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Tattoo Regret

The American Academy of Dermatology reports tattoo regret is common in the United States. Among a group of 18- to 50-year-olds surveyed in 2004, 24 percent reported having a tattoo and 17 percent of those considered getting their tattoo removed.

This is just an excerpt from a much longer article that you can read on CNN Health News.

September 19, 2007 - Posted by | Cultural, Experiment, Health Issues, Hygiene, Mating Behavior, News, Technical Issue


  1. Well yeah, those & bas body piercing

    Comment by chikapappi | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  2. Yeh, Chikapappi, the body piercings and tattoos are both scary to me because of the problems with hygiene and the possibility of disease and/or infection, as well as “tattoo/piercing regret.”

    I used to love pedicures until I heard of the lady in Texas (Texas ! ! !) who got flesh eating bacteria from the spa-foot-bath part of the pedicure. EEEEWWWWWWWWWWW! You can’t be too careful these days.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  3. Thats why we love “Henna Tattoo’s” 😉

    Comment by Wer3Y | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  4. hahahaha 50 year olds with tattoos :p

    no wonder there’s regret :p

    Comment by Swair | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  5. I think body piercing is better than tattoos because whenever your bored you can just remove them and it will heal.

    I never got a tattoo because well its almost permanent and getting it off is a hassle.

    Comment by Chirp | September 20, 2007 | Reply

  6. Wer3Y – Henna IS the way to go! And I love the lacy elegance of the designs. 🙂

    Swair – GROSSSSSSSSS!!!

    Chirp – Yes BUT there is still a risk of infection. And some of the places people get pierced . . . holy smokes!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 20, 2007 | Reply

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