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Back in 2006 tattooing finally became legal in South Carolina and folks no longer needed to make the trek down to Savannah. And just recently Kevin Young, of The Post and Courier, finally decided to bite the bullet and get his own, and he shared what the process was like. An excerpt:
When tattooing became legal here, I decided it was time to get one of my own. Two years later, I was still deciding. I'd always kicked around the idea of getting a tattoo, but was never sure what I wanted. I didn't want it to fall into the category of whim. A lot of thoughts were racing through my head: What if I didn't like my tattoo? Was it going to hurt? What if I start crying?
There's also a good list of where you can get a tattoo in town -- and where to go if you realize you should have thought better.