Tattoos are highly popular with both men and women and if you’re considering getting one then there are a number of things you should think about first. Below we’ll cover a number of things you should take into consideration before getting your body tattooed.
1. Where you want your tattoo
One of the most important things is where the tattoo will be placed. Are you wanting it to be visible? Or somewhere that can be covered? Some of the most popular places to have a tattoo are the arms, legs and back. However areas such as the neck, hands and feet are becoming increasingly popular.
2. How big the tattoo will be
The next thing you should think about is the size of the tattoo, the bigger the tattoo the longer it will takes to complete. However larger tattoos are much more prominent and eye catching: especially if you’re wanting to show it off. Smaller tattoos tend to be more sentimental and can also be easily covered with clothing or makeup, should you need to cover it up.
3. The design of the tattoo
A tattoo is likely going to be for life, so the design is highly important. Many tattoo artists and studios will have a selection of designs to choose from or you can typically talk about your ideas and they will sketch out a fresh design for you. Designs can be either monochrome or multi coloured.
4. Do you have any skin conditions?
Before you have your body tattooed if you have any pre-existing skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis, then you should consult with a doctor before proceeding. This will ensure your skin is in good condition before proceeding and it will also prevent infections and any reactions with the tattoo ink.
5. Choosing a tattoo studio or artist
There are many reputable tattoo studios and artists such as MI Tattoo Studios, who can provide professional tattooing services. Before deciding on a specific artist or studio you should check out their previous work and reviews about their business and testimonials about their previous work.