It’s a big choice to make and one that will stay with you forever, so if you’re thinking about making the bold choice to go down the body art road you need to make sure you get something you’re going to be happy with for many years to come.
Getting a tattoo is a huge commitment to your body and a painful one at that. We take you through the do’s and don’ts of getting inked and what to look for in a tattooist so you don’t end up with something you can’t bear to look at.
Not a stage to be rushed. Instead think about what’s important to you rather than following the latest tattoo trends. Sure that fashionable ink looks great now but wait ten years and you might feel very differently. Instead think of something that you can relate to or just looks beautiful to you, whether that’s some poetry, an inspiring motto, flowers or an intricate pattern. It might be a series of tattoos or a one off.
You might love the idea of having the face of a loved one or family pet inked on your skin but chances are it’s going to be next to impossible to replicate properly so avoid this option.
You’ll find hundreds of tattoo designs online on sites like Pinterest, but if you’re still not sure have someone design one for you that you love, that might be friend with an eye for design or the tattoo