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How To Design Tattoos

Many people think that they are unable to design their own tattoo, so they pay someone else to do it. However, you may not like the idea of putting the design of your body art into someone else's hands. Even if you don't possess a lot of artistic skill, it may not be as difficult as you think to create a custom design for your tattoo.

One of the most important things to consider when designing your tattoo is location. Think about where on your body you'd like your tattoo to be placed, and take this into consideration when coming up with your tattoo design. Location on the body will determine things like how large the design can be, and how the tattoo will sit on the body. Think about the curvature of the location's surface. Some designs may not look the way you want them to once they are stretched around your body.

If you aren't sure what you want to get inked on your body, start doing research and thinking about what you want your design to be of. Maybe you want your design to have a lot of personal meaning, or you just want it to be aesthetically pleasing. Either way, you can look through magazines, online, or even at other people to draw inspiration for your tattoo. Do a few preliminary sketches to map out your design. Picking up a pencil and drawing may be difficult for some, so consider using tattoo design software to aid in the creation of your design. Tattoo software can often be downloaded for free and will help to add a more professional look to your design if you aren't talented at freehand drawing.

After you've completed your design, take the time to find a tattoo artist who can bring it to life exactly the way you want it. After you've been inked, you can proudly say that your tattoo is a one-of-a-kind.

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