A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting ink, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.
So you want to get that tattoo but don’t know what people might think of you after you do, or the future effects of the ink.
Well, say no more – let’s tell you 7 ways tattoos are actually cool to have.
1. They could make you healthier.
One study in the American Journal of Human Biology suggests that people with other tattoos have a better immune response to new tattoos than people who are getting first-time tattoos. So, basically tattoos are the same as french fries: the more the merrier!
2. Tattoos can improve your chances of being hired.
It actually does especially when you’re a media person.
According to a study presented Wednesday at the British Sociological Association,192 people with managerial experience were recruited to rate images of people both with and without tattoos. In the results, the managers believe tattooed employees could attract a young clientele, making businesses hip and relevant and cool daddy-o, as the kids say.
3. They could improve your self-image for weeks after you get them.
According to one study, the effect lasted longer on men, but that’s likely because some women started to worry what other people think of their tattoo. Which is bullshit — if you make the right choice of tattoo painting, you should as well be confident and PROUD of having them.
4. They get your feel-good chemicals going.
The rush of adrenaline and the released endorphins brought on by your body’s chemical response to pain can produce a delightful natural head and body high.
5. Getting matching tattoos is a bonding experience
Getting matching tattoos isn’t just for drunk partners or couples crazy enough to; it actually helps people feel closer together. So go ahead, spend countless hours on matching tattoos page. Well, that’s what I just did and will have to get back to work.
6. They can cover up stuff you don’t love on your body and make you more confident.
For instance, birthmarks or stretch marks or a tattoo of your shitty ex that says ‘Segun’s Lady’ into ‘Ike’s Crazy’ (or something more creative and smart. Or you can just get it removed).
7. It’s art on your body and that basically makes you a walking museum.
This one isn’t backed up by any scientific study, it’s just a dope observation I made. I love your tattoos!