Talk to your teens about tattoos

A tattoo artist applying a tattoo during the second Tattoos Convention in Mexico City this month. Teenagers need to know about the health, social and practical implications of getting a tattoo.
A tattoo artist applying a tattoo during the second Tattoos Convention in Mexico City this month. Teenagers need to know about the health, social and practical implications of getting a tattoo.

NEW YORK • A recent T-Mobile commercial aired on television in the United States takes a lighthearted jab at regrettable tattoos as two women sit poolside, their backs emblazoned with matching tattoos.

The song, Always Something There To Remind Me, plays in the background.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 25, 2018, with the headline 'Talk to your teens about tattoos'. Print Edition | Subscribe