The Reasons I Don't Want A Tattoo

in art •  3 months ago

The art of tattooing has been developed a lot these past years. Nowadays it's very easy to find a tattooer or tattoo artist (it's the same) something that was extremely difficult let's say 30 years ago. Also, back then those who had tattoos often considered as misfits or that they have something to do with illegal activities. That was partly true cause the crime syndicates, prisoners and mafia members had tattoos. That's why mostly everyone had second thoughts about people with tattoos 

Anyway let's come down to the reasons that make me stay away from doing a tattoo even though i find it pretty cool to look at, especially at women i think it gives them ''something more''. I can't explain it better sorry, it just looks awesome in my eyes and some of the tattoos makes them more stylish.


20-30 years ago as i said mostly anyone who had a tattoo was consider a person that is related with illegal activities or in general an outcast. Today it's the exact opposite as mostly anyone has a tattoo even the most dumb people in order to play it cool and show off.

Don't get me wrong tattoos are basically for that reason. It's a piece of art or crap that you will have for a long period of time maybe forever on you and probably you wanna show it to others, i have no issues with that. 

My problem begins when people care only for that. They don't give a crap about the design and with every chance they find, they will try to show it to the point that it's getting on your nerves. I bet you have seen those people that walk around with those vest tops even if it's snowing outside or the other ones that take a ridiculous pose in a photo only to show to the world their tattoo. The sad thing is that all of their photos look exactly the same!

Watching all these retarded things makes me lose my will into doing one.

(3)Big Tattoos

I despise small tattoos like the infinity symbol or a small heart or some letters etc etc. Except the fact that nobody could see it (not even you), it reminds me of elementary school that we used to take our markers and paint ourselves in these exact spots doing similar designs. Also these small tattoos are another example of how mainstream tattoos have become as all the people that wanna act cool but afraid to do something bigger choose the smaller one, which most of the times are the exact same designs just to act cool in front of others while nobody else actually cares.  

Doing A big tattoo that will cover a big part of your body means that you need to do your research first and find a design that you completely like and won't get bored after a while, something that i haven't manage to do yet. Also note that tattoos are painful so imagine the amount of pain that is needed for let's say a whole back cover up.


For all of you that don't know it, tattoos are fading. Don't expect your tattoo to remain as it was during the time you did it. The most common factors are the quality of the ink as well as the area that your tattoo is. Body areas that rub with other body parts like palms or fingers or anything else like clothes will fade through time. Ofc it doesn't mean it will fade after a month it may take 2-3-4 years but it will fade and that's a fact.

So when that happens you either do nothing and let if fade more which in my opinion is stupid or you have to go and pay again in order to ''redo'' it. Ofc you will also go through the whole painful experience you did the first time.

For me this is just a continuous loop in which i would have to pay physically (redo all the process) and mentally (by paying money) forever.

(1)Easily Bored

We came down to the number one reason that will probably lead me not to have a tattoo ever. I am way to easily bored of anything. Most of the sports that i did in the past, after year doing them i was so bored that i immediately stopped and note that it's wasn't due to the strict program or something as i was always among the first ones. 

The same applies in whatever i do. For example i am easily bored going through the same places for vacations, writing the same genre of posts, doing the same thing in work even waking up the same hour :P So knowing myself after maximum a year i will wake up one day and say ''fuck this shit''

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I am not really good with pain but tattoos really look cool when you picked a great design. However as you said, those with tattoos most of the time aren't viewed favorably by society, even some jobs in my country prohibits having tattoos so I will just draw some with markers lol

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yes we have the same thing with some jobs here too, but that slowly changes!

Haha imagine being in a bitch among others with tattoos and you walk next to them full of marker's designs :P

Your reasons for not wanting a to get a tottoo are quite similar to mine, especially for the "getting bored" part. I am not sure I am gonna love seeing (or showing off) a particular piece of art on my skin for so long.

And faded tattos aren't nice to see and the pain that comes with it is just not something I will wanna experience. And well, I hate needles.

I still do "design" my skin with my pen, (when I get bored) lol. I guess I still haven't grown up.


haha at least you will develop more your designing skills :P


☺ well, yes!

The only tatoos i "admit" are those made from war veterans , to remind them a specific period of their life. All the rest is just show off and fashion...


i never had thought of it and you are extremely right. Now i earned another argument to use :P

I think tattoos are cool and I’d consider getting them but I haven’t found something that I care about enough to have it permanently marked on my body...


that's the hard part!

