Design Your Own Tattoo,
From the Comfort of Your Home -
if You Think You
Have No Artistic Talent.
Do you want to design your own tattoo but can't
quite figure out how? The
#1 reason a lot of people who want a tattoo never get one
is that they just can't
come up with a good idea for a design.
Our mission is to solve that problem and make your head spinning with so many ideas
of gorgeous tattoos that'll really
mean something to you that you won't have enough space on
your body to fit them all!
Click on the link above or below and you'll find our Design Gallery, with
our ever-growing, award-winning collection of tattoo designs as well as
tons of other
resources, such as our Members
Studio Directory and Media
How to Design
Your Own Tattoo
Here are some basic steps to design your own tattoo:
Decide the meaning.
What does the tattoo mean to you? Are you getting an “in loving memory
tattoo” to symbolize the loss of a loved one? Are you marking an event
in your life? Maybe you want to show the world something that you
believe in, someone who you love or a symbol of who you are. Most
tattoos are filled with meaning so deciding the meaning of your tattoo
is a great starting point.
Research the image.
With your meaning in mind, it is time to find an image or images that
you would like to have in your tattoo. When you find an image that you
like, make sure to print it out. If you follow the link on this page to
the design gallery, you will find
over 3500 tattoo designs to choose from. You’re sure to
find something in there!
Gather the images.
Once you have decided on which images you like, put them together. Go
ahead and cut around the paper if you have to. The whole idea is to see
how this would look as a tattoo. If your image is not the right size,
you could take it to your local copy shop and ask the person there to
either reduce or enlarge it on a copy machine. This way you get a real
good idea of how it would look and the size that you want.
Trace the final
No it’s not cheating. Tattoo artists use tracing paper every day to
sketch images for tattoos. Now you can do the same thing as you design
your own tattoo. Lay out your images. Tape them together if you have
more than one. Put the tracing paper on top and trace the general image
with a fine sharpie pen. Don’t worry about getting it perfect, your
tattoo artist will most likely do it over anyway.
Take the originals.
The most important thing here is to communicate clearly to your tattoo
artist the tattoo design that you have in your head. You know, they
say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. So, take all of the
pictures that you printed out, (even if they are the wrong size or
color) and take your traced drawing with you to your tattoo shop.
Discuss with your tattoo artist exactly what you are looking for as far
as size, place, color, details, etc.. Your tattoo artist will take it
When people ask about your new tattoo, not only
will you be proud to show it, but you will also be proud because you
know how to design your
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