What is a Good First Tattoo Vancouver BC

After days, weeks, months, and years of looking in the mirror you have come to the conclusion that you’re ready to add a work of body art your the beautiful canvas that is YOU. With that important first step out of the way, you now need to figure out what to get. What is a good first tattoo? The answer depends upon three key factors – design, style, and placement. Below is added insight into each of these considerations which will help ensure that your first is not a result that you will ever regret.

3 Questions to Consider Regarding Design, Style, and Placement for Your First Tattoo

What is a Good Design for a First Tattoo?

Design is what most people are pondering when it figuring out what to get. It’s the subject matter, be it a person, place, thing, and so forth. Avoid designs that are trendy and based on new interests (that may change) and instead base it upon something that you’ve been passionate about your whole life. This will usually be a reflection of your personality. Once you’ve arrived upon this subject matter, you can either look for visual representations of it (other tattoos of it) via an online search or ask a tattoo artist to design it for you.

What is a Good Style for a First Tattoo?

Style refers to the general look of the artistic rendering and the method of tattooing employed. Deciding on style is very important because there is a fundamental difference between one style and the next. For instance, a bird tattoo done in the Realism style will vary greatly from one done in Old School / American Traditional. Follow this guide for How to Choose a Tattoo Style that is right for you.

What is a Good Placement for a First Tattoo?

Placement refers to where on your body the tattoo will be placed, obviously. Given that this is your first foray into the world of body art, deciding upon placement is just as important as design and style. Common considerations regarding placement for a first time tattoo include the following:

  • Acceptance of visible tattoos in your career/vocation and even social circles
  • How often the tattoo will be exposed to sunlight and the elements based upon our lifestyle
  • Types of clothing you wear (and how the tattoo will look “on display” accordingly)

The above placement considerations may or may not matter to you. However, we do suggest that like with design, you factor your personality into the equation. Check out our guide to What Tattoo Placement Says About You for further insight.

Ready to get your first tattoo? If located within or visiting the BC Lower Mainland, schedule a consultation at Sleight of Hand in downtown Vancouver.

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