Tattoos have been present in cultures all over the world for thousands of years. In their early history, tattoos were often seen as barbaric, and, in more recent history, as rebellious. However they are becoming more common in today’s society as an acceptable and popular form of self-expression.
This acceptance has lead to an increase in the number of people willing to add this permanent art to their bodies. In countries like Canada, as high as 22% of the population has at least one tattoo, increasing to 36% when looking specifically at Canadians aged 18-34.
With this popularity comes trends, fads, and, yes, you guessed it: clichéd, overdone tattoos that your artist has probably done a hundred times. These tattoos may seem cute or cool on Pinterest, but in reality they will probably be out of trend a year from now.
Is Your Tattoo Cliché?
We’ve laid out the 5 most cliché tattoos we could think of here in an attempt to save you from potential tattoo trend regret.
5. Clocks/Pocket Watches
1. Infinity Signs
Now, if one of these all too common symbols does have some significant meaning for you, then go for it; you don’t need to explain yourself to anybody. However, tattoos are (mostly) permanent, and you should really think through your design before committing. Get creative. Just because a design is trending on social media or some celebrity just got it, does not necessarily means it belongs on your body forever.
If You Do Get The Tattoo
So you’ve decided to go ahead and get the tattoo. Whether it’s cliché and you’ll regret it in a few years time or not, following proper aftercare procedures while the tattoo is healing, and throughout everyday activities even after the healing process is finished is incredibly important.
Neglecting to care properly for a tattoo can result in anything from esthetic issues, such as fading or patchiness, to health consequences, such as serious infections. Putting minimal effort into the design of your tattoo does not mean you can put minimal effort into its care.
For more information for anyone who is newly inked, the American Academy of Dermatology gives some great advice on how to care for new and healed tattoos, what to do in the event of negative skin reactions, safe removal options, and more.
So You Regret The Tattoo
It was bound to happen to one of you. Statistically, 1 in 4 people regret a tattoo they have gotten.
Fear not! Laser tattoo removal, which for a long time was one of the only methods available to clear your skin of that regret, is a lengthy, painful, and costly process. Lucky for you, there is a new tattoo removal technique on the market today: Rejuvi.
Rejuvi Tattoo Removal is more affordable and less painful than traditional laser removal, and will safely and effectively remove all traditional colour pigments from your skin.
Will You Commit To Cliché?
Any tattoo artist will tell you: be original, think it through, choose something that speaks to you, and own it. Tattoos are an amazing way to embrace your individuality, express yourself, and generally look really cool.
Take care of your tattoos to keep yourself healthy and keep them looking fresh for as long as possible, and if you do decide to go through with removal, be sure to research all available methods offered.