Choosing New Tattoo Designs - Getting it Right the First Time

If you're thinking about getting a tattoo, whether for the first time or whether for the hundredth you'll be very conscious of the message that you intend it to convey.

Usually, of course, if a tattoo is a singleton (that is, not surrounded by a collection of pre-existing tattoos) it will be much more obvious, and the message that it gives out will be that much stronger.


So, when you're selecting your new tattoo design for the first time you want to ensure that it sits well with your personality and is something that you'll be proud to have on your skin for the rest of your life.

Some will go for the stark black and white, comparatively simple designs because they make a bold, almost confrontational statement about who they are. They almost shout out 'This is me, and this is what I stand for!! Others will opt for something a little more subtle, perhaps with some muted colors that are more decorative than overtly obvious and might be intended for personal pleasure rather than public viewing. Naturally, if you're going to the trouble of choosing a design and then going to the expense of having your new tattoo done, you won't want to keep it hidden away. But you might want to reserve it for special people only.

Think carefully

So you need to think carefully about what you want to say with your tattoo. Do you want to shout out to the world or do you want to keep your statements to yourself? There are literally millions of different designs you can choose from and each one will convey a different message. This is why it's so important to get it right first time. Obviously tattoos can be extended but this often impairs the visual integrity of the design. The tattoo design has been created as a stand-alone entity and adding bits here and there after it has been created isn't going to improve it any. Likewise, you could get it removed, but you really don't want to go down that route do you?

Getting the right design for your new tattoo is essential. You're going to have to live with it for a long time, after all. So take your time and think about what you want. Think about what sort of message it promotes and whether it fits in with your personality.

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