Getting a tattoo involves deciding on the style you want. one choice is that of getting a single, solid tattoo, or getting a design that is more of a mural design. often times people become split between just getting something simple, but then also having the desire to go for something more elaborate. the two are very different approaches and choices, and there’s advantages to each, and also a way to combine both.
A single tattoo can actually stand out better than an elaborate mural like design. It’s easier visually to pick up on right away, and can pop out more immediately.
It can also do a better job of representing a certain ideal or representation. if you are looking to symbolize something, a single tattoo can do the job in a solid, straight forward manner. if you are looking to tell more of a story, then a mural design may be better.
Mural designs are more elaborate looking, more complex, and sometimes more striking. they require the eye to settle in and study more closely. Murals are more busy as you have different designs and styles fusing as one.
If you have different styles that you like and different designs you are attracted to, a mural design can be perfect as it can infuse all your favorite tattoo ideas together as one.
Also, if you have more of a story to tell with your representation or symbolism, a mural can do the job that a single tattoo might not be able to do.
Getting Both: Single tattoo and Mural design.
If you have any desires on wanting to get a mural design, but are not ready to put it all together, yet still want to get inked as soon as possible, a great idea is choosing a single tattoo design which can be incorporated into a mural at a later date.
This works out great, as you’ll have your tattoo, which will stand out fine on it’s own, yet will serve as the beginning piece to a work in progress. once you get your single tattoo design, more ideas will begin to flow on how you can add more pieces and styles on to it.