How to Avoid Custom Tattoo Design Mistakes
Are you thinking of having your first tattoo? If so, you should consider going in for a custom tattoo design. Not only are they unique, but they also speak volumes about your personality. When considering having a tattoo, you must realize that it is something that’ll remain permanently on your body for the rest of your life, and therefore take your decision of getting a tattoo done very carefully. It is said in the context of tattoos that your partner might leave you one day, but your tattoos are there to stay. Even though they can be removed, but at a very high cost to you, both in terms of money and discomfort.
Here are four simple tips on how to avoid making mistakes in choosing a custom tattoo design.
Know your tattoo preferences
Since custom tattoo designs are available in a range of designs, tattoo artists usually categorize them. Each category has a set of themes and tattoo techniques. For example; there could be designs that are influenced by tribal marks, animal faces, eminent personalities, horror themes and more. From this seemingly unlimited list of tattoo designs, you need to choose the category that you like most.
Choosing a particular design is a personal decision, and you should think about every aspect of having one inked on your body. It might take you some time before you decide on the category of tattoo you will have. A common mistake that most tattoo enthusiasts make is choosing tattoo designs randomly, without giving much thought to whether the design will harmonize with their overall personality.
Also, for someone already having one or more tattoos on their body, the decision becomes even more complicated. These people need to make sure that not just the design, but the colour scheme, size of the tattoo and the body part where it needs to be tattooed should be in sync with the ones already there.
The price tag
There are lots of ‘free’ custom tattoo designs available online. Often, first-time tattoo enthusiasts prefer to choose from one of these designs only to find that hundreds of other people are also sporting the same design. For some, it may not matter a lot. But if you have got yourself tattooed because you thought the design was unique and was apt for your personality, it could be not very pleasant. So, it’s a bit of sincere advice to not go for one of these ‘free’ custom tattoo designs. Remember, all good things come at a price.
Don’t be hasty
A majority of people unsatisfied with either their choice of design or the work of a tattoo artist are victims of making hasty decisions. They find a design on the web, like it, buy it without thinking much and rush to any of the local tattoo studios to get it inked on their bodies. However, the experts in the industry always suggest you do detailed research and invest sufficient time and energy before finally choosing a custom tattoo design. This not only gives you the best design but may also save money and the pain of getting a not-so-good tattoo done.
Pick from a comprehensive gallery of tattoo designs
You’ll find many clients who genuinely regret the tattoos on their body. They are not happy with the design, or the size looks odd to them, they find the design to be too familiar or are embarrassed as the incompetence of the designer clearly shows. To avoid such a feeling, you need to consider the unlimited range of tattoo designs available. Today, the best custom tattoo designs can be found through hosting online design contests. Some websites even allow you to set up contests based on your preferences. What’s more, usually, these custom tattoo designs come at quite an affordable price.
These four tips can save you from the awful experience of having a poorly designed tattoo inked on your body and later suffer the pain of having it removed.