Getting a tattoo is always an important decision. Tattoos are permanent and if you are going to have anything ingrained in your skin forever, then you'll want to be certain that the design you choose is perfect and that the chosen location for the tattoo is not going to cause you any problems in your work or other areas of life.
Planning your design
When your are planning custom designed tattoos, the nature of the design will be up to you. So think carefully about exactly what you want the tattoo to 'say.' Take the time to consider every aspect of the design from the picture to the colours and any words that may be included. Words can be an especially tricky area for tattoo artists, especially if you opt for any non-English words or phrases. Make sure that you have the correct spelling of every word and understand the correct translation of any foreign words. Don't forget to take into account any double meaning that could be associated with your chosen phrase.
Planning the location
Some employers are not happy for employees to have tattoos in visible places, and some sports or voluntary organizations are also not keen on members with visible tattoos. Before committing to a tattoo, it is a great idea to see if you can get a printout of the design to see how it could look. It may even be worth having it created as a temporary tattoo first so you can get a feel for how it will appear on your skin. Remember that there may be times when you wear less clothing or have your hair arranged differently so that your tattoo becomes more visible.
Creating custom designed tattoos
With standard tattoos, you can simply look through a collection of existing designs and pick something you like. If you prefer custom designed tattoos, then you will need to work through the process of creating your tattoo from the beginning. It is in this process that you should be guided by a custom tattoo artist. If you are not confident in your drawing skills to create the design you want, then talk to your tattoo artist. They will be able to draw what you describe or modify your original sketch to create the right design. They can offer colour suggestions and work with you to ensure that the final composition flows together seamlessly.
When you are happy with the design, then your chosen tattoo artist will be able to provide you with a high definition copy of the tattoo and produce a quotation based on the size and complexity of the design. When you are ready, you can arrange the perfect time to have the work carried out.