Getting a tattoo, be it a pattern, design or tattoo lettering, is a life-changing decision that will forever change the way you see the world around you, and the way that Others perceive you. It is for this reason that I have put together this short article about the RIGHT and WRONG ways to go about getting a tattoo. I am also going to include a bit of information about what to be careful when getting tattoo letters.
So first up, why get a tattoo? There are many reasons that people get tattoos: to show their belief in a cause, in a special someone, or to show membership of a club or group.
But this is only the beginning, because once you have some ink on you, it's there to stay virtually forever – There is no turning back.
Are you still here? Great. You're a true believer, so let me tell you some things to keep in mind when getting tattoo lettering done.
The first thing to do is to think about what you want tattooed on yourself. The text of tattoo lettering is usually symbolic in nature – the name of a loved one, a pet, a group, a belief, a cause. It can also be in multiple languages - Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Hindi, Sanskrit, English … the list goes on.
DO NOT DO NUMBER ONE: Get a tattoo in a language you do not Understand without checking it with a friend first. Seriously, I see so many people walking around with Chinese characters tattooed on them with no idea what they mean – many people thought that their tattoos that actually said 'spirit' meant 'peace'. Be sure, and check with a friend who speaks the language first.
The next thing is to consider the size and placement of the tattoo. This is where having a friend who is a tattoo artist really helps.
DO NOT DO NUMBER TWO: Get really small words tattooed on you – anywhere. If you're not aware, tattoos fade over time as the ink is absorbed into the skin. It is for this reason that all tattoos should be of minimal size. Any good tattoo artist will tell you that tattoo lettering in particular, has a minimal size. Do not go for small and unreadable letters
So you're ready to go out and get your tattoo lettering done.
Anyone presses you into getting a tattoo. Trust me, it's a personal choice, and one that you have to carry for the rest of your life. It's a life-changing decision, so do not take it lightly, and think carefully before you have any inking done.
Source by Romeo Rodriguez