Friday, February 12, 2010
So how does one go about selecting a tattoo design? Trust me when I say that going with your instincts is not really a great idea as it may seem at first. Selecting a tattoo design within an hour (or less) of walking into a tattoo parlor is something most people regret later. You need to be sure of the design art you select for your body.
My advice to people getting a tattoo has always been to select a design or artwork and then give it some time to sink in. It is only after a day or two or more of selecting a tattoo design that you'll know whether you really want it or not. The best way to go about it is to browse through tattoo art galleries available online or at your local tattoo parlor, get a copy or printout of it and think about it for a couple of days. If after a few days, you are bored of the design or worse, can't stand to look at it anymore, then it's safe to assume that specific design is not for you.
Apart from the pattern of the tattoo design, the colors and hues that you want your tattoo to display should also be the ones of your choice, and preferably ones that suit your skin tone.
It is extremely important that you remember the main reason behind getting the tattoo, and hence, also see that the tattoo design you select portrays the emotions behind it correctly. If it is for mere fashion, you could choose a trendy tribal tattoo design, or a symbolic and stunningly exquisite butterfly tattoo design.
First, see that you look through all the available tattoo designs based on your chosen concept, present in various galleries on the internet, or with professional tattoo artists, and only then make your choice. If you want to bear a unique tattoo design, you could ask an artist to create one for you. Also keep in mind where exactly you you’re your tattoo to be situated on your body, and pick accordingly. Remember to keep the budget in mind too.
Next, you ought to find just the right tattoo artist, who will imprint the design onto your skin. You need to be careful while choosing one; see that he or she is a legitimate and expert flash artist.
Make sure that the needles and instruments used by the artist are sterile, you don’t want to end up with any kind of troubles due to it.
Once you have had your spectacular flash art inked into your skin, you will be ready to show it off to jealous viewers, and look gorgeous altogether. However, do remember to be absolutely certain that you want the tattoo, first of all, and also of the design that you select, for the simple reason that if you regret it later, the process of removal will not only be painful, but also very expensive. So choose wisely.
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The first thing that you really should consider is why you want to get a tattoo of this type. After all there are lots of different tattoos out there and getting one just because your friend has one or because you read online that they were popular is not a good reason to get any tattoo. Some common reasons to want to get a Chinese tattoo design might be that Chinese is part of your own history and family heritage. Another reason might be that you really love the look, beauty and gracefulness of the writing system. It is very foreign and exotic and can be a nice way to express something in a secretive way. Also many people are drawn to Asian cultures through their studies of the martial arts and this can be another reason to get such a tattoo.
Choose Some Themes
The next step you will want to take once you have decided why you want a Chinese character tattoo is to think about some themes that you want to express. This is very much a personal choice and something you will have to look for inside yourself. Think about what you love and hold dear. What emotions, thoughts or feelings do you want to have other people know about you or things that you value greatly that you want to hold close to you. It might be that you have had a bad relationship with another person and feel weak now and want a tattoo to give your strength. Whatever the reason try to find something like a value that you hold close to your heart.
Consult With An Expert
Next you really should consult with an expert in the field of linguistics ora native speaker and writer of the language you are choosing to get tattooed on your body. All too often people skip this step and go ahead and jump into getting the tattoo inked on their arm. This often has very disastrous results. It can lead to illegible writing or even worse written words that mean something very different then what you wanted. Typically you can even find experts online that are will to help you.
So after you have have decided why you want the tattoo in general and come up with some ideas for the design and then lastly consulted with an expert in the language it is finally time to get the tattoo work inked on your body. This is the big stage and one that you should be looking forward to. Since you have done your research and chosen carefully you don't have anything to worry about. You will now be getting a tattoo that will be a wonderful display of something you hold near and dear to your heart.
China tattoo with lots of character we find in the body of martial artists in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, especially the fighters close to the martial arts of China. Examples are Chuck Liddell, a UFC champion, he had his scalp tattoo with the letter which read China Koei-Kan, a karate school that he learned that also means "house of pleasure and well-being".
Stop! Please keep reading. All ladies wishing to get a tattoo should read this before taking the plunge.
A tattoo, unlike most things in life can't easily be discarded. Once a tattoo has been placed on your body it's there to stay. Not for a day, week or years but for EVER! Yes, if you make a mistake it's to late, your stuck with your tattoo for a lifetime. Imagine spending the rest of your life trying to hide the very thing you were once so proud of. The thing that was to enhance your beauty not cause you to be ashamed and disappointed. Don't think it can't happen to you, trust me it can very easily.
Statistics will tell you that over 40% of women who get a tattoo regret the decision a few weeks later. Most of them like you will be intelligent and know what they want so how is it such a high number make such a dreadful mistake.
The answer is simple. They get carried away with the idea of being tattooed and make a choice in an emotional frame of mind. They get excited and choose their tattoo design much to quickly. Don't make the same mistake as them. Take your time choosing the perfect design, colour, positioning and size of your new tattoo. So, how can you ensure you find that perfect tattoo?
Firstly RELAX, take your time and set a date for getting your tattoo at least 2-4 weeks from now. Search for your perfect tattoo on-line, at tattoo parlours and in books. Don't restrict your search remember your not in a hurry!
Take a look On-line for your perfect tattoo. For a One time fee of 20-30 dollars you can have access to a database of thousands of tattoo designs. An example is Chopper Tattoos.
The bottom line (no pun intended).
Why would you look to be paying nothing to find your perfect tattoo? If you can't afford another 10-30 dollars you probably can't afford the 100-200 dollars it's going to take to find a first class tattoo artist. You should NEVER ever shop around for a good tattoo artist. Good tattoo artists charge a lot of money because they can, they are in demand because they are good!
Of the two remaining options I would choose pay per tattoo. Yes it's more expensive if you're going to get more than one tattoo, but you get everything you need. You get a high quality tattoo stencil and a color reference. The tattoo stencil is essential as your artist will transfer it to your skin and use the outline to create the tattoo. The color reference will ensure you get a perfect color match. If you want to be absolutely certain your chosen design is perfect you can purchase special transfer paper. You print your design on this paper and then apply it to your body. This way you can "test drive" your new tattoo for a few days before making it permanent. How cool is that?