A new decade has arrived. It has been ten whole years since the dawn of Y2K and despite all the negativity and dread leading up to the dawning on the new millennium the world hasn’t ended. Life continues to advance and if you are reading this then it is safe to say that you are alive and well in 2010 a whole decade on from Y2K.

So how are you planning to celebrate this new decade? I thought I’d do something that I had always wanted to but never had the guts to follow through with, Yes I was going to get a tattoo nothing too special just my lucky number in roman numerals. Getting a tattoo, if done stylishly, can actually be quick attractive and with the level of tattoo accessories that the tattoo artists use these day you really do get your moneys worth.

Years ago getting a tattoo was a bit hit and miss. The equipment and tattoo accessories used were quite tricky to use and sometimes you may end up with a design or body art that you may live to regret. Thankfully like all sectors the tattoo industry has continued to enhance and develop and now they are at the stage where it is fair easier and medically safer to get your tattoo performed thanks to these new tattoo accessories. At least that is what the artist told me who performed mine.

Obviously a big concern for people when they go to get tattoos is the risk of infection. You constantly hear horror stories on the internet about celebrities who have been infected by an unsterilised needle. Obviously this is more down to a case of where you get your tattoo performed and their hygiene standards rather than a fault with the actual tattoo accessories themselves. However, with the enhancement in tattoo accessories the cost of the equipment has come down meaning there is no need for unsterilised or dirty equipment.

I was always worried about what it would feel like. I had seen several people have tattoos performed but this was to be my first. To be honest it wasn’t as bad as I was thinking, it felt more like someone scratching at your arm, there was the odd occasion when you could feel the needle more but on the whole it was an enjoyable experience and I’m really pleased with the way it has turned out. The only thing I need to do now is resist the urge to get any more.