There are many things to consider before getting a tattoo or piercing, according to Matt Bavougian, owner and senior piercer of Onyx Piercing, but he says there doesn’t have to be a deeper meaning behind such body art. For him, tattoos are pretty skin pictures and anyone can get one for any reason. Piercings fall under the same rule, and he doesn’t tell people what they should or shouldn’t do with their bodies.

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Ink and gold: A beginners guide to body art

There are many things to consider before getting a tattoo or piercing, according to Matt Bavougian, owner and senior piercer of Onyx Piercing, but he says there doesn't have to be a deeper meaning behind such body art. For him, tattoos are pretty skin pictures and anyone can get one for any reason.