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Not too long ago, pulling up collections of great pics of tattoos was a piece of cake. It’s not happening any more, though. Where there was once nice, high quality galleries, there are now sites that put up hoards of totally generic images and nothing else. There’s a fast way to get around those terrible galleries, though, which is exactly what I’m about to show you, making it fun to locate amazing pics of tattoos.
Here’s why it’s vitally important to see crisp, high quality picture galleries: If you wind up looking through nothing but generic designs, there’s a very strong chance that you will wind up getting tattooed with a similar generic piece. I have seen it happen so many times, because people think that this is the only type of artwork there is on the web. The truth is that there are tons of wonderful galleries that post original, well drawn pics of tattoos. You probably aren’t finding them, though, because you are very reliant on search engines to find artwork galleries.
90% of all people rely on them, yet it’s the worst possible way to locate good artwork. nothing but generic laced sites come up in search results nowadays. These search engines are leaving out so many of the higher quality artwork sites and it’s a shame. You can still find those place, though. The trick is to dive into any large forum you happen to come across. they all work about the same. The trick once your there is to head over to their archives, which are packed full of topics about tattoo artwork. their handy search tool can yank them up for you, which is the key to finding tons of great pics of tattoos.
Your job just got a whole lot easier now. You just sit back in your chair, relax for a bit and read some of the topics. It’s all in the posts, where tattoo lovers share their thoughts and input, including sharing the names and links of the great galleries where they’ve found huge collections of good pics of tattoos. just a tiny bit of reading can bring you to a whole new world of artwork.
Generic pics of tattoos can lead to getting inked with a cookie cutter piece, so why look at it at all?
When you think about it, a tattoo is a way for you to express yourself in a variety of ways. It’s a way to express your personality, as well as whom you are. Choosing a tattoo can be both difficult for some, and easier for others. You have to be sure it’s what you want, because it’s going to be with you for the rest of your life. Some want a tattoo that is more unique than what can be found in a tattoo parlor. There are many online tattoo galleries that offer a wider selection, and you have a better chance picking something both unique, and meaningful out.
Tattoos galleries can really showcase tattoo artists skills, as you can view designs from all over the world rather than just your local area. for example, for those who are looking for a rose design, you are bound to find millions of variations of it. they come in all sizes, colors, and much more.
Most people seek online websites for their next tattoo design, especially if they have a theme and want to stick with it. Many parlors have limited designs, and going online gives you a wider range of options that you can take to your tattoo parlor. for example, for those who have angel tattoos, you may think about getting saints and crosses added to suit the theme. Some just don’t really mind having all sorts of different designs.
Tattoo galleries can provide you with millions of designs no matter what you are looking for. even though you may be on the hunt for days, in the end you will be glad you did knowing you have the perfect tattoo. You should make sure you are happy with your choice, as it would be a waste of money since tattoos can get to be a pit pricey, and they can be hard to cover up in some cases if you change your mind.
If you are serious about getting forearm tattoos, don’t waste time surfing through generic junk. I know that you’re trying to avoid that cookie cutter stuff, but most of it is unavoidable, because there’s so much of it packed on the web. well, I’m about to make it very easy for you, because one very quick change to how you search for forearm tattoos can bring you to drastically better artwork and higher quality designs.
The best part is that it doesn’t matter what style choices you’re hunting for. it all boils down to how you look for tattoo sites and most people are doing it the wrong way. A whopping 95% of us make this mistake. the mistake is that we instinctively use a search engine when surfing for artwork galleries. If this is your plan to find forearm tattoos, it’s time to rethink that plan. It’s not going to work too well, unless you love sifting through galleries that are loaded with generic, cookie cutter artwork.
That’s all you get in their awful lists these days. So many of these new types of galleries are opening up their doors and they couldn’t care less about the quality and originality of their forearm tattoos. They only care about one main thing: Quantity. That’s it. now is the time to take a huge step back and figure out another way to locate amazing artwork, because this way is not working. I’m not going to leave you hanging to figure it out for yourself, though. I will supply the solution for this messy problem. It’s as simple as relying on big forums to pin point the absolute best artwork sites.
