As someone who has been tattooed and worked in the industry, I have seen the various opinions on the best age to get a tattoo.
The age range I’ve heard varies from as young as 12 to as old as 40. In my experience, I have seen clients as young as 15, but I personally believe the ideal age range to get a tattoo is between 25 and 36.
“A tattoo is not an accessory, it’s a commitment.”
I believe that the best age to get a tattoo is when you have reached a level of maturity and stability.
At the age of 25, you have reached the age of majority, your frontal lobe has fully developed, and you are able to make informed decisions about your health care without relying on your parents.
In contrast, many people regret their tattoos from when they were as young as 16. The younger you are, the more likely you are to make impulsive decisions that you may later regret.
“Hold off getting tattooed just a smidge when you’re 18.”
I have also seen that 18 is the typical legal age to get a tattoo, even with parental consent.
However, I personally believe that 18 year olds are still figuring themselves out and may not be making the best decisions when it comes to tattoos.
That being said, I won’t tattoo anyone under 18.
“Save your good spots for your mid-20s to mid-30s and beyond.”
I suggest that people hold off getting tattooed until they are in their mid-20s to mid-30s. This way, you have a better understanding of yourself, what you like, and can make informed decisions about the tattoos you want.
Additionally, the pain tolerance tends to decrease as you get older, so it may be more comfortable to get tattooed at a younger age. However, it’s important to consider that you may make different decisions about your tattoos as you get older.
“I kind of wish I got more back then and didn’t listen to everyone.”
In conclusion, getting a tattoo is a personal decision and everyone has their own opinion on the best age to do so.
Some people may wish they got more tattoos earlier on, while others may regret the tattoos they got as a young adult. It’s important to consider your own personal circumstances and to make an informed decision that you won’t regret.