A tattoo is a form of art that a lot of people appreciate. While some people have judgement when it comes to tattoos, many are inspired to create their own and have it tattooed on them. With the availability of tattoo designs nowadays, it’s hard to decide which one to pick. Additionally, there are instances where the options are not up to your standards, making it difficult to choose the one you’ll like.

Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about the kind of tattoo you’ll have because you can design your own and choose it as your new tattoo. If you don’t know how to draw, you don’t have to be an expert to have your dream tattoo drawn well. To help you design your tattoo, here are some tips you should follow:

Find the best place for your tattoo

The visibility and location of your tattoo play an important role in designing your tattoo. Before deciding on the tattoo you want to create, explore your body and determine the area and your ideal spot’s shape. Once you have a location where the tattoo will be placed, decide whether or not you want people to see your tattoo or not.

If you want semi-private locations, consider your lower back, shoulders, stomach and neck. But if you want a high visibility tattoo, consider placing it on the arms, fingers, legs and collarbone. 

Get inspired

If you already have a design in mind, you should keep your mind open to other possibilities because you might find much better designs. To help you find design inspirations, you can look at tattoo magazines, art books and cultural symbols. You can also browse on social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest. However, you shouldn’t copy the designs you see. But rather, use them as inspiration to get ideas on how you should design your tattoo. 

Stick to classic designs instead of trendy 

Keep in mind that tattoos are permanent. While there are laser surgeries that allow you to have it removed, you might not have the money for it. It’s ideal to stick to classic designs because they won’t go out of style. Stay true to your hobbies and beliefs and make sure you’ll still be interested in them a few years from now. 

Draw your ideal tattoo yourself

If you have a talent for sketching, opt to draw your desired design and avoid sticking to a perfect drawing. Once you have a vision, you can talk to a tattoo artist and talk to them about the final design. 

Choose the best colour

There are tons of different colours for tattoos. But all of them need ink touch-ups as time goes by. If you’ll be choosing a coloured pigment and not plain black, make sure you can keep up with the regular touch-ups. 

Although touch-ups are not necessary, your tattoo will be refreshing to look at if you have it redone.

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