Getting inked is never a choice to be taken lightly. A tattoo, after all, is a piece of art that you will own for your entire life. because this type of art cannot be taken down from the wall and replaced as the seasons pass, you will want to be absolutely positive that you have picked a design that you will love for all of time. The tattoo needs to be placed perfectly, have meaning and look fabulous. it has to be something you’ll carry proudly forever.
If you are considering getting a tat you know that it can be a little bit stressful. It’s exciting, sure, but it’s also a big responsibility. Choosing something that you are going to love forever is tough. but if you are prepared and know where to find tattoo designs, helpful hints and even the best artist, it can be much easier to narrow down your choices into finding “the one”.
Let’s explore a few resources that can help you in your search…
Exploring a Tattoos Website
One of the easiest choices to help you find the design you have been dreaming of is a tattoos website. There are many on the web today ranging from those of famed ink artists like Tim Hendrix and Kat Von D, to local shops who have taken to posting their profiles and other business related items online. most shops have an online “wall” of ready to ink designs. The best thing about these walls is that individual designs are often printable and you can take them right up to the tattoo shop for inking.
Many people will choose to ink a drawing that they themselves have created or someone that they know and love. but why not have several different friends draw up a photo of the type of tattoo you like? Then, you can take your pick of the many pieces of art work or you can combine the two. A talented tattoo artist will be able to do this with ease.
Go to the Source- big or Small
While the most obvious choice of “going to the source” is visiting a tattoo shop in your area, the best and most bold choice is to visit a tattoo expo. Not only are you offered a chance to meet some of the best artists in the country, you can take away new ideas, meet lots of interesting people and best of all, you can even get a tattoo right on the show room floor!
While there are many smaller expos throughout the US, the most popular and largest expo is The Body Art Expo in Hacienda Heights, California which features famed ink artist like Ruthless from L.A. Ink and Jose Lopez a famous Mexican immigrant turned tattoo phenomenon.
Get the same insider information that the pros have with a subscription to a tattoo magazines such as Inked Magazine. with tips, tricks, designs and locations, you come away with a bevy of information. if you don’t want to wait for the years-worth of ideas to come in the mail, simply grab a copy at the book store or ask the library to special order it. most library’s will begin carrying a certain publication if there is a demand.
Whether you choose to find your ink on a tattoos website or take the adventure of a lifetime to an expo, getting inked is a ride you’ll never forget.