I'm glad I did. Now that it's out there I really feel like my work now has a chance to do something - to make someone think about the message I am trying to put out there. However. While the exhibition was going on I did feel very weird about the fact that my work was disappearing. It was little things; my boyfriend and some of my friends hardly got to see my work because it was mostly gone before they could get there. I didn't have control over who took the work and there were some people who I didn't feel were taking it seriously. And my space quickly started to look very messy and bare. But really...those are silly, unimportant things. Friends and family saw some work and understood the reasons for my work being gone. Even if someone took my work for the wrong reasons maybe they will look at it in a months time and be reminded and feel different. I don't want to take myself too seriously as an artist, so it's probably good for me to have a gallery space that is messy. That my work went so quickly is a massive compliment!
So on the whole, despite my feeling weird that now I have nothing left I am so glad I made that decision. If I had kept the tags they could never achieve their purpose.