The results of the 2016 presidential election will have lasting effects on the nation’s future. When searching for a metaphor to better explain the voting process, one might consider comparing it to getting a tattoo.
A lot of thought and research often goes into getting a tattoo and voting, and both decisions are deeply personal processes for many people. At the same time, plenty of people get tattoos or vote for a particular candidate on a whim because it seems like the “trendy” or “daring” thing to do at the time. And over time, many come to regret decisions to vote for a certain candidate or to get a particular tattoo.
The reality that the November 2016 election is still several months away and neither party has so far elected a nominee hasn’t stopped some people from boldly announcing their presidential endorsements by getting permanently inked.
Take a look at some of the tattoos inspired by the 2016 presidential race:
One Bernie supporter opted for an artsy outline of the Democratic Vermont senator:
We might just have to check back with these individuals after the final results are in to see if they are still content with their choices.