POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE GETTING INKED
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1. Chinese symbols
Con: You can never really be sure what they mean. Pro: Not only is it a good throwback to ‘90s stock tattoos, you can always tattoo the symbol of your favorite Chinese dish and have it with you at all times.
Con: You will live the rest of your life like a grocery store item, unless you opt for removal. Pro: If it’s your favorite item at a particular grocery store, you will never have to worry about price check.
3. A loved one’s face
Con: If the tattoo artist messes it up, you’ll have a tattoo of a stranger. Pro: You will always have someone smiling at you fondly from your arm, whether in color or in black and white.
4. Religious symbols from religions you’re not that familiar with
Con: If your tattoo is easily visible, you risk Pro: It might make it easier for you to join that particular religion at some point.
Con: You won’t really be able to get anyone to be quiet. Pro: You will be one step closer to accurately dressing up as Rihanna or Lindsay Lohan at a costume party.
6. “Only God Can Judge Me”
Con: You run the risk of others playing God and judging you anyway. Pro: There’s a daily motivational right on your body.
7. Personal beliefs or preferences like “Vegetarian” or “Straight Edge”
Con: A plate of bacon or seeing people roll their eyes at you can make this an easily regrettable decision. Pro: If you’re really into it, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a little pride.
8. Teardrop tattoos
Con: Depending on how many you get, and on which side, you may end up looking like an emoji. Pro: In places with gangs, no one will cross you because they think you’ve killed someone. Or if it’s really your thing, you may look like an emoji.
9. Actual emoji
Con: You may not enjoy the irony when emojis become obsolete. Pro: You may enjoy the irony when emojis become obsolete.
10. The name of the person you love right now in a questionable font
Con: You can fall out of love with a person, even if you love yourself so much you tattooed your own name. Pro: When you meet another person with the same name you can tell them it’s fate and that you’re made for each other.