1. DON’T GOOGLE IT
Do not just google “tattoo ideas for girls” unless you want to end up with something that everyone already has. You can look towards Instagram for inspiration of certain aspects of the design but try to put in something that is your own. Tattoos artists are willing to work with your ideas to make it more personalized
2. TATTOO’S PRICE
“A good tattoo isn’t cheat and a cheap tattoo isn’t good.” You’ve probably heard this so many times, but it’s 100% true. The price of a tattoo all depends of the size, shading, and color. Tattoo’s prices can cost you from $50 to a whole month’s check. If you’re willing to pay a high price for a tattoo save up for it, don’t just get the same tatoo for less at another place— chances are they’re less experienced.
3. CHECK OUT THE SHOP BEFORE
This might sound a little crazy, but you want to be sure because this tattoo will be on your skin forever. Check out a few different parlors before chosing an artist. Make sure the shop is clean, show images of previous work, and staff is friendly. This is a good time to have a talk about prices with the artist.
4. PROOF READ EVERYTHING
It would be so embarrassing to have a tattoo on your body forever with a simple letter misspelled. Even if it’s the smallest writing, make sure you read it over like 10 times. And if you’re getting it in another language, google translate it to check for grammars and spelling errors. When the artist is finish drawing with a stencil, double-check again.
5. DAY BEFORE GETTING THE ACTUAL TATTOO
Get a good night’s sleep, eat a full meal, and don’t go in hung over or drunk. Your body is going to be under a lot of stress so you need to make sure you have enough energy to get through the process.
7. YES IT WILL HURT
It’s true that everyone has a different threshold of pain. What one person considers not painful at all could be devastating to another. Some people describe the feeling as a “hot scratch”. Some have said it was “annoying”. Most say it was not nearly as bad as they feared. But there is a little more than pain alone to consider when getting a tattoo. (tattoo.about.com)
6. HEALING PROCESS
Minutes after getting the tattoo your skin around the ink will look red and irritated. In the next few weeks the tattoo will scab, dry out, and peel. It’s important to not touch it as often because it will slow down the feeling process. After about two weeks, the tattoo should be all healed and you can touch it as much as you like.