The best tattoos are those that fit your job/personality/seafaring career
This is something I’ve been wanting to talk about for many years but never got round to it.
There are too many people in Singapore with lousy tattoos.
Especially tribal designs which have been the rage for the past decade.
C’mon, especially ladies with tribal designs, do you actually know what the design means? It’s just a bunch of sharp ends and curvy black strokes that don’t fit well with Asian skin.
I saw this girl at the MRT with an ugly tribal design on her shoulder blade. Frankly, it’s really awful because the positioning is wrong with regards to the shape of the tattoo, and she thinks she looks so cool with it but can’t carry it off.
Butterflies are cute, but too common.
I’ve always wanted to get one for my upper arm, but never did because I…
- didn’t want to show off a flabby arm
- couldn’t decide if a rose or a dragon was more my style. I did consider the Popeye anchor image, but feared being jeered at for life.
- hate getting my skin poked
Anyway, before you decide to get a tattoo, I’d suggest you ask yourself:
- What does the tattoo symbolise? Is it unique or something generic from the tattoo catalogue?
- How would other people perceive it?
- How does it fit into your body shape?
- Will it get ugly as you get fatter?
- What colors does it come in? (Frankly if you’re going to tattoo your skin, why stick to just boring and stark black? Don’t be stingy if you’re gonna mark your epidermis permanently, sheesh)
In my opinion, most people with ugly tattoos probably don’t even realise it.