This morning I was having this conversation with my daughter about tattoos. Both her father and I have gotten inked and so there’s very little I could say to dissuade her of getting one herself when she’s of age. However, I did impart the following knowledge on her. As she said, “mom, I’m kind of too young to really use what you’re telling me”, I realized yeah she’s right. But I’m writing this blog as a future reference for her and to possibly help out a few people who might find it.
To my daughter I say, please please use these guidelines on where and what should never be a tattoo.
1. Armbands. No. This went out of style in the early 90’s, right? Nothing dates you like a barbed wire armband. It’s kind of a lazy tattoo really. I’ve seen a couple of nice tribal ones, but I’d only recommend that for people who can actually trace their family line to certain tribes. Maybe an animal (like a snake) wrapping around artfully. But most armband tattoos you’ll see are… eh.