Getting inked for many might be something you do for fun or after a few drinks but when you don’t want to wake up with a face full of regret, you need to spend some serious time thinking about what a tattoo means to you and if it’s the right choice.
Get it right and you’ll have a living piece of art that stays with you for the rest of your life, reminding you of a loved one or special place in your life. Get it wrong and you’re looking into Laser Tattoo Removal that’s going to cost in terms of time, money and your comfort levels.
So, how do you make the right choice and how will you make a decision that you don’t live to regret?
Make it Personal
You don’t want to follow the crowd and nor, should you? It’s your skin and something you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life so you don’t just want to like it, you want to love it. You want to be able to look and it and feel happy every time. What you don’t want to do is feel regret or that you made the wrong decision, so love your design and think very carefully about what you want.
If you’re set on a tattoo, head online for ideas from your favorite lifestyle bloggers and some specialized tattoo sites. You’ll find hundreds of ideas on sites such as Pinterest too. Find something that appeals both aesthetically to your tastes, but also emotionally. Something that feels like you and has some meaning.
You might want to think about incorporating a name into your design and you’ll be spoilt for choice on how to do that, with swirling, looping flowers and thorns or nameplates held up by creatures, real or imagined. Children or loved ones lost are great places to start and can provide much inspiration when you think about their favorite flowers or place they loved.
Getting a tattoo is no small decision, particularly if it is the first and maybe only one you intend to have. If you’re nervous about what it entails talk to a reputable artist and ask to sit in on a session so you can see exactly what it entails.
Some people are shocked at how painful it seems to be and others are surprised at how well they are able to cope with the pain. Everyone’s different and you know your pain levels better than anyone else.
Choose a design you love and set aside a time when you’re in no rush to be anywhere else. Find a tattoo artist with a great reputation and who can produce an impressive portfolio of their own work. Talk through your design and settle back for an inking session. Make the right decision and you’ll have created something that is going to bring you joy for the rest of your life. It’s not a small decision but it can be a great one, so get deciding today.