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Article Teaser: The ritual of tattooing and adorning the body with ink and color has been a tradition for centuries. Tattooing is definitely not a fad, or a practice reserved to any particular element of society. It is a tradition that has been found in all parts of the world, in different sects of society.

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The Best Traditions And Advice For The Tattooing Experience

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The ritual of tattooing and adorning the body with ink and color has been a tradition for centuries. Tattooing is definitely not a fad, or a practice reserved to any particular element of society. It is a tradition that has been found in all parts of the world, in different sects of society.

At certain points of time tattooing has been associated with rebel tribal groups, and at others it has been a mark of distinction of royal classes, and at others it has been a key element in the process of maturation into adulthood.

One question that has repeatedly been asked, by many who do not have tattoos, is what the great appeal is? Many see it as a marring of your natural skin, and do not believe that your skin should be adorned.

Individuals get tattoos for different reasons, but what seems to be common to many of them is that tattooing is a personal and unique expression. What is being expressed is obviously different depending on the person.

If you are considering getting a tattoo, perhaps it would be useful to take the previous information about the history and legacy of tattoo art into consideration, as well as the personal experience I am about to tell you.

For me, personally, I wanted my tattoo to be reflective of a strongly felt emotion I felt at a particular time, in the hopes of carrying that emotion and thought with me in a physically tangible and visual way. My tattoo is a line of poetry from a favorite author, and reads, "the tides are in our veins."

One thing I learned in my personal experience was that it is important to know what you want when you show up to get your tattoo. It is helpful to have a clear and well thought out idea to convey to your tattoo artist, so that they can collaborate with you to create a piece of art that you will both be proud of.

I went into the tattoo parlor knowing what I wanted my tattoo to read, but had not thought through very thoroughly the feasibility of the sizing I wanted or the type of font I would like. The tattoo artist drew out my phrase for me in a font he had designed himself. I felt too timid to ask any questions, and did not think to ask whether the tattoo he had drawn out would be an exact to scale replica of the tattoo that would soon be on my body.

I would suggest to anyone getting a tattoo to be bold and ask questions about the process and design. I ended up with a line of script on my arm that was much larger than I had anticipated or wanted because I did not clarify beforehand. Don't be intimidated!

Also, if you are interested in getting a line of script, remember that tattoos are not meant to be very small, so a very small line of script will most likely not be possible. Even if it can be done, it may bleed and spread out over time, blurring the words together.

Remember, tattooing is a personal experience and a ritual that has been important to human beings for centuries. Think carefully about what you want and why you want it, and don't be afraid to get your opinions across once you're in the chair!


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