For better or worse, it’s the idea of symbolism that draws people to tattooing. People commonly seek designs that celebrate or commemorate significant events in their lives, such as the birth of a new baby or the death of a loved one. Some
people chose a symbol of a monumental accomplishment, like graduating from
college, surviving cancer, or serving in the armed forces.
Often tattoos represent both fashion and cultural significance, as in the increasing popularity of Americanized geometric tribal tattoos.
When you find the artist you want, stop by for a visit a couple of times before you actually get to work on the tattoo. Don’t stay forever, and don’t get in the way. Form a relationship with the person who will be applying artwork permanently onto the only body you are ever going to
have. It will be reflected in his work..