Some people wake up the morning after they have got a tattoo and seriously regret their decision. Their body aches and there is a drawing on the skin that does not represent in any way what they had in mind. Getting a tattoo for the very first time should not be a whim, and there are steps to make sure you do not fall foul of your decision.
When thinking of getting a tattoo research is the most important factor. The research should include exactly what you want in terms of design and color, but also which person can deliver exactly what you require. There are many tattooers that have opened up in response to the upward trend in people requesting tattoos. This does not mean that every tattooer is as skillful as another, and it is pretty much a case of if a person has the money then he can open up a tattoo shop.
So, research artists online, see pictures of their actual work, you want to look for consistency in their work especially in the type of design that you are interested in. Are the graphics clear, and is the writing readable, a lot of sites show pictures that are still wrapped in plastic and this is no help whatsoever.
Never Choose on Price
As in everything in life, you certainly get what you pay for in selecting the best. Be prepared to pay what it takes to get your dream tattoo, quality work does cost more but it is worth it. Buy cheaper food for a month but invest in your tattoo as you will be carrying it around with you for the rest of your life.
Always Check Out the Tattooer and Shop in Person
Once you have selected your tattooer visit the shop in person, meet the artist and talk to him exactly what you want and precisely where you want it positioned. Ask for their advice as he may have some suggestions that would enhance your choice.
But when it comes down to it, choosing the right tattooer is very much a gut feeling, every tattoo is unique so there will be different little nuances between one design and another.
Spend Time on Thinking About the Design
Your tattoo will be with you for the rest of your life, so spending a few weeks in deciding on the exact design you want is well worth it. Don’t just jump at the first design shown to you as you may regret it for the rest of your life.
If you are selecting something intricate say in a foreign language, make sure the words are spelled correctly or the design is authentic. It is a good idea to choose a design that has meaning to you and is personal. Then talk to the artist and make sure he is confident that he can deliver exactly what you requested.
Whatever you do, don’t get a tattoo in a drunken moment whilst on holiday, these rarely work out as you would like them to and many of the holiday-destination tattooers are not qualified at all. Spend time researching and thinking about it, you will reap the rewards if you do.