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Custom Tattoo Designs

Aug 17, 2007
You're seriously considering getting your own tattoo, however your preliminary searches online have presented you with a whole range of designs and options regarding what sort of tattoo to get. Should you opt for a free design or go all out with a custom design? Right now we'll focus on custom tattoo designs, explore what they are and what the benefits of going custom are.

What are Custom Tattoo Designs?
The name is very self-explanatory. Basically a custom tattoo design is a design which a designer creates just for you. In the truest sense, a custom tattoo design is created by a professional tattoo artist, skilled in the craft of creating tattoos. Many enthusiasts and professionals will argue that it is best to enlist a professional to create a custom design for you, because it is the best way of ensuring your design is of the highest quality. By enlisting a professional tattoo artist, you will also be able to request them to create the stencil of that design for you, so it can be applied directly to your skin. Every tattoo design requires a stencil, and this is always a much easier process if the tattoo artist also creates the design.

Why a Custom Tattoo Design?
A tattoo is a lifelong commitment, unless you have the courage and high pain tolerance threshold required for the laser surgery necessary for removing a permanent tattoo. Due to the fact that a tattoo is permanent, you need to make sure you absolutely love the tattoo that is about to be superimposed onto your skin. Chances are, you may already have a design in mind that you would like, however on the other hand, you may have already spent hours browsing designs and may wish to blend a number of designs into one. If this is the case, a custom tattoo design will be the best way to go.

By choosing to have a custom tattoo designed, you are working with a professional tattoo artist from day one. The artist will be able to create the design just for you, and also create the stencil for that specific design. The stencil will then be used by the tattoo artist when it comes time to superimpose the design onto your skin. Even if you were to design the tattoo yourself or enlist a non-professional to draw your design, your tattoo artist would still need to create the stencil. By engaging the tattoo artist from design through to inking, you are doing everything to ensure your tattoo is of the highest quality. That's really important considering the permanence of the tattoo itself. Ideally you want to be able to display your tattoo proudly, without any embarrassment and custom design is the best way to achieve this.

Choosing your Custom Tattoo Design
If you already have the design you want firmly in your mind, it's simply a matter of meeting with a professional tattoo artist to create something tangible. If you don't as yet know what sort of design you want, the best thing to do is browse as many tattoo designs as possible. The internet is a great place to start and there are articles on this website that will direct you to quite a number of good tattoo design websites. As you will find, there are many tattoo design websites that will charge people a membership fee, if they wish to access and download design ideas. By all means join such websites if you haven't been able to find inspiration from other designs you may have seen. These membership sites typically have a huge range of tattoo designs to choose from, and clearly, the more designs you see, the more of an idea you will eventually have when it comes to the tattoo you want. There are also a large number of tattoo enthusiast communities online, where people will post photographs of their tattoos and this may also provide you with inspiration that will help you to choose the design for you.

Finding the Inspiration for your Custom Tattoo Design
By conducting simple searches for terms such as, "tattoo designs" and "tattoo design galleries" using your favorite search engines, you will find a great array of tattoo design galleries for you to check out. It will take you time to find the designs that most appeal to you, because there are just so many options out there.
About the Author
Zac Parker is one of the internet's well-known tattoo experts. With his website dedicated to tattoo designs, Zac helps anybody who is interested in tattoos and free tattoo designs. Make the right design decision when it comes to your next tattoo and check out http://www.TattooDesignPhotos.com
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