It might sound weird, but it’s not going to take you any more than ten minutes. the bigger the forum you jump into, the more topics about tattoo artwork you can find in their archive section. these topics are golden, especially the larger ones. Step inside a couple of them and you will be able to gather a lot of names and links to the sizzling galleries that other people have been lucky enough to find. They are shared freely all throughout the topics, leading you to sensational collections of forearm tattoos. It’s such a drastic change from the average generic stuff out there today.
You now have the perfect opportunity to see real, high quality forearm tattoos that stand the test of time.
Finding the right tattoo is obviously very important since you’ll be wearing it for life. Finding that tattoo can be challenging, and exhausting if you don’t look in the right places. A tattoo gallery can actually take many forms. from print, to online, to outdoors. here are three forms of a tattoo gallery where you can find your ideal tattoo.
1. The Parlor. Naturally there is going to be a decent tattoo gallery in a tattoo parlor. here you can go through books of various designs and photos. The walls should also be covered with various tattoo design ideas. The disadvantage is you’re not in a library where you can sit down and scour through the books for hours or check them out to bring home. You may need numerous visits to a tattoo parlor to look at your favorite designs over and over before making that important decision.
2. The Outdoors. Here’s a tattoo gallery one doesn’t generally think of. But the outdoors provides a vast assortment of tattoo ideas and if you can develop your eyes to see in tattoo imagery, the outdoors can be a great tattoo gallery. Areas of specific interest are graffiti areas where you can view not only potential tattoo images, but murals as well. I personally have a whole graffiti mural picked out which has inspired a tattoo design. Be sure to bring a camera and photograph any ideas.
3. Print books or Online Catalogues. perhaps the best place to see a tattoo gallery is in the comfort of your own dwelling, alone, sifting through a printed book or an online catalogue. here you can really feel out your tattoo design, let it sit with you for a few weeks and then come back to it and see if it’s personally the real deal for you. many guides or books can cut to the chase and show you the latest and best designs available as well as older, classic, tattoo designs.
Since many people have a hard time deciding what tattoo they want to get, they tend to look at pictures of tattoos. for this, they will either go online or read through some books which can give them an idea of the tattoo style they want to get inked with. And because the number of people that have tattoos nowadays is not going any lower, more and more books are being produced for the sole reason of providing tattoo design inspirations.
Picking out the tattoo design you want can be a big challenge. while there are some people who already have a clear idea of what they would want, there are others who do not know and even have any idea of what it is they would like. but they know one sure thing: they want a tattoo. for this reason, many people take a look at tattoo pictures which they can find on the internet, books, and even some magazines. also, they can look at the tattoos of some people they see and remember what they look like so that they could have them done on their own body as well.
Once people have found the tattoo they like, they normally schedule an initial consultation with the tattoo artist so that they can determine if their dream tattoo is possible. when they are going to the artist, they normally take along a picture with them or some sketches they have made. in order to get the best opinion, it is advised to visit several tattoo parlours. when choosing which tattoo artist to get, the decision must not always depend on who is the cheapest. this is because the cheapest tattoo artists might lack a good quality from their work. at least by selecting a more expensive artist, you can be guaranteed the quality and design of your tattoo is worth it.
The same principle is true when you are choosing a tattoo. if you want a high quality design, you have to make a good choice. otherwise, you will end up getting a tattoo that you don’t like that much. you will need to make a lot of research in order to do this. but you should avoid the free forums and websites since they can make designs look too generic. It will be very hard to find a design that is truly unique. for this reason, pictures of tattoos can be seen from several tattoo subscription websites.
You may already know what tattoo you are going to get. if not, where do you find your inspiration? The answer may be in tattoo galleries.
