Picking a Tattoo Design That embodies You

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Reading through tattoo books just might help you decide with the tattoo design you’d like to have when you don’t know already. Obtaining a tattoo is actually a semi-permanent matter since you’re going to be stuck with it for a number of years. Absolutely, it’s possible to have your tattoo removed, but many would prefer not go with the stress and pain. For that reason, it is essential to decide on something which you can live with for a great many years.

I went along to a local tattoo parlour last month basically to flick through the photographs in a few of the tattoo books that were there as I made a decision to get a tattoo for my birthday. I am a late bloomer in comparison to my buddies when it concerns acquiring a tattoo. The majority of them got tattoos while they were teenagers.

Afraid of the pain

I almost got one myself when I was 15 but changed my mind because first, I was afraid of the pain from the tattooing itself and second, I was afraid to get in trouble with my dad should he find out I had gotten a tattoo. I’m over 21 now and I’m free to decide what I want to do with my body.

Anyway, I flipped through the tattoo books looking for the perfect ankle tattoo design. I never wear shoes (I either go barefoot or wear flip flops at most), and I thought a tattoo on my ankle would be a perfect complement to my toe rings and an ankle bracelet.

After going through a couple of the tattoo books I was starting to get a little frustrated since I hadn’t seen a single artwork that I liked. Most of the tattoo designs were either childish or cheesy. I wanted something feminine and cute on my ankle. Something that would represent me for many decades.
I continued thumbing through the pages of the tattoo books and saw a few interesting tattoo designs. Some of the pictures looked scary and even hideous although a number of them were rather brilliant, I must admit.

Tattoo artists approached me

However, none jumped out and said: “I’m yours!” I had been in the tattoo parlour for over 20 minutes and still had not decided on what I wanted. Finally, one of the tattoo artists approached me and asked if I needed help choosing a tattoo design. He tried to help by asking me a few questions about what I liked, my interests, and even my beliefs.

After going through the Q and A trying to figure out who I was, the tattoo artist, who by the way, was quite an attractive guy, dug through some of the tattoo books that I had not yet had the chance to go over. Finally, he picked up a book and smiled saying, “I have just the perfect tattoo book for you.”

So I opened the tattoo book and saw some new age and pagan related tattoo designs like pentacles, zodiac symbols, moon and stars, and fairies. I thought those were cool. Finally, we were getting somewhere! Seeing my face light up, the tattoo artist smiled again and stood beside me while I browsed through the pictures. He then pointed to design and said, “I think this will look great on your ankle.”

Barefoot free spirit

This particular tattoo design comprised a fairy kneeling on a flower slightly looking up, her long hair covering her chest, a crescent moon and a few stars above her. I almost jumped in excitement as I looked at the beautiful artwork since it represented me in more ways than one. I’m a barefoot free spirit, just like a fairy, who loves wandering in a peaceful night gazing at the moon and the stars which I believe have special powers.

I immediately scheduled an appointment with the artist to have my left ankle tattooed a couple of days later. It did hurt a little but not quite as bad as I had anticipated. The result was definitely worth the price and the time spent going through the tattoo books. I now have a cool tattoo on my ankle that I’m proud of.

After seeing my tattoo, my friend and co-worker wanted one too. So I brought her to the tattoo parlour and we looked through a couple of tattoo books. It didn’t take her as long to pick a design since I already knew which tattoo books to show her. She decided to go with a colourful pentacle and fairy tattoo design. Rather than her ankle, however, my friend chose to have the tattoo on her right arm. Now both of us are excited to show off our tattoos.

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