5 Tips For Getting Your First Tattoo
If you are sure you want to get a tattoo, learn about 5 tips for getting your first tattoo. Getting your first tattoo is a big decision. After you've had one, it is not that important if you get another (like many other things in life). Here are 5 tips for your first tattoo:
- Take time to make sure you know what tattoo to get. Don't get your first tattoo on a whim. Many kids turn eighteen and pick the first tattoo they see in the art book just because they can. Take a month after you have decided to make sure you get the right tattoo.
Make your tattoo meaningful. You will dislike your tattoo less later in life if you make it meaningful. If possible, create your own design. Don't pick one out of the book.
Take friends with you. Yes, getting a tattoo does hurt. It hurts less if you have people to distract you. If your tattoo artist will allow it, you should bring a friend.
- Make sure you get your tattoo at a reputable establishment. Don't walk in the first store you see with a "tattoo" sign flashing. Tattoo artists must be certified. You should check out the work of the tattoo artist before you get your tattoo done. This is especially true if you are getting a more complex design.
- Get your tattoo in a discrete location. Your first tattoo shouldn't be a huge production. Start out small. Get a tattoo that you can cover up (if necessary). You can always add on to your tattoo later.