Everyone thinks about doing something daring in their lives. Some people do something very daring or even dangerous while others will choose something a little more subtle but still daring and unconventional. Some will chose to get a piercing somewhere other than the earlobes. Others may dye their hair a very funky or noticeable color. Almost everyone thinks about getting a tattoo at some point in their life and if you are someone who is considering doing this in the near future, you have some thinking to do. Before you go to the tattoo artist, you must know exactly what you want and be certain that that is what you want because, as I am sure you are already aware, a tattoo is permanent. Because of this, you want to make sure you have something that you will be proud to display on your body and for many years to come. You also have to decide where you would like to have the tattoo placed and many factors come into this decision as well.
If you are a woman, more thought should go into your new tattoo. First of all, you should think carefully about what you want. Typically, most women go for low-key, pretty and delicate tattoos. Some of these tattoo ideas include flowers and butterflies but other items can also look flattering on women if they are done placed in the right spot and are the right size. I once knew someone who had a black panther tattooed on the small of her back and it looked great but if it had of been anywhere else and any bigger in size, it would have been hideous! For women, it is typical to have tattoos placed on the small of the back, ankle or shoulder. The reason these areas are so popular is because they are areas that are easy to cover up if needed. If you decide to get a tattoo anywhere else, it is best to keep it small and subtle in color.
For guys, the location of the tattoo is not as big of a deal as it is for women unless they have a job that will not allow them to have visible tattoos. It is also more acceptable for men to have larger and more noticeable tattoos. The possibilities are endless when it comes to tattoo ideas for men as pretty much anything goes these days with some men even opting for more feminine options than they have in the past!
Deciding to get a tattoo is not something that you should take lightly. It is a big and sometimes expensive decision that you will have to live with for the rest of your life. It is best to not only go with one that suits your style now but one that you will suit you down the road. In other words, opt for something timeless. Do not go for something that is just a fad at the moment or you will regret getting that painted on your body a few years down the road!