The 7 deadly fashion, style, and grooming choices that could be the last mistakes you ever make

Questionable dress and behavior choices can evoke ridicule from women, friends, and coworkers—but those calls may actually be harming your health.

February 4, 2010


Why It's Not So Cool: David Beckham can pull this off, but unless you, too, have a 12-pack, the saggy body as canvas is less than a work of art.
The Health Risk: A British study reports that people with more than three tattoos generally suffered from low self-esteem. Of course, this isn't a hard-and-fast rule. "Obtaining a tattoo, especially if it's a rebellious decision, can be an exercise in control and reinforce the basic need for power and autonomy," says New York City-based cognitive behavioral therapist Jayme Albin, Ph.D. Of course, you can always assert your control and win brownie points with a "I Heart Mom" tat—but you'll be missing the rebel aspect entirely.

Photograph: Valua Vitaly
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