Picking a new tattoo is going to be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever have to make. Let us help you glide through the process.
Everything you need to know about getting a new tattoo, including: preliminary planning, how to choose the right tattoo design for you, how to pick the right colors that will stand the test of time, how much your tattoo is likely going to cost, how to book your appointment with a tattoo artist, how to plan your visit to the studio, and what it’s going to feel like while getting a tattoo. We’ll also help to answer the most common questions at this stage of the process.
Did you know the minimum age for getting a tattoo can vary depending on location? Ensure you know what’s allowed, so you stay on the right side of the law.
Deciding whether to get a tattoo is a huge responsibility, especially if it’s your first one. Luckily for you, we list each important consideration here.
Coming Up With Tattoo Ideas
Designing a new tattoo might seem like a daunting task, but it can be surprisingly simple if you have a solid idea in your head.
The tattoo possibilities are endless. The brainstorming process can be overwhelming, but here’s how to narrow your choices and get something unregrettable.
Did you know that some tattoo inks are much more durable and vibrant than others once set into your skin? We reveal everything about tattoo colors here.
Some places on your body are naturally better than others for a multitude of reasons depending on a variety of factors. We reveal all here.
Do you want a tattoo sleeve but don’t know where to start? These quick tips will definitely give your ink the wow factor you’ve been looking for.
We share how to plan a brand new sleeve tattoo. You’ll learn what tips to keep in mind before you make a final decision, important design advice, and more.
Do you want a tattoo that sparks interest and radiates originality? With these tips, you’ll soon be designing your very own personal masterpiece.
Everything you need to know about triangular tattoos, including common design subjects, skills & techniques required, common themes and popular locations.
Negative space tattoos have become increasingly popular lately. Learn what negative space tattoos are, as well as the best tattoo styles to match them with.
Everything you need to know about tribal tattoos, including common design subjects, skills & techniques required, and how to pick the right artist.
Everything you need to know about new school tattoos, including common design subjects, skills & techniques required, and how to pick the right artist.
Everything you need to know about Japanese tattoos, including common design subjects, skills & techniques required, and how to pick the right artist.
Everything you need to know about blackwork tattoos, including common design subjects, skills & techniques required, and how to pick the right artist.
Everything you need to know about realism tattoos, including common design subjects, skills & techniques required, and how to pick the right artist.
Everything you need to know about Geometric tattoos, including common design subjects, skills & techniques required, and how to pick the right artist.
Learn important facts about UV & black light tattoos, including what the advantages & disadvantages are of getting one, and whether they’re actually safe.
White ink tattoos can look beautiful if done correctly, but all too often they come out look substandard. We’ll teach you everything you need to know here.
Everything you need to know about neo-traditional tattoos, including common design subjects, skills & techniques required, and how to pick the right artist.
Thinking of ideas for your new ink can be overwhelming. Flash tattoos are pre-made designs that can slim down your choices and offer something quick & easy.
Colors & Fading
Yellow, green, pink, red and blue are just a few of the colors you can choose for your tattoo, but which of these are most likely to fade the fastest?
If you’re wondering whether your new tattoo will fade with time, the answer is yes. All tattoos fade. But how quickly this will happen is all down to you.
Tattoos can stay on your skin forever, but may also fade away with time. Learn how long it takes for tattoos to fade, why it happens, and how to prevent it.
It’s true that some finger tattoos can fade comparitively quickly compared to other areas, but this isn’t always the case depending on a variety of factors.
Red tattoo inks are notorious for causing allergic skin reactions. Take a look here as we explain what causes these reactions, and what to do about it.
When deciding on your tattoo’s location, color and design, try to think long term and how the ink will likely age. Read tips on how to extend your tat’s life.
Stick and poke tattoos are extrememly traditional art forms, but how do they fare with common techniques when it comes to longevity? We reveal all here.
Out of all the places on the body, getting a tattoo on the lip can be especially painful. We explain how bad the pain is, and share tips on reducing pain.
There are a huge number of factors that go into how much a tattoo is going to cost, and in this article we’ll tell you exactly what you’ll be paying for.
Tipping can be a touchy subject, and tipping your tattoo artist is no different. This article explains when you should be tipping your artist, and how much.
Sleeve tattoos can be extremely hard to price due to the huge varience in styles, sizes and quality. However, we’ll give you our best estimates here.
