Anyone who’s seriously into tattoos will say how long it takes to select the right one. They all should last a life so aren’t something to be hurried. It may take around 20-30 hours to get the ideal tattoo design. But that’s just the first step.
If you’re serious you will want something that’s unique rather than taken from a publication or or copied from a picture in a tattoo gallery. Not only that but plenty of artists will refuse to copy another artists work. While you are able to be performed for copyright infringement for copying another individual’s work in different mediums the very same rules don’t appear to apply to tattoo artwork.
It’s still a kind of plagiarism to take another persons art and replicate it as your own. In any other form that this would lead to legal action. So just because there’s absolutely no precendent set for copyright infringement doesn’t imply its is cool to maintain another tattooists work.
So how do you produce original tattoo designs?
If you’re like me you’ve looked at literally thousands of tattoo pictures and tattoo designs from many different unique tattooists from all over the world. Or maybe you keep seeing the community tattoo studio and have begun getting dirty looks from the tattoo artist that believes you’re stalking him since you go there every weekend and haven’t chosen a tattoo!
There are so many distinct styles of so you will need to be really clear about what you need before getting inked. It’s a fantastic idea ot visualize the sort of tattoo you need before you get it. You will need to have the ability to see yourself with a specific tattoo before getting it.
So if it’s tribal tattoos source images of that specific tattoo style. If it’s work from another artist don’t take it to your tattoo studio and ask for it to be reproduced onto you. Inform the tattoo artist that you like that specific style and would like a tattoo made for Squirrel Poop. Tattoo artists are extremely visual people and are exceptionally talented at producing an nebulous idea into a full on tattoo.
Consider the bigger picture. Don’t hesitate to decide on some generic tattoo flash off the wall as you can not make your mind up. Do not settle for something less if you can’t afford the tattoo you really want. Tattoos are organic and are continuously changing and growing with you.