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Just Making Sure!

Whats something that is looked over a lot when deciding to get a tattoo? The placement. Getting your first tattoo is always such an adrenaline rush and usually quite sentimental, but there could be instances where you may think its the perfect place for your new ink but in actuality it may not be exactly ideal. This is where consultation with your respected tattoo artist can help a lot! Your artist will answer any questions or concerns. They also may or may not question your placement unless you ask as well. The reason for this is they are here to make you, their client, happy as well as create their design on your skin. It always smart to do research first about the tattoo artist and what their specialty is. You wouldn’t come to see a watercolor tattoo specialist wanting a black and white geometric design would you? Personally I have had my design idea for more than five years just waiting to get it tatted. Not saying you have to wait that long to make sure you want it, but being smart with your decisions is a good thing to keep in mind. Now after five years I still want the same tattoo and in the same place, meaning I know this will be one I wont regret later on. In the end, you do you but just be ready to answer some questions.

Here are some examples so just awkward placements of tattoos:










  1. zworrell wrote:

    Part of me really wishes that these photo examples are fake, but I guess some people really don’t think super hard about where they want their tattoo! I’ve been floating around a placement idea in my head for a while. Also fun fact: once I saw a tattoo of bacon and eggs on a bald guy’s head. Not fun.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:55 am | Permalink
  2. kmastran wrote:

    I am so happy someone said it. The most important part of getting a tattoo is the placement. Seeing bad placements of tattoo make me cringe. I have thought through where to get mine and it took me longer to do that than it did to actually come up with the design I wanted.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:06 am | Permalink
  3. jcruz12 wrote:

    Showing off a tattoo at a certain area is interesting because it shows the kind of person you are. It is very important that the tattoo artist listens to the client’s request.

    However, it is also important that one is careful on where to place a tattoo. There are some rules at certain places that prohibits tattoos, and it’s obvious why. Showing off a tattoo mostly means pretention and unprofessional, so one must choose carefully on whether or not they should get a tattoo.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:22 am | Permalink
  4. jabella wrote:

    This is so important to me, but these are obvious examples of poor placement. One of my pet peeves with tattoos and their placement is when people have small tattoos smack dab in the middle of an area of a large area of the body like the back. Even if that person only wants the one small tattoo, to me it just seems like a waste of good space, and this style of tattoo is SO COMMON!! I have a large tattoo and small tattoo, but my small tattoo is in a small area. I’m not judging because I know tattoos are important to people, but it makes me flinch a little to see. I get over it eventually.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  5. jkohorst wrote:

    I wonder if any of the tattoo artists questioned the clients about placement in the examples you used…Since getting a tattoo is a very personal decision, I can understand liberties clients may take in requesting odd locations, but personally I agree that it takes careful planning and consideration to choose where to get a tattoo.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  6. amilstei wrote:

    I have to disagree; that second example is the PERFECt placement.

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:56 pm | Permalink