This is How to Get a Tattoo With Your Partner and Side-Step Future Regret: VIDEO

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It’s hard to forget your first tattoo. In this week’s My First Time, Nate tells us about how he got his first tattoo with his girlfriend at the time, but it’s not what you think. Tattoos weren’t exactly celebrated by his family which stopped him from getting one early. When he finally went off to college, he took his newfound freedom to a tattoo shop with his girlfriend where he got two tattoos in the same visit.

While he was looking forward to getting a tattoo, his intuition told him that he was going to break up with his girlfriend soon. Knowing that he wasn’t that into the relationship, he chose a design that was in no way related to her. This way, when their relationship was no more, the tattoo wouldn’t hold negative memories or awkward conversations for him down the road. If he had gone through with it, he’d probably be reading up on tattoo removal processes right about now. During that same visit, he got another tattoo of a personal logo he had designed in art school. This piece was heavily shaded, and he hated every second of it, describing it as incredibly painful. Pain is temporary though, and he now is so comfortable with his tattoos that he often forgets he even has any at all.

Thinking about getting your first tattoo? Make sure you read up on these 13 key things-to-know so that you feel confident when deciding to commit. If you’re still wavering on your exact design choice or placement, consider test driving the tattoo with Inkbox. Browse Inkbox’s 2,500+ catalog designs created by artists around the world or use the custom platform to create any fresh design you have in mind. All of Inkbox’s tattoos look like permanent tattoos, but only last for one to two weeks, so they give you a chance to live with your prospective tattoo and placement of choice to see if it’s the right fit. Just a heads up, Inside Out is powered by the folks at Inkbox. It’s all part of our shared mission to empower you to tell your unique story, be it for now or forever.

Related: The Fascinating History of Getting a Partner’s Name Tattooed

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