Name Tattoos – Steps To Take Before Getting Your Tattoo
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. Are you due to get married soon? Perhaps your soon to be spouse would like their name on you. Maybe the two off you could get matching name tattoos. Are you expecting a child? Honor your son or daughter with a name tattoo so everyone knows what’s important to you.
After you’ve determined a name, consider what you want the design of the tattoo to be. Do you want blocky, Gothic print? Or are you more interested in a fancy and elegant script? How do you want it to be laid out? Will it be in color or straight black? Is this name tattoo going to be part of something larger, as in will there also be a picture accompanying it? More importantly, where do you want this tattoo located? Shoulders? Neck? Chest? Arm? Getting a tattoo means asking yourself a lot of questions. Get to the bottom of what you want before you step foot into a tattoo shop. That brings us to the next point…
Once you have worked out the basics of your tattoo, the next step is to determine where you’re going to get inked. Do some research. Depending on where you live, there may be tattoo shops all around your area. Larger cities are blessed with more tattoo parlors than smaller towns. Ask your friends with ink where they got theirs and if they know a place. Maybe this isn’t your first tattoo and you already have a guy. Either way, determine where you’re going to go to not only get the best price but also the best work.
Getting a name tattoo is pretty easy. However, it is important to remember that a name tattoo requires extra special aftercare. Fine detail is often at the root of a name tattoo, especially if you get it in a fine scroll script. Follow the recommendations of your tattoo artist to ensure your name tattoo stands the test of time.
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