Are you nervous about what to expect when you get your first tattoo?
Maybe you’re not sure about where you want to put it.
Or you’re worried that you’ll get tired of it or need to get rid of it in the future.
Perhaps you’re stressed about how much it’ll hurt and if it will turn out okay.
These are all valid concerns that a lot of people have before they get the first tattoo.
So how can you make sure your first tattoo is a keeper?
Let’s address the concerns one by one.
Choosing the Design
Choosing the image for your first tattoo is a big deal.
My recommendation is that you start small. Postpone those tribal sleeve tattoos till the next time.
Next, don’t express your undying love for your current significant other by putting their name on your skin. Wait a while to see if the relationship is going to endure as long as the ink will.
Remember that you’ll want to show off your new tattoo. Pick something that you won’t mind sharing.
And if it’s text, double-check the spelling and the meaning if it’s not in your language.
Where Is the Best Place to Get Your First Tattoo?
Certain parts of your body are much more sensitive than others.
While you’re getting inked, you’ll feel sensations like pinching, scratching, and stinging.
That’s a lot easier to take when it’s not on the backs of your knees, on your ribs, and so forth.
But it’s not the only factor to consider. The location of your tattoo might mean something to you. Or it could be the best place to show it off (or hide it).
What I suggest is that you don’t put your first tattoo on your face or neck, but rather in a less sensitive place.
Also, designs that don’t require a lot of shading hurt less.
In any case, check with your tattoo artist about using a numbing cream. This makes the experience much more pleasant.Continue reading “How To Make Sure Your First Tattoo Is A Keeper”