Of course as many foolish young men before and since he has regretted some of these tattoos.
Whereabouts on your body that you have tattoos is important along with just what the tattoo is. Hubby has an ex girlfriends name on his wrist but it does not bother me. He offered years ago to have a tattoo to cover it up. With my dislike of tattoos I did not want him to have even one more tattoo, especially because of me. The name has faded with time though.
Although Hubby has put on weight over the years he is still slim, just not skinny anymore. This has at least meant that his tattoos are not misshapen. After all these years of marriage his tattoos are a part of him as much as any other of his attributes or faults. I would have preferred him not to have tattoos though, given a choice.
Of course there is plenty more to consider so let's consider the pros and cons of having one or more tattoos:
Loud, excessive tattoos can ruin your work prospects and hold you back in many ways. Life is transient, especially these days and the partner who so badly wants you to have a tattoo may only be around for a few years. Will your next partner feel the same about tattoos? There are no guarantees that they will.
It is wrong but there are people who will automatically put a mental label on someone with tattoos. This label may say TROUBLE.
My husband is tall, over 6 foot, but on the whole a gentle giant. When we were young and he had long hair the combination of that and tattoos would put people off him before they even knew him. They would see him as aggressive and trouble without even knowing him. Their loss as he is a great guy.
However what I am really trying to say is think very carefully before you have tattoos. If you decide that they are for you consider the placement and type of tattoo. Make sure that the tattooist is reputable, has a well established business and a proven track record. If you do not you could end up with more than just a tattoo.
Remember when you see people such as David Beckham and Cheryl Cole, sporting stylish looking tattoos, that when the fad passes they will have the means to get their tattoos removed, you may not!
Eileen Kersey manages TEK Staff Blog