If you are considering getting your first tattoo (or perhaps your first easily visible tattoo), be forewarned: when people spot someone with tattoos in Victoria, TX, they often ask the same questions, ranging from harmlessly curious to overly judgmental. While this is hardly enough reason to abstain from getting a tattoo, it does help to know exactly what you are getting into, especially if you are not a very outgoing person. With that in mind, here are seven questions you can expect to be asked often when you have tattoos in Victoria, TX.
Did that hurt?
Everyone’s nerve endings and thresholds for pain are different, so the answer to this question is going to vary a lot. Often, what the person asking this question really wants to know is what the overall experience was like, and whether the pain was worth the result.
Do you regret them?
It is generally considered to be in poor taste to ask someone you don’t know very well whether they regret a decision about their appearance, but that etiquette often goes out the window when it comes to tattoos. It’s best to have a short, succinct and possibly funny answer prepared for this one.
What happens when you are old and wrinkly?
This is another example of basic manners being eschewed when it comes to discussing tattoos in Victoria, TX. Different people have different opinions about this one, but one good answer is something along the lines of, “If my biggest problem when I’m older is a tattoo, then I think I’ve done pretty well.”
How much did it cost?
Sometimes people ask about this because they are considering getting tattoos themselves, and other times it is just pure curiosity—or nosiness, depending on how you look at it. If you feel comfortable telling them, it is easy enough to answer. If you think your response will be met with judgment, give a vague answer, such as “less than I spend on my last mechanic’s bill.”
What is the meaning behind it?
Some tattoos have deeply personal meanings, while others are simply chosen for the aesthetic aspect. This is probably the question you will get asked the most often. Even if their tattoos do not have a particular “meaning,” some tattooed people choose to have an answer ready to appease those who will not let the subject drop.
What does your parent/significant other/boss think?
This is another oddly personal question that feels more justified when applied to tattoos. Chances are your relatives and partner have all at least made peace with it, and your boss would fire you if it were a really big problem. Try leaving your answer at that if you’d rather not go into details.
Do you have any advice for when I get a tattoo?
This is probably the best questions tattooed people regularly get asked, because it focuses on the positive aspects of tattoos, rather than the perceived negative ones. Feel free to give whatever advice would have been helpful to you, or refer them to an expert at In The Skin Tattoo And Piercing Studio!