When you have your whole body for a canvas it is difficult to choose the perfect spot, and knowing it is a lifelong decision can seem daunting. There are things everyone should take into consideration when making your individual choice, and when you have made it you should stop thinking and just do it!
Do you know what you want your tattoo to be a picture of? This is obviously the first decision to make for most people, and there are thousands of designs to choose from. Some people like to design their own tattoo, and others have a symbol or picture that has been meaningful to them their whole life. It is also not uncommon for words to be used in tattoo designs, and partner's or children's names are popular. If you already have a particular tattoo in mind like an arm band for example, you wont need to worry about a picture but will need to find a pattern instead.
With your picture chosen it will be a matter of how big or small you want it to be. Some tattoos cover a large area such as the back, but the majority are smaller like on the calf or shoulder. Commonly women choose smaller tattoos that are pictures, where as men will choose whole scenes that run down their arms, legs, back or chest. Bear in mind when you choose your picture and size that tattoos do hurt while being done, and the bigger it is the more painful it will be. It is also more painful if your tattoo has lots of multiple colors or if you choose an area that is close to the bone.
You might want to consider the placement of your tattoo at the same time as working out the size. If the idea is to have a tattoo on your ankle it probably wont be suitable to choose a scene out of Lord of the Rings, for example. Do you want your tattoo to be hidden or in plain view? Do you want to be able to cover it sometimes but show it off at others? If you choose a controversial picture, you might prefer to have it hidden, where as decorative bands are usually in clear view to everyone.
Women will often choose a feminine tattoo, placed in a curve or spot on their body they like drawing attention to. Small, round, Celtic symbols on the lower back, a butterfly inside the wrist or a chain of roses around the nipple can all be very sensuous and appealing to the opposite sex. There are always going to be people who dislike tattoos all together, but the best thing to do if you want one is to go out and get it. After all, it is your body, and you only live once in it, so give it some thought but don't be afraid to be spontaneous either!
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