Your first tattoo is a big decision, after all, they’re pretty much permanent. Here are a few signs that you’re ready for a tattoo.
1. You’ve Been Thinking About It Forever
Do you have a design, graphic or portrait that you can’t get out of your head? If so, you might be ready to take the plunge. What you want to avoid is spur of the moment decisions that can lead to regret. Of course, regret can happen anytime, but if you’ve been imagining this tattoo for a while, the chances of regretting it are a lot slimmer.
2. You’re Sober
As funny as it may seem to get a tattoo when you’re drunk, it’s really a terrible idea. Not only will you regret it in the morning, but depending on what you chose and where you decided to place it, it could interfere with your job, family relationships and future plans. A quality tattoo shop will refuse to tattoo you if you appear inebriated, but there are plenty of shady shops that will take advantage of your drunk state.
3. It Will Age Well
You’re going to have this tattoo forever, unless you decide to get your tattoo lasered off or covered up, so you will want to make sure you feel comfortable having this tattoo when you’re 60 years old. When you age, your skin wrinkles and bunches which can distort the look of the tattoo, so think ahead accordingly. Of course, our Austin tattoo artists at Legend Tattoo are tattoo aging experts, so you won’t have anything to worry about.
4. You Have the Money
Tattoos shops are not a place to look for sales or cheap prices; it takes money for a quality tattoo. Sanitation, tools and the artist’s time and skills all contribute to a tattoo’s price, so if the deal seems to good to be true, one of those three things is probably missing. While you might be tempted to try a fresh artist or take advantage of Friday the 13th sales, you will want to remind yourself that you will have this tattoo forever.
Now that you understand what should you be thinking about before you get your first tattoo - are you ready? Our artists at Legend Tattoo will ensure you’re comfortable and confident in your tattooing decision. Give us a call today to set up your appointment!