Getting a tattoo is a serious decision, one that shouldn’t be rushed into. I’m sure it’s been said many times but tattoos are permanent. While treatments do exist to remove them, they are often time consuming and potentially painful or even ineffective. With that said, that makes it all the more important to consider your options when getting a tattoo. One of the best ways to ensure you’ll be keen on your tattoo decades down the road is to design it yourself. Here is a guide on how to design your own tattoo and what the process really entails.
1. Get inspired
The first step on your way to tattoo design is to think up an idea. When you want to make your own tattoo design, you will want to find some inspiration that can get you started. This usually entails a bit of self introspection. What do you like? What’s important to you? What can you relate to? Ask yourself these questions before ever setting a foot inside a tattoo shop.Read More
A butterfly tattoo is usually pretty colorful. It makes sense. Butterflies are colorful, their wings display a rainbow of different patterns and tones that are both pleasing to the eye and also symbolic of beauty and change. However, just like the wings of a butterfly, this type of tattoo design is equally fragile. Unlike blocky symbols or shapes, a butterfly tattoo, because of its heavy use of color, is vulnerable to smearing, smudging and fading if the correct healing practices are not observed. Here is a guide on how to make sure your butterfly tattoo stays as crisp and clear as the day it was inked for years to come.Read More
Zodiac tattoos are unique in their expression of ancient symbols and images associated with heavenly bodies and constellations. There are twelve different zodiac signs, each of which can become a unique tattoo design. However, the interpretation and understanding of each different sign varies greatly depending on the person who has the tattoo. Here is a list of three common reasons why people opt to get a zodiac tattoo design.
1. Astrological reasons
The zodiac is a venerable and ancient way of interpretation and cataloguing the night sky. Ancient astronomers looked up into the heavens were found ways to not only chart the course of prominent stars but to also attribute mythological symbolism to the outlines that they saw. The fact that the zodiac was widespread in the ancient world, stretching from Greece to India, is that cultures were fascinated by the movements of the stars. One of the most common reasons why people get zodiac tattoos is that they wish to express a deep seated passion for astrology.Read More
If you’re looking for a highly personalized tattoo, there’s nothing better than turning towards name tattoos. It is a very custom tattoo because everyone’s name is not only unique to them but it also entails how you want the tattoo designed. Indeed, the tattoo design is just as important as what the name is. So, before you run off half cocked, read this list about how one goes about getting a name tattoo.
What’s in a name?
The first question to ask yourself before even considering getting a name tattoo is what name will you use. It may seem apparent, but many people don’t actually get their own name on the tattoo. Often, the name of a family member or child comes before the name of the person getting tattooed. Why get your own name inscribed on your skin? Is it there in case you forget your own name? While some people do opt to have their own name inked into their skin, many more use this opportunity to honor someone else. Consider who is important to you.Read More
Skull tattoos really evoke a wide range of emotions. Most of the time, a skull tattoo is intimidating and lets you showcase and unleash your inner bad boy or bad girl. However, you can only be as bad as your tattoo design looks good. That means take care of your skull tattoo to ensure that it last a long time. No one is going to take seriously a tough guy, clad in leather, with a smudged up and splotched skull tattoo. Here is a quick rundown of how to take care of skull tattoos.
Keep it bandaged
After you’ve just gotten your brand new piece of body art keep the bandaged on for a minimum of several hours. The duration may alter depending on the size of your tattoo design. Your artist will give you a more accurate timeframe. The reason for the bandage is that the tattoo site is literally an open wound and prone to infection from airborne bacteria.Read More