Has your teenager expressed an interest in getting a tattoo? If so, you are not alone. With almost 40% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 reporting at least one tattoo, body art continues to be a popular form of self-expression. Most states require parental consent for people who wish to get a tattoo but are younger than 18. Here are some special considerations to help minimize tattoo regret for those that are thinking of giving their teenager permission to get a tattoo.
Choosing a Design
Choosing a design is an important part of getting a tattoo and putting some thought into the design can minimize chances for later regret. Teenagers tend to be more impulsive due to changes in the brain, which can cause them to make decisions with little planning or forethought. If your teenager is interested in getting a tattoo, talk to them about what design they would like to get and what this may mean in their future.
Choosing an Artist
Another way to help your teenager minimize tattoo regret is to choose an artist together. There are some great and very talented artists out there. One of the best ways to avoid tattoo regret is to work closely with a tattoo artist you trust.
The final way to help your teen make a good tattoo decision is to avoid trendy tattoos. Trendy tattoos are commonly sought for removal because trends tend to fade. There are many tattoo trends that are awesome (watercolor tattoos, geometric tattoos) but we strongly advise against getting a tattoo just because it is trendy.
If you are thinking about allowing your teenager to get a tattoo, we hope these tips have been helpful and assist your teenager in making an informed and responsible decision about the location and design of their tattoo. If you are looking for removal services for yourself or your teen and live in the Greater Milwaukee Area, look no further than Remove A Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic for effective, physician-performed laser tattoo removal. Give us a call today at 414-510-1386 or request a consult by clicking here.