Tattoos are very trendy. From our favorite music stars to our next door neighbours, many people seem to be very much into them, and like most trends, there comes through an urge to join the craze. But are tattoos really that cool? Well, here are some reasons I think otherwise.
THEY DON’T NECESSARILY PAINT YOU IN GOOD LIGHT
Tattoos may look trendy and all, but if you’re honest, I’m sure you’d agree that they’re nothing regular. That means that people who get them are non-conformist, which means they’re often looked upon with some form of disdain and disrespect by other members of society who do not have them. This is the same thing even in very enlightened and free societies where everything goes. You walk into an organisation that has a corporate feel to it, and you don’t get the same treatment as everyone else.
THEY’RE EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN
Getting one may not necessarily be expensive, but keeping it is.
After a few years, tattoos tend to fade off. The only way to get them to look new again is to get them done again. That is money. Besides, it has been said that once you get your first tattoo, you never stop. Lil Wayne is a good example of that.
THEY MAY HAVE A SPIRITUAL IMPLICATION
I am not one to believe in everything, but it has been said that some tattoo designs may actually have spiritual meanings lying behind them. Tattoo date back to 3400 and 3100 (BCE), and it started as a spiritual ritual. These are of course, arguable, but why not avoid the argument entirely?