Most Common Tattoo Mistakes
Some of the most Common Tattoo Mistakes people do on their first piece. Thinking of getting ink that will honor your parents, national pride, give the nod to your video games 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 one of those common tattoo mistakes. 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 significant focal point combined with a few supporting elements.
Fearing that it will be very, very painful is one of those big tattoo mistakes. Newbies psych themselves into this fear. There is indeed pain with work, but it’s not sufficient to be afraid.
Not knowing what they want. Several times a week, I get questions like, “What should I get for my first tattoo?” A tattoo should be a personal thing that is meaningful or decorative for you-not for someone else.
Getting the popular flash or trendy designs everybody has, to say they have a tattoo. Flash is the typical type of meaningless design that hangs on shop walls or that they find on Pinterest. It’s pointless, and you may end up regretting it.
Another big mistake is getting a girlfriend or boyfriend’s name with True Love Forever in a heart. It almost always signals the end of a relationship and a piece that will eventually need to be covered up. Don’t do boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s names.
Also, another of those common tattoo mistakes is BFF tattoos at 18. You probably won’t keep in touch for more than a few years after college. Less after high school, unless you both don’t leave your small town, lol.
Expecting the artist to design the tattoo for free is a big mistake. That is their job. They deserve to get compensated for their work. Not tipping the tattoo artist at least the same percentage, you tip a waiter or hairdresser.
Wanting the artist to entertain you when they work is another mistake that can affect your new tattoo. If they want to have a conversation, it is fine. But if they are quiet, it’s because they are concentrating on your work to give you the best ink possible.
We can keep mentioning a lot of mistakes, but we know nobody is perfect, so no worries. Put a list of some ideas together, and when you are ready, Get in touch, and we will help you through the process. Contact us at Joan Zuniga Tattoo Shop in Fayetteville, NC if you want to Book An Appointment.