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Considerations For Choosing A Tattoo Design
March 30th, 2017

How to Choose a Tattoo Design

You can have just about any image or words made into a tattoo for your body. The key to finding the right tattoo for you and your body is to consider the tattoo design that best fits your personality and interests. The following are some things to consider when it comes to choosing the image or words to have inked on your skin.

Choosing an Image or Text

Some of the most popular tattoos are those that relate to a person's favorite things. Favorite quotations from films or books are popular as are song lyrics. Often, if a tattoo has some meaning to a person, it makes it all the more easier to choose what to have inked on your body. For example, this is a chance to honor the people in your life. If your mother passed away, having her favorite flower inked on your body would be a great way to memorialize or remember her.

A tattoo doesn't have to be serious. You could have an image inked on your skin simply because you like it. In fact, many people look at tattoos as works of art. Thus, you could have a full-on scene inked on your back or could go with a simple symbol that you enjoy. Popular symbols to have inked on your body include everything from one's astrological sign to simple shapes like stars and hearts. If you look at your body as a canvas and as something beautiful, it will make choosing a tattoo all the more easier.

Size & Location

If you are having trouble choosing a tattoo, you should consider where you want it. This will help you narrow down your choices. There is a big difference between having a tattoo done on your back versus on your ankle or wrist. The sheer size of the tattoo is affected by the area you want inked. Thus, if you want a large tattoo, you should consider a sizeable piece of your body like the stomach or shoulders and if you want something small in size, it makes sense to choose an area like the foot or hand.

When it comes to choosing the location of a tattoo, you want to think as much about your job as you do the very look of the design. Some offices or careers frown on tattoos. Thus, you might want to consider having your ink done in a spot that can be easily covered for work. This could mean having the ink done on the upper arm versus the forearm so that you could wear a shirt or sweater when in professional settings.