How To Find Good Tattoo Ideas

When you are looking for tattoos, you have to start at the first step, finding good tattoo ideas. There are a lot of tattoo designs out there and finding the right one for you may take a little time and energy. Tattoos last forever and you want your tattoo ideas to be good from the get go. There are several things you can do to find good tattoo ideas. Below are some ways to bring those ideas into ink:

Search the Internet

With the advent of the Internet, you can find literally tens of thousands of pictures of tattoos on an image search. Just type in the word tattoo in your search engine and hit images. You will flooded with images of tattoos from every walk of live and from every conceivable design. Scroll through the images until you find what you are looking for. It is best to have five or six favorites so that you can pick the best one. This will also slow you down so that you do not pick a tattoo on impulse and then regret it later.

Talk to a Tattoo Artist

Good Tattoo Ideas ImageTalking to and looking at samples from your local tattoo artist is a good way to find good tattoo ideas. The artist may have some ideas that you did not find on the Internet. Look at his samples. Most tattoo artists take pictures of their past work and keep it in a portfolio. Ask to see it and look at the stencils in the shop. Sometimes the run of the mill ordinary tattoo can be turned into an original body art design. While you are at the shop, ask the owner to recommend different ideas that he has wanted to do but has not had the opportunity to do it.

Talk to Friends

Talk to your friends that have tattoos. Maybe by looking at and talking about their tattoos, you can get a better idea of what you want inked. Ask where they got their tattoos. Maybe another shop besides the one that you visited will have different tattoo ideas. As you talk to your friends, ask about reputation of their shops because once you decide on that tattoo, you will have to get it somewhere. Ask them about reputation, cleanliness, cost, and business ethics. You may have a great idea, but if you go to a bad artist, then that idea is pretty much worthless.

Be Original

If you can’t find the design you are thinking about, have your ideas inked on paper by an artist or someone that at least can draw. By doing this you are setting up the tattoo artist with something original. Make sure that they can do it with the detail, the color, and the expertise you are looking for. A novice artist may not have the skills yet to ink an original idea. Do not be afraid to say no if you feel that the artist isn’t up to your standards. Just politely say that you will think about it, and then find another artist.


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