Tattoos are a lot like relationships: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They’re usually personal and often have some profound meaning to the person getting them. That said, I don’t get this one at all. Someone on Reddit that goes by the name double22deuce is getting lots of attention for sharing a picture of their latest tattoo.
According to MSN and India Times, the man appears to be wearing some Calvin Klein boxer briefs sticking out of his jeans. However, they aren’t a pair of undies; it’s a tattoo. And a bad one, in my opinion. When posting the picture on Reddit, the person wrote, ‘Nothing comes between me and my Calvins.’
Now, if you grew up in the 80s or were around then, you’re familiar with that statement. Actress Brooke Shields, at the age of 15, was in a Calvin Klein ad for the fashion designer’s jeans in 1980. She’s wearing a tight pair of Calvin Klein jeans. The commercial’s tagline was, “You want to know what comes in between me and my Calvins? Nothing.’ As a 10/11-year-old, I wanted to BE Brooke Sheilds when the ad was running on television. We all did! LOL!
The age of the person who got the Calvin Klein undies tattoo is a mystery, but I’m guessing he was around in the 80s. No matter how old double22deuce is, the tattoo is wrong. Looking at the tattoo, you know it’s supposed to be a pair of Calvin Klein boxer briefs, but it looks like a hairy butt. That’s the most excellent way I can describe it. People commenting on Reddit aren’t a fan, either. Of course, all that matter is the person that got it likes it. Luckily for the public, this person will most likely wear a shirt when out and about, so the tattoo won’t be seen often.
It’s been seven years since I’ve gotten a new tattoo, and I’m getting one on my left arm this Saturday. I’m excited! A shop in Charlotte, Haylo Healing Arts Lounge, will be doing my new tattoo. The shop got my attention on Instagram after I went through breast cancer. They do a lot to help women who have gone through mastectomies. Very cool!
My new tattoo is an ode to two parts of my personality and childhood love. I’ll be sharing photos once the tattoo is complete. Everyone won’t like it, which is ok! But I promise you it’ll look way better than the underpants tattoo.
Ink Regrets: Avoiding The 6 Most Common Tattoo Mistakes
One of the most prevalent mistakes is when a word or phrase is misspelled or improperly translated. It’s essential to double-check the spelling and accuracy of any text before it becomes a permanent part of your body. These precautions can help avoid a misspelling or “lost in translation” mishap beforehand. Double-check the spelling of the words or phrases you want to include, verify translations if using a different language, seek the help of a professional tattoo artist experienced with text, review the stencil or design before starting the tattooing process, communicate clearly with the artist about your intended text, and take your time to ensure accuracy.
Poorly Executed Designs
Sometimes, tattoos may not turn out as expected due to an artist’s lack of skill or understanding of the design. This can result in blurry lines, uneven shading, or distorted proportions. To avoid tattoo design disasters, it’s essential to do your research. Take the time to find a reputable artist whose style aligns with your vision. Communicate your ideas and expectations to ensure they understand your desired design. Request a consultation and ask for a mock-up to see a visual representation before committing. Trust the artist’s expertise and advice while considering their compatibility with your preferred style.
Choosing the wrong location for a tattoo can be a mistake. Factors like body shape, plans, and professional considerations should be considered when deciding on your tattoo’s placement. Consider your lifestyle and goals. Consult your tattoo artist for professional advice on placement that complements your chosen design and body shape. Use temporary tattoos or henna to test out different locations before committing.
Regrettable Subject Matter
People’s tastes and interests evolve, and a tattoo that once seemed relaxed or meaningful may become a source of regret. Common examples, such as trendy or pop culture references, can lose appeal over time. A romantic partner’s name or portrait can become a painful reminder of past relationships. Tattoos featuring offensive symbols or controversial imagery might be something you regret later. It’s essential to carefully consider the long-term significance of a design before getting it permanently inked.
Impulsive Or Spur-Of-The-Moment Decisions
Getting inked on a whim, without taking the time to reflect on the design’s meaning and long-term impact, increases the chances of future dissatisfaction. Tattoos are permanent, and what may seem like a great idea in the heat of the moment may lose its appeal or significance over time. By taking the time to make a meaningful and well-thought-out decision, you can minimize the chances of future regret and create a tattoo that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Neglecting proper aftercare can lead to complications and affect the outcome of a tattoo. Following the artist’s instructions and caring for the tattoo during healing is essential to maintain its appearance and ensure proper recovery. Keep your tattoo clean using mild soap and water, moisturize with tattoo-specific ointments or fragrance-free lotions, resist the urge to pick or scratch the tattoo, protect it from the sun with sunscreen, avoid prolonged water exposure, wear loose clothing to prevent irritation, and steer clear of irritants like scented lotions.
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