Perhaps tattoos can truly last forever.
I loved this article. A funny look at the difference between how we look at the decision to have a baby vs. getting a tattoo.
I’m warning you ahead of time that this is a terrible article. It’s judgmental, poorly written and makes no clean points. That being said, the comments are worth reading.
About three years ago, husband-and-wife team Sara Spruth and Eric Dean Spruth, both tattoo artists, started an outreach effort called Symbol of Thyself, in which they go into schools chatting up teens and pre-adolescents about the dangers of using unhygienic tools and the long-term social ramifications of marking themselves with permanent tattoos.
This sounds like a great program. Kids need to learn about tattoos early in order to make informed decisions that they won’t regret a few years down the road.