Deciding which tattoo to get can be a long, complicated process. There are so many things to consider before getting the tattoo. Because of this, it is useful to have a list of things to consider before making your final decision.
Here are a few things to think about in order to avoid regretting your tattoos:
1. Take your time
It is important to completely think through the tattoo you want. Most people that make the decision to get a tattoo impulsively end up regretting it. Ask yourself if the tattoo is something that holds meaning and make sure it is not something you would not like to have on your body as you get older.
2. Make an appointment
Making an appointment with a tattoo artist is the best way to go. Doing this allows you to get in contact with the tattoo artist and share ideas. This also allows you to view the artists previous work and make an informed decision if he or she would be right for the job. Walk ins may sound convenient, but you never know who you are going to end up with.
3. Double check the tattoo before going through with it
Song lyrics and quotes are popular forms of tattoos, but there have been many cases where tattoos have been spelled wrong. A minor spelling error could ruin the whole tattoo, even if it holds meaning to the person. At your appointment, double check the artists practice drawing to assure the tattoo is exactly the way you want it.
4. Be safe
Make sure the place and artist you are using for your tattoo are clean. This is one of the most important things to consider when getting a tattoo.
These tips are all very helpful when coming to a decision about which tattoos to get and which to turn down. This can be a hard decision to make, but following these steps will make it a little easier.