Things To Do Before You Get a Tattoo

by - November 30, 2013

I got inked months ago and I love my tattoo. I did a lot of research before actually getting inked. I constantly surfed the web and asked all my friends who had gotten inked before, about their experience and what to expect. My tattoo experience was really good and I'm glad that it was! 
For those of you who are actually thinking about getting a tattoo, here are a few things you should keep in mind before getting one.

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1.       Choose a design that has some meaning to you
Please don’t get tattoos that are “in”. Just because a friend of yours got herself inked with a couple of birds, doesn’t mean that you have to, too. Sure it looks great, but your tattoo needs to be something that is of some meaning to you. Don’t get meaningless tattoos. You might love them today but what about when you are 90?
I wanted my tattoo for 2 years, and then I finally went under the needle. I was sure that I wanted it, and I don’t regret it at all.

2.       Look for a great tattoo artist
So now that you have chosen your design, now start hunting for a tattoo artist. Every tattoo artist is different and has different styles. Choose the one you are most comfortable with. Go on an “artist hunt”, visit all the tattoo parlors in your area and talk to all the artists. Your tattoo is going to be on your body forever, so you WANT the best of the best.

3.       NEVER buy snapdeal coupons without researching the artist
It’s a common mistake most of my friends made. If you are getting 1 sq. inch for 199, that means that you will end up with hepatitis C, or perhaps a scarred tattoo. Look for a GREAT tattoo artist, the price doesn't matter, it’s the quality that does. Keep in mind that the tattoo artist’s work will stay on your body forever, and it’s better if you find a qualified tattoo artist.

4.       Check your artist’s portfolio out
To see what kind of work your artist has done before, check his/her portfolio out. Look at the tattoos carefully. Are the lines made right? Is there any major error? You need to know how good your artist is with the needle, before you go under it.

5.       Profession
What do you want to be? Would it look nice if a lawyer has a tattoo on the nape of his neck while in the court? Think of what you want to be before you get a tattoo.

6.       Choose the right body part
If it’s your first tattoo, I’d advise you not to get it on your ribs, backbone, etc. Rather choose some place “fatty”. Usually people get tattoos on their shoulders…

Don’t worry about the pain of the tattoo. It really doesn't hurt much. I felt that it was like a little kitten was scratching me. It hurts way less than waxing does.
I hope you enjoy your shiny new tattoo!
What would you like to get inked on your body? Leave comments!

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