If you have been yearning to get a tattoo for some time, what is stopping you? Is it the apprehension of visiting a tattoo studio? Perhaps you’re concerned about how much pain is involved? are you worried about what other people will think of it?
One of key reasons may well be that you simple aren’t sure what tattoo to get yet. Perhaps you have an idea of a general style but aren’t sure of which individual design to choose.
So where can you look?
If you visit any local tattoo studios you will find many designs on the walls and in picture albums to look at. however from my experience the availability can be limited. after all, there are only so many physical designs that can be held in a room aren’t there?
Added to that is the pressure of choosing something in a public arena. while you are walking around the studio looking at the walls, you will have other customers getting in the way and perhaps a tattoo artist that keeps asking you if you need any help.
It’s perfectly natural to feel a little rushed in this environment. The artist is only looking after you. but it’s the same in any shop or store. sometimes you JUST WANT TO LOOK IN YOUR OWN TIME
You don’t have to do this anymore. much like any shopping experience, you can do it in the comfort of you own home. Here are some key points to help you choose an ideal tattoo gallery design.
1. Open Google ( or any other search engine) and type in tattoo gallery. There will be plenty to look at. Pick a few from the first page and have a look through the sites.
2. Spend a lot of time looking at all of the available images on offer. if you’re happy to pay for further access into a site then do so. if you want free, You’ll find sites that let you look at the flash designs but not print them off.
3. Now, here’s the trick. Once you have found the ideal design, get some tracing paper and put it on the computer screen (this works best with a laptop as the screen folds almost flat). Lightly trace out the design so that you have an approximate version of the tattoo.
4. do this a number of times until you have a many copies. Now you can experiment with colours to see which you would prefer. The reason for doing all this is to spend time with the tattoo and to get a feel for the design, and make sure you are still happy with it. You may start to lose interest in the design after all this work which is a key indicator.
5. Take your drawings to a tattoo artist. explain in detail what you want. ask the tattoo artist to log onto the same site so that he/she can get a good look at what you have traced from. they should be skilled enough to drawing something up from scratch. Your drawings should have now some different colouring choices for you to discuss with the tattoo artist. they should be able to give you plenty of advice on colouring.
‘Uaaahh! the man is running straight at me, his face contorted into a thousand agonies. his bare, heavily tattooed chest gleams with sweat. He screams at the sky, he vomits anger, but he’s rushing directly ahead.”
So begins Sacred Skin, an accessible introduction to Thailand’s booming yantric tattoo art, sak yant, which inspired partly by actress Angelina Jolie’s patronage has been drawing more and more international interest.
The opening refers to a man in a trance, taken over by his yantric tiger tattoo at Wat Bang Phra on a day to celebrate Wai Khru, when disciples with tattoos pay respects to their ajarn.
MYSTIC ROAR: Ajarn Thoy’s Tiger yant.
The master-disciple bond is integral to sak yant, as the book explains. when a master applies a tattoo, he also establishes a set of rules that his disciples must follow for the rest of their lives. Failure to follow the instructions will cause the sak yant to lose its power.
The yantric designs and writing have multiple origins and purposes. For many Thais, astrology and the supernatural are an integral part of their lives along with Buddhism, and this spiritual mix finds a welcome outlet in sak yant.
”The ancient Khmer writing system used for the magic spells looks like a language from a lost world and stretches from the lucid to the illegible, from the poetic into the anarchic,” writes author Tom Vater. ”Yet there is more to this than the written word. It goes deeper.”
The tattoos are ”lines of ancient squiggles and magic spells” winding around disciples’ necks, front torsos and backs, written in ancient Khmer script but spoken in Pali. the order of the Khmer letters is also often changed, making the script unreadable even to devotees and ensuring the designs are difficult to copy.
Some tattooists use industrial ink but most have their own secret ink recipes that include oils and herbs blessed with mantras and might contain blood or bile.
