Tattoo Art In Melbourne
Sin City Tattoo Studio in Melbourne is one of the best tattoo parlours in the region and as such, we work hard to provide our clients with tips and advice for picking a tattoo design.
When you're selecting your body art, there are many things to consider. From style, to meaning, to location, size and much more. Perusing our flash books and tattoo gallery can be very helpful in assisting you with coming up with ideas and inspiration for your body art. But before you even start looking at tattoo art and designs, you need to consider your motivations for getting your tattoo.
Why do you want to get a tattoo?
There are many forms of body art, but few are as permanent as a tattoo. So you really want to ensure you're getting a tattoo for the right reasons. Otherwise, down the road, you may find yourself with a hated piece of body art that you'll spend thousands of dollars to remove. Others find themselves spending hundreds of dollars toward tattoo revisions.
Our team of Melbourne tattoo artists encounter many different clients, with many different motivations for getting a tattoo. It's not the motivation to get a tattoo in a general sense that's usually problematic; it's the motivation to get a specific tattoo design that's more often a problem.
There are two types of tattoos that often lead to regret: trendy tattoos and tattoos that are obtained for a significant other. The cliché name tattoo with your husband/wife/girlfriend/boyfriend's name – these are the most common subjects of tattoo revisions. The relationship sours and ultimately, so do your feelings about your body art!
On the other hand, individuals who get the name of a child, parent or even a pet rarely regret these tattoos because these relationships are not prone to the sort of problems that you'll see with romantic relationships.
In any event, be extremely cautious about getting another person's name tattooed on you!
The other common regret involves trendy tattoo designs – designs that are popular due to a celebrity or a trend in a certain type of artwork. Generally, these trendy tattoos are obtained because they're aesthetically pleasing and they're in style; there's typically no underlying meaning associated with the tattoo.
Throughout your life, you'll see many trends. And your tastes will change too. For instance, what was considered cool when you were in high school is usually no longer attractive to you as an adult. Your tastes change as time passes. So when you get something that's aesthetically pleasing and trendy, it can later lead to regret. Think of what was popular 20 years ago. Would you want to get something from that era tattooed on you today? Probably not. So it's reasonable to surmise that you may feel the same way 20 years down the road from today.
The exception to the rule? If you've always found a certain type of tattoo art or body art attractive – and it just happens to be trendy -- then you're much less likely to regret that specific piece of tattoo art years down the road.
Who's not apt to regret getting tattoo art? Anyone who gets a tattoo with an underlying meaning or symbolism of some kind. Many, many different forms of tattoo art fall into this category, including:
Memorial and commemorative tattoos that honour the memory of a person who has passed away.
- A memorial tattoo to remember your beloved pet.
- Tattoos that symbolise your child.
- Tattoos that have symbolism related to your childhood.
- Tattoo art designs that are related to a significant period in your life.
- Tattoo designs that symbolise or remind you of a life-changing event or experience.
- A tattoo that symbolises some element of your personality or essence.
- Or a tattoo that symbolises one of your lifelong passions, such as music, art or acting.
If you're inclined to get a tattoo design with the name of a girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife, Sin City Tattoo studio's artists can provide you with suggestions for alternatives if you're interested. One great alternative involves getting a tattoo of something that symbolises your relationship with your significant other. This alternative is ideal, since you'll never have to answer awkward questions and the tattoo will symbolise your relationship, a happy time period in your life, rather than symbolising the actual individual. Even if the relationship sours down the road, you'll still be reminded of that happy period in your life. Nothing can change the fact that you enjoyed this happy period, so few people find reason to regret!
If you're inclined to get a trendy tattoo, consider putting a unique, personalised spin on the design. Sin City Tattoo parlour's talented artists are available to draw unique tattoo designs, starting around $50. Take the trendy tattoo and make it your own somehow, so it symbolises some element of you or your life. When you infuse a tattoo or body art with meaning, you'll never have to worry about regret, tattoo removal or tattoo revisions!