Αγαπητε @filotasriza συμφωνώ και επαυξάνω! Για τους ιδιους (ακριβως) λόγους που δε θέλεις να "τυπώσεις" για πάντα σε κάποιο ή κάποια σημεία του σώματος σου ενα σκίτσο, μια εικόνα, μια φράση, οτιδήποτε τελος παντων, δεν έκανα κι εγω ποτε τατουαζ. Πολλοι (ες) φίλοι (ες) και γνωστοί (ες) έχουν τατουαζ και το (τα) επιδεικνύουν ανα πασα στιγμή και ευκαιρία. Αρκετές φορές έχω ανοίξει συζήτηση επ' αυτού σε μια προσπάθεια κατανόησης του κοινωνικού φαινομενου που έχει πάρει διαστάσεις επιδημίας τα τελευταία χρόνια. Πολλές φορές οι συζητήσεις αυτές καταλήγουν σε αδιέξοδο καθως διαπιστώνω οτι στην ουσία δεν υπάρχει... ουσία ενω δεν είναι λίγοι αυτοί (ες) που παρεξηγούνται χωρίς όμως να μπορουν να δικαιολογήσουν με λογικά επιχειρήματα την αιτία της παρεξήγησης. Κατέληξα σε κάποια συμπεράσματα για τα οποία όμως δεν είμαι βέβαιος σε ο,τι αφορά στην εγκυρότητα τους μπορώ όμως να πω οτι σε πολλές περιπτώσεις ενα τατουαζ μπορεί να δρα ως "τονωτικό" προσωπικότητας (που είναι φανερό οτι δεν έχει ακόμα ολοκληρωθεί) ή ένδειξη ένταξης σε μια κοινωνική ομάδα ή ακόμα και σημάδι απελευθέρωσης απο εδραιωμένα κοινωνικά πρότυπα που επιβάλει το "σύστημα". Βεβαίως ουδεις παραδέχεται οτι το τατουαζ εδραιώνεται πλεον ως νεο κοινωνικό-συστημικό προτυπο εφοσον παρα πολλοι (ες) αποδέχονται την πρακτική αυτή και ζωγραφίζουν ενιοτε μετα μανιας το δερμα τους. Το θέμα είναι ενδιαφέρον και χρήζει κοινωνιολογικής αναλυσης (και οχι μονο). Σε ο,τι με αφορά δε θα έκανα ποτε τατουαζ για πολλούς λόγους μεταξυ των οποίων συγκαταλέγεται η απέχθεια μου προς τις βελόνες και προς τον λανθάνοντα μαζοχισμό που προκύπτει εκ του γεγονότος οτι η διαδικασία "εκτύπωσης" επι του δέρματος είναι ιδιαιτέρως επώδυνη ορισμένες φορές και ο (η) φέρων (ουσα) το τατουαζ έχει προσέλθει αυτοβούλως στον ειδικό για να την υποστεί γνωρίζοντας εκ των προτερων οτι θα πονέσει. Εξαιρετικό άρθρο όπως πάντα και πρωτότυπο μιας και σπάνια αναφέρεται κανεις στο θέμα των τατουαζ με τον τρόπο που το θέτεις. Upvoted όπως είναι φυσικό και resteem it. Και βεβαιως σε ευχαριστώ και πάλι για το upvote σου στην τελευταία δημοσίευση μου. Εν αναμονή του επόμενου άρθρου σου τις καλημέρες μου και καλό μήνα Αυγουστο να εχουμε!!!


Κατέληξα σε κάποια συμπεράσματα για τα οποία όμως δεν είμαι βέβαιος σε ο,τι αφορά στην εγκυρότητα τους μπορώ όμως να πω οτι σε πολλές περιπτώσεις ενα τατουαζ μπορεί να δρα ως "τονωτικό" προσωπικότητας (που είναι φανερό οτι δεν έχει ακόμα ολοκληρωθεί) ή ένδειξη ένταξης σε μια κοινωνική ομάδα ή ακόμα και σημάδι απελευθέρωσης απο εδραιωμένα κοινωνικά πρότυπα που επιβάλει το "σύστημα

Ειναι ακριβως οπως τα λες κ οπως ειπες κανεις δν παραδεχεται. εκει στην ουσια βγαινει η αμυνα που ειναι απλο ψυχολογικο φαινομενο γτ νιωθουν οτι δεχονται επιθεση. Ποσες φορες εχω ''μαλωσει'' για κατι τετοια. Στην ουσια τους λεω τα ιδια με εσενα, γινομαι κ λιγο πιο καυστικος κ καταληγουμε σε χαζο επιχειρηματα κ στην κλασσικη φραση, ''εμενα μου αρεσει τι προβλημα εχεις εσυ?" λες κ ανεφερα ποτε οτι εχω προβλημα.

Δν ξερω κ τι ηλικια εισαι για να καταλαβω πανω κατω πως σε αντιμετωπιζουν. πχ αν καποιος ειναι ''μεγαλος'' ηλικιακα θα σκεφτουν οτι ειναι παλιας γενιας δν ξερει. Εγω π ειμαι νεος κ ανηκω στην γενια αυτη π εχουν γινει μοδα τα tattoo ακουω ολο βλακειες. Θα παραδεχτω καποιον αν μου πει το κανα καθαρα για να το δειχνω για να φανω πιο cool

I totally get it... I'm very easily bored to and that's the main reason i don't get a tatoo, the small ones to me aren't a problem, i find it extremely attractive for a girl to have one of those small bird-like tattoos on the ankles, don't ask me why, I'm just weird :P I've also seen people do small tatoos like a picture of a paw to remember their dog or cat...I've seen a guy that had tattoos on his whole body and they are now so faded you can't even notice them! So that's a problem too, i would have to go retatoo every couple of years and that's a huge amount of money to throw away just because I want ink on my body...


yes i like girls like that too :P i don't know why either :p

A paw to remind them their pet, hahaha that's what they have their brains :P

I have the same reasons, but add to that the health concern. When I was younger, I had this killer tattoo in mind, but then someone did it and I just lost interest.


hahaha i can't imagine how you felt at that moment :p