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Think Before You Ink

February 23rd, 2014 by

I tend to get annoyed very easily when the mainstream media goes on about tattoo regret, assuming that everyone who gets a tattoo will ultimately wallow in their own foolishness.  The ignorance of deciding in advance for an entire future population of tattooed people that they’ll ultimately realise they’ve made a mistake is not worth delving into here.  That being said, I do think there is value in learning from the mistakes of others and seeing firsthand what sorts of things people regret.  This short documentary showcases a few people, their tattoos and how they happened to come to the decision that they’d made some bad tattoo choices.  Some of the most common reasons for getting tattoos that end up being regrettable are age (teenagers, mostly) and trends (tribal hell – the 90s put some really bad ideas into people’s heads).  Best of all, I feel that this doc shows its viewers that a tattoo is for life and it’s a decision that shouldn’t be rushed into simply for the thrill of “getting one”.

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