One of many designs to choose from Choosing a tattoo should be a thorough process. The more planning that goes into your design of choice, the more likely that you will enjoy your tattoo later in life.Steps
Be happy with what design you have on your body. Most tattoo artists will help you redraw and redesign a tattoo. Many tattoo artists are also convential artists, or can at least reproduce a traditional drawing, sketch or painting onto your skin.Check portfolios, and compare old school, new school, naturalistic, asian, B&W, etc.
Choose quotes carefully. Consider carefully what body part you want your tattoo on. Try to get a printout of the design, and see how the design will fit against your skin. Use henna to get a temporary version of the design.
If you don't like the idea of having that on your body, don't get a tattoo now.The number one tattoos that artists are asked to cover up, after homemade tattoos, are NAMES. The tattoo studio walls are not the place to trust when looking for a character. Often members of a family will get matching or complimentary tattoos. Often, younger generations will incorporate elements of older family members tattoos in their own designs. If you're thinking about getting a tattoo such, think about how big of an impact it had on you.
Don't be afraid to get a tattoo that doesn't have a deep meaning if you love the design. If you love Winnie the Pooh enough to look at him forever, get that pooh bear. Feet, hands, and faces need more touch-ups, and more attention to heal properly. Some artists refuse to do facial or hand tattoos on a person that doesn't already have visible tattoos. If you feel hesitant, either about the design or the artist, don't go through with it.
If you are getting a tattoo of a traditional symbol, you should know the meaning and history of that symbol.
Laser tattoo removal is very expensive, painful, and time consuming. In most cases it can completely remove tattoos. Tattoo cover-ups are cheaper, but find an artist that specializes in them. Tattoos can get infected, and should be washed and treated as wounds. Follow your artists aftercare instructions. Most tattoos will need touch-ups through your life. Using sunscreen and moisturising daily will help your tattoo look new for years. Be extremely careful when getting Kanji characters as tattoos if you've found the design on the internet or tattoo parlour wall. Think before getting a tattoo.