How to Get Tattoo DesignsSo you want a tattoo, but what about the actual design? If there's a tattoo studio near where you live they will be sure to have hundreds if not thousands of designs available. "But hold on" you say. The local tattoo studio is frequented by hairy, leather clad bikers, and while you've got nothing against hairy bikers. Is it likely they'll have designs for the cute little pixie you want tattooed on your ankle?
You may have a good point there, however, many tattooists are very skillful artists as well, and if you go along to discuss what you want with them they may well be able to design a custom tattoo just for you. This will most likely cost you extra but could be well worthwhile if you get the exact tattoo you want. While you're there you'll probably realize that they have all sorts of people coming to get tattoos.
Another option if you're a talented or competent artist yourself would be to take a drawing of your favored design along to your local tattoo artist and they will apply it to your desired area on your body. You should be aware that designs or pictures you find in books, magazines or on the internet may be subject to copy write laws.
In other words to copy them without permission is stealing and you could face prosecution. Though of course Disney would have to know you'd got Bambi on your backside, but probably not worth the risk. And now that tattoos are much more common place, it would be nice to have a design that was unique and not visible in every pool or on every beach. Having said that, there are so many designs available you're not going to be bumping into people with the exact same design all the time.
Have you already decided where you want your new tattoo? Let's face it you've got plenty of choice. The average human adult has between 16 and 20 square feet of skin available to decorate. Most of us don't go for tattoos on the face but almost anywhere else seems to be acceptable these days. Of course it may depend to some extent on what you do for a living, you may want to choose somewhere that can be easily covered when you're in the workplace and many women have tattoos on their lower back or abdomen which are easily concealed when necessary. Wrist or arm band tattoos can be concealed by sleeves or watches.