Interested in getting a tattoo but not sure what you want to permanently ink into your skin? Your not the only one with that train of thought, it is a big decision to make. Tattoos are not easily removed and the experience is painful, time consuming and costly. Your tattoo will most likely be with you for the remainder of your life, so you want to make sure it is something you will love for the remainder of your life.
You may want to take into consideration not just the look of the tattoo, but what the tattoo may say about you or what it may represent or symbolize. A good way to start thinking about the tattoo you may want is to look through other examples. There are probably millions of tattoos to choose from in various colors, sizes, styles and shapes. If it can be drawn, it can be tattooed. Places to search for tattoo designs include magazines, online websites or design books and samples at a tattoo parlor. Another option for a unique tattoo would be to create your own design or to spend some time with the tattoo artist and discuss with them what you have in mind so they can create a custom and unique design for you personally.
A good tattoo artist should be willing to work with you to get you what you truly want for a tattoo design. If you find a design that is what you desire in a magazine simply show the picture to the tattoo artist and they will draw the tattoo up for you. If you look online for a tattoo design, tattoo websites may offer some designs for free, while others may charge a small fee for you to print off and use their design. Either way, print out the design at the correct size that you wish, if possible, and bring it with you to the tattoo appointment.
Besides the meaning behind a tattoo, others things you will want to consider is the size of the tattoo, the location of where the tattoo will go, if you want the tattoo in color or as a black and white tattoo. Again, remember how it will look and be when you are elderly, will you still want a fad tattoo to show in a prominent and uncovered spot? Plenty of thought should be given to such a permanent stamp on the body. Along these lines, you may run into a tattoo who will refuse tattooing names or dates. Before getting offended at the artist, think about their reason for acting this way.
The tattoo will long outlast any relationship for example. Lovers and friendship may come and go, regardless of how well the relationship may be now that can change in the future and a tattoo can be a reminder of a lot of pain. It is these kinds of tattoos that people regret the most later on in life. You may want to consider a trendy tattoo in much of the same way. Do you want a tattoo that is stylish now, but may be distasteful or embarrassing at a later time?
A tattoo can be a beautiful thing in symbolism or in shape and the tattoo we choose should represent ourselves by giving it deep thought that takes into account all the important factors mentioned above. Finally, be proud of the art that you place on your body!