There is a lot to be said for the small tattoo. If you are really interested in getting a tattoo, but maybe work in a business that would frown on the full on sleeve tattoo, maybe a beautiful little tattoo is the answer for you.
Just because a tattoo is small, does not mean that it is any less significant. Small tattoo designs can be just as detailed and colorful as a large tattoo. Sometimes if can actually convey your message better.
If you are thinking about tattooing your significant others name on yourself, you might consider a small tattoo design. I know you think that person will be important to you forever, but realistically, probably not. Look instead for a small tattoo design or symbol that holds significance to you both. This is a lot easier to explain to your new boyfriend "Dave" than a huge "Richard" tattooed across the back of your neck. Also, if you just are lusting after that tribal tattoo, but don't really have the nerve or circumstances to put it on you shoulder, consider a small tribal tattoo design on your foot or ankle. Maybe your wrist or upper shoulder. There are so many places on the body that are perfect for the small tattoo, you could easily have many and no one would know. That is, of course, if you don't want anyone to know.
Less Is More
The small tattoo design follows that age old principle, Less Is More. A beautiful little heart, a small set of angel wings, a tiny tribal, butterfly, Celtic cross, dolphin, whatever, can make a bolder statement than a full back tattoo. Well, I suppose that isn't really true. A full back tattoo makes a huge statement, but if you are looking into small tattoo designs, I don't think that is the statement you are looking to make.
Your Secret Tattoo
Your small tattoo is like a secret you hold. It may not be immediately noticeable at first, but as you get to know someone, that secret is revealed. They don't call you" that guy or girl with the fried eggs tattooed on his or her head or back, whatever. They remember you, and then remember your tattoo. Your small tattoo is not who you are, but rather something you have.
Get The Best Design
Since 35% of people that get a tattoo regret it, it is really important to choose your tattoo design wisely. You can search all over on line and you will find millions to "free" tattoos, but is that what you really want? Spend a few bucks on the design itself. You are going to spend a small fortune on the tattoo, why not get the best design you can afford.
Where To Get The Best Design
Where do you get the best design" You could seek out an artist and have them draw what you are looking for. You could hire the tattoo artist to design your tattoo.(Most times you pay a drawing fee), Or you could go to one of the tattoo membership sites and check out what they have. This is a great option for most people because you can browse through thousands of artist drawn tattoos. Instead of paying one artist for one drawing, you pay a small membership fee to have access to more good designs than you will ever need. The designs are updated regularly with new artist submissions.
Be Your Own Boss
Once you have your design, take the time to find the best tattoo artist you can afford. Take a good look around the shop. Is it clean? Are the employees happy? Are the customers happy? Does the artist take the time to tell you about how your tattoo will be applied? Do they tell you how to care for your tattoo when they are finished? If not, leave! There are plenty of really professional tattoo artists out there. Do not settle for a shop or artist you are uncomfortable with.
It is your body, it is your tattoo. You make the choices. Enjoy that small tattoo. It probably won't be your last. When someone gets one tattoo, they usually end up with three.