No matter what your reasons are for getting a tattoo, deciding on a design can be a tough choice. Here are some tips on how to test your design once you’re happy with it, just to be sure!
Permanent tattoos are ink that has been injected into the layers of the skin to change its pigment or color. The most common use for tattoos is artistic expression but there are other uses as well. Such as: Self-expression, Advertising, Art, Religion, Identification and many more.
No matter what your reasons are for getting a tattoo, deciding on a design can be a tough choice.
There are hundreds of themes and thousands of designs out there to choose from.
You may draw inspiration from something you see or events that are happening in your life to help you create your own design. In western culture, what is popular is heavily influenced by those in the public eye, such as celebrities, musicians and movie stars. Many people get tattoos and / or piercing done to become who they admire. While tattoos and piercing have been ritual practices throughout much of history, in recent years it has been practiced more as simply an art form.
When trying to create a design or sign to get a tattoo, it’s a good idea to keep a scrapbook or notebook with ideas, sketches and designs that you’ve come across or thought about and worked on from there. A permanent tattoo is what it says: permanent. So, when you’ve been figuring out what you think you want for a permanent tattoo, it’s always best to try before you buy, so to speak!
One good way to do this is to try the temporary ones first.
You can use DIY temporary tattoo paper to print a design you like and test it on your own skin to see how it looks. You may also want to test how the tattoo will look on different parts of your body. This can be of great help! In fact, what you initially thought would look good in one part may actually look better elsewhere on the body. So, the only real way to know for sure is to test it. And the best way to get a good representation of a permanent tattoo is with a fake.
You can buy DIY temporary tattoo paper online and it’s also available at some stationary / office supply stores.
Temporary transfers are made of ink and glue and last about 3-7 days or until they are removed. You can make a temporary tattoo last longer by avoiding rubbing and keeping it as free of water as possible. Although water resistant, water will wear the tattoo faster.
To remove the transfer sheet simply apply baby oil on the skin and wash it off. Most tattoos are fairly safe, but it is best to check the ingredients to make sure you are not allergic to any of the inks or ingredients used.
Some of those who get permanent tattoos get hooked on it and it doesn’t stop at just one. This can be very addicting. My recommendation is to test them first and avoid regret later from rushing in. All the best on your tattoo adventure and luck!