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Top Story: Here’s What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin

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The tats hold up pretty good but those piercings are another topic :/

With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there’s always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who’ve partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Some of the ink quality is better than others, of course, but a lot of what we see still is recognizable and looks relatively sharp on their aging skin. These images give you an idea of how your own tattoo(s) might mature, especially if you take good care of yourself.

See and read more via Senior Citizens Reveal What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin – My Modern Met.

High End Temporary Tattoos: Amazing Body Art Without The Pain Or Permanence

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Whether you realize it or not, you probably thrive off change. Renewing your identity by switching up your look can work wonders to energize your life and help you pull yourself out of a depressive slump. Change your hairstyle, buy some new clothes and consider exploring the world of temporary body art.

1. Style, Possibilities and Versatility

If you’re caught up in a new phase, you may feel tempted to get a permanent tattoo to go with your fresh outlook on life. However, it’s important to consider that you could always change your mind, so first going with a temporary tattoo is a much better option. At some point in the future, you might go through a stage in your life where you want to shed everything from the past. Whether or not you will feel this way is difficult to predict, so it’s always better to refrain from making permanent changes to your physical appearance.

2. No Pain or Chance of Infection

There are some people who enjoy the pain of getting a tattoo and others who shy away from the practice because of it. If you’re one of the latter, you will be pleased to know that temp tattoos are completely pain free, and they often look and feel quite similar to the real thing.

3. Major Quality Improvements

If your only experience with temporary tattoos is with the cheap prizes that came out of cereal boxes when you were a kid, it’s time to open your mind. Temporary tattoos have come a long way since those days, and they are now perfect for adults as well as kids. You can now find beautiful temporary tattoos in just about any design imaginable.

4. Easy to Apply

Temporary tattoo designs have improved, but they still function in pretty much the same way they always have. Simply press the tattoo design into your wet skin and then carefully remove the transfer paper. When you’re ready to remove the design, scrub your skin with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol, or just let the tattoo slowly flake off on its own.

5. Affordable and Easy to Find

If you’re interested in trying temporary tattoos, browse the Internet. There are many different sites that offer a large selection of them at affordable prices, allowing you to collect many different designs. This way, you will always have a body art option to suit your current mood.

Temporary tatts give you options when it comes to expressing your personality. Not only can you match your body art to your hair and makeup, but you can also express a completely new you each and every day. If nothing else, sporting a temporary one for a short time may help you decide if you would like a permanent tattoo in the future.

Freelance artist and author Molly Pearce is a lover of fashion and always looking to share the scoop on the latest trends. She also appreciates the artful creativity of today’s temp tattoos and views fresh designs on the web at tattooyou.com.




Tattoo Advice That Goes A Little Deeper

When you are thinking of getting a tattoo you are likely to encounter the same advice time and time again. People will always tell you that you need to think carefully about what you are going to get because it will be with you for the rest of your life. However, it is important to build on this relatively superficial advice that many people just find irritating because it has become so throw-away.

Personal Mementos
Perhaps the first thing you need to think about in terms of the suitability of your tattoo design relates to how specific it is to your current circumstances in your personal life. It is an unfortunate fact of life that things that seem certain at any given time later seem much more uncertain and sometimes cease to be the case altogether.
For instance, getting the name of your current girlfriend or boyfriend tattooed on your arm may seem like a great idea at the time and an even better idea when you get married, but if things change later on then these tattoos can become a painful reminder of something you’d rather not have a permanent physical memorial to.

Is it worth thinking of something that stands as a metaphor for how you feel about your current girlfriend or boyfriend rather than getting their name? Sometimes using metaphors and images that can be manipulated in terms of their interpretation is a better idea because it enables you to show off something very personal but the sentiment behind the tattoo does not have to be as permanent as the ink itself.

Another thing that you ought to think carefully about in order to make sure that you remain pleased with your tattoo further down the line has to do with originality. Is your design something that countless other people have or countless other people are likely to have in time? If the answer to this question is yes then it is worth having a re-think. Sometimes the proliferation of a certain design makes individual examples of that design less special.

Of course, you may decide that even a very common design is just perfect for you because it fits your personal style and tastes and it conveys a message that you relate to. In this case, it is obviously fine to go ahead with your design – although it may be worth seeing if you artist can find a way to make it your own so that you retain a sense of originality even if the idea is a prevalent one.

Author Byline: Lorraine Dawson enjoys writing articles on body art, often writing articles for Killer Ink Ltd.


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