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9 things people with tattoos are completely sick of hearing

“Did it hurt?” *puts fingers in ears*

THEY’RE NOT TO everyone’s taste, sure, but what tattooed folk choose to put on their bodies permanently seems to fascinate most people.

People with visible tattoos will have replied to each of these questions and statements dozens of times since the moment they went under the needle.

1. “Did it hurt?”

tat-2 Source: Thejournal

Nah, love having my skin pierced over and over again with a tiny needle. It’s gas!

Or conversely…

2. “I’m going to get get a tattoo on a particularly bony spot on my back/ribcage. Will that hurt?”

Japanese Pheonix progress Source: bangbangnyc

When you hear about the spot on your body that doesn’t hurt to get tattooed, call us.

3. “Oh you have a tattoo! *reaches out and touches it*”

can-I-touch-it-spike-and-harmony-25991633-500-263 Source: Fanpop

Calm down, Senor/Senorita Grabbyhands.

4. “Does that mean anything?”

giphy Source: Giphy

Yes, but do we really have to discuss it on this train/in the bank/in the doctor’s waiting room?

And if it doesn’t mean anything in particular…

5. “What do you mean ‘I just like the look of it’?”

tumblr_mf397oMbM51qgcwj2o1_500 Source: Tumblr

Explaining the ins and outs of your personal taste to a stranger doesn’t really work in casual small talk either.

6. “You’re never going to get a job with that.”

We probably are, to be fair to ourselves. We probably already have.

Obviously there could be some exceptions, like this girl who allowed her tattoo artist boyfriend to ink his name all over her face.

name-tattoo-on-face-1 Source: Geekologie

7. To women: “What about when you get married? Won’t you want to cover it up?”

5917314810_6edef4aa8c_b Source: Flickr/Nathan Congleton

What ABOUT when we get married? If you want to cover it up, you probably shouldn’t have gotten it in the first place.

8. “What happens when you get sick of it?”

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Well, enough thought was put into ensuring that we won’t get sick of it, so…

9. “What do you think it’s going to look like when you get old and wrinkly?”

Dunno, cool?

old-lady-tattoo Source: Wordpress

Yeah. Cool.

This slow motion close-up of a tattoo needle in action looks excruciating>

Guy gets Odlums logo tattooed on his arse, demands free flour>

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