Have you decided to make the leap and get yourself a half sleeve tattoo? Curious as to just how much it will cost? Well, it depends. Read on for details.
Booking Your Appointment
Finding a tattoo artist can be tricky if you don’t know where to start. There are a number of factors you should think about when trying to choose the best artist to do the work. Tattoos are for life, so selecting a tattoo artist is not a decision you should take lightly. Take your time
Don’t let failure to communicate stand in the way of your perfect tattoo. Make sure you know how to convey your ideas to your artist for the perfect ink.
Getting in touch with a high quality tattoo artist can be tough. Here are our top tips for emailing your thoughts and ideas across to your preferred person.
You already have your dream tattoo planned out in your head, but there’s just one issue. There aren’t any quality artists nearby! How far is too far to go?
It’s not uncommon for a tattoo artist or studio to charge a deposit fee before they can work on your tattoo. Read on to understand how tattoo deposits work.
Ready to discuss the tattoo of your dreams with your favorite artist? We share our best consultation tips to ensure you get the most out of your meeting.
Booking your first tattoo appointment can be incredibly daunting. However, with our tips, you’ll be able to book your session with no worries whatsoever.
Getting a tattoo can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re not sure how to prepare before your session. Not to worry – we’ve got you covered.
Many new tattoo owners wonder what to eat before getting a tattoo and if this even matters at all. It does! Find out how best to prepare through food, here.
An enormous and exhaustive checklist of everything you should and shouldn’t do as you prepare yourself for getting a new tattoo.
How soon should you go for your next tattoo session? What are the factors to consider before booking your next appointment? We advise you need to know here.
At Your Tattoo Sitting
Tattoo etiquette is very important. We’ve produced an enormous and exhaustive list of everything you should and shouldn’t do inside the studio.
Some people describe getting a new tattoo as constant pain while others call it ‘peaceful’. We describe to you what your tattoo will probably feel like.
Some tattoos can be done quickly and some tattoo can take an extremely long time. We explain how long each type of tattoo should take from start to finish.
Wondering how long it takes to get a small tattoo? Many factors affect even a small piece of ink art. Take a look here to get the answers you need.
Getting A Tattoo - FAQs
While there’s nothing to say that you shouldn’t get a tattoo while breastfeeding, going through with the procedure can lead to potentially greater risks.
While it’s entirely possible to get a tattoo on antibiotics, it’s something you should definitely consult with your docctor beforehand. We reveal why here.
Can you tattoo over varicose or spider veins? Should you? What issues could this cause? Should you seek treatment instead? Find out all your answers here.
Getting a tattoo carries risks – especially when getting tattooed while pregnant. Learn more about the dangers associated with tattoos and pregnancy here.
Just because you have plenty of moles doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get a nice tattoo. However, there are a few important things to consider first.
We recommend that you avoid drinking any caffeinated drinks before getting a tattoo. Want to know why, and find out what to do instead? We reveal all.
Getting a tattoo can be a fantastic experience. Should you try to enhance it by drinking alcohol? The short answer is a resounding NO! Read on to see why.
Here we explain everything you need to know about just how easy, or hard it may be to get tattooed over one (or many) of your stretch marks.
While you may think that cellulite is forever and there is nothing you can do about, a trip to a good tattoo artist could make your situation much better.
If you’re concerned about tattooing over that beautiful freckled skin of yours, then there are some things you need to check out first. We reveal all.
Taking ibuprofen or painkillers before getting a tattoo may seem like a sensible thing to do, but it can cause big problems. We reveal all in this article.
Here we explain everything you need to know about just how easy, or hard it may be to get tattooed over one (or many) of your scars.
Although getting an inner lip tattoo is one of the latest trends, do you know what’s involved in the process? Find out here if getting one is a good idea.
Many things can go wrong with a tattoo by drinking alcohol before or after your session. See what can go wrong and what you can do to prevent problems here.
Taking Tylenol, a type of acetaminophen, before getting tattooed may work for some to alleviate the pain during the session. Find out more here.
Wrists can look very delicate, especially as the veins appear to be just below the surface. We explain why you shouldn’t worry too much about these veins.
While you can get a tattoo while wearing fake tan, it’s best that you don’t. Health, safety and healing are more important than that beautiful golden glow!
You can get a tattoo after surgery, but not immediately—and there are a few things you should consider to ensure your safety. We reveal all here.