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Comment: It’s a tattoo too far for some people
THERE has been a huge upsurge in the popularity of tattoos in the last few years.
Celebrities from the worlds of film, stage, music and sport have helped to make it cool to have all kinds of skin art on various parts of their bodies.
David and Victoria Beckham, Johnny Depp, Britney Spears and Brad Pitt are just a few stars whose bodies bear witness to the tattooist’s art.
Patterns, pictures, abstract designs, Chinese calligraphic characters and a variety of other exotic languages are commonly seen on arms, legs and necks.
If we have a spell of fine weather, a lot more tattoos become visible on our streets on other parts of the body.
But now a survey by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has revealed that one in three people with tattoos regret having them done.
Men are more likely to wish they had never entered a tattoo parlour.
The survey is being used to highlight the fact that “fashions change but tattoos are forever.”
Perhaps the message should be a twist on another well-known phrase: Tattoo in haste, repent at leisure.
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