Hi there! How are you doing? Artistic, I hope, because there’s nothing better than tattoos to stare at these days. Tattoos are art. Whether you agree or disagree, they are and continue to be great pieces of art. Not only are they permanent, they are also very expensive if done clean and right.
What Tattoo Should I Get?
As you grow older you realize how much less you need tattoos really, so if you’re getting tattoos to show them off or because a friend influenced you to do so, don’t do it. As cliche as that sounds, it really is true. Tattoos aren’t a game or a hobby, although they might be for some. I have personally filmed many people receiving tattoos whether designed by me, a tattoo designer, or by someone else they know. I’ve even met people who wanted their own names on themselves. I thought I was an egomaniac.
From Memorial Tattoos and Name Tattoos, all the way to Arabic Tattoos, which are my specialty. Arabic Calligraphy is something I not only enjoy the art of but am as well very connected to. I have done many parents’ names, and a lot of them in Arabic designs as well, these usually are the small forearm tattoos or wrist tattoos. Love in Arabic is definitely one of the most common Arabic words used for tattoos, by the way.
Tattoos With Meanings
If you’re getting a tattoo because you want the ink in your body, you have every right to, but I’d suggest not, just like others have suggested the same for a long time for a reason. That ink is permanent, and it’d cost a lot of time, money, and pain to take it off, and it wouldn’t completely be removed from your body and it can leave scars and old marks at the tattoo spot. Don’t do another butterfly tattoo or stars tattoo just because everyone else does them, this is ink, this is art at its finest, this is about your own personal flesh. That, in no way means that stars and butterflies are bad. They’re so catchy that they became very popular very quickly. My point is have a reason. Have a story that you will remember later on, keep that tattoo as a reminder of that story so now not only do you have to think of it, you also see it all the time and remember it. Any tattoo with no story will be as bad as a bad tattoo job, and that’s not going to be nice for you nor the people around you. No, I’m not talking about your classmates staring and gossiping about it. I’m talking about your health and your family being concerned.
How to Get a Tattoo?
You have to search and personally look for places to get a tattoo at, and that includes seeing other customers’ tattoos and checking their work out by seeing samples. Once you visit a tattoo shop and talk to anyone there, ask them about your idea and the price, and if that sounds good for you, ask if it’s okay for you to watch them tattoo somebody else. Usually the answer is a “if the person being tattooed doesn’t mind, you can stay and watch along.” So that’d be the best way for you to see all of the action yourself. After watching, you might be wondering again, “should I get a tattoo?” If you went there wanting a tattoo and then watching the people there changed your mind, then you might as well cancel the whole idea and walk out of there. Not many people give up that fast, and if you did give up that fast then that’s a good indication for you that you didn’t really want that tattoo that bad anyway. That’s a big sign telling you “good thing you didn’t do it”. Be very careful.
Angelina Jolie Tattoos
Tattoos aren’t viewed the same as they used to be. The views of tattoos changed, where it was once seen as an act for the “bad ass” and tough only, with sailors rocking naked girls’ tattoos (pin up tattoos) on their arms. Today, many of our high earning human beings, including doctors and famous personalities, have tattoos to show, whether a full sleeve tattoo or a simple paragraph of classiness on their back or side they can show every now and then with a dress that reveals a bit of the tattoo itself, making it news worthy by that time.
Tattoos are an important part of the fashion scene today. Problem is, however, that this ink won’t be removed. It’ll be there until we are dead and gone, so that leaves such a big fashion trend ‘always trendy’ because not a lot of people can unwind their $60 mistake, or piece of art. Right? FALSE. The trend will be over soon, and you can’t fix it if you got it because it’s trendy. A random advice, by the way: Your tattoo should cost between $100-$3,000 if not more if the job is hard work and it takes hours of sessions and multiple days of work, because just like anything in the business/consumer world, you get what you pay for, and a $50 tattoo might still last you forever, but will not look, not even close, to a $250 job. Not to mention the dirty needles. Yes, sometimes they might just be plain over-priced, but this is when you make the decision. I do have a tattoo on my wrist that I do love because I personally designed it myself, and the design is anything but cheap looking, thus making the piece very artistic. See how I just sold that to you? My answer should’ve been “Yes, I do love my tattoo because it represents dear people in my life, and the needles were clean.” If that job was given to the tattoo artist without the design ready, they would’ve charged me a good $250 or so for it, for a small design as such. I got it for $60.
Getting a Tattoo
I will also tell you two facts that might have been fought against by celebrities publicly and argued about by friends, but these are facts because I have been to tattoo shops way too many times to know, and I have filmed and photographed way too many different situations of people getting tattooed to know and hear about this and collect ideas. Ladies and gentlemen, once you get your first tattoo, you will:
Want more tattoos. Yes. It’s an addiction. It’s the noise of the tattoo gun. It’s the feeling of the needle going in and out of your skin in that speed. It’s a combination of everything, but once you get a tattoo, you should know that you’ll be craving a new one, and if you visit a tattoo shop, even if you’re just there to support a friend, you will be very tempted to get a new piece. The cheap prices and sales don’t help keeping you away either. Be careful and wise. If you still don’t believe me, you will also notice, on your own, that you rarely meet people with one tattoo on their bodies. There’s almost always more than one on them. A major sign, right in front of you.
Be interested in people with tattoos. You will notice way more detail on that guy’s full sleeve tattoo than you would’ve before, and you might see hearts all around him, in slow motion too, ladies. You will notice way more detail on that girl’s back tattoo, and you’d think about asking the girl out right ahead, fellas. Just kidding, you’d wanna **** the livin’ **** outta her, on the spot.
These aren’t personal experiences only, remember, these are at least a dozen people getting tattooed regularly with my attendance, so when I say it’s true, be ready for it.
Think about your tattoo well. Let your ideas sink in your head for a while and imagine this: if you get the tattoo, can you hide it from everyone around you, including the closest people to your heart, and not tell them all excited? If the answer is no you want to show and tell them, then you’ll regret your tattoo in the next 10 years to 20 years. If you, however, don’t mind hiding it and keeping it to yourself, then you can do it and still show your friends. Don’t cheat here because you’ll only cheat yourself.