Sometimes people find it hard to choose what tattoo they’d like to have. Some of the time, they do not make the best decision, much to their regret. Later some may even try to cover it up or erase it, which is expensive, painful and at times there is no guarantee that the original tattoo can be fixed or erased. To avoid this from happening, here are some tips that should help you decide:
Must Have Lasting Appeal
Let’s face it, there are just some designs that call out to us. It might be just another image for someone else, but it might have qualities in it which appeal to you personally. It is rare for a person to get a tattoo that doesn’t appeal to him or her, because no one would want to mess up their body with something they don’t even want to be there.
If the design you’ve chosen for a tattoo has lasting appeal, that is, if you know you’ll never get tired of seeing it on your skin until you grow old, then you should go for it.
Must Have Meaning
Most people who get tattoos often choose ones that hold some special symbolic meaning to them. This gives the tattoo an added sense of intimacy, worth, and sentiment. Whether its the initials of your parents, your child, your significant-other, or simply a meaningful image – getting a tattoo imbued with meaning ensures that you won’t get tired of it any time soon.
Just steer clear of boyfriend or girlfriend initials, because you might regret getting that after a harsh orf painful break-up.
Must Have A Purpose
Whether you’re getting a cosmetic tattoo like permanent make-up, or if you’re trying to cover an unsightly birthmark, having a purpose for a tattoo is often a way to determine if it’s meant to stay for good, or if you’ll grow bored of it later.
Some people get tattoos that have religious or mythological significance, such as passages from the Bible or symbols of protection, good-health, luck, or long-life. This not only adds to the mysterious appeal of the tattoo, but also often provides some sense of comfort or well-being. If something has a significant purpose you will never grow tired of it.
Must Be In The Right Place
Some people, for various reasons, like to display their tattoos. Still, there are others who don’t. Whichever type you belong to, you have to decide if your tattoo is something you’d like everyone to see or not.
For example, facial tattoos might be frowned upon at the work-place while body tattoos, which can easily be hidden by clothing, might simply go unnoticed unless you take off your clothes. It’s important to know where you want it not only for the sake of aesthetics, but for convenience as well.
If it is your decision to display your tattoos, its appeal must be taken into consideration. Does the image show off best when on your arm? If it’s a particularly large image, would it look best on your back or your chest? Can it be easily seen and admired? Do you want it to be visible even from afar or not? Will it look best in plain black or with a bit of colour?
Proper positioning of the tattoo will make or break it, so you must decide where precisely you want it. If you are still unsure, asking for suggestions from your tattoo artist might help you decide.
Must Be Appreciated
Part of the pleasures of getting a tattoo is when someone admires it. Is the tattoo you plan on having the kind that would evoke a good response? Will it be appreciated by others if ever they see it? It is not the best feeling when a tattoo you like or have is met with distaste. It can make you feel bad about getting it.
If you want a tattoo that will evoke admiration from others, make sure that it is has appeal and impact. Sometimes, getting lewd tattoos aren’t such good ideas. But getting tattoos with unique and eye-catching designs will guarantee you admirers. Admit it, when someone admires your tattoos, it adds to the “coolness” factor.
Getting and having a tattoo should be enjoyable and fulfilling, especially since you’re putting it on your own skin. Tattoos make a statement about someone’s personality or taste. It is a reflection of a person. Zealand Tattoo can help you choose what to get and make the right decision.