So you have decided to get a tattoo, you have done your research and have done your special modifications, now is the time to go get it done. You are concerned about where on your body you should put your tattoo. Now you want to know the pros and cons of getting a tattoo on different body parts. This is beyond doubt a very important consideration for you to make. So what are the pros and cons of getting a tattoo on different body parts? Here are five areas considered bad for tattoo placement.
1. Your lower back
This is a popular place for people to place tattoos especially women. It has become unflattering for women, as slang has developed and it is now being called ‘tramp stamp’. Now many women do not want to be associated with this slang and are choosing other locations on the body for the tattoo.
2. The neck
This is considered a very delicate area to place a tattoo. One of the concerns here is that the neck has in it a number of blood vessels and muscles, so any slip or unfortunate puncture of the skin in these areas may cause you some serious problems. Having a neck tattoo can be alright if it is properly done and you are absolutely sure it is the location you want it to be in. Many times people end up regretting putting a tattoo on their neck because of its location and its visibility.
3. The groin
This is yet another sensitive area and a location that can be prone to infection from unclean equipment used by the tattoo artist. It may also be a very painful experience for you to go through. Placing a tattoo here must be seriously thought out.
4. Your Face
Due to its visibility your face is an area that warrants reconsideration for tattoo placement. When you consider that your situation in life may change, say you are applying for a particular job. Then your face tattoo may be seen as unsightly and so prevent you from getting that job you may desperately want. To this end many tattoo artists have constantly refused to do tattoos on anyone’s face.
5. The hands and feet
Tattoos placed on your hands and feet tend to be poor in quality since they are constantly being used on a day to day basis. Many tattoos in these areas are rubbed daily by the shoes you wear and can be worn out over time. It is also not very easy for tattoos on your hands and feet to heal properly, hence what would normally take weeks to heal tend to do so in about two to four months.
When you are deciding on where you want to put your tattoo always think about the pros and cons of getting a tattoo on different body parts. From the unsightliness of the tattoo to the pain you will go through, to your future situations, your decision must be a well thought out one and one that you will also be happy with.