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Do you have a regrettable tattoo? Studies show that between 40% to 50% of the people who have tattoos regret at least one of them.

Its a new day for the art of tattooing. These days tattoos can be found on even the most glamorous of people around us from movie stars, pop singers to top sports figures. Not surprisingly 12% of people are quoted as saying their tattoo came after being inspired by a celebrity.

But don’t let the seemingly popular practice of the art, fool you in to rushing out to acquire one for yourself. According to The Daily Mail, a survey done showed at least 4 out of 10 people regret getting at least one of their tattoos. And 1 in 6 hate their tattoos so much they actually want to have them surgically removed.

The findings were a result of a study of 1200 people with tattoos done by the online beauty retailer, Escentual.com. The study came after a rise in sales of “make-up concealer” for body art rose 32% over the past year.

The top four most regrettable tattoos are listed below:

  1. Someone’s Name
  2. Asian Lettering
  3. A Tribal Pattern
  4. A Star Constellation

In conclusion, between the cost of the tattoo both financially and physically, and the cost of tattoo removal both financially and physically, the decision to tattoo should not be made lightly.

It certainly appears it really is a good idea to think before you ink“!

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .