You have come to Should I Tattoo because you, or someone you know, is thinking about getting a tattoo. You are doing the right thing by getting informed first before you make a decision that will be with you the rest of your life.
Tattoos are very popular these days, in fact over 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo, and almost a third of all people age 16 to 25 years have gotten inked!
Shoulditattoo.com is not designed to talk you out of getting a tattoo, but instead to give you the information you need to make a good balanced decision. The reality is that the tattoo you get will be with you the rest of your life. The other reality is that a tattoo comes with some degree of health and social risk.
Therefore the decision whether to “get inked” is big, and should be done deliberately, soberly, and after much self education and consideration. After all, you wouldn’t get plastic surgery down the street in somebody’s basement after a few drinks, would you?
Every step in the tattoo process is important: design, placement on the body, tattoo artist, cleanliness, future career possibilities, and your skin’s healing ability. Take each aspect of this decision very seriously, or you may end up with painful regrets.
Education is power, and this site is full of information, both favorable and unfavorable, as it relates to tattoos.
Read it, review in, and discuss it with your friends and family. If there is something we’ve left out, by all means, register and tell us about it. If you have a great tattoo, we want to see it. If you’ve had a bad outcome and want others to learn from your mistake, we want to see that too. We can all learn something, so get in on the conversation.