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Five tattoos you should avoid getting inked

Thinking of getting a new tattoo? You have come to the right place. Allow me to help eliminate few ‘amazing’ tattoo ideas.

Written by Khyati Rajvanshi | New Delhi | Published: July 15, 2014 12:58:43 pm

Got a new tattoo? Or thinking of getting a new one? You have come to the right place. Allow me to save you the trouble of scrolling through millions of images on Google by helping you eliminate few ‘amazing’ tattoo ideas.

1. Celebrity Tattoos

Okay, I understand you admire a particular celebrity’s work or their beauty or even their style but actually getting the same tattoo as them makes absolutely no sense. It shows that you lack originality and might as well end up getting plastic surgery to look like them. Every one has their own story to tell and there is nothing more creative and expressive than telling your own story and by coming up with your own design.

Tip: Ask any tattoo artist for help and be creative! Or just become a celeb yourself and watch other people get your tattoos.

celeb-tattoos Priyanka Chopra poses with her Daddy’s lil girl tattoo; a fan flaunts a similar tattoo (Source: Tenzin Tattoo Artist from Hawk Tattoo)

2. The Not-So-Modest Tattoo

I honestly do not even know from where to start on such tattoos. The amount of vanity filled in them is just suffocating. The interesting question is, whether this kind of tattoo is supposed to act as a reverse therapy or it just simply is meant to force people to think you are the most important person alive. But hey, love is blind, even if it is towards your self.

Tip: Pop your precious bubble and appreciate other things in life. Or you could boost your ego even more by making someone else get a tattoo of your name.

i-love-myself Loving yourself is good, but getting a tattoo like this proves you are full of vanity. (Source: Tenzin Tattoo Artist from Hawk Tattoos)

3. The I-Love-You-So-Much Tattoo

Honestly speaking, the whole idea of ‘I love you so much that I am going to get a tattoo of you or your name’ tattoo is very romantic, and also very stupid. It works out in few rare cases, but things could also end up like Hrithik Roshan and his wife Suzanne. The only thing permanent in life is change and if you think your “I love you forever” tattoo is going to last forever, then please wake up. You can take the risk if you like, but please keep in mind that regret could be your best friend in the future.

Tip: Try getting a temporary tattoo for starters. Or sketch their name with a pen on your skin. It’s the thought that counts.

same-same Estranged couple Hrithik and Suzanne have got similar tattoos (left), a couple profess their love to each other by getting same tattoos (right) (Source: Tenzin Tattoo Artist from Hawk Tattoos)

4. HI! My Name Is…Tattoo

I have actually come across people who have gotten their own name inked on their body and I must admit, this is another tattoo I fail to understand. What is the purpose behind it? To prepare for old age, in case you forget your name and your grand children read it out to you? Or is it because you are too lazy to introduce yourself to someone, and all you have to do is simply wink and point at your arm? I sincerely hope that the ‘cool’ factor of this tattoo remains for your whole life.

Tip: Try getting a customized T-shirt that says “Hi my name is” followed by your name. Or you could just get inspired by the Not-So-Modestly inked people and add, “I love my name” to your tattoo.

my-name-is What is the purpose behind of this tattoo? To prepare for old age, in case you forget your name and your grand children read it out to you? (Source: Tenzin Tattoo Artist from Hawk Tattoos)

5. Feathery Tattoos

If you are looking for an original idea or design for your tattoo, I suggest you stay away from the trendy yet too old feather or bird designs. Don’t get me wrong, they are absolutely gorgeous and elegant but they have been around for a while now and almost every girl has it or is planning on having it. You don’t want too much of freedom and courage and flight ideologies flying around, do you?

Tip: Come up with an original phrase with the feather or a different style of feather. Or just get a bird inked on your body so you can point at other feathery people and say “Hey you got my feather! Give it back!”.

feathery Stay away from the trendy yet too old feather or bird designs. (Source: Tenzin Tattoo Artist from Hawk Tattoos)

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