Each and every day thousands of people get new tattoos done. And each and every day a large percentage of those who get tattoos done, wish they never had. Either they don’t like the location, it just doesn’t look right on them, or the artist was sup par and so is the resulting tattoo. So how can you avoid being one of the ones who hates their tattoos, and either has to live with it, or endure the pain of getting it removed.
Do your research before hand.
Don’t just go with the first artist you come across. Look for an artist that specializes in the type of tattoo you want. Take a look at their portfolios. See what work they have done before and how it looked when completed. Speak to other people who have gotten ink done in the past and see who they went through. Get a referral to an artist from someone you trust.
Pick your tattoo design carefully.
Don’t rush into a shop and get a tattoo done without thinking about it before hand. You want a tattoo that is something you’ll enjoy for many years to come. See about getting it done temporarily so you can see how it will look on you, and if you’ve picked the right pattern and the right placement.
Avoid what’s considered a fad tattoo. You know the one that everyone else is getting because a celeb is sporting a new tattoo. Make sure that the one you choose is the right one for you, not anyone else.
Consider your placement.
Our bodies change over time. Ensure that where you get your tattoo will remain the same over time. Avoid getting it in places that may sag or droop as the years go by. Gravity can be a tattoo’s worst enemy if you pick the wrong location to get it done.
Decide on the colour scheme.
This can change the entire look and feel of a tattoo so make sure the ones you go with suit your skin tone, and colour otherwise you may end up with an off coloured tattoo that doesn’t suit you at all. Instead compare how the colours will look against your own skin, instead of the blank paper the design is originally on.
Getting a tattoo should be a big decision, not taken lightly. If you are thinking about getting one done, do so only after giving it proper thought and consideration. Tattoos are meant to be permanent, make sure yours is.