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Tattoo Placement

Tips to Consider When Deciding Tattoo Placement

  1. Cut it out. A good way to get an idea of tattoo placement is to take a printed version of the image you want and try moving it around on your body. Roll up some tape on the back of the paper and try sticking it in several places you may be considering. See how you like the placement in each of these areas.
  2. Consider your job. Increasingly, the stigmas regarding tattoos are being shattered. But there are still some places that frown upon them. If you have a job with a company that may not think kindly of them, or you don’t want it to become an issue in the future, consider a placement where you can easily cover it up with clothing.
  3. Look at others. Pay attention to where other people have their tattoos. See if you can find a design that is along the same lines and if you like their placement. That’s a good reference point to start with.
  4. Ponder the pain. People have different tolerance levels for pain. If you don’t have a high tolerance for pain you may want to consider getting your tattoo in less painful areas, such as the butt, shoulder, or thigh.
  5. Determine the look. Since you are getting a tattoo there is a good chance you have a specific look in mind. Be sure to take that into consideration, even if you are also thinking about the other tips above. In the end, you want the tattoo to be a part of the overall personalized look you are creating.

Tattoo Placement Ideas and Inspiration

Does tattoo placement mean anything?

The person with the tattoo will likely tell you the deeper meaning behind the art permanently written on their skin, but the meaning of the tattoo goes far beyond what the tattoo is. The placement of the tattoo can tell you a lot about a person. Tattoo placement shouldn’t be a random choice.

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