A heavily inked woman has opened up about her tattoos and admitted she made a major mistake when she was younger.
36-year-old Sara from Virginia is a former tattoo enthusiast who openly discussed her inkings as she admitted she will likely regret them for the rest of her life.
As the woman explained, she got dozens of ‘dark’ and ‘spooky’ tattoos all over her arms and her upper body back in her 20s when she was a different person than she is now.
“Imagine, if you will, you put a shirt on once when you were in your twenties, and now you have to wear that for the rest of your life,” she said.
“And that is what it feels like to get heavily tattooed before you turn into a fully developed adult human.”
She continued: “There’s a lot of reasons to regret my tattoos but today specifically I wanted to talk about not matching my aesthetic. I think if you asked almost anybody that’s over 30 if they have a better idea of who they are in their thirties than they did in their twenties, they are gonna be like ‘Oh my god, yes.’
“I have all of these tattoos that don’t necessarily reflect who I am at 36. They may have reflected a moment in time in my twenties, maybe a moment in time that I was like not doing so well mentally, and they are here forever.”
Despite her dislike for her tattoos, Sara insisted removing them was not a feasible option. She also said she is now more girly than she was in her 20s which is why her tats no longer represent who she really is.
Though the tats are not going anywhere, the 36-year-old explained she came forth with her experience to warn others not to rush into decisions while they’re young.
“I wanted to come on here and put myself out there and say that I was told that I would regret my tattoos when I got older. I am older and I do regret my tattoos and you might too,” she admitted.
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Tattoos should never ever be a spur of the moment decision. I got my 1st tattoo at 21, but I waited a year to make sure it was what I wanted. Never regretted it. I didn’t get my 2nd tattoo until 49, because I wanted the tattoo that was just right for me.
First off.. young people are “warned” ALL the time about regrets like this.. just like she didn’t listen.. telling your story might get through to a few.. but overall.. live and learn the hard way instead of listening to trusted adults that can see around the corners of life before the young can.
I actually got my tattoos in my 60s – cancer survivor ribbon & butterflies!
I though long & hard before getting them but I love them now
A broken clock is right twice a day. If everyone tells everyone else “You are going to regret….” Some time or another they are bound to be right.
I’m not a big tattoo fan. I think the human body is beautiful and doesn’t need that type of adornment. It’s a personal decision. Design and placement should be pondered carefully, so as not to spend the rest of your life in a state of regret. What is cool when your 25, can bring you regret at 45.
I got my first tattoo at 19. I’m now 48. I still get several tattoos a year, I’ve covered or reworked a few that didn’t age well or didn’t fit well into larger projects that I started later in life….but I don’t regret any of them.
Even the ones I might not get *now* are still part of my story…