DONT GET THAT TATT YET! IT SEEMS YOUNG MEN HAVE THE MOST REGRETS!

(MedPage Today 3/8/13).

 

In a study presented at the annual AAD convention of over 500 people with a history of receiving tattoos, it seemed that at least one third of them regretted their decision. Interestingly enough, twice as many men regretted it as women did, and the numbers rose to three times as many men regretting their tattoo as women if they received it the age of 16 or younger.

 

ONE HAS TO WONDER WHERE THESE TATTOOS CAME FROM. ONE HAS TO BE 18 YEARS OF AGE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS TO RECEIVE A TATTOO. MANY STATES HAVE LOWER AGES, AND IF THE MINOR HAS A NOTE FROM A PARENT SOME STATES ALLOW 11 YEAR OLDS TO OBTAIN A TATTOO AS LONG AS IT IS NOT DEEMED OBSCENE. YOU WONDER HOW EASY IT WOULD BE TO FORGE THIS KIND OF CONSENT. MAYBE IT IS A THOUGHT TO DISCOURAGE KIDS FROM GETTING TATOOS UNTIL THEY ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE AND PRVENT THE 30+ PERCENT OF THEM REGRETTING IT AND HAVING TO UNDERGO THE EXPENSIVE, PAINFUL AND SCARRING PROCEDURES THAT ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE THEM. TOO BAD YOUTH DIDN’T COME WITH MORE WISDOM!