Tit For Tat, Too!

Nothing says forever like a tattoo. Think before you ink.

Spiritual gurus are big on talk of transience. To them, nothing is forever, except maybe change. But when it comes to tattoos, they’re pretty permanent. You can have one removed, sure, but it’s rarely 100% erased. Depending on the method, it can be expensive, time consuming, painful and there can be scarring.

REASONS TO GET TATTOOS
• To make a statement. It’s great to show solidarity for something you truly believe in, just make sure you’ll believe in it in 10 years time. And if it’s an icon or not in English, make sure you know what it really stands for.
• To remind yourself of something. A Latin motto, for instance, can remind you that life is short. We all lead busy lives and we often forget to seize the day when it’s drowned in a to-do list.
• To show allegiance or loyalty. It’s a display of pride and honour.
• To symbolise something permanent. A certain design can represent a specific milestone in your life.

REASONS TO WAIT

You saw someone else’s tattoo and liked the idea. A moment’s fancy doesn’t mean a lifetime of love.
You change your mind often. Getting a tattoo is not something you can just Ctrl-Z. Why not get some highlights or learn to tango, instead?
You’re trend conscious. Tattoos can be cool, but they’re not trendy.
It’s about a guy. You might think he’s The One you can’t be sure that it’s forever. Wait for the ring and then think about it.

COSMO girls who dared

Rihanna
Mary J. Blige
Christina Aguilera
Charlize Theron
Angelina Joli

COSMO guys who dared
Lil Wayne
Justin Timberlake
Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Adam Levine (Maroon 5)

If you fantasize about inking your skin, you might want to stick to letting your man use chocolate body paint before you carve his name permanently onto your shoulder. At least chocolate can be licked off if you change your mind. Yum.

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