If you want to lose weight, get a tattoo of a giant bull’s eye on your arm, or you want your friends to notice you are thinner, you might want to consider a self esteem tattoo.
The American Self-Esteem Tattoo Association (ASETA), a trade association for tattoo artists, says a self-esteem tattoo can be a very effective way of improving self-image and confidence.
The ASETA says there are thousands of tattooed individuals in the US and many of them don’t have a body image problem.
“The majority of the population has no problem with body image, but there are some people who struggle with self-confidence,” said ASETP President and CEO, Susan G. Korss, in an interview with News24.
“For people who do struggle with body confidence, it can be quite challenging to maintain it.”
Kors told News24 she was inspired to create a self confidence tattoo because her husband, a professional artist, did not want to get rid of his tattoo.
“It was so painful, and I really wanted to get that tattoo done,” she said.
The tattoo involves a large, black, bull’s-eye-shaped piece of fabric on the left arm and a thin strip of fabric behind it.
It says “I’m strong” in large red letters and is a symbol of strength.
“A lot of the times, people think, ‘Oh, it’s a vanity tattoo,’ and it’s not,” Kors said.
“But when you look at it, it makes you feel strong and confident.”
Kinss said that she got the idea for the tattoo when she was working on her own body image.
She said she had already received support from her wife, who also has a tattoo on her arm.
“We really don’t see ourselves as fat or ugly,” Kinsse said.
Kinsso said the tattoo helped her to be more confident and comfortable with herself.
“I think it really opened up the door for me to see the body as a place that can be used and it can really help me in my own self-improvement,” Kanss said.
While Kinssey has a self self esteem tattoos on her arms and on her left forearm, Kors is the only ASET president and CEO to have tattoos on both arms and right forearm.
“Self esteem tattoos are often used as a way to help people improve their self-acceptance and self-expression,” Korss said.
ASET members say that a self strength tattoo can help people to feel more positive and confident about themselves.
“When you have tattoos, you can feel confident in yourself and you can express yourself in your art and you feel good about yourself,” Kort said.
Some tattoo artists also believe that tattoos can be helpful in improving self esteem and confidence because it can help you to “talk to yourself”.
“Self-esteem is very important to people.
It helps them to feel good in their body, they can look good in a mirror and they can express themselves,” Koss said.
If you or anyone you know needs help with self esteem or self confidence, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
The National Suicide and Crisis Hotline is 1-866-488-7386.