But... he doesn't want to change it. So that's not parallel. Imagine you have that hideous 70s haircut and you can't change it without lots and lots of pain.
True that. You might never, ever decide you want to change it.
And we both know someone who thought she would never, ever abandon her faith.
I am not saying absolutely don't do it; just stating that you could regret it later on, no matter how much you think you want it now.
Yep. You're health is more important than fashion or beauty.
What if tattoo ink is bad for fetuses? Don't you care that it might be bad for adults too? If health risks weigh too heavily on your mind...and you won't know their validity without more research...
Have you considered using scarification or branding? Have you considered temporary tatoos--henna? Have you considered body paint? Body piercing? Personalized jewelry? You could probably even get little implants in the shape a rose...
Tattoos are yesterday's news. Scarification is the new hot trend but you will require a high tolerance for pain as the process is intensely painful and the burning flesh is quite the stench. Removal later on is a little more problematic if you have a change of heart.
I have not read anything about correlations between tattoos and birth defects, and believe me as a midwife I read a lot on this subject ! This said my physiologist wife says "Never ever put anything on your skin that you would not be willing to eat because our skin is porous, highly absorbent" and I have experienced enough of her very effective home made herbal solutions and creams to now believe beyond doubt.
The most dramatic demonstration of the absorbency of skin was the little boy of a neighbor of ours who had an asthma attack while we were at lunch at their house. His inhaler (I have serious doubts over the true quality of those things)seemed to be ineffective so medics were called. In the meantime Judith took a little container of Magnesium Oil out of her bag and emptied it onto his chest, rubbing it in. Less than ten seconds later his breathing was easier and after a minute he was breathing properly. By the time the medics arrived he was fine. It seems that Trans-dermal Magnesium Oil is every bit as effective as IV Magnesium (given as a bolos dose during heart attacks!
Judith and her Dr cousin gave me another little demonstration after I dislocated my thumb. My joint there was sore afterwards so Tyjardia rubbed a small amount of DSMO onto the base of my thumb and in seconds the pain went, I was impressed. On top of this she put some MSM in and my thumb started to move more easily (both are forms of organic sulfur). The best demo of absorbent skin is a drop of DSMO anywhere on your skin and one tiny little grain of cannabis oil (comes as a crystal /grain) dropped onto the site, you will be baked in less than a minute !
I no longer use much in the way of the usual commercial cosmetics, the chemicals in them are pretty dreadful and I am now much to aware of how much skin absorbs to be comfortable using them, I would definitely not get chemicals tattooed into my skin !
You should usually get one if you get like a meaningful one that means something. I am really not into the idea of having permanent ink in my body, but as of now Im on the fence of getting one in the near future, a small one, as a personal satisfaction of my own self.
Hopefully there will be more research by then.
Why 'deface' a perfectly good piece of hardware? Considering how many cars I have had in my life, this vehicle has worked very well, and mostly self-repairs....