Tattoos have been a popular form of self-expression for centuries, with people using them to showcase their beliefs, commemorate life events, or simply make a statement. However, as we age, our priorities and tastes may change, leaving us with tattoos that no longer hold the same significance or appeal as they did when we first got them.
Recently, a woman shared a story on Reddit about her regret with all the tattoos of her youth. Maybe let this be a cautionary tale for us all. Read on for the details.
Sara is a 36-year-old content creator.
Obviously, she is very tatted up.
But recently she shared a video explaining that she no longer loves the body art she has collected.
“Imagine, if you will, that you put a shirt on once when you were in your 20s and now you have to wear that for the rest of your life. And that is what it feels like to get heavily tattooed before you turn into a fully developed adult human. I wanted to talk about it, there’s a lot of reasons to regret my tattoos, but today specifically, I wanted to talk about not matching my aesthetic right. So I think if you ask almost anybody that’s over 30 If they have a better idea of who they are in their 30s than they did in their 20s they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh my God, yes.’”
“I have all of these tattoos that don’t necessarily reflect who I am at 36. They might have reflected a moment in time in my 20s, maybe a moment in time when I was like, not doing so well mentally. And they are here forever.
Before anybody says anything, no, I’m not getting all of my tattoos removed. Like, that’s not even feasible. Don’t even suggest it.”
“Generally, I have like a lot more femme, girly aesthetic than I did when I was younger. I was a lot more dark and spooky and moody. And now, like, I have adult problems. Back to doing a bunch of stuff I liked to do when I was a kid, like collecting antiques and spending time outside and I wear a lot of white and ruffles.”
“My aesthetic just does not match, no shade to the artists, still get a ton of compliments on them, just wish that they weren’t on my body.”
“But I wanted to come on here and put myself out there and say I was told that I would regret my tattoos when I got older. I am older and I do regret my tattoos and you might too.”