Getting a tattoo for the first time is a pretty big deal. You see people doing it all the time, and it’s understandable to be nervous about it. It’s also important to remember that this piece of art is going to stay on your body for the rest of your life, so take as much time as you need to think about it. 

On the other hand, if you already have some tattoos and want some help in choosing your next one, you can count on us at Electric Underground to help you. Finding a unique and meaningful design can come easy, but others can still find it difficult. 

Here at Electric Underground, we want to become an avenue for our clients to express themselves and feel happier with the tattoos they choose. To help you take the next step, here are some tips on how to choose the perfect tattoo: 

  1. Do your research
    The first and most important thing you need to do is research. If this is your first time getting a tattoo, it’s essential that you do your homework and read about it. Remember that getting a tattoo is permanent and it can be painful and very expensive to remove. Before deciding on anything, try reading articles online, watching videos, or talking to your friends and family members who have tattoos of their own. 
  2. Ask yourself if you’re ready for a tattoo
    Another important thing you need to remember is to reflect on your decision. Before making a design or going to a tattoo shop, ask yourself some important questions. Why do you want the tattoo and what does it mean to you? Are you prepared to have it inked on your skin for the rest of your life? If all signs point to yes, then it’s time to go to the parlour. However, if you have even a shred of doubt, don’t go through with it. 
  3. Don’t make impulsive decisions
    Some people take a long time to decide whether or not they want to get a tattoo. You may already have an idea of what design you want to get, but the thinking process can take a while, and that’s completely normal. Thinking things through and not making rash decisions is the way to go.
  4. Draft some ideas and settle on a design
    When you’ve decided that you’re going to push through with getting a tattoo, try to draft some ideas and make some drawings yourself. It may not be as artistic as you want it to be yet, but you can ask your tattoo artist to make changes or tell them how to improve it. 
  5. Look for a good parlour and artist
    Another important thing you need to remember is finding a good parlour and artist. Depending on the size and location of your tattoo, things can get expensive. You may want to visit a cheaper tattoo shop, which is a huge no-no. When getting a tattoo, it’s very important to prioritize quality over the price. When you get there, make sure to communicate clearly with the artist on what you want. 

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