5 Things You Should Consider Before Getting a Tattoo
Tattoos these days are a lot in fashion, and almost everyone wants to get them. Earlier, this trend was limited to people of the younger generation, but now, irrespective of how old they are, people are getting tattoos made on various parts of their body. Different people look at this art differently. For some, it is a way of adding something ‘cool’ to their look, while for others it is a way of ‘committing’ to something or someone special in their life. Whatever is the reason for getting inked, there are several things that you should consider and think about before getting a tattoo.
1. Do you want something permanent?
Tattoos will stay on your body forever. So you need to be sure and confident of whatever you are getting inked on your body. Few years later, you may outgrow the design, or may just not like it at all. But you won’t be able to remove it. So always look for designs, names or patterns, which are going to stay in your life forever, and don’t remind you of bad times or incidents later on in your life. Some people get their boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s name inked on their body in an impulse; but they regret the decision later on when they break-up. Don’t let that happen to you. Make a wise choice with what you want to get inked on your body
2. Where do you want it?
An important point is to decide where exactly you want the tattoo on your body. Men sometimes get it done on their neck or on their arms, where they can either grow hair to hide the tattoo later on, or can cover it up with the sleeves of their t-shirts or shirts. Other people like to get it done on their bellies, ankles etc. These days, people get tattoos made just about anywhere on their body, depending on how liberal they are. You must however, decide on the body part wisely. Anything religious should not be tattooed close to private body parts or on the feet, as it is considered defamatory. Similarly, you need to think over how much of the tattoo are you willing to show. Do you want it to be completely hidden under your clothes, or you want it to be seen all the time?
3. Do you know a safe place to get it done from?
You should always get tattoos made on your body from an expert. He/she should be a skilled professional, working in a reputed tattoo parlor. Don’t go in for cheap places where the equipment may be unsafe and unhygienic, or you’ll catch skin infections. Make sure you go to a good place, which follows hygienic and safe practice of tattoo making. Moreover, professional tattoo artists will be able to advise you better (after checking your skin condition) on where and how you can get the tattoo made, and how you should take care of it once it’s done.