THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, I just wanted to give a little PSA on why not to get a tattoo (unless it’s something you really want to keep for life). I got a tattoo early in my college days, I loved it at the time though it was mostly just to say I’d done it and to know what it felt like. Any way, Now I’m in my mid twenties and have recently gone through some big life changes and decided I wanted a total clean slate, and part of that was removing my tat. Well I just had my first laser session today, and OMG it is the most painful process of my life and I have to go through it at least six more times. I’m glad I started the process, but I am kicking myself for not realizing how awful this would be back when I was 18. SO for all you girls (and guys) out there that are young and thinking of getting your first tattoo, this is a warning. When you grow up someday and want it gone it’s going to cost you thousands of dollars, months of your time, and will be THE MOST painful experience of your life. Aaaaand, it may not even be completely removable. So, if you value your wallet and your comfort level, just skip the ink kids.
Tattoos are for people who need reassurance in life. I don’t get it.- nik