Consider These Factors Before Getting A Tattoo
So, you want to get a tattoo? Great! Tattoos are becoming more popular each day and design ideas are growing constantly. There are as many ideas for tattoos as there are personalities. When you are thinking about getting a tattoo, there are certain things you should consider in order to be happy with your choice. Even though it is getting a bit easier to have a tattoo removed, it is better to choose the right tattoo in the first place. Here are some things you should consider when getting a tattoo:
Match Your Personality
To be completely happy with your tattoo, choose one that matches your personality. The tattoo should be special to you. Maybe a realistic image of a special person in your life or a sports team, zodiac sign, symbol or anything else that speaks to you or has a strong impact in your life. Getting a tattoo that is meaningful and symbolic in your life is a strong indicator of what’s important to you. If you are serious enough to have it put on your body permanently, it needs to be something that impacts your life in a positive way. Something that you want to either memorialize or declare in a permanent way. One word of caution however: many people have had a tattoo of a persons name or a symbol, only to have the relationship change and end up stuck with a tattoo that no longer represents how they feel. If there is any chance at all that the relationship could change, it is better not to have that name or symbol placed on your body.
Determine What Style You Prefer
There are a number of different styles of tattoo imagery that you can have done. Some of the styles include Lettering, Asian, New School, Old School, Biomechanical, and Fine Line. It is best to take your time and choose the style that matches your personality best. The type of tattoo that you choose may also determine the style that you choose. For example, if you choose to get a tattoo of a fish, there are certain styles that lend themselves more to that image, such as Asian or New School, whereas a symbol like an automotive part or machinery would be better served with the Biomechanical style. Names and wording is best suited for lettering or fine line symbols, although any of these images could be created with any of the symbols given the right technique and design. Always check out a few samples to get the best idea of what you want.
Black And Gray Or Color Saturation
Along with choosing the style of the tattoo, you should also determine whether you want to have it done in black and gray or in color saturation. Although an image can be done in either method, some images lend themselves to a particular style. For instance, Biomechanical features stand out better in a black and gray format while Asian often stands out more with color saturation. Again, it is best to get a few samples before making a final decision and having it placed on your body.
Determine Body Placement
Where you are going to have your tattoo placed on your body is just as important as what you are having done. Is it an image that you want to have plenty of visibility like on an arm or leg, or is it something that you prefer to be more hidden? The type of clothing you typically wear can also determine the placement of the tattoo. Another factor in where the tattoo will be placed is in your pain tolerance. While certain locations like an arm or a leg have minimal pain, having a tattoo placed on your rib cage or side can be quiet painful, especially if it is a large or time consuming tattoo. Consider your tolerance for pain when choosing where you will have your tattoo placed.
Although having a tattoo is becoming more of a status symbol each day, it is also something that you don’t want to take lightly. The tattoo might be a symbol of belonging, but it is also going to be a permanent part of you. It doesn’t hurt to take your time and choose a tattoo that actually means something to you. You will find that you are much happier when your tattoo completely represents who you are.