Tattoos, Tattoo Designs, Tattoo Ideas, Tattoo Gallery
Finding a Tattoo that represents you isn’t an easy one. Tattoos are a permanent and life-long symbol of what you stand for. So it is extremely important that you choose Tattoo Designs that best defines you. Below are 5 easy steps to help you decide which tattoo is right for you.
Realize that pigments are not the same as ink. Pigment is a mixture of glycerin, alcohol and water, and is usually used in temporary tattoos. Ink is simply colored liquid and is permanent once applied.
Check out many designs before you commit to just one. Know what your options are before the tattoo artist begins the process. Ask yourself if you think this tattoo will still reflect you in 5, 10, 20 years, for your whole life. Usually a tattoo parlour has hundreds of tattoos posted on their walls for you to view and choose.
*hint: Make a list of all the important things in your life. Try to be unique as well. Just think if you saw someone walking with the exact same tattoo as you have.
Decide whether you would like to get your tattoo in color or in black. Black tattoos last longer than colored tattoos. Black tattoos also provide less sun damage to the skin because they are made from a solid ink.
Select your design. Remember that your tattoo needs to reflect your life, your beliefs, your personality and your appearance. You can even choose to design your own tattoo and present it to the tattoo artist. Also consider the location of the tattoo. Do you want it able to be hidden when you’re dressed for work or a formal event?
*hint: Take that list you made earlier and narrow it down. Ask friends or family which of your list defines you the best. If you can’t decide on just one, get the list down to at least 3 choices. Then you can work with a tattoo artist in creating a 3-part symbol that truly is YOU. Or if you’re good at drawing, create your own.
Find a good tattoo artist, and ask him how he sanitizes his needles. Look at his personal portfolio. Know that you are in the right hands before getting a tattoo because it is a permanent addition to your body.