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Right Time, Wrong Place?

April 21st, 2010 by

Everyone it seems, is aware of the current and continuing popularity of tattoos.  Yet why then, are so many of us with tattoos or those of us planning to get more tattoos so hesitant to have tattoos done in a easily visible spot on our bodies?

Lately I’ve been thinking about getting a new tattoo.  All of the tattoos that I currently have can easily be covered with clothing.  This time however, I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo on my wrist – a far more visible place that can’t easily be covered.  Yet when I started to think about it more, I started to think that maybe someplace completely visible isn’t the best idea.  But why?  I’m self-employed, I work from home – so what’s the problem?  Why should I still be even the least bit hesitant about where my tattoos should go?

Apparently, I’m not alone. This article states that 72% of adults (both young and old), don’t have visible tattoos.  Now just for a minute, throw aside all those inevitable questions about who the 72% of adults were and how and when and all that and consider that this statistic most definitely marks the effects of years of people being forced to be frightened of getting a tattoo in the “wrong” place.

Thankfully, these concepts of getting the tattoo in the wrong place are beginning to change.  Unfortunately, there’s most likely going to be a lengthy hangover from the times when getting tattooed was some sort of subversive act.  That then, is the reason why I myself am hesitant about getting a tattoo in a visible place.  I’m not worried about myself, I’m worried about how people will judge me.  But not any more.  I’ve made my decision: the tattoo will be on the wrist.  It’s time to leave that era of being bossed into not getting a visible tattoo behind.  Visible tattoos all around!  Go on, do it if you haven’t already.  It’s time to force a move forward.

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