Deciding to get a tattoo is a big decision. It entails lifetime commitment. They become a permanent fixture and feature of your body. One wrong decision can be agonizing, expensive and inopportune. Pay heed to lots of factors like size, color, meaning, style and placement of the tattoo before you decide to get yourself inked, lest you live in regret later. Placement is just as important as the tattoo itself. Once you have decided on the design, size and the artist, you should be very sure about where you want to get inked. Here are some tips to help you decide tattoo placement.
1. Know the consequences
Tattoos are pretty much permanent. If you do not want people to be able to see your tattoo all the time, be discreet with the placement. If you get it done at the nape of your neck, be very sure of what you are getting into. People often make hasty decisions and regret later and wish that they had given enough serious thought before getting themselves inked on that area.
2. Your lifestyle
Your lifestyle, your occupation, your personal style like the way you tie your hair or the types of clothes you wear are paramount in deciding your choice for tattoo placement. If you are a slave of the corporate world and do not like wearing full-sleeves shirts, it is best to have a tattoo at a more discreet place or else it would look too funky in a board room meeting.
3. Get a taste with an airbrushed tattoo
Just like there is a rough draft before every final draft, contemplate getting a temporary tattoo done onto the area of your choice to get the feel. These are usually called airbrushed tattoos. Unlike permanent tattoos, airbrushed tattoos are temporary and last for a couple of weeks. You could even scrub them away using some baby oil if you want to get rid of them before. Thus, this is a more convenient choice. Once you are fully satisfied and confident about the placement, you can then get a permanent tattoo. Henna tattoos are another temporary tattoos that you can contemplate. Designs are intricate and artistic.
4. Take your time
Finally, don’t rush and take your time in choosing. It is an important decision and every little detail needs to be taken care of. You should be proud of your decision all your life and not feel guilty about it. Take as much time as possible because the placement is important, but the process of decision-making is more important.