWAYS going to be people who frown upon it but shit, who cares. Art is art. No matter the canvas. And tattoos naturally fade with age and anyone who gets one knows that. I have hand and wrist tattoos and still hold down a nice job in healthcare where it’s really shunned. Guess what’s not going to change, my tats! Now and forever. Its time mainstream catches on. Ijs.”
Felicia M. : “Well I’m 39 and a tattoo virgin, just recently i found an image that has meaning to me that i am thinking about having tattooed on my back…up until now there is nothing i ever wanted tatted on me. So no I don’t think there is an age limit with tattoos I think anyone can do it at any age. I will probably be 40 or more before I finally make it to a tattoo parlor…and nobody bet not say a dang thing! Lol”
Sherri B. : “Whether you’re 20 or 40, they are going to look bad when you get old and wrinkly. I’m glad mine are hidden.”
So there you have it, I feel like its what i wanted at the time, so i am going to live with it no matter what. You have to use your brain when choosing artwork and keep in mind that it will change as you get older. At the end of the day it’s still art and you can always have them freshened up anyways. I feel at any age, if you decide to get tat’d GO FOR IT…….Tattoos are a look into the world of the person who has them. Tattoos usually have a great meaning or no meaning at all, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY WHO CARES WHAT ANYBODY HAS TO SAY, OR HOW OLD YOU ARE. As long as your old enough and you have permission if your under 18.
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