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When deciding whether or not to get a tattoo there are many things that need to be taken into account. Modifying your body lasts a life time and can be painful. Considering all possible alternatives and options before making a life long decision, is always a good idea.
Dancer Without A Tattoo
This is an interview with a friend that is not afraid to do what she thinks and act on how she feels, yet she has chosen not to indulge in body modification with a tattoo.
My name is Katherine but I go by (Kat), I am currently a bartender. I am also a licensed attorney who specialized in corporate transactions. I also run a summer academic program company on the east coast. I am originally from Salt Lake City, I attended the University of New Mexico for my undergrad degrees and the New England School of Law for my JD. I have chosen not to have tattoos because I grew up dancing and continued to teach dance until about a year ago. The dance industry will eliminate you from jobs if you have noticeable markings. I personally really like tattoos. I think tattooing is quite an art form. I do however think that sometimes people may go too far with where they place them. I perhaps would get a small tattoo….. If I ever got a tattoo. The tattoo I would choose to have would be something small that could be easily covered, as not to interfere with my current job. I absolutely think tattoo’s can interfere with jobs. A tattoo does not say professional, especially when tattoos are conspicuous and may have a connotation that promote things most of the population would not agree with. I have had henna tattoos in the past, I would consider them again. I think temporary tattoos are pretty harmless for kids. It’s the same as anything else the parent must take an active role and promote a healthy lifestyle for the kids by explaining the pros and cons, as well as it’s an adult decision.
My name is Ben, I have been a tattoo artist for just about two years. I am a father of a 14 month old boy, married September of 2010. I love tattoos, play in 3 bands, Art in all forms and types of art mediums. I not only tattoo; but paint with water-color, oils, acrylic, and even spray paint, art is a passion of mine. I like to be in motion and have things in my life moving. I got my first tattoo when I was seventeen years old, it was a jester with initials. I enjoy doing all types of tattoos. I prefer the original kind. I really enjoy drawing snails so if there is a snail it makes it more enjoyable for me. I do not believe that a tattoo is addictive, but the endorphins that are released while getting a tattoo could be considered addictive. I have done many cover up’s. Most cover ups are initials or names. If you are looking at getting a tattoo one of the many things you need to consider is size. Size matters when it comes to detail, the more detail that you want the bigger it should be. Try to be open to suggestions I have been doing this for a while and I have seen what works great and what really does not work. When looking to choose a place [tattoo parlor] to get your tattoo it is recommended that you talk around with people who you know have tattoos. If they had a pleasant experience chances are you will to. When you enter the parlor, look around for general cleanliness, the health department does inspect and that sign should be posted. When it comes to after care, you need to listen to the artist. The techniques can vary from artist to artist so listen to the artist that you trusted to give you the tattoo, not your friends. The average healing time for a tattoo is two to three weeks.