Tattoo Addiction

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As a general rule, human beings tend to avoid pain and seek pleasure. Tattooing is known for being a bit painful. Conquering this fear can be exhilarating and can instantly result in one wanting more and more tattoos once they understand that they can handle the sensation. This can, however, get a bit out of hand. Tattoos are a form of art and, like any form of art, too much of a good thing can ruin the effect. One should always be sensible and thoughtful about their decisions regarding body modification.Tattoos say something about the bearer. Too many bad tattoos tend to say the bearer either has some personal issues or that they don’t put enough time into their choices, neither of which carries a particularly desirable implication. Those individuals who are heavily-tattooed but who have excellent work didn’t accomplish their look by impulsive decisions or as a result of being addicted to getting more and more ink: They thought about every tattoo and only got the work done after making a decision that the tattoo was exactly what they wanted. Make certain that one’s intellect is always in the driver’s seat where choosing a tattoo is concerned.

There is an endorphin rush associated with tattooing. This, in and of itself, can be very addictive and is similar to “runner’s high.” Make certain that any tattoo actually means something and that it is an honest expression of one’s self. Getting a tattoo just to get a tattoo defeats the entire point. For thousands of years, human beings have modified their bodies for various reasons. Shallow reasons which stem from an addiction to the process really do nothing to advance the art and will not serve one well in the long-term future. One should never have to regret a tattoo.But the subject of tattoo “addiction,” indeed, the very use of that word itself is a cause for a very different discussion. What really is addiction and is the desire for more tattoos or tattooing something that would fit into that mold? Well, there are basically two situations we might consider: the experience of being tattooed which is a manageable pain, and the feeling of having them which would cater more to self adornment, although of a more permanent nature than most other forms.

The argument for addiction to the process of being tattooed is that the recipient actually learns to get an endorphin high, a rush, while under the needle (sound familiar?) and that that feeling is what is craved. I don’t know. I haven’t spoken with anyone who has said they actually “crave” the process, but of course that doesn’t mean that such people don’t exist. But from my experience I would tend to say that this idea is untrue and is probably put forth by people who may have issues with tattoos or people who have them.I think the big argument for “addiction” is that the people who have them tend to want more after their first. Well, this much is true. Again, from my own experience it would seem that people who get tattoos like tattoos, and therefore are more likely to be tattooed . . . .more than once. Do I see a smile there? I hope so, because common sense will tell you that enjoying something does not, in and of itself, make it an addiction. Have you gone to more than one concert? Hmmm. You must be a concert addict. Do you have more than one car, one motorcycle?? Hmmm. More addictions. You see what I’m getting at. The use of the word “addiction” can be very inaccurate and like many words in our language is subject to abuse and misuse

Although it is certainly likely that for some people, the process of being tattooed is an addiction, and for others the obtaining of more and more body art is also an addiction, Pure numbers will certainly verify that this is true although I have no data to back it up. It would not be difficult to accept this.But for most of us, I would say that we are doing what we love because that is what gives us pleasure and enjoyment. It does not cause any harm to others in any way, nor to us ourselves if we are careful and do what we do responsibly and with care. Tattoo addiction, in the literal sense then, I see as a myth. But tattoo enjoyment . . . .well, that’s an other story. If you looking for a good Tattoo Studio in Queensland visit Absolute Tattoo and choose from their award winning tattoo designs click here for more information.


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