Hanuman, tigers, dragons, birds, snakes, lizards, hermits and eels are all common, and infusions of Indian mythology, Buddhism, Brahmanism, animism and common superstition make for a colourful mix that ”may challenge the more formalised approach to celebrating the spiritual life and occasionally enrages Buddhist conservatives”, as the text points out. ”But the world of the sak yant exists through such a bizarre clash of circumstances, of faith and history, of order and chaos, of seekers and charlatans, of humility and machismo, that it has a life all of its own and is unlikely to fade any time soon.”
Sak yant are often associated with gangsters and hit men, sex workers and street children, boy racers and vocational school students, but as the book explains, the sak yant ”appear to be the calling card for bad guys, but many bad guys actually become good guys once they acquire a sacred tattoo”.
SACRED SKIN: THAILAND’S SPIRIT TATTOOS: By Tom Vater and Aroon Thaewchatturat, 200pp, 2011 Visionary World. Available from all good bookshops for 956 baht.
The reason for this is that the tattoos come with a number of rules that vary from ajarn to ajarn. the first yant controls the subsequent ones, and they establish the spiritual contract between master and devotee. the first five Buddhist precepts _ don’t harm living beings, don’t steal, don’t engage in sexual misconduct, don’t lie, and don’t consume intoxicating drink and drugs _ are the yants’ most important fixtures.
Rather than being a simple superstition, Vater argues that faith in sak yant is not so far removed from major religion: ”To this day, our established religions peddle the most outlandish truths to their followers. in this context, the belief that a 2,000-year-old, mystical diagram etched onto human skin might protect its wearer is hardly exotic.”
Barely 12,000 words, much of it in captions and profiles, the text can be read in one sitting, though the photos will command repeated perusals as the designs make an impression both immediate and lingering. Aroon Thaewchatturat’s extraordinary pictures do more than capture the tattoos, they capture their wearers’ dhpersonalities, and perhaps even the energy invested in them by the designs.
Though the book has a few unnecessary commas and inconsistent spacings, it is informative, accessible and enthusiastic _ a great introduction to the art form.
Local interest in and acceptability of the art is rising as quickly as it is internationally. Cedric Arnold last month held a photographic exhibition at the Chulalongkorn Art Centre called ”Sacred Ink”, and Joe Cummings and Dan White have a book on sak yant, Sacred Tattoos of Thailand, that will be published soon.
No doubt there will be much more to come, but as a starting point, you can do no better than Sacred Skin.
Photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat
We caught up with the photographer of Sacred Skin, Aroon Thaewchatturat, to ask her about the inspirations and struggles behind the book.
What inspired you to start capturing this art form?
The mysteries of sak yant caught my interest when I was very little. My parents, my uncles and aunts had sak yant and they told me that the sacred tattoos served as protection, and that they respected the sak yant master. They told me that the sak yant wearer is protected from harm, for example sharp objects, bullets or black magic. that explanation was limited but it kept my interest alive and helped me embark on my sak yant photographic journey. What fascinated me as I got older was the fact that there are two components in sak yant, the art and the science. there is a gigantic pool of knowledge behind it. the sacred tattoo masters have that with them. I consider the masters as talking textbooks and living historians.
Are you surprised by the rise in international interest in sak yant?
Sak yant is a unique cultural practice in this region with a strong belief system attached. I’m surprised that people from Europe and North America would want to have sacred tattoos. I wonder whether they want the tattoos for aesthetic reasons. the sacred tattoos are not for fashion. Are they prepared to embrace a new faith after they lost the one at home? or are they just following the trend which started with Angelina Jolie getting sacred tattoos?
How did you find your subjects _ the teachers and disciples?
I started in a tattoo temple in Nakhon Chaisi district of Nakhon Pathom, called Wat Bang Phra. I captured the tattoo festival in Wat Bang Phra as a photo feature piece for my agency, OnAsia Images, in 2006, and I’ve gone back every year since. I thought this was the best place to start. I decided to write a letter asking for permission from the abbot of the temple, explaining that I wanted to produce a book on sak yant. since I got the green light, the resident monk tattooists and their devotees were happy to be photographed. the same process repeated itself with the civilian tattoo masters and their devotees. It is all a matter of trust.
