Picking the perfect tattoo
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One of the hardest things about getting a tattoo is picking out what you want. I personally have two tattoos, they are dog paws and they are on my forearms. They are just a basic outline because that's what i wanted. Ever since i got my tattoos I find myself constantly looking at other people's tattoos and try to figure out why they picked that and why it was put where it was. First things to consider is that yes it is basically forever unless you wish to get it laser off which hurts just as bad and cost a lot more to get done and takes a while for it to get all the way off. OK now that you have considered that lets talk about ideas on what to get. Let's list off some things that may help you decide.
First off are you getting this tattoo somewhere that is going to be hidden or somewhere that is going to be scene. Personally my thoughts are that if you plan on keeping it hidden, don't get a tattoo because you aren't proud of it and aren't comfortable enough with your own life decisions to display it as a something to honor then why would you even bother getting it if you aren't proud of it. None the less, the area you plan on putting it will decide the size of it, and then the size of it will decide your design.
When selecting a design the size will play a big variable to deal with because the smaller it is, the less detail you can have because if it's too small then the small lines will just end up blending all together and looking like a blob. So keep into consideration the complexity of the tattoo when picking the size. The larger the piece the more detail you can have.
Now that you've decided on the place and size now you have to think of the actual piece of art you want on your body. Here are just some thing i notice when looking at peoples tattoos. Women tend to get them on their lower back, ankle, or their hip bones. Men tend to get them around their arms like bands, across the back of their shoulders and on their arms. So if you are concerned about looking like everyone then consider that.
Women's tattoos can sometimes really enhance the woman's shape and when done right a tattoo can flow with the natural curves of a woman and look amazing. Women are beautiful creatures and having a beautiful tattoo can really show that off. So if you're a woman get something that's elegant and beautiful to help show that you are a woman and that you are beautiful.
Guys.......enough with the tribal arm bands around your biceps and your last names across the back of your shoulders. Honestly nobody cares if you have barb wire on your biceps, that doesn't make you tough. Also name tags work just as well as a last name tattoo in old English.
So what do you want on your body? Basically get what YOU want. Don't try to impress other people and get what you think other people will like. People think I'm lame because i got dog paws and they are just plain simple outlines. Everyone said I should get them like tearing into my flesh with blood coming out and all this other bull-crap. That's now who i am and that's not what i want. I love dogs, i have 2 dogs right now and one of my dogs just died and it was like losing a family member. I have had my dogs since they were all puppies and we have grown up all together.
Ask yourself, who are you, and what do you love? That should be what you get. Something that will remind you of who you are and what you mean to yourself. Take your time choosing and don't commit to it unless you are positive that you want it. Tattoos are an extension of yourself and personality. Your body is a blank canvas for you design on. Tattoos don't make you a bad person or lower yourself because you have a tattoo. What is the difference between tattoos and clothing. You use both to express who you are and what you want people to know about you. Hopefully you realize that finding a tattoo design is about finding out who you are and what you love. Good luck and make sure you research the tattoo shop before getting a tattoo that it is healthy and that you won't get any infections.
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