Breathe, Calm Down and Read on…. Getting your first tattoo should not be the frightening experience that some people make it to appear. We get people asking us all the time: “How to get your first tattoo?” In fact, you should consider a tattoo as a way of improving your aesthetic look in addition to teaching the world about yourself. Therefore, take time before choosing your first tattoo. Rushed decisions may lead to regrets. Don’t forget: these are permanent!
A few tips on how to get your first tattoo:
Here are a few tips on how to get your first tattoo:
1. Be Patient With Your Decision
This is our first tip towards getting a tattoo. Patience implies the following:
- Don’t get your first tattoo on impulse. Sleep on the idea! If you are still excited in the morning, this is good.
- Getting rid of a tattoo that you dislike involves painful surgeries and cover-ups. Furthermore, these options are very expensive. Here are some tattoo removal tips.
- Take time to think and decide on a tattoo theme that fits your artwork idea.
- Thinking of a theme in advance will spare you the pain of seeking for surgery or cover-ups to remove the tattoo.
- In addition, a theme is important if you want to avoid going back to an artist to balance out a tattoo.
2. Select your Artist Carefully
Before settling on an artist to make your tattoo, use the following tips to shop around for the best artist.
- Visit several tattoo parlors and check for the artists’ finished tattoo designs portfolio
- Evaluate artists through word of mouth from people who have admirable tattoo designs.
- Inquire about the artist’s cleanliness, heavy-handedness, and costs. Read reviews!
- Meet the artist, discuss the cost of the tattoo design you have chosen, and ‘feel’ the artist out.
- In addition, discuss the health regulation standards applicable to your country or State.
- Heavy-handed artists are preferable. Theey place ink deeper into your skin for a brighter, longer lasting tattoo.
3. Consider the placement and composition of the tattoo
Placement and composition of the tattoo on your body is a major factor when getting your first tattoo. This is important if you have plans to get more tattoos on your body. Consider your body parts and tattoos that suit those places. Here are some examples of simple tattoos. Start simple! Work your way out.
- Your first tattoo may not be your last one. Therefore, think of how your future tattoos will fit with your present tattoo too.
- Know exactly where to place the tattoo on your body.
- Do not let the artist to position the tattoo where you do not admire.
- Remember that the tattoo will be in that place permanently. As a result, regard this step with attention.
- Consider getting a tattoo that speaks of an emotion about you. Select a theme that reflects your favorite things, beliefs, and hobbies.
These simple tips should help you get your first tattoo. Artists that do their work at a reduced cost are preferable but you should not comprise your health and tattoo theme. Still, it never hurts to ask for a discount from a respected artist. Every decision about the tattoo should be personalized. In addition, consider using online images and custom software for tattoo designs. But don’t worry, getting a tattoo isn’t the big deal that everybody says it is… it is quite fun.
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Im getting my first tattoo and Im not sure if I should get something girly like a butterfly or a heart or something extravagant like the twin towers with the date 9/11/01 and on top it would say Let’s Roll and there would be a bald eagle crying with the American Flag in the background or should I wait for that one?
Tattoo Models says
Hi Stacy, all your ideas are great. For your first tattoo, I would suggest something that means a lot to you so you won’t ever regret having it. Take time to think about your tattoo and once you have finally decided, go for it! If you have concerns regarding your tolerance in pain, maybe you should try something smaller first. I’m sure after you’re satisfied with your first tattoo, you will be coming back for more. Hope this helps. : )
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about getting my first tattoo, I’d like it to be my nans name and her date of birth to her date of death and after maybe even getting my 2 grandads names and there D.O.B’s and D.O.D’s. I was thinking about getting it done on the inside of my wrist. Love to know your recommendations on possibly a better placement
I want to get my first tattoo on my birthday which is in February. I’m wanting to get a tribalddesign of a lion roaring. They are my favorite animal and and represent courage. And I had to have that throughout my life so its personal, but I don’t know wear I should put it. Any suggestions? The size of it would probably be as big as a hand
I’m 17 years old and looking to get my first tattoo soon. I’m concerned about the cost and where to go. The tattoo I’m thinking of getting is a memorial cross, on the inside it looks like softball stitches. This tattoo is in memory of my dad, he coached most of my softball teams until he passed nearly two years ago. I’m thinking of getting it done on my upper arm or my calf and it would be no bigger than 5″ x 3″. Do you have any idea how much it may cost for three colors or for one color?
Cool tips, definately agree with shopping around for artist. I have 12 tattoos above waiste I want done saving up to have them all done once I find a good artist. 1 tattoo on my calve, is very different image style. If I had to describe what is similar about all 13 it would be waves
Iam only 14 and thinking of getting a tattoo at 16 i want a grizzly or a wolf but iam not sure how much it will cost i have a good job that pays.But i want it to cover half of my back but i don’t know how much it will cost i have cheeked out other sites and ya would yo know how much it would be
vanisa barcinas says
I’m looking to get my first tattoo on meaning of my 5 kids I’m a single mother and almost lost my 3rd child in a car accident when he was 15 years old
Angelina Le says
Hello, my name is Angelina and i would like to have the first tattoo soon. I have the design with me and i would like to ask how can i trust/know that artist that also feels the meaning of my tattoo. I don’t want to make my first time a nightmare, you know. Thank you!!!!!
hi i like to get my first tattoo, and im thing a lots of ideas but im not shore that it will be good…………….
I like a woman and i love her, so im thing to have her pic are name of her, i dont no which one to have my first tattoo please……….. can u help me out
I wouldn’t do any names on your body unless they are of your mom, dad, grandparents kids ect. Just saying. But that’s always up to you
Liking to get my first tattoo as a dream catcher with a cat and a wolf jumping out if it with my boyfriend’s and my initials and the day we meet on my shoulder. Medium sized, but I’m nervous, excited and scared to get one.
I am 16 and thinking about getting a tattoo when i turn 18….But i don’t know what yet
Maybe a rune
Alyssa S. says
I’ve always been thinking about getting a side boob tattoo and I know I want mine to be intricate and have flowers as well. I want it to be small and just be beautiful. Do you think it’s a good idea to ask the artist to come up with a design?
Lexi Bean says
I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo for a real longtime now, and I sill have a few years until I’m allowed to get one. I more curious about how much money I should be saving in the meantime. I know custom tattoos are more pricey but by how much? My first tattoo would either be about the size of my fore arm or a kind of wrap around my bicep. I have both ideas sketched out but if I could get help with prices with prices (including colouring). Thank You!