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  • How to Pick Tattoo Design – 5 Basic Rules

    How to pick a tattoo idea?

    You have made a firm decision to make a tattoo, but you have no idea what to start with? The choice of the tattoo idea is commonly limited with your fantasy only: monochrome or colorful tattoos, realistic or minimalistic. Where do you want to have a drawing – on your arm, back, forearms, chest, legs or any other parts of your body? All these things are only for you to decide, however, there are several main rules and principals you should better follow during the tattoo choice.

    Five things you have to know while choosing the tattoo design.

    These are not strict rules, but more a sort of recommendations for dummies which can be really helpful especially if you are a virgin in the sphere of body art and tattoo.

    1. Know what you want

    Before going to the tattoo shop, you should more or less know what kind of a tattoo you want to have. If you don’t, even the most experienced artist in the world wouldn’t be able to guess your desire. Take images which are at least slightly alike to what you would like to have, to the tattoo shop. The drawing can be far from what you want, but this would definitely help the tattooist to make it fit your expectations and demands in the end. The more examples you show, the better the result would.

    2. Do it your way

    Try not to copy or just borrow existing designs and concepts, make an effort to create something unique, one of a kind. Not all the artist are eager to go into brand new design creation, they commonly take 3existing ones and remake them. So, it is better to look for a good tattooer ready for creative co-operation. It would take more time, but it is totally worth all the effort and money spent ‘cause such work is more expensive as a rule. Only best artists can make the tattoo look like you want it to, one of a kind drawing.

    It can take weeks for an artist to make a tattoo design for you especially if this is a big-scale artwork. The good artist would even make a research upon the topic of the idea, – a lot of reading, adding details to the design alongside working with other clients. So, be patient, and wait for as long as it is necessary.

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    3. The size matters.

    Small tattoo, that’s what you want? You think that the smaller the drawing is, the easier it is to make it? A pencil or paints can draw much thinner lines than the tattoo gun. It is a common misunderstanding, not always drawings which look good on paper or on the screen, would look the same good on the skin. So, if you are really fond of one particular drawing, it is better to enlarge it slightly or decrease the amount of details in the drawing. Usually, tattoo artist easily male corrections of these kind and scale objects in the image to the suitable size, so it shouldn’t become a real problem. However, enlarging the drawing gives a possibility to add more details for the tattoo to be more lifelike. This should be taken into consideration while choosing designs of portraits, animal faces and other images which demand realistic depiction.
    The scaling of an image can cause the need of changing the location of the tattoo so another thing you should consider is…

    4. Tattoo Placement

    Theoretically, a tattoo can be placed on any part of the body, but some placements are more tattoo-friendly than others. For example, it is quite easy to put a drawing on back, shoulders, chest or lower part of the belly. These areas have suitable for body marks bone structure and thickness of skin and under skin fat layer. It is harder to make a tattoo on fingers, toes, wrists, feet, ribs, face, ears and genitals. The difficulties are related to the curves of the surface or some special features of these areas. These individual aspects can influence a lot on the quality of the tattoo.

    5. More about placement

    Sometimes, speaking simply, there is not enough room for a pigment inside the skin. So, it is partially or completely pushed out of the skin during the healing period. In some cases, such tattoo can be corrected, however, the risk of such a fail still remains on the areas enlisted earlier. The tattoos of the highest quality are easier to get on the back, hips, calves, shoulder, chest and forearms. Choose these spots, not to complain later.

    These are several things for you to consider while choosing the tattoo design. We hope the information here was somehow helpful. Don’t forget to stay creative and attend professionals working in respected tattoo shops with high-quality instruments and inks.

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