Getting a tattoo is nothing new, yet it will still give you that adrenaline rush every time. It is a big commitment, even if the tattoo that you are getting inked with is small. Your tattoo will be there for life, so it is kind of a big deal. There are so many creative tattoos that you can get with so many different meanings, and you can choose something that means something to you. You can even get one custom-designed for you. You can get a tattoo to remember someone that you loved and has passed away, or you can get a tattoo of your children’s names, feet, or even their portraits. You can get a tattoo literally anywhere on your body, and you can get a complete sleeve or just a tiny tattoo.
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Know What You Want Beforehand
When choosing a tattoo, the hardest part can often be the choosing part. With so many options and variations to choose from, it can actually be somewhat overwhelming. That is why it is a good idea to do your research and to look into the different tattoos that are available as well as what their meanings are. You should have at least a vague idea of what you want to get before you start asking friends, “Where are tattoo artists near me?” This’ll make the decision-making process go much smoother.
If you are having a really hard time deciding what you want, you may want to consider sleeping on it. Once you get your tattoo, you are kind of stuck with it, so it is worth taking an extra day or two to make sure you make the right decision. You could even just schedule an appointment to go over the idea with your tattoo artist to discuss things and to brainstorm a little. Don’t be afraid to ask others for their opinion in order to come up with an original.
You can even draw a sketch of what you want to have done. If you are talented in the artistic department, you may want to get your tattoo inked exactly the way that you drew it, or you can bring in a rough sketch for your tattoo artist to work from.
A Little Tattoo History
Tattoos are basically ancient and have been used by cultures all over the world for centuries. Back then, tattooing symbolized many different things to different cultures. The Egyptians used tattoo art, as well as the Chinese, and tattoos were even used for branding. Even today cows and other livestock are branded. Tattoos served as clan markings and were even considered to be rights of passage for adolescents. The earliest tattoos were created using what was available such as sharp sticks and ink made from plants and flowers, and other items found in nature. Tattoos have never really gone away, and the art of tattooing is more than just a passing fad. It is part of humanity and is prevalent in many different races and can symbolize anything you want it to.
Some Interesting Stats About Tattoos
About twenty percent of adults that are 18 years of age or older have gotten inked, and about fourteen percent of them have at least two tattoos or even more. Older millennials are the most likely to have a tattoo and women tend to get inked more than men, according to a Reuters article.
The Evolution of the Tattoo
Tattoos were mostly found on people such as sailors, prison inmates and other people who were considered to be outsiders to the elite circle to some extent in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 40s, tattoos were often patriotic and reflected American pride and showed support for the armed forces. In the 1970s, the tattoo artform really began to pick up and became much more prevalent in society. These days body art is quite intricate and detailed, and there is even tattoo art that appears to be 3D. Although tattoo art has changed over the centuries, it is here to stay. It is evolving just as humanity and technology is evolving and developing. New methods of tattooing are adapted, and the doors to creative tattooing are more open than ever offering limitless possibilities for your next or even first tattoo.
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