- Getting a tattoo is not a big deal these days.
- Whether it’s an entire back tattoo or a secret little heart, more people are getting inked today than they were 20 years ago.
While this has become a common practice, getting your first tattoo (or any tattoo) is a good decision. Tattoos are permanent. You can’t just delete it if you’re bored or don’t like it anymore. No matter how small a tattoo is, it is something you have to live with for the rest of your life. You may be able to work it out, but you can’t get rid of it.
I’m not saying that it is impossible to remove. You can remove it with a laser or have plastic surgery to remove it. However, remember that the process is not only painful but also expensive. So before you even step into a tattoo parlor, here are a few things to know and consider when getting your first tattoo.
Do not rush
Don’t be in a fast to get a tattoo. If you’re not 100% sure if you want to do it, don’t do anything. Do you feel spontaneous? Could you not do it? Tattoos are rarely a good idea nowadays, especially if it’s the first time.
Do your homework in terms of design.
Chinese symbols were fashionable a few years back, but that’s how many times people walk out of tattoo shops with characters they don’t even recognize. Many tattoo artists have a portfolio of designs that you can open and choose something you like. This process can be terrifying when you consider so many unique options at once.
Getting something as simple as a butterfly is not at all easy. You need to determine the size, design style, and color. When you have completed your research and know precisely what you want, it is always a good idea to sit hair with a professional tattoo artist first to get their opinion.
They may not be able to say exactly what to do, but they can offer advice. When you think you’ve found the perfect design, place the copy in a prominent place so you can see it every day for at least a month. If you still think it’s after, then you’re on the right track. Location is key