Make sure you do your research on tattoos

Before getting a tattoo it is essential that you spend some time looking at tattoo ideas, designs, and fonts. This week we talk about how to source good tattoo ideas.

The last thing you want on (or rather under!) your skin is a design that you might regret in a few years. So here’s our first advice on tattoo ideas: find something unique. Don’t copy anyone else’s tattoo. The Internet is a good starting point to start looking for tattoo ideas. You can use Google images as a tool for inspiration. Some tattoo studios in Melbourne also have a website with a gallery.

Most tattoo shops in Melbourne have folders with tattoo ideas and designs to flick through. Always keep in mind that these are just ideas. Ultimately, you should ask your tattoo artist to come up with a unique design for you. This might take a few days, but it is worth the wait. For a true tattoo artist (and for you!), nothing will be more satisfying than juggling with ideas. So really the best thing you can do is speak to a tattoo artist directly.

The other option is if you design your own and bring it into the studio. Maybe you’re not bad at art, but don’t fell like you’re good enough to design a tattoo. Well, don’t worry. Sketch out your basic idea and then bring it into us. Our artists can help take your idea and turn it up to 11.

If you are looking for inspiration, why not drop in at Chapel Tattoo in Melbourne? Our tattoo artists will be happy to discuss your tattoo ideas with you. They can design a tattoo from scratch and give you honest advice.