Welcome Life Beyond Compulsive Tattooing. The statistics speak for themselves:
- 14 per cent of Americans of all ages have at least one tattoo.
- 26 per cent of Americans aged between 18 and 25 have at least one tattoo.
- 32 per cent of people who have a tattoo claim they are ‘addicted’ to ink.
So why are so many people compulsively tattooing? The most common excuses are;
- It allows me to express myself
- It makes me feel unique
- It allows me to be myself.
Collectively these excuses suggest a compensatory behavior for low self-worth.
Of course, people get tattoos for many other reasons including:
- artistic expression
- rebellion from authority
- a visual display of a personal narrative
- reminders of cultural traditions
- sexual motivation
- identification with a group
- drunken or drugged impulsiveness
- and some people hide behind their tattoos, which suggests shame and guilt.
“Let’s just admit the obvious.
Some tattoos are more graffiti than true art”
– Peter Zapfella
What have the researchers found?
Tattooed people are associated with greater numbers of lifetime sexual partners (Heywood 2012), earlier sexual initiation, higher frequency of sexual intercourse and increased preference for oral sex (Nowosielski 2012). In adolescents, tattoos also correlate with the likelihood of having unprotected sex (Yen, 2012).
Tattoos indicate impulsiveness (Kim, 1991). Surveyed students with tattoos were more likely to have engaged in hard drug use, sexual activity, and suicide at greater degree of involvement than those without tattoo’s. (Heywood, 2012).
In Croatia prisoners, tattoos correlated with lower IQs and those possessing them demonstrated significantly higher levels of impulsiveness than the non-tattooed group (Pozgain 2004).
An overview of autopsy reports also revealed that persons with tattoos appear to die earlier than those without. A negative tattoo may suggest a predisposition to violent death, but is eclipsed by the presence of any tattoo (Carson 2014).
Tattoos have been linked to psychiatric disorders such as depression (Heywood, 2012), eating disorders (Carroll, 2002), borderline personality disorder (Raspa, 1990), neuroticism (Pozgain, 2004) and increased risk of suicide (Carroll, 2002). In high school students, tattoos correlate with suicidal idealization, suicidal attempts, and depression (Yen 2012).
Endorphins including dopamine, are produced by exposure to various drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and many prescription drugs, resulting in addiction. Dopamine is also produced as a result of pain. Therefore it follows that compulsive tattooing may be driven by short-term ‘pleasure from the pain’ while getting a tattoo.
It follows that if a person is compulsive about receiving tattoo’s they may be suffering from low self-esteem and self-worth, and they may be suffering from depression too. For them tattoo’s give them a ‘perverse pleasure’ through this form of body mutilation.
Research on tattooing reveals some interesting findings:
Women are more than twice likely to seek removal of their tattoo’s than men.
Both men and women had higher body appreciation, higher self-esteem and lower anxiety immediately following receiving a new tattoo. This is indicative of endorphin release as a result of being inked. However women had a sharp increase in anxiety levels in the weeks following, which may be associated with concerns about their body image. Informal observations have shown some individuals who were formally addicted to drugs subsequently took up a compulsion to body ink. The reason would include immediate endorphin release, which then demands repeated tattooing to achieve on-going satisfaction.
So what does this all mean? Tattooing is fashionable up to a tipping point. Then it can become indicative of deeper emotional and psychological problems as the inking becomes compulsive.
Rather than getting more tattoos as a temporary ‘high’, which will dissipate in time anyway, leaving an ugly reminder, maybe those people should seek professional assistance to overcome the cause of their basic problem – low self esteem, low self worth, anxiety and depression.
Other health factors to consider before getting a tattoo.
- Tattooing may seem like just a piece of wearable art, but it involves the deep injection of potentially toxic chemicals into the skin.
- You can suffer serious infections from unhygienic practices and equipment. Infections can also result from ink that has been contaminated with bacteria or mould. Using non-sterile water to dilute pigments is common.
- Some tattoo studios inject carcinogenic inks into the skin of their customers. Source; Danish Environmental Protection Agency 2012 survey.
