I know a lot of people have biases when it comes to tattoos. Some love them and some hate them. I know it's hard, but could you please set your biases aside when answering this?
I like tattoos when they're meaningful, artistically well done, and appropriately sized and placed.
I've been thinking of getting this particular tattoo for six years, and while I've tweaked the design some, the meaning is the same. It's a tribute to a very important person in my life who has completely shaped me (and still continues to) and is a reminder of my highest highs, my hardest decisions, and a unique chapter of my life that has now passed.
The style of tattoo I want is one I find particularly beautiful. I researched artists who specialize in this style and found one with hundreds of fantastic reviews. I've seen her work first hand and was blown away by it. I'll have to have a consult to know for sure, but I believe she'll do it well.
The tattoo would be fairly small, about the size of a D battery, and would be in a place where I could hide it if I wanted to or expose it if I wanted to.
Here is my hesitation-- I don't like doing things I can't undo. Even if I know I want whatever it is I hate the thought of not being able to change my mind. I know I want this tattoo, but I don't like not being able to decide I don't want it any more.
Also, my skin is "clean" and I kind of have a "if it's not broke don't fix it mentality". Getting a tattoo would ruin my unmarked skin. At the same time, I don't want to ever regret not doing something I wanted out of fear.
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I never made up my mind on how I feel about tattoos. Some look amazing and some are just unnecessary. So you could say that I'm neutral about the topic. But, your last two paragraphs did NOT sound like a hesitation to me. They sounded like an answer to your question. Well, maybe it's just the way I read your post.
According to you, the tattoo is fairly small, therefore, I don't think it would be a burden in the future. Whenever you feel like you don't want it, you can cover it, and everyone will be happy. :-)0