3 Things You Must Know Before Getting Wrist Tattoos

Wrist tattoos are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to customize your body! From Hollywood A-listers like Victoria Beckham and Lindsay Lohan to ordinary people such as you and me!

Favorite designs for men include tribal tattoos, Celtic designs, flames and stars. Favorites for women include fairies, flowers, stars and rosaries.

But the important thing to remember about wrist tattoos is that they are permanent and you need to be sure of what you're doing before you get one! Here are 3 things you need to think about.

Firstly, the pain! Common sense suggests that the wrist is quite a painful place to have someone stick a needle. If it's your first tattoo, or you're not good with pain, maybe you should consider somewhere on your body that has a bit more flesh to soften the impact.

Also, tattoos on thinner areas of skin will take longer to properly heal. They may need to be renewed more often to keep the design clear, too.

Secondly, wrist tattoos were historically associated with the lesbian and gay lifestyles - particularly designs involving stars. These days that association has mostly disappeared but before you get a permanent tattoo, you should consider finding out more about the history of your design.

Thirdly, and most importantly, make sure you are sure! This might sound obvious but a lot of people don't think about it. Having a tattoo on your wrist is a very visible place to have such a permanent mark. If you have a tattoo on your shoulder or back, it's quite easy to hide. But on your wrist it's almost impossible to hide it completely.

Although you will be pleased with the tattoo, what about the opinions of others? What about your boss? Does your workplace have rules about visible body markings or piercings? What about your parents?! What about possible future employers! Will they look at you negatively if they see you have a tattoo? What about in 30 years time?

This might all sound negative, but it isn't all bad news! Wrist tattoos are a great way to make your body more individual and show people your style. It's just important to consider potential unintended side-effects!

All you need to be is SURE before you go ahead!

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