Tattoos: 3 Reasons People Get Inked

If you are trying to decide whether or not to get a tattoo, you may still be unsure of whether or not to move forward with getting the permanent ink applied to your skin. There may actually be no perfect reasons for getting a tattoo, but knowing the reasons why many people receive them may help you make a suitable decision for you. Here are a few popular reasons that people get inked:

Preservation of Memories

A tattoo is permanent. As long as you have your skin, you have a visual depiction of a memory. Some people choose to get tattoos to commemorate special occasions such as an anniversary. Others may get a tattoo of a loved one who has passed away to help memorialize him or her.

Each time the human canvas looks at his or her tattoo, he or she is reminded of the person or thing that the tattoo represents.

Artistic Expressions

The skin, for some people, becomes an artistic canvas. They can use it  to display their beliefs and passions. Other people choose to decorate themselves with abstract representations pictured on their body.

The most important thing concerning an artistic tattoo is that it effectively expresses the feelings of the person. Since the canvas is never exchanged, it is best to have body art designed in a way that is considered timeless. Much like art that is displayed in a museum or a gallery, tattoos that are artistic representations usually invoke some type of deep feeling from the owner as well as some observers.

Cosmetic Improvements

Some people have their makeup tattooed into place. Tattoos that are used as permanent make-up help people avoid having to purchase temporary makeup supplies, such as eyeliner, lipstick or even blush. Special care has to be taken during the application of permanent makeup because certain areas of the face, such as the eyelids, have skin that is quite thin. Still, the makeup allows the canvas to wake up looking the way that he or she desires without the need for additional preparation of the face.

Tattoos can also be used to help conceal scars. For instance, after a mastectomy and breast reconstruction, the areola of the breast may be tattooed to ensure that the coloration looks natural. In addition, people who have deep scarring from traumatic events, such as an animal attacks, may decide to have a tattoo applied to disguise the scarring.

If you are interested in receiving a tattoo, schedule an appointment with a professional tattoo artist in your area.  


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