Tattoos are beautiful and an amazing way to express yourself but only if done correctly. Thinking of a tattoo, many people only stress about getting the best tattoo artist. But there is something else that should worry you, the tattoo design. There are many designs, and it might be difficult to choose the best from the many. You can go with star or butterfly designs or get customized designs of popular celebrities.
Below some things which should be kept in mind when choosing a tattoo design and more so for first-timers.
Where Is It Going to Be Placed on the Body?
There are different designs appropriate for different parts of the body. Design at the back cannot be used for the arms for example. Back designs are larger and more intricate than those on the legs or shoulder for instance. Depending on where you want the tattoo placed, you should be able to choose the right design.
What Tattoo Design Are You Choosing?
There are various designs to choose from. You can get a design from the internet, from your culture, customized designs or those unique designs. If you want to represent your heritage, you can choose a design from your culture. A flag or a symbol can do. Other people will get tattoos that represent certain things that happened in their lives. You can be as creative as you want when doing a tattoo. And remember that it is a permanent thing so, you should choose something you will be comfortable to live with for the rest of your life.
Color or Black Ink?
Both colored and black tattoos fade with time. This means that you might be required to retouch. That said, retouching is more demanding on pieces that were done with vivid colors and which might require additional blending. I advise people to choose simple designs done in black and white. This way, retouching will not be an issue.
All the above aspects should be put into consideration when selecting a tattoo design. And as already said, the design you choose will be part of you for the rest of your life so you must be confident with it. If you are not sure, you can take get a temporary design before going permanent.