Tattoos are everywhere, a large aspect of culture and art, easily visible in our neighborhoods, on TV, in magazines and social media outlets. Chances are if you don’t have tattoos then a friend or family member has at least one. Chances are they may have sparked some curiosity. The ideas and influences are all around but deciding on whether to get a tattoo and what to get should not be the fastest and easiest choice you make. Most importantly, try not to choose a tattoo based on these methods:

Via flickr/ Shannon Archuleta
Via flickr/ Shannon Archuleta

1. Do not follow a trend
Do not choose a tattoo based on the fact that every other person in your Brooklyn neighborhood has one. Feathers and arrows may be pretty to look at, but in six months the feather tattoo trend may fade and that tattoo etched into your skin will not fade quite as easily. Unless that feather, or arrow or compass was in your mind for some time –provoked thoughts and maybe some meaning– give tattoo ideas some time to solidify as a true desire.

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1 Comment
    • Bobby
    • July 13, 2015
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    I agree with all of these for someone who have multiple tattoos. I thought long and hard about every mark I decided to get on my body since I will have them for the rest of my life.

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