Waiting Till You Are 18+ ; A Bit of Mediazink Advice

Waiting Till You Are 18+ ; A Bit of Mediazink Advice
August 03
12:38 2017

Not Even a Tattoo Artist Would Think it is a Good Idea:

18+, it might sound like it is so far away, for a lot of our younger fans, but it is worth the wait.
So this article is mainly directed at parents and the fans we have who are 16-18. Trust us, it is worth the wait, and it will not make your tattoo any less awesome, that you wait a bit forth it.

But we would anyways, like to give you a list of reasons why it is better to wait;

  1. It is illegal in most countries for a reason, to tattoo anyone under the age of 18. Most established artists wouldn’t tattoo anyone that young, even if it was legal anyways, as they don’t think anyone is mature enough for a tattoo at that age. So keep in mind, mostly artists who just want easy quick money, break this rule.
  2. We do not base this on some facts we pull out of nowhere, most of the artists we talk with. Many of whom have had tattoos done when they were far too young, regret them today. Even the ones that do not regret them as such, would argue against any youngster under 18, getting a tattoo. So listen to us and the awesome artists out there.
  3. You can use this time while you wait, to become more certain about what you want! The first tattoo is a big step and one you would rather not regret. So take this time till you turn 18, find the perfect artist, plan out the perfect tattoo and save up money.
  4. The latter point brings us to the next; you do not want to go cheap, and most of you guys when under 18, might not have money enough to get a great tattoo. So once gain, take you time and save up money.
  5. This is not just like a piercin, you need to think about the permanence of a tattoo. You might not be as aware as you will be when you get, even just a little, older. But a tattoo will when you get it done, become a big part of who you are. People may judge you, for better or worse, because of it. So waiting till you are 18, will help you better judge; “will this tattoo hinder my career, education etc.”

Remember people, these are just our 5 points of advice, as to why you have to wait. You might disagree and choose to not listen, but you can’t say we didn’t warn you. Please think before you ink.

Comment from Our Resident Sociologist:

We are lucky here at Mediazink, to have a sociologist specializing in tattoos, on our team. So we would like to let Mads/tattoo-logia (@tattoo-logia on instagram) give you his take on the topic:

Well basically, a lot happens even if we are only talking from you are 16-18, in a young persons mind. You mature much more, in a way shorter span of time, than at any other point in your life. In other words, what you might think is a cool tattoo at 16, you might and will in most cases, regret when you get older. 

So in my expert opinion, waiting till you are 18 or maybe even till you are 20. That will just be doing yourself a favor. 
The more you wait, not that you have to wait forever, the more certain you can be about your tattoo. 
The less chance there is of you regretting it and actually getting a great tattoo, that you will cherish for the rest of your life. So wait and do your research too, so that you do not get any infections, allergic reactions or cheated by some hustler artist. 

Thank you Mads, those are sound words and we hope our younger fans will listen to them.

Final Comment:

In the end, we cannot force you nor will we force you, to follow our advice. We merely felt we would try and give you our friendly advice about this. It is up to you guys whether you want to follow it or not. Of course we hope you take our advice.

But no matter what, we hope you guys stay safe, get some awesome tattoos along the way and have as few regrets as possible.

As always, stay tuned to Mediazink for more awesome reviews and articles Etc.

Check us out on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram (@Mediazink_Official).

And we hope you all you youngsters, follow our advice ♥

About Author



Mads W. K. Masters of science in Sociology (Cand. Scient. Soc.), from the University of Copenhagen, who specializes in embodiment sociology, but especially in tattoos and tattoo culture etc.

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