Considering getting a tattoo in an African home comes with its peculiarity! (And that’s putting it mildly)
From the moment you tell any African parent you’re getting a tattoo, that implies that you’re now a child of the world. After that, you have to go through series of counselling and prayers in the quest to get the “tattoo evil spirit out of you”. Then you have to go through another round of threats such as “get a tattoo and see me disown you!” or “consider yourself fatherless and motherless” and you begin to wonder why all the drama over a tattoo!
Parents and family members can be super dramatic, so to be able to scale through the emotional stress, a minimalist tattoo is the best option. When we say “minimal”, we mean getting a tattoo that doesn’t scream “I got a tattoooooo” but rather a tattoo that’s subtle and still beautiful.
The key is for it to be hidden
There’s just something about a conservative/minimalist tattoo. It is hidden and small without being any less beautiful. The minimalist tattoo can be your name or the name of your loved one. Or a favourite quote in a secluded part of your body which is mostly the spinal, rib or neck region. The tattoo can also be a tiny heart at the side of your finger or your ankle, it depends on the spot you’ll love it to be.
A tattoo is an art that allows you express yourself however you deem fit.
You can also get creative in your own weird kind of way. Getting a tattoo is a huge step that requires planning because you can’t just back out once you’ve gotten inked. Unless you’re going for a temporary/sticker tattoo.
Wear the aura of confidence and get that minimalist tattoo done if you want to!
Meanwhile, check out all you need to know before getting a tattoo.