Updated: Feb 28, 2018
Getting a tattoo is a huge commitment, and one that you shouldn’t take lightly. Here are a few steps to help you, when deciding on what tattoo design to get done.
It’s important to spend time researching the tattoo design you would like and gathering images to send to your tattoo artist, helping to provide an overall feel of what you are looking for. Artists can also help by adding elements once the brief of the tattoo has been sent to them.
The next step is to consider the placement area of your tattoo, your artist can of course offer some suggestions, as they have a trained eye on how the design will flow with your body.
The size of your tattoo:
It is important to consider the size of your tattoo because it limits what kind of designs you can choose from. A detailed portrait will not work well on a very small area of skin, and a very basic design may not suit a large part of the body. Size also determines the time it will take for the artist to create the tattoo.
When deciding to book in for your tattoo an important thing to remember is taking care of yourself properly the night before, the day of your tattoo and the days that follow. Make sure you’ve slept well, eaten a well-balanced breakfast, and keep well hydrated throughout. Bring balanced snacks with you if you are going to have a long sitting, and plenty of water for the day. Tattoos are painful, but everyone’s experiences will be different based on their own personal pain threshold.
During the tattoo:
If you have trouble coping with your tattoo experience, try to relax with some music or try sucking on a lollipop to help take your mind off the pain. Always let your artist know if you feel unwell or dizzy. Aftercare advice:
The best after care advice comes from your tattoo artist, who knows how best to look after your tattoo. The worst thing to do is ask friends or google! We are always available to offer support and advice.