And how did the partnership with Tom Vater for the book come about?
And how did the partnership with Tom Vater for the book come about?
Before capturing the tattoo festival, we collaborated on travel features, guidebooks and photo books on different destinations in Europe and North Africa as well as South and Southeast Asia. the photo feature of the tattoo festival in 2006 got me to work with Tom in Thailand. He wrote the text. He worked on the subject long before me.
Did you come across anything that didn’t make rational sense?
During the research for this book, I came across countless stories that are inexplicable. I watched a devotee clawing after he had a crocodile tattooed, while the master was chanting the mantra. He said afterwards that he wasn’t in control of his body as it moved like a reptile. Another devotee received a small oil-sacred tattoo when he was a teenager. one day he was on a public bus in Bangkok and heard ”click, click, click” six times; once he turned around, a pistol was pointing at the back of his head, but it hadn’t fired. He didn’t know the gunman. After that incident, he went to see his monk tattooist and added more tattoos.
Pho Kae, the hermit
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It’s not just about seeing a couple of decent pics of tattoos. That’s a horrible way to get informed and make decision for yourself. It’s also horrible to see loads of basic, cookie cutter artwork, which is exactly what many of you are going through right now. to stay away from that generic junk and get directly to the big, high quality collections of pics of tattoos, only one small change is needed.
That’s all you have to do in order to get a fresh start and sift through the absolute top artwork galleries available to you. Too often, though, people are getting in their own way. They are set in their ways and keep on chugging along, using search engines every time they surf the web for tattoo galleries. This is a growing problem, because search engines will not show you where the good, well stacked galleries are. you might see tons of pics of tattoos this way, but it will all be generic stuff, because none of the top artwork sites come up in those search results any more.
You can do something about this in a split second, though. All you have to do is make that change I was talking about, which includes sliding into a big forum. any big forum will work amazingly. They are going to solve everything for you, because they have huge archives, which are filled to the brim with various topics about tattoo art. if you want to fly over to the sites that have amazing pics of tattoos, for wide ranges of style choices, hop into some of the larger topics. People are talking back and forth, helping each other out by giving names and links to the superb artwork sites they’ve bumped into. you will never find this amount of quality artwork through that other searching method.
Seeing great pics of tattoos is crucial, because it can really influence the kind of artwork you put on yourself.
Signs of Normal Healing
At first the tattoo looks shiny, swollen and the colors are extra bright. within 24 hours the scab forms, this should be very thin, looks like the tattoo and with proper care is slightly flexible.
After about 4-5 days the tattoo will go through a period of peeling. This looks similar to a sunburn peeling. the scab that peels off will be the color of the tattoo, and it will look like your tattoo is flaking off. sometimes this stage is accompanied by mild itching which can be relieved by rubbing it gently with more ointment or lotion.
Do not ever leave your tattoo slick or sticky.
Always blot off any extra ointment or lotion.
When the tattoo is completely done pealing you will notice a layer underneath the new tattoo that contains healing skin cells that will cause the skin to seem milky rather than transparent. Don’t worry about this; it’s all part of the healing process and only takes about a month to go away. if you want, you can put lotion on the tattoo to help it look brighter and more healed during this final stage of healing.
Symptoms of Bad Healing
When healing goes wrong there are very few things that can happen. Some of the signs that things are going wrong are; extreme seeping, heavy scabbing, excessive inflammation, and sometimes a rash (little bumps) or pimples.
Often when things go wrong people assume that the tattoo is infected. unless you work or live in a very dirty environment (see below) it probably isn’t. You should always show the tattoo to your artists before heading for the doctors’ office.
Most doctors know nothing about tattoo after care and some of them are prejudice against tattoos. they often time prescribe unnecessary drugs and treatment that can make the healing even worse.
