All of us experience regret at one time or another in our lives. Experts categorize it into two types: inaction — things we didn’t do, like asking our crush on a date or — and action — things we wish we wouldn’t have done, such as drunk driving. Let’s now discuss the former.
The Facebook group with the dazzling name “What in a $20 wish tattoo machine” is called this. This group collects the most disgusting tattoo designs and serves as proof that not all ideas (drunk or otherwise) are worth it.
Since the online community is celebrating its first birthday on November 9, 2019, we thought it would be fitting to commemorate it and introduce you, dear readers, its content. Scroll down to see some of the most popular posts in this group.
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A Harris Poll survey of 2,225 U.S. tattoo wearers asked them about their top regrets and here’s what they said:
- They were too young at the time they got the tattoo.
- Their lifestyle has changed, or their tattoo isn’t fitting.
- They got the name of someone they no longer want to be with.
- The tattoo looks amateurish or poorly done.
- The tattoo doesn’t have any meaning.
It’s common to feel regret after getting a tattoo.
To help you come to terms with any immediate anxiety or regret you may experience, experts at Healthline suggest you permit yourself to wait it out.
Although it may take some time for you to get used to the ink, remember that you have two options: to cover it up or to start a removal process.
These things are often better than putting your feet up in front of the needle. In a recent Bored Panda article on bad tattoos, artist Josh Young of Highwater Gallery told us that homework is vital to the preparation process.
Josh Young said that a lack of research is what can make a tattoo look bad. “There is so many styles and tattooists out there, it’s hard to find the right artist for your type of tattoo.
Young explained that many customers have complained to him about poor work by tattooists who weren’t fit for their tattoos. Young encouraged them to do more research to find the best.
You wouldn’t expect a traditional tattoo from a black-and-grey realism artist if you went to a carpenter to fix a boiler. If you don’t want to get bad tattoos, you should do your research and find out which artists are skilled in each style.
Young said that tattoos that are done by a friend from their apartment using a Wish two-bit machine will probably be bad. “Stop that. He asked for forgiveness.
If you’re not happy with your current tattoo, there are still some things you can do.
Young advised, “First of all, don’t go back to that artist who did it.” “A lot of customers I know have complained about work they have had from someone else, and yet, have returned to them for more, expecting a different outcome—that doesn’t make sense.”
“Secondly, you always have a cover-up choice. Do your research and find a specialist in covering up tattoos, or someone who has had experience with it. Some artists are not able to cover work. Not all bad work is covered. You need to choose the right tattoo artist.
A touch-up won’t cover your disappointment. However, a trip at the laser may be your last resort. You should wait for your tattoo to heal completely before you consider it.
While the exact time frame can vary, Dr. Richard Torbeck, a board-certified dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology, P.C., recommends taking at least six to eight weeks after getting the tattoo before going for removal.
This allows for delayed reactions in tattoos that may occur with certain pigments to be addressed.
It allows you to reflect on the whole process and decide if it is what you want.