How to Choose Your First Tattoo

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If you have never gotten a tattoo, then you have probably spent quite a bit of time trying to decide what you want to get, how much you want to spend and where your tat is going to be located. While everyone is different, we have been doing this for quite some time and have a few tips for you. At the end of the day, we want you to be 100% happy with your decision and have a new tat that you will be proud to show off the rest of your life.

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Choose Something with Personal Meaning

Many people say that the tattoos they love the most are the ones that mean something to them. The last thing you want to do is rush the process and only get something because it’s “cool” or because you want a tat. Take some time to figure out what inspires you and what you like. This may mean a certain word that keeps you motivated or a quote that you enjoy. A lot of people choose to get the faces or handwriting of their loved ones. Talk to your artist and they will be able to help you come up with something.

Select an Area That Isn’t Too Visible

While having a tat that is out in the open is great, it may be something you regret doing later on. So, choose a spot on your body that you can cover up if need be. This way, you aren’t limiting your future. Make sure you can get any job you want and that it isn’t going to get in the way. The only way you should ignore this rule is if you don’t have to worry about jobs ever again; for example if you are very rich or if you have had a steady job for some time and it isn’t an issue.

Start with Something Small

If you have never had a tattoo before, it’s tough to know what you’ll be able to handle. The best thing you can do is start small. This is not only going to help you figure out what your pain tolerance is like but it’s much easier to hide something small if you do find yourself regretting later on. Starting small is a great way to figure out if tattoos are your “thing” or not. This way, you can make better decisions for yourself in the future whether or not you want to get more tattoos.

Think Long Term

As we touched on briefly above, you want to think long term whenever you get a tattoo. Is that tattoo in a place you can hide? Is it going to affect your ability to get jobs? Do you think it’s something you are going to regret in the future? Try not to get things that are only appropriate for you at your current age. Try to focus on tats that are timeless so you will enjoy them throughout your life.

Veronica Geller is a very passionate tattoo artist. She can really work magic with her tattoo machine. People from all over the city come to her studio to get their favorite tattoo done. She has also tattooed some prominent celebrities.