A professional tattoo artist has been trained in healing correction. they know what infected tattoos look like and will only send you to a doctor when necessary. Seeing the right person can save you time and money, not to mention the finished look of your tattoo.
If you don’t practice good personal hygiene, pick your tattoo, wear tight clothing or let clothing stick to it, scrub the tattoo, or take too long or are not careful in the shower, your tattoo will not look nice when it is finished healing. it can have ink missing and sometimes heavy scar tissue over it.
Always follow the care instructions. if you feel like you don’t understand them, please call and ask for help. Though we can not correct healing issues without actually seeing the tattoo, we are happy to teach you more about our healing instructions.
We’d rather spend a few extra minutes helping you to have a good healing than to have to try to fix up a tattoo healing gone wrong.
If you have any immunity deficiencies, blood disorders such as diabetes, or are on certain medications such as steroids or blood thinners your tattoo could be affected. it could take longer to heal and not turn out very well.
It is a good idea to consult your doctor before getting a tattoo if you suspect there may be a problem. it is a good idea to inform your artist of any health issues so they can tailor the healing to meet your needs.
Long term cigarette smoking, drinking too many soft drinks, eating poorly, and over exposure to the sun damages skin. a tattoo on damaged skin will rarely look as good as one on healthy skin.
Sometimes the colors and lines aren’t as bright or clear as they would have been and the artists can not do anything about it. if you have damaged skin you will have to keep your expectations reasonable. sometimes if the skin is damaged the artist will want to do the tattoo in stages as avoid overworking* it and to hopefully make the healing process easier on you.
If your skin is older, thin, weak, or sun damaged it can also be harder to heal. however, with a little patience and care the tattoo can heal out fine. So be sure to follow the directions carefully and for the full length of time, which can be longer than healthy skin
(*When the skin is damaged it is very easy for the artist to accidentally overwork the tattoo. doing this it can also cause the scabbing to be thicker. if this happens it isn’t the end of the world. Just be patient and when the tattoo is completely healed your artist will want to touch it up for you.)
The sun is your tattoos worst enemy, if you expose your healing tattoo to the sun it can fade the ink before it is even healed. Tattoos that are exposed to the sun too soon look faded, blurry, washed out and much older than they should. under no circumstances expose your healing tattoo to prolonged direct sunlight or tanning.
Even a healed tattoo, with time, will fade when exposed to the sun or tanning beds. if you must expose your healed tattoo to those evil UV rays are sure to use a high SPF sun block (at least 45)
Allergic Reactions to Latex -
If you are allergic to latex you will more than likely know before you get your tattoo. let the artist know so they can accommodate you. the signs of an allergic reaction to latex are extreme rash/redness in the case of latex (from gloves worn by the artist) we can use non-latex gloves and tape on you.
Allergies to Tattoo Ink -
Allergic reactions to tattoo ink are very, very, rare but unfortunately possible. most professional tattoo pigments are made out of natural ingredients that shouldn’t cause a problem. they have been proven by their use successfully in the tattoo industry for many years.
Most people don’t have any idea they are allergic to certain colors of ink until after the tattoo has been applied. however we have noticed that people who are allergic to metals and have reactions to cheep jewelry often do react. at our shops, we have only seen reactions with one particular red which we rarely use.
If you are allergic to a pigment it will be evident by just that particular color bubbling and raising off of your skin. it looks like a blister or a raised red mole. it will itch and not look completely healed no matter how long it has been.
You have two choices. one is to remove the offending color or to use hydrocortisone cream to control the itching and promote healing which can take up to 5 years. Removal is not any more painful than the tattoo process and after it heals another color can be used to finish the tattoo.
If you are concerned about having a reaction to tattoo ink ask your artist about doing a prick test where a small dot of each color to be used in your potential artwork is tattooed under your skin at least 10 days before your tattoo. This will cost you extra money, but if you have a lot of allergies sometimes it is better to be safe than sorry.
