A recent survey tells us that 24% of Americans between the ages
of 18-50 are tattooed. This is almost 1 in 4.
Keeping this in mind, people need to think carefully before they choose a
particular tattoo. Sounds too uptight? Not spontaneous enough,
you say? Just think about how permanent a tattoo is and accept
that it's worth a little thought to pick the tattoo design(s)
that you really want and will enjoy.
Here are some suggestions how to get started finding your
∑ Donít shop around for the cheapest studio or artist. Do shop
around for the best artist within your driving range.
∑ Why do you want a tattoo? Remember, lovers come and go. Rosie
isnít going to like ďKimĒ emblazoned on your chest.
∑ A lot of people have tattoos to remember someone who passed
away. You can choose a symbol or design that has meaning to
∑ You may have some idea what image is special to you. But donít
worry, most people are visual and there are many tattoo design
resources to browse to find the tattoo design that you really
∑ Go to your local bookstore and find the tattoo books, design
books, theme books and magazines.
∑ Your local tattoo artist will have a portfolio of tattoo
designs to leaf though.
∑ Check out the web. There are sites that have 1000ís of designs
to choose from for a small fee. You can print them out and give
it to your Tattoo artist.
∑ Choose the color.
∑ Relax. Think about it a little. Toss it around in your brain
for a few days. Be patient.
∑ Word of caution Ö Tattoos can direct a negative perception of
you during job interviews. So the placement of the tattoo on
your body is a good idea.
Good luck getting the dream tattoo design that you want. They
say ink acquisition is a way to express yourself to others, but
I would also add that getting good body art is going to make you
special and unique!