What to Think About When Deciding Where to Place Your First Tattoo


Ever wanted a tattoo, but were unsure of where you would want it, or even what kind of tattoo? Here are some tips to help you with your thinking process.

Thinking about the pain related to tattoos can be a factor in deciding where you want it, and how big. The bigger the work the more visits are required. Also to consider, the more visits means a larger price to pay for the tattoo. If you want a sleeve done, or even a back tat the visists required aren't all at once. They may be dispersed by months.

1. If you are getting a tattoo for the first time it is advised to not get it on your chest or back because it is a bit more painful and the heal time can take much longer, so even that can be a painful, annoying process.


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2. Interested in less pain? Avoid super bony areas so you don't have to feel it right down to your bone and your artists won't have to go back to fill the layers over again making the visit longer.

3. If your going for a bigger design, place it in an area that is comfortable for you to be in for some time and that allows your artist to do their job easier. 


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4. Normally, since the ink spread, it is better to get your design sized up just a bit, to allow for more detail to be worked out or added on the skin and over time if it does spread it doesn't look bad. 

5. Lastly, another thing to consider about getting tattoos, they can't be under direct sunlight, you wouldn't be able to go swimming or go to the beach, and need to be cared for properly.

With a tattoo comes responsibility. Have fun getting your first design, and placing it where you like.

Marcela Strane
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Marcela is currently a college student studying Environmental Engineering as she has a passion for seeing the world around her thrive. She loves books, animals, oceans, and helping others.