Plan ahead before getting your first tattoo


Before getting a tattoo it is essential that you spend some time looking at tattoo ideas, designs and fonts.


This article will discuss how to source good tattoo ideas. The last thing you want on (or rather under!) your skin is a design that you might regret down the line. So here’s our first piece of advice when it comes to tattoo ideas: do something unique. Don’t copy someone 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. Most tattoo studios will have a gallery for you to look at- don’t feel bad about looking for inspiration- that’s why these galleries exist.


Most tattoo studios will also have a folder 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.


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


Simply give us a call, or drop by our studio in the heart of Melbourne. We’re always happy to help.