Tattoo Regret


Do you regret your tattoo?

Are your sorry you got a tattoo?

Was your tattoo a mistake?




Well you’re not alone. Millions of people are in the same boat as you.  In many ways, tattoo regret this is the central theme of  People who put a lot of research, thought, and reflection into getting a tattoo have a much lower chance of suffering from tattoo regret.

Its bad enough making a bad decision, and remembering it. . .having to look at a poor choice every time you look in the mirror can be down right torture.

Some people have to just suffer because they don’t have the means to get their tattoo removed.  Having to face a misguided decision on a daily basis can lead to frustration, poor self esteem, and even long standing depression. People who ultimately remove their hated tattoos usually wait many years before doing so.

Many years of self deprecation and calling yourself “stupid” (its one thing when another person calls you stupid, its different when you do it) can take its emotional toll.  The fact is EVERYONE does things they regret at one time or another, and beating yourself up over it is counter production, and a waste of time.

When someone bring attention to your mistakes it’s insensitive, and it is a sign of their own insecurities!  They are actually trying to divert attention from their own mistakes or shortcomings. By putting the spotlight on you, its off them!

Recognize these signs of insecurity in others and don’t take them as a reflection of you. You have regret like everyone else, and you will learn to deal with it in your own way.

So you got a tattoo you don’t like. . . its really not that big a deal.  Do something about it . . .save up and get it removed or covered, or learn to like the tattoo. In the grand scheme of things, how important is it really?

Click on this link to see the article on MSN regarding this teen who 3 years ago got 56 stars tattooed on her face.  She now wants them removed, and at a price of $18,000!!

Talk about regret.

Funny at first. . .

Also funny at first. . .

Weird at first. . . and later

Where’s the bathroom again??

Let’s hear about your tattoo regret stories, or encouragement for others!!  You never know when you may change a persons outlook on life!


4 Responses to Tattoo Regret

  • Laf says:

    Sometimes I think people get wrapped up in the moment, think something is a great idea, and then don’t think it through enough. Then after the tattoo is there a few days, it starts to get progressively less attractive to them. Then after 6 months or so, they hate the tattoo, but are afraid to admit it to anyone, and basically punish themselves by making themself look at it ‘indefinitely’

    • Sudhi says:

      Tattoo after laser removal?Hi,I was wnoierdng if it was possible to tattoo skin that has already had laser tattoo removal?I have a tattoo on my back and was hoping for a changeOnce I’ve done laser tattoo removal, will the skin take ink like it did before? or will a new tattoo over the lasered area actually appear scarred and/or discolored?Thanks

  • Jake says:

    That’s all well and good, however it does not address the proliferation of multiple tatoos on inner city young people.

    • admin says:

      Good point. I am currently trying to get my book “Tattoos, Should I or Shouldn’t I” into the health education curriculum in high schools so that there is more adult-moderated conversation about all of the ramifications of getting tattoos (especially amateur). Check out this page. I am open to any ideas you have. Thanks for posting.