New Year, New You, New Tattoo! They say there’s no such thing as getting just one tattoo!
Tattoos are everywhere, Tattoos are respectable, Once associated with sailors, convicts and gang members, now one in five US adults say they have one.
But increasingly bearers are no longer content to settle for a single discreet tattoo, take the prime minister’s wife Samantha Cameron, who has a dolphin design on her ankle that can be easily concealed, but does she have any others hidden away!
A lot of the inspiration to get a tattoo comes from the likes of David Beckham, who has no fewer than 34 tattoos, and Cheryl Cole, whose collection includes a bunch of roses tattooed across her lower back, buttocks and legs. and other celebrities in the public eye.
Tattooists themselves say they’ve witnessed a marked increase in the numbers of customers coming back for a repeat needling.
If we look back to some of the hard rock bands from the 1980s there may have been one or two tattoos between them and these were the rock stars of that time! but how times have changed we now see a growing numbers of girls such as Kate Moss and Miley Cyrus to name just a couple who have an array of tattoos which seem to be growing rapidly.
You now only have to walk into any hairdresser’s in London and you’ll see at least one girl or guy with a neck tattoo and hand tattoo.
This trend inspired a Channel 4 series titled My Tattoo Addiction, which focused on individuals covered with extensive and sometimes outlandish arrays of ink.
It seems to be predominantly about the idea that you feel unique as an individual, People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons but is there an underlying one!
Ultimately there’s no single or definitive reason why some people choose to get lots of tattoos and others don’t. It may boil down to little more than personal taste!
What tattoos have you got planned for this year? don’t forget to try a temporary tattoo first if you’re new to being inked!