Can you believe that it is estimated that approximately twenty five percent of the population has some form of tattoo? Do you realize that this means out of all the people you know, 1 in 4 will have some type of tattoo designs on their skin? You may be thinking the numbers must be wrong, but then think about the fact many people have tattoo designs you cannot see. Women are especially prone to having secret tattoos.
Wow! That makes you wonder, doesn’t it? You’ll probably never think of your friends in the same way again, because some of them are hiding secret tattoo designs from you! Tattoos which are easily concealed include designs on the back of the neck, on the scalp (yes people do get tattoos there), the lower back, the pubic area and the ankles are all favorite spots for the timid to conceal their body art.
So why would your friends get tattoo designs they didn’t want to share? Actually there are several good reasons, and if you are in the market for a new tattoo, you may just want to consider these motivations for your own situation. By taking a good look at the following tips, you may save yourself some regret later.
1. Only use an experienced and reputable tattoo artist who has clients you can talk to before you get inked. Be sure you know who will be doing the work, as some tattoo artists make use of apprentices, and allow them to do a lot of the work. An experienced artist is less likely to mess up the tattoo designs you want put on your skin.
2. When browsing through the tattoo design gallery, take your time. You don’t have to get the tattoo today. Take the time to find exactly what type of tattoo design you want before you let the needle hit your skin.
3. Research the meaning of any tattoo design you are not sure of. You don’t want to get a symbol you aren’t familiar with, only to find out it means something which can embarrass you or insult others. The rule of thumb is basically if you can’t read it yourself, or don’t know the meaning of the symbol firsthand, then you’re better off leaving it alone.
4. Ask the tattoo artist if you can bring in your own tattoo designs, or if they can create custom works for you. There are several good places you can get unique tattoo designs online which you can print out and take to your local artist.
Finding the perfect tattoo designs is easily accomplished if you take the time to do a little thinking beforehand, and taking your time instead of rushing into getting the first tattoo which strikes your fancy. Remember the ink is under your skin, and there to stay, so you should certainly take your time and shop for the perfect tattoo designs!