Tribal Tattoo – 4 Things To Consider
There was a time when tattoos were just for sailors or criminals. However, there has been a recent explosion in the popularity of tattoos among many different segments of the population. It seems like everyone is getting a tattoo these days. One of the most popular designs that really took off in the past several years is a tribal tattoo. This type of tattoo design involves bold, dark lines that usually have some intricate scroll-work pattern. Typically this tattoo is an arm band or across the shoulders. Nevertheless, before deciding to opt for a tribal tattoo, make sure you have thoroughly considered the consequences. Here is a list of four things to keep in mind before getting your tribal tattoo.
1. Who will design your tattoo?
Consider whether you want to design your own tattoo or are you are going to choose a tribal tattoo design from the tattoo shop you eventually decide on. There are pros and cons on both sides. A custom designed tattoo is far more personal and unique than something picked out at a tattoo parlor. Furthermore, you can put your own person touch on it so that it has a bit more meaning for you. Still, there are advantages to picking a tattoo at a shop. The prices are usually cheaper for a non-custom tattoo that the artists are familiar with. Plus, the chances of the tattoo being flawed are far less when you have chosen something from the store’s catalogue. Weigh your options. Maybe you’ll find something at the shop that’s better than you could have imagined.
2. Decide on a tattoo parlor by doing a bit of research.
Tattoo shops are pretty common, especially in bigger cities. However, the level of professionalism and craft often differs between shops. These people are artists. Some are going to be more skilled and adept than others. It’s a simple fact of life. Do your homework by asking around about who has had ink done where. Getting actual testimonials from former customers is better than relying on a shop’s advertisements. Not only could it save you some money but you could spare yourself from a world of trouble if a so-so artist botches your tribal tattoo.
3. Factor in the healing time based on the size of the tattoo.
Many people gravitate towards tribal tattoos because they can be big and expansive, covering large sections of the body. However, large tattoos often take a lot longer to heal. Furthermore, with the scrollwork and sharp lines tribal tattoos have it is important to not skip out on the healing process. Scar tissue can blur your new tattoo and sully its appearance.
4. Remember, tattoos are forever.
Tribal tattoos are popular now but consider whether you want that same huge design across your back when you’re sixty. Removing a tattoo is often painstaking, costly and time consuming.
There you have it. Hopefully you’ve taken away a bit of knowledge from this rundown. Consult a tattoo professional for further questions regarding tattooing practices and cost.
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