Choose a Design / Consultation

The first step in the tattooing process is the selection of a design. Most tattoo shops will have pre-drawn pictures that you can choose from, if you don’t mind having a design that you’ll also see on other people. If you want something original, talk to the tattoo artist about creating a unique image. This can be based on something you or a friend has drawn or on a favorite poster or painting. In many instances, if you talk to the artist beforehand and bring in images of the style and type of tattoo you are looking for, he or she can create something based on your examples.