Did you know about 30 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo?
We usually don’t think twice about cosmetic decisions for our bodies. Most can be changed or reversed but there are a few that are lifelong, and among these are tattoos.
As picking a tattoo is a decision with lifelong implications, you have to give a lot of thought when deciding whether to get it or not.
So how do you go about choosing a tattoo design? How do you make sure you choose a tattoo that you won’t regret?
Here’s what you need to know:
1. What’s the Subject?
Often, the tattoos we most regret are the ones that have no meaning to us. The name of your significant other might mean something to you. But what if you break up and never reconcile? Would you want their name permanently inked on your body?
Many people get religious symbols tattooed on their bodies. Another popular tattoo design is patriotic symbols. If you have a commitment to your faith and to your country, these are ideal for you.
While many people get silly tattoos and fall in love with them, your focus should be on something you take seriously.
2. What’s the Design?
Next, you want to look at the design of the tattoo.
Do you want an intricate design? For example, a general religious symbol might be a Cross. For an intricate design, you might want Christ on the Cross. You want to see if your tattoo artist has the skills for such a detailed design.
You might also want colors. If you want a tattoo of your nation’s flag, do you want it to be colored in? Do you want a tattoo that has several colors?
You also want to see if the tattoo parlor offers temporary tattoos. This can be a great way to see if you like how the design looks on you. You should ask them if they provide Jagua tattoos.
3. Where’s Your Tattoo?
When picking the right tattoo design, you want to also consider placement. For example, if your tattoo is in a ‘hidden’ place, you have the freedom of choosing a larger and more intricate design.
If your tattoo is in a visible location, such as your arms, you want to consider the design more carefully. At some workplaces, you might not want to draw attention to your tattoo. In such a case, you want one that’s smaller and minimalist.
Take Your Time When Picking a Tattoo
Now that you know the steps in picking a tattoo, you are better prepared to make this decision. As this is a lifelong decision, you don’t want to rush into it.
Once you’ve decided on the parameters for your tattoo, start researching different designs. Visit tattoo parlors and ask the tattoo artists what they suggest for you. They’ll help you find the best design that you’ll love for years to come!
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