12 things you may want to consider before getting a tattoo
The first time I got a tattoo, I was almost 16 and crossed state lines with my mom—hi, MJ! We planned to get tattoos with my older brother when he turned 18, but Georgia law prohibits minors from getting inked, even with parental consent. My mom, being the coolest, still wanted her tattoo so we drove to Alabama, where you only have to be 16. We got ourselves some cool lower-back tattoos and made the trek back. It was the best bonding experience ever, and I don't regret it one bit.
Since then, I've gotten six more tattoos and plan to get more. It's true what they say about ink being addicting; I love every single one of mine. Still, you shouldn't take getting a tattoo lightly. If you're thinking about getting inked, there are a few things you should consider first. Here is what I've learned from my experiences getting tattoos that may help you if you're thinking about getting one, as well.