So you want a tattoo that will honor your late grandma, proclaim your national pride, give a nod to your manga obsession, and throw in some other symbols just for fun? Not a good idea. Trying to cram too many images and concepts into a design is a common mistake. This approach means that each item has to be smaller to fit into the tattoo composition, and these types of designs often seem overcrowded and jumbled.

It’s a good rule of thumb to have one large focal point combined with a few supporting elements.
Another mistake often done is not dressing appropriately.This seems like a no-brainer, but -let’s be real- people can act pretty brainless sometimes. Think a head about where you’re getting a tattoo and dress accordingly. If it’s going to be on your thigh, don’t wear jeans.

If it’s on your chest, maybe wear a low-cut or button-up shirt. Make sure nothing is making contact with the area during and after the process and that the tattoo has room to breathe. Keep on mind also that very tight clothes can affect your tattoo and in special the healing process. For the first two weeks, avoid wearing tight clothing that might rub up against your tattoo as well as sleeping on your tattoo.

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