How to decide where to get a tattoo

Whether you’re getting your first or one hundredth tattoo, you might still be wondering where it should go on your body. If it’s your first, you’re probably wondering about more painful areas, but if it’s your one hundredth, you might be more concerned about running out of room!


Finding the right spot for a new tattoo is important because it can make your new ink look its absolute best.

Different factors affect the final product, such as size, colour or orientation. A large dragon, for example, will look good on your chest or back, but a small tattoo will get lost in so much space and would look better on a wrist of the shoulder.


If you’re getting a tattoo, you must know the consequences of its permanency.

If you are worried about your granny seeing it, or if it will affect your employment chances, then get it somewhere you can hide. Even for yourself – do you want to look at it every day for the rest of your life? If not, put it on your back so you can only see it in the mirror or in photographs.

If it is your 50th tattoo, then you probably don’t give a shit where it is or who sees it. 🙂


When it comes to tattoos, yes.

The bigger the piece, the more elaborate it can be. If you want any kind of lettering or script, then you need to place it somewhere it can be big enough to read.

At the end of the day, it’s always your choice, but please have a chat with your tattoo artist about the best place to put your new ink. They know more than you and have helped hundreds of people, so they know what they’re doing.

If you are looking for a new tattoo, then come and see us here at Chapel in the heart of Melbourne. Our experienced and friendly artists will be happy to help in any way they can.