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  • He was a tattoo artist, and he liked us, and he was a little bit older.

  • He said, "Hey, listen, I will tattoo you guys for free."

  • "You supply the drugs, I'll supply the ink, and let's just do this."

  • So, I mean... they just... my...

  • We started going in.

  • The first night, like, after I got it, I was like, "What have I done?"

  • I definitely freaked out about it, and. like, looked up ways to get it removed.

  • And, then, I was like...

  • But it was just, like, a momentary thing.

  • You can't help but think about, "Did I do the right thing? Am I gonna be okay with this?"

  • You never know if you're gonna like it.

  • But, f**k it.

  • There's been times where I'm like, "Yeah, I'm gonna cover that up."

  • But I just, I didn't have the money at the time to do it.

  • There's a GoFundMe at the bottom, if you, actually... No, I'm just joking.

  • Definitely.

  • So out of all my tattoos, the only one that I've ever had any doubts with was right after I got it.

  • And that was the knee tattoo.

  • Uh... and that's because that was my first tattoo.

  • I'd like to think that, that's sort of normal.

  • No, from the beginning, yeah.

  • I'm just like, "I like them, and I never questioned it."

  • There's moments where the handwriting looks like if, instead of it.

  • But it's fine.

  • It's my friends handwriting.

  • So I'm like, "It's just who she is."

  • That's how she does a T, so.

  • It's my ex-girlfriend's handwriting.

  • It definitely scares me from other tattoos.

  • It's my only one.

  • I haven't gotten one since.

  • Because I don't want to regret another one.

  • So me and all my friends, we were...

  • So we knew this guy.

  • Long story short.

  • He was about to go to jail for a long time.

  • He said, "Hey, listen, I will tattoo you guys for free."

  • "You supply the drugs."

  • "I'll supply the ink, and let's just do this."

  • So I was like, "Hey, can you do a totem pole?

  • "You know, like totem pole, like Hawaii, like the things?"

  • And he's like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, I got you."

  • This guy was a biker guy.

  • He had all these skull tattoos.

  • And I told him, specifically, I said, "Hey, bro, no skulls."

  • You know?

  • And he was like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, no skulls," whatever.

  • So I laid down.

  • And it's right down my spine.

  • So he's going in, and I remember walking to the bathroom, looking in the mirror, turning around and looking back and seeing it.

  • And my first thought was "That's not a totem pole."

  • No, I didn't regret it.

  • I looked back, and I laughed cause I was young and immature.

  • But at the same time, I'm, like, "I am a different person, now."

  • Yeah, I wouldn't do some of the tattoos that I have on my arm.

  • I would keep my brothers.

  • I'd keep the rose.

  • And I'd keep my wife.

  • But some of the other ones, I'm just like, "What?"

  • You did that out of an impulse.

  • You did that to...

  • I remember this one artist.

  • He was like, "Oh, this is good, but do you want to take some time?"

  • And I was like, "No, no, no."

  • "This is what I really, really want."

  • And I've learned over time, that to just take a step back.

  • But you have to go through that.

  • Because it makes you, it makes me who I am, today.

  • I definitely think in the future of me being a grandma one day, and just having these tattoos, and what that would look like.

  • But, also, they're a part of me.

  • They're who I am.

  • I love them.

  • And it just shows that I'm willing to just share my thoughts on my skin, I guess.

  • I think regret is wasted energy.

  • Because regret is continuing to go back in time which we cannot change.

  • You wouldn't be where you are, today, in so many senses if the decision hadn't been made.

  • You can't be mad at yourself 10 years down the line if you've evolved into this other person.

  • Because that tattoo, that experience, those decisions helped you get to where you are to decide that you no longer like this.

  • You wouldn't write a fucking novel, and, then, go back 10 years later, and change one sentence out of that novel.

  • This is part of my book.

  • You just get to read it.

  • I think there's a lot of things that mark you in this world.

  • But they don't define you, right?

  • You can get as many tattoos as possible.

  • But does that really, really define who you are?

  • I don't think so.

  • For me, it doesn't.

He was a tattoo artist, and he liked us, and he was a little bit older.

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Have You Ever Regretted Your Tattoos? | Under the Skin

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    Angel Hsu posted on 2019/09/12
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