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Inking is a Habit: Do You Regret That Tattoo?
If tattoos weren’t permanent, I’d have at least ten by now. Quotes by Oscar Wilde and Anais Nin. Dorothy Dandridge as Carmen. Latin proverbs, love mantras in cursive and things Audrey Hepburn said.
I’ve always wanted to own a puppy and name him Cocoa Bean, so I probably would have gotten a tea cup yorkie on my shoulder. How sweet would that be?
We’ve seen them all: the weird and the ugly; the pointless and the meaningful; tattoos in memory of loved ones and tattoos in the name of love.
I asked a friend about the huge ten by four calligraphy version of a female’s name on his left arm. He explained that his ex- girlfriend (who wound up cheating on him), was the muse behind the art. I told him not to beat himself up about it, for even celebrities proclaim their love via ink.
Do you have any regrets? Dr. Tattoff Inc, a California based company certainly hopes so. “Tattoos are becoming more common in the workplace and in society,” chief executive John Keefe told the Los Angeles Times.
“My suspicion is that along with that, the tattoo regret factor will only grow as people get older,” he added. Removal is expensive, costing about $750 to $1,500, which is around five to 10 times the cost of the actual tattoo. 85 percent of their customers are females aged 18 to 44.
Aubrey O’Day Image Courtesy of OK! Magazine