Tattoos are an addiction?

There are two parts of this error. Both play an important role in giving a bad name to the subject of tattoos and people who choose to get them. The first is that people are addicted to tattoos themselves, the second misconception is that people are addicted to the process of making - in particular, are "addicted to pain." One might wonder the mindset of someone who says latter view, but certainly offers a good range of misconceptions about the whole thing.

A tattoo artist, saying that tattoos are a "fever", he referred to the simple, if odd, enjoyment of many of their customers should be able to spend money to buy permanent artwork for themselves. "I think I'll get another" was something you hear in your studio. This was not an "addiction" by any definition of the word. Nor, in his decades of practice as a tattoo artist, so a customer never even remotely enjoyed the discomfort of the tattooing process.

The word, and poor application of tattoos, is often shaken by those who know very well what the word "addiction" really means. Addiction is an obligation, something that a person has no self-control. Addiction can not differentiate between a "want" and a "necessity." The number of people who have addictions - drugs, alcohol, behavior, etc. - can also become addicted to tattoos. However, it is certainly the case for most people who decide to get. Most people who get tattoos do so simply because they want, they have a weakness of character which leads addicts in the position of being forced to do something.

The concept of tattoos a person because he or she is addicted to pain and therefore enjoys the painful process of being tattooed can only come from one of the most ignorant or those who have some personal problems of their own.

Unfortunately, these two misconceptions shed a very negative light on both the issue of tattoos and people who use them. A bad reputation do not deserve, as is almost never any fact in either point of view. While some people get tattoos with less desirable motives, most people do without negative attachment to either the tattoos or the process whatsoever. The conclusion is that if you find someone who is trying to convince you that getting tattoos is an addiction, you've probably found someone who really is an addict and does not realize that most people are not.

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