- Published research has reported that some inks contain pigments used in printer toner or in car paint. FDA has not approved any pigments for injection into the skin for cosmetic purposes.
- There is no way to tell for sure if tattoo ink is safe. It can be dangerous even if the container is sealed or the label says the product is sterile.
- Tattooing is a fashion and we all know fashions change. One day you may have an ugly blue blob on your skin that used to be an attractive tattoo. It is unfashionable and an embarrassment.
- Finally, tattoo removal by laser is an expensive, painstaking process with no guarantees of success. If you choose to get a tattoo think carefully before you do, because you will be marked for life.
The synonyms for the word compulsive include; enthusiastic, passionate, irresistible, compelling, urgent and overwhelming.
The synonyms for the word excessive include; disproportionate, exaggerated, excoriate, extravagant, extreme, inordinate, needless, redundant, superfluous, unconscionable, unreasonable, boundless, dissipated, dizzying, immoderate, indulgent, intemperate, limitless, more, overboard, overkill, plethoric, prodigal, profligate, self-indulgent, sky-high, stratospheric, superstar, too many, unbounded, unmeasurable and way out.
People who are more likely to develop a dependency include those who:
- suffer from depression,
- bipolar disorder,
- anxiety disorders, or
- schizophrenia, and
- Have easy access to the chemical or behavior.
- Experience low self-esteem.
- Have relationship problems.
- Live a stressful economic or emotional lifestyle.
- Associate with people, or live in a culture where there is a high social acceptance of the relevant abuse.
“You love the skin you are in.” – Peter Zapfella
Now you can listen to Welcome Life Beyond Compulsive Tattooing subliminals when ready to sleep and let these gentle and encouraging words guide your unconscious mind into the realms of dreams.
A simple message repeated, will eventually become a new unconscious belief. However, when used to ‘lock-in; the shift following one-on-one therapy with Peter Zapfella the results can be miraculous.
Change your self talk and change your deep unconscious beliefs. These then change your behaviors and emotions. These then change your self talk and so on.
If you listen to the Welcome Life Beyond Compulsive Tattooing MP3 while sleeping, on ‘repeat’ your unconscious mind will hear this message almost 400 times every night. That’s powerful. The more the Welcome Life Beyond Compulsive Tattooing messages are repeated over and over, the more they are uncritically accepted by the unconscious. A message repeated enough will become a new unconscious belief.
Every one of us is unique. We have all had different life experiences and we react to them differently too. Most emotional and behavioral challenges can respond well to one-on-one psychotherapy tailored to the individual, using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy and perhaps cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). That is why Peter Zapfella suggests you start with one-on-one therapy using Skype and then use the Welcome Life Beyond Compulsive Tattooing subliminal affirmations to ‘lock-in’ the unconscious shifts long-term. Of course, you can listen to your ‘Welcome’ MP3’s first, and if they are effective for you without therapy – that’s great. If not you can use skypetherapy.pro. ‘Click’ on the image to read details.
‘WELCOME’ SUBLIMINAL AFFIRMATIONS
ARE YOUR BEST CHOICE
Subliminal Affirmation Text:
“You know excessive tattooing is a sign of low self-esteem and inability to cope with life’s emotional challenges. Tattooing is a contradiction of survival because it is possible some tattoo inks can cause cancer. This is detestable to you, so you no longer risk it. Tattooing never fixed anything; it just created another problem.
Your own skin is glowing more strong and beautiful without ink. Your mind and your skin do not need tattoo’s to feel beautiful because you know you already are.
You are now more clear in the mind, more relaxed in the body. You accept everything and everybody because you are more confident in your own skin. You have greater self-control. The way that you feel is becoming better and better because the burdens have been lifted for ever and ever now that you welcome life beyond compulsive tattooing.”
These Welcome subliminal affirmations are clearly spoken once before they fade- down and ‘disappear’ from conscious awareness within masking music and environmental sounds, thereby foiling conscious analytical thinking, which could otherwise ‘filter out’ messages. In this way, the listener knows for sure what their deep unconscious mind is hearing repeated, without listening to these messages its self.
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