Though customized tattoos are often the most expensive tattoos that you can get, there is often more meaning in a custom design. With a custom design, there are plenty of opportunities to express your individuality in a unique and creative way. As many tattoo artists will tell you, straight lines are not the artist’s friend, so think about what you’d like to see in a tattoo and speak with your chosen artist about what they feel comfortable to do for you before finalizing any design.
If you’re thinking about creating your own tattoo, here are some ideas for you to consider for your upcoming design:
Which font are you thinking about using?
If you’re putting text into your tattoo, the whole point of it is for other people to be able to read it… right? Using a serif font [one that uses little lines at the ends of the numbers or letters] or a script font may make the text looks pretty awesome, but it can also make it pretty unreadable and costly to create. If you’re putting a lot of text into a tattoo, like a saying, quotation, or a verse from a holy book, then choose a sans serif font, or one that has no font embellishments whatsoever.
Have you considered taking a look at ancient mythologies?
From dragons to wizards to the gods of Egypt, there are plenty of inspiring things in mythology that can help you create an amazing customized tattoo design. No matter what your personal preferences are, there is likely something that you’ll be able to find that corresponds to what you like in mythology. The idea of a myth is that there is some truth and some embellishment to it, which is exactly what a good tattoo should have as well. Don’t be afraid of doing a little research into this area to come up with a stunning custom design.
You can never go wrong with nature.
Nature has so much to offer the human race that it boggles the mind. Butterflies, hummingbirds, lions, bears, bulls… the list of great tattoo ideas is almost endless! If you have a favorite animal or plant, take the image of that as a base, then embellish it or adjust it so that it creates the first impression that you want your tattoo to have. Many of nature’s symbols also have duality in their meaning, so a wolf, for example, would also represent your intelligence or strong instincts.
Do you really need to copy someone else?
Celebrities often get customized tattoos because it is one of the few ways that they can permanently express themselves. Fans will often request customized replicas of celebrity tattoos because it helps them identify with their favorite artist or performer. For a truly custom tattoo, why not try a variation of a favorite celebrity tattoo instead of an exact replica? This will allow you to express your creative side and your fandom side in one fusion that will garner much more attention.
Use the internet to help you find your new tattoo design
Rather than spending hours browsing forums and trawling the web for inspiration, you should consider checking joining a membership site, such as TattooMeNow. With over 8300 tattoo designs and photos, there’s bound to be plenty in there to help you come up with a tattoo design that you won’t regret.