Life Lessons People With Tattoos Can Teach You

Life Lessons People With Tattoos Can Teach You
While not everyone can or will ever understand why getting your body permanently modified by way of ink, most people can appreciate the dedication it takes to get such beautiful works of art placed on your skin. However, some people out there cannot wrap their minds around why anyone would sit under a needle for hours enduring pain to change their body.

Some may even think that it will impact the person’s ability to hold a professional career. But, in their judgment, they are missing a huge point about people who choose their art over others' opinions; you can learn some genuine, very wonderful life lessons from people who collect tattoos.

The first life lesson is that the only standards that truly matter are your own. Not everyone is going to absolutely love your new tattoo, whether it is due to the chosen style or the subject matter, but so long as you’re happy, that’s all that really matters at the end of the day.

Artist: Al.sigal[/caption]

One of the biggest lessons you’ll learn from those with tattoos is that first impressions don’t hold a whole lot of weight and maybe more wrong than you could ever imagine. If you are or have a heavily tattooed person in your life, you know that this life lesson is absolutely true. While tattooed people are judged heavily for their ink, those doing the judging are missing out in many cases.

There are doctors, software engineers, nurses, caregivers, and many other professionals who may be quite heavily tattooed. Do you know that soccer mom down the street who always shows up on time to her kid’s meetings? Well, she may very well have more tattoos than you know about.

Tattooed people teach you not to place an untold value on appearances, and instead, you should spend a little more time getting to know what’s beneath the surface.

Artist: Steven "phoenix" kish[/caption]

Another big lesson everyone can learn from those who suffer for their art is that pain is temporary. It’s no secret that tattooing can be downright painful, and in some cases, hard to sit through. But, you earn every mark that is placed on your body. Regardless of your pain tolerance, whether it’s physical or mental, it will always be temporary.

Pain can indeed lead to great things, and tattoos are a great reminder of that. Meaning is always subjective. What one thing may mean to you may mean something completely different to another person. Every person has their own experiences in life that shape their ideas and memories.

Artist: Berat bumin[/caption]

Fear is overrated and can be overcome. Nine out of ten people, who have been tattooed at least once, have had a deep-seated fear in their belly at one point or another. It’s a huge commitment to get a tattoo, and this can help remind us that fear can be overcome and we can grow through the experience.

Lastly, being unabashedly you and not caring what others think. The second you become comfortable in your own skin is the day that you are truly free. People with tattoos have embraced the fact that people may judge them and simply do not care. They want to be who they are, what they are, no matter what other people's opinions may be. This, of course, can lead to a great deal of happiness.

Artist: Berat bumin[/caption]