5 Ways to Easily Finalize the Right Tattoo Design For You
Getting a tattoo be quite an exciting experience, especially when it is the first time thar you are getting one. Considering that enthusiasm, it is obvious that the design should live up to the expectations till the day it lasts, which is long enough.
Deciding to get a tattoo comes sooner than the rest of the steps in the process of finally getting it. Unarguably though, the most crucial one of those steps is choosing the right design. Whatever your reason is to get a tattoo, you definitely immerse yourself on social media or the Internet, more broadly, to get an idea of what kind of a tattoo design you want. Then you look at multiple sites, various designs and styles and then sometimes even end up being back to square one.
To help you get a sense of how to go about finalizing a design, we are here with 5 things to keep in mind while selecting your tattoo design
1. Purpose of Getting Your Tattoo
The first step before you finalize your tattoo design should be to understand why you want to get a tattoo in the first place. Is it because a friend or acquaintance or even your favorite celebrity has one? Is it because you saw an amazing tattoo and just want the same? Decide that reason. If there is a long-standing reason for the tattoo, you would want to take more than just an hour to decide what design to get.
2. Widen your Horizon and Imagine Further
Your horizon needs to be far reaching if you want to have a tattoo that you are glad to have 10 years, 20 years down the line. To ensure that, it is essential that you research and go through every resource that you can in order to develop your design idea.
Be sure to start simple and then see various styles online to incorporate in your design and make it more unique for you.
You could have a rose flower design idea but then to give it a custom look, you can decide to stick to a geometric style for the design or get dot work rose tattoo. You can do anything. Like we said, widen that horizon. Explore. Imagine!
3. Impulse is Not Great; Plan and Customize
It might seem silly at first glance but let’s be honest, we all have those moments where we just come across something and find it to be so marvelous an idea that we want to get that as a tattoo instantly. However, remember that tattoos do come with a sense of permanency. You do not want to be stuck with a tattoo which you don’t even want to look at or hide some months or years down the line.
So, plan. You have an impulse to get a tattoo? Note it down, research on it. Take a three-day break. Come back to it. You’ll see that if you are still quite thrilled to research on it and get it, you genuinely want it.
Additionally, the tattoos which are customized, adapted to your personality and reflect your traits, those tattoos matter more to you and you tend to research and think about it better.
On the contrary, if you do want to get a tattoo just for fun, do that! Funny, quirky tattoos make for great stories later in life.
4. Second Guess your Idea of a Name Tattoo
There are multitudes of examples to explain why this is not a good idea if it is made on an impulse or after an emotionally overwhelming moment. It is hilarious to see such things in sitcoms or comedy films but in reality, it might not be as fun.
So, if you are planning to get the name of your partner you have just started dating or have had an amazing moment and feel like getting couple tattoos, with a heavy heart, take a pause. We know it sounds like a buzzkill but trust us, down the line, you’d think about it and laugh and be grateful!
However, that being said, if you are sure, then you are sure. No contest. Get the name tattooed.
5. Consult an Artist and Get the Final Sketch
Once you have your idea drafted in your head, stop there and do not set it in stone. Go to your artist and discuss it with them. They are professional artists so they can give you a better style or design and help you finalize. Once you see that on paper, you will be able to envision the right tattoo for yourself.
Choosing the right design is important because only then does one make sure that however long the tattoo lasts, you will like it till the end. Just be patient. Don’t be too quick and rush into getting inked. Do ample research and make your design idea more creative as you keep researching. Once you are sure, your artist will map the final sketch and then it’s all - ready, set and go!
Do you think we missed out on any major step that you personally follow while choosing your design? Tell everyone about it through the comments below!