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How to Design An Eye-Catching Tattoo

  • Why You Want To Design Your Own Tattoo. Add A Personal Touch.
  • Tips For Designing Your Own Tattoo. Don’t Get It Wrong!
  • Once You Feel Confident, Go For It!

A tattoo is not only something that will represent you, it’s something that you’ll have with you forever. You want to ensure that it’s everything you imagined and more. Now, of course, a tattoo artist can give you a decent tattoo that you’ll probably like, but where’s the fun in that? You want a tattoo that you love and that you’ll have no regrets about. The best option?

Design your own tattoo! Many people get scared away from this idea because they think that it’ll be a lot of work and too difficult to learn how to do. Although it’s not easy, it can be a fun adventure once you’re willing to tackle it. Whether you’re an aspiring tattoo artist or looking to design your own tattoo, these tips can help you out! 

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Get Inspired 

Before you can start designing your tattoo, you have to get a spark of creativity. You have to ignite your imagination and get inspired to get started. Sometimes this will happen naturally (and it may even be the reason that you’re here!) but sometimes you’ll have to go searching for it. There are many places that you can go to search for inspiration, ranging from the outdoors to social media. 

Pinterest and Instagram have some of the most inspiring tattoo designs shared by those who have gotten their dream tattoos. Or you can choose to look through magazines, books, art books, or even try taking a walk outdoors to see if you can get an idea of what you’re looking for. 

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Decide Where You Want Your Tattoo To Go 

It’s important that before you begin the actual design process you know where you want your design to go. Decide where it will be going on your body and how visible it will be. Really think over where you want it to go. Keep in mind that this is a tattoo that will be with you for the rest of your life, so you want to be sure of it.

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Think About The Size

Next is to start thinking about the size of your tattoo. Now that you know where your tattoo is going to go and what you want to get, it’s time to choose what size you want it to be. Think about exactly where you want it, how you want it to look, and what size you want it on the location of your body. You can choose a smaller design or opt for a large design, depending on what you want. 

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Pick Your Colors 

It’s time to choose your color palette! If you have tattoos already on your body, then you want to keep them in mind when you’re choosing the colors for your new tattoo. Make sure that your color palette fits in well with the aesthetic of your other designs. Also, keep in mind your skin tone and what will go with it. It’s important to take everything into account when you’re thinking about the color scheme. 

Start Sketching 

Time to get the sketchbook and pencils out! Here’s where you can either get a professional’s help or do it yourself. Sometimes it can be as simple as getting a rough sketch to show a professional designer and they’ll be able to give you a complete drawing. It’s important that you get the image you have in your head down on paper, whether digitally or on literal paper. Take all the details that you have gathered so far and put them down on paper! 

In Conclusion 

Overall, you want to put some serious thought into your tattoo design. It takes time, but it’s worth it when you see your tattoo and know that you were the one to create it. It’s important to take your time and ensure that you genuinely like your design before getting it officially tattooed. 

We recommend putting it somewhere where you’re sure to see it for at least a week. Your fridge, your phone lock screen, pin it on your coffee machine; wherever you’ll be sure to remember to see it. If you still like it as much at the end of the week then you should go for it!