Ink It Right: Choosing the Perfect Tattoo

Tattoos are a powerful form of self-expression, and each one tells a unique story.

And whether you’re thinking about your first tattoo or looking to add to your existing collection of ink, the decision of what kind of tattoo to get can be an important one.

Or you can just pick out something random and go for it – it’s not unheard of!

But if you want to pick a tattoo with meaning, we’ve got you covered! Here are some tips for picking a tattoo with meaning, finding your tattoo style, and deciding where to put it:

How to Pick a Tattoo With Meaning

Sometimes we have people come into our tattoo studio in Toronto and randomly pick a tattoo design and absolutely love the results!

What we’re saying is that you don’t have to stress yourself out about picking a tattoo with meaning. 

Start by thinking about your life experiences, values, beliefs, and interests. What do you want to signify on your body? A hobby? A loved one? A personal symbol?

You can then explore different symbols, cultural icons, and imagery that reflect this. Just make sure you research their meanings and cultural significance to make sure your tattoo reflects your intentions.

The last thing you need is the Chinese symbols for “Beep Beep Lettuce” tattooed across your wrist.

(Apparently it has happened.)

You can also collab with a tattoo artist in Toronto to bring your ideas to life.

At North York Ink, we’ve seen and inked so many different tattoos that we tend to have a pretty good handle on how to translate your thoughts into an awesome design!

How to Find Your Tattoo Style

Okay, so it’s not enough that you have to figure out what you want to be inked on your body, but you have to think about the style, too?

Tattoo art can span a wide range of styles, from traditional to tribal tattoo designs. You can go for a fine line tattoo or a watercolor tattoo – the possibilities are endless!

If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at the tattoo artists’ portfolios to check out their unique styles. They may have a signature tattoo move that catches your eye.

Just don’t be afraid to customize a design to make it uniquely yours. You can take your design idea and personal style to create something that reflects your individuality.

Where to Put Your Tattoo

Where you put your tattoo can have a huge impact on the tattoo design you choose!

Whether you want a neck tattoo, sleeve tattoo, wrist tattoo, behind the ear tattoo, or any location of tattoo, here are some things you should keep in mind:

  • Different areas come with different levels of pain.
  • Do you want your tattoo to be visible or private?
  • Certain designs may look better on specific body areas.
  • Some placements can add extra layers of symbolism, like a tattoo near your heart to symbolize love.

Choosing a tattoo can mean more than just picking out an image and going for it. 

At North York Ink, our experienced artists can help turn your vision into a beautiful work of art!To get started, contact us today to set up a consultation.

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