Many people like the way tattoos look on others and want one for themselves, but have no idea what they want. It’s a pretty big decision; chances are this is something you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life.
So how do you find “the one”?
More often than not, a lot of people are referring to the internet to find their unique tattoo designs. Recently, this has allowed more choices of tattoos that are unique to an individual.
Tattoo artists’ design books, usually found lying around their studio or hanging on the studio walls are another place people can get tattoo ideas. Unfortunately, a lot of tattoo artists don’t update their collections often, which leads to the same design getting tattooed on many people over and over again.
So how do you ensure that you have a one-of-a-kind tattoo no one else has?
One way to go about this is to get a tattoo pack. These packs come stuffed with dozens of completely original tattoo designs, but you do have to pay for them (though it is usually nominal). The great thing about tattoo packs is that they are guaranteed to be completely unique and original. Chances are, you won’t find many of the designs within the pack anywhere else, making your tattoo truly special. It’s also easy to pick out a tattoo pack, as they are organized with themes that appeal to different people.
For those who are truly imaginative, you can make an effort to sit down and design your own tattoo, try to come up with things that mean something to you; something that you feel like you’ll never regret. A great idea is to explore your family’s history and put themes from your heritage into your design. If you are of Germanic heritage, for instance, you could try some Teutonic symbols or the like.
For people of Celtic heritage, Celtic designs are very popular for people of any descent these days and are therefore easy to find. It’s also great if you can design your own tattoo; tattoo artists are more than happy to look at the design you created sitting at the kitchen table and transfer it to your skin.
At the end of the day, the best way to come up with a tattoo idea is to search inside yourself. Don’t choose things that could change suddenly (boy/girlfriends, cars, jobs, etc.), find something that is a part of your very being and try to come up with something related to that. A design related to your heritage is great, for example, because your heritage can never change; it is a part of every cell in your body.
If you can come up with something along those lines, you should have no trouble coming up with a unique tattoo design that you will be happy with for the rest of your life.