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(August 11, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Itís becoming very popular to express yourself through your body. Tattoos and piercings have been getting more popular for years, and now they seem to be all over. Even television shows such as Miami Ink (and the new LA Ink) show the world what tattooing is all about. With tattoos and rings all around us, is there any reason we shouldnít rush out and get one when we turn eighteen?

Like any major life decision, you need to think carefully before you rush out and get inked or pierced. Tattoos are permanent, unless you have major bucks to spend getting it removed, and piercing may be more permanent that you think. Iím all for expressing yourself, but here are a few things to think about before committing.

The Artist

The absolute first thing you have to decide, once youíre committed to moving ahead with your new emblem, is who is going to do it. As tempting as it may be, donít let a friend pierce your ears or your belly button. Thatís just asking for an infection or, at the very least, a crooked hole. No offense to any friends out there.

Tattoos and piercing involve needles in the skin, which means you need to think about where that needle and needle holder have been. Would you get a shot at the doctorís office that wasnít highly sterile administered by someone who knows exactly what heís doing? So why is a tattoo any different?

Research whoís doing the work, find out where heís doing it, and then make extra sure everything is completely sterilized. Worse things than infections have been passed on through tattoo and piercing equipment. Need I say more?

Oh, and one last thought. There are places out there that will tattoo you before itís *technically* legal. If theyíre willing to break the law, they are much more likely to break the laws of cleanliness. My advice? Wait until you can get your work done by an absolute professional.

The Placement

There are so many cute places on your body to get tattoos these days. There are, of course, many places to get pierced besides your ears. With either, think very carefully about your choice. A flower on the top of your foot may be the cutest thing youíve ever seen, until youíre trying to land a corporate job someday.

Sure, tattoos express yourself and nobody can fire you for having one (unless its obscene or racist, etc...), but they can fire you for breaking their dress code. No, my friends, dress codes donít stop with graduation.

Many offices and other places of business have dress codes that include things like ďno visible tattoos or other markings.Ē That means youíll be wearing a band-aid over your cute tattoo every day unless you happen to be wearing boots. Good luck covering one on your neck or hands.

You may think youíre off the hook with piercings, but many piercings can leave a mark. Your belly button looks cute pierced, but when you take that ring out someday, your belly button might be scarred. The same is true for your eyebrows, lips and nose. Who wants to go through life with a weird looking scar on their nose?

The Design

Finally, you get to think about the design or ring. Get something you can not only live with but enjoy for years. Itís hard to think about yourself as old, but imagine yourself sitting in a nursing home someday. Will you still be proud of your Supergirl emblem on your ankle or would you feel more comfortably with a daisy?

Plan ahead and then go ahead. Itís your body, and once itís legal to do so, use it to express yourself. Youíre obviously already doing so with your clothes or you wouldnít be hanging out around the Doll Palace.


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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 15, 2007
4 ALL THE PPL THAT GOT PEIRCINGS IN PLACES OTHER THAN THEIR EARS,DOES THAT STUFF HURT REAL BAD,CUZ IT LOOKS LIKE IT DOES.IM JUS CURIOUS.
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taiNted_creati

23/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 15, 2007
hazel222 snakebites are a left and right lip piercing

i have them i want another set of snakebites soonish

i wouldn't get a tattoo in another language unless i knew for definate what it meant,

i know a few people have gotten chinese ones and they don't actually say what they think they say!

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reebeth

93/Female
Stafford, VA
Posted On: August 14, 2007
I have no desire to get a tattoo.
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xXx13xXx

24/Female
Grapeview, WA
Posted On: August 14, 2007
i could get both cuz my dad is gonna own a shop

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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: August 14, 2007
I wanna get my belly button pierced....eventually
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Mystic_Wind_Da

24/Female
Russia
Posted On: August 14, 2007
Whoops, I meant can't
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Mystic_Wind_Da

24/Female
Russia
Posted On: August 14, 2007
Uh crystalkat109? You do know tattoos cost a lot of money right? I would start saving now if you plan to get a lot. I'm sure exotic piercings are no different. Me? I plan to get a couple but that's only if for whatever reason I can get into ballet. Same goes for my piercings. Which I hope to get my lobes done again, my cartilage, and my nose. Getting my belly button done never really appealed to me.
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eava4

20/Female
San Diego, CA
Posted On: August 14, 2007
sorry i mean something in like chinese
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eava4

20/Female
San Diego, CA
Posted On: August 14, 2007
well i got my ears pierced when i was a baby and i had hoops it didnt hurt and i am thinking of getting one tattoo when older maybe a tiny like smily on my arm or something in chined like hello i am still thinking but my ears sealed up they still can work i just dont put earrings in them it didnt get infected i just dont like put earrings in them so yeah
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Carysey

18/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 14, 2007
Who wants tatoos there pointless and dirty :icon4 :
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crystalkat109

21/Female
Blue Springs, MO
Posted On: August 13, 2007
I dn't Really care if nobody would like my tatoos or my peirces cause it isn't there body and i would be proud of them. But yeah you have to think ahead before doing. I am goin to get alot of tatoosand I won't care what people think but peircing....not alot but bellybutton and nose and tounge and lip of course! nothing else!
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Dollmaker1103

23/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 13, 2007
I have my ears peirced and then my lip done in the bottom right corner. I had them both proffesionally done. When i first got my ears done they got infected but i soon sorted it.
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nikkolai

29/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 13, 2007
lucky you! my first lip piecing still hasn't heled up and my snakebites are currently either swollen or infected...or possibly both i'm not sure...

tattoo's i wanted wings on my shoulderblades but my best friend stole that [grrrrr]

so i want [if i can hack the pain] a sword down my spine

though i can't see me getting it done coz nobody would ever see it....

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TwiztidKitten

24/Female
Corpus Christi, TX
Posted On: August 13, 2007
at first all i had was the plain jane one hole per ear and now i'm stuck with them again. let me just say if your parents say no LISTEN. i had managed to strech out the holes, pierce my cartilage, and my lip (me myself and i did them) without my mom knowing then one day she took a good look at me and saw the lip ring. this was her . none of my pierces got infected but i'm kinda OCD when it comes to germs and cleaned them constantly. my holes closed up fine when i took everything out and just 2 lil dark spots for the lip and ears nothing big
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french_horn_lu

19/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: August 13, 2007
i agree with nikkolai you have to be careful i only have my ears pierced (go em done at Claires) i wanna get em double pierced though. and tatoos....out of question for me im NOT getting one....the idea of putting needles that shoot color into my body *shudder*
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