Ahhhh, the regret of a tattoo. As tough as this situation may be for you, just know you are not alone. The mix of emotions can really weigh on you and the negative comments from friends and loved ones will only add to the depression especially if they warned you beforehand.
There are thousands of people who are in the same situation and although the reasons will vary, the outcome comes down to wanting it removed, covered up or redone. We have all done something in our lives that we regret and did not think we could live through, but we did. Although your tattoo is “permanent”, it can be altered or removed, unlike having a child or getting plastic surgery. Take a deep breath, sit back and allow us to provide you with options.
Why Do You Regret Your Tattoo?
- Is it the location?
- The outcome of the design did not come out as expected.
- You outgrow the meaning, or it no longer applies to your lifestyle?
- Is your regret stemming from the actual artist and what transpired during the session?
- Are you receiving unwanted attention and judgments that have negatively impacted your work, home or personal life?
- The art and location are perfect, but you are just not comfortable in your own skin because you are…not…happy?
If this is your first tattoo and you are having a hard time adjusting to it, give it some time. Drastic changes to your body can create a roller coaster of emotions and may be difficult to adapt to. You got the tattoo for a reason and at one point it did make you happy. Think about the reason you got the tattoo in the first place. At one point, when you sat down to get the tattoo, it was a decision you made because it brought you happiness. Tattoos have become normalized within our society, but no one talks about the toll it can take on your identity. Getting a tattoo is a REALLY BIG DEAL. Piercings and hair coloring can be dramatic and alter your appearance, but it’s temporary. Tattoos are permanent, let it soak in.
The finished product is what we all look forward to, but when the artwork is not what you wanted, that can set you in a whirlwind of emotions. Most tattoos can be redone. Broaden your imagination, you will be surprised what a true artist does to transform your current tattoo.
When it comes to tattoos that symbolize something or someone that brings you unhappiness, the first thought is, why did I do this? Well, it doesn’t matter WHY you did it, right now we want to focus on WHAT you are planning to do about it. The best thing is to get it completely covered up. If that ink was not on your body at this moment, what would you want to be inked there?
Why Choose Nat-A-Tat2
Here at Nat-A-Tat2, we are committed to making sure your ink and skin are well cared for as your tattoo heals to ensure it looks great for years to come. Our tattoo care instructions can help you ensure an optimal tattoo healing process. Our tattoo aftercare products are all-natural, 100% USDA certified organic and vegan, so you can feel confident that your tattoo aftercare needs are being met in the best way possible. Aftercare Lotion and Tattoo Foam Cleanser can be used while your tattoo is in the healing process. Tattoo Aftercare Balm is ideal for use after the healing process is complete.