Exposures to Toxins or Bacteria -
If you work/live in an environment with dirt and filth you run the risk of infection. Emergency rooms, nursing homes, hospitals, being around animals & their waste, toxic chemicals, and filth of all kinds can cause serious infections.
It is nearly impossible to get an infection in a professionally applied tattoo. Tattoo shops are required to use more safety precautions than hospitals, doctors, and dentists do. most shops are inspected regularly by the local health department and display a certificate of their status. if you are still worried about the shop, go someplace else.
Be smart and use common sense. if you have a dirty job, wear loose protective clothing and do not touch your tattoo unless you have washed your hands. Dirty bedding is another problem. Put fresh sheets on your bed if you haven’t done so within a few days of getting your tattoo. Wear clean clothing. Use clean towels and washcloths.
Advices from Family & Friends -
When things go wrong people tend to panic. Tattoo healing problems are not an emergency.
If you think that you are having a reaction to your tattoo or the aftercare, the best thing to do is to go back to the tattoo shop where you got the tattoo. it is very important that you consult your artist.
After looking at the problem and asking a few basic questions they can tell what the issues are and help you over come them. very few healing problems are unsolvable or require medication.
Do not go to your friends and family for advice. they do not have the training to help you. there is a lot of out of date tattoo folk lore going around. Everyone you talk to will have a different opinion and idea of what to do. This can be dangerous.
Advices from other Tattoo Shops -
Do not go to another tattoo shop. each artist uses the care instructions that they know will heal their work the best. This is usually different from one artist to another. What works well for one artist can mess up someone else’s work.
Another problem with going to a different shop is that tattoo shops are very competitive with each other and an unethical unprofessional tattooist will lie to persuade clients to switch artists. they will sometimes go so far as to give out bad advice to ensure the failure of the tattoo.
Do not call around, or look for advice on the internet. NO ONE can help you without seeing the tattoo first.
Your artist knows how you can save your tattoo if you deal with the situation right away. do not rely on outside sources.
Do the right thing. Take care of your investment. You’re going to have it the rest of your life.
So, you’re considering getting a tattoo. as this artwork will be staying with you throughout the rest of your journey through life, it is important to thoroughly plan what you’re after.
But where do you find the designs?
Well, if you don’t already have an idea of what type of tattoo to get, or maybe you have a general idea but aren’t sure of the specific details, you could do with viewing a tattoo gallery.
Tattoo studios have thousands of designs on their walls and in booklets in the waiting rooms showing what is referred to as flash designs. This is a term used for a previously created drawing which can be used over and over again by the artist. Colouring and further detail are added as per the customers requirements. The flash is basically just the outline.
Visit your local tattoo studio and you will probably be overwhelmed by the size of gallery on offer. many artists also contain photographic examples of the completed tattoos in order to show you the possibilities a flash design can become.
If you still cannot find the ideal design in a studio, try visiting the tattoo artist’s website. many are now online and most will have posted a gallery of tattoos they have created. Some of these may be exclusive to the website, so it’s best to have a look.
Still can’t find it? The internet is probably your answer. we now have the opportunity to view thousands upon thousands of designs with our fingertips from the comfort of our own homes.
If you want to look at free designs, try Google images. Type in what sort of style of tattoo you’re interested in and you could get lucky there.
Alternatively, visit the gallery of tattoos online that require membership fees, but as a non paying visitor. you should find that you’re able to look at most of the designs for nothing, but you may not have the ability to print them off. at least it will give you some inspiration.
If you pay for membership of a tattoo gallery you will find yourself receiving additional benefits that the visitors do not see. you will have deeper access to the design vault, the ability to print the designs off, and more often than not freebies in the form of ebooks with further ideas/designs.
Online technology is moving rapidly now and I have even seen sites that allow you to place the design on a downloaded picture of your body This is ideal for body placement planning and should not be overlooked should you choose to go the online way.