Once you have a tattoo design chosen and you are happy with the decision, you need to choose a place where you want your tattoo. Tattoo placement is vital–many people after they get their tattoo realize they would have been happier with it on a different part of their body. You can become comfortable with your tattoo placement decision with a skilled, professional tattoo artist. A good tattoo artist can help you choose a good tattoo placement, but you should consider these simple steps.

Consider your lifestyle. Most people would like a tattoo, but do not want everyone to see it all the time. This requires placement that will be at least semi-discreet. Although you may not have a job now that requires tattoos to be covered, you might want one in the future. Keep this in mind when choosing your tattoo placement.

Understand the consequences. Having a tattoo etched onto your neck may seem like a good idea at the time, but you might regret it at a later time in your life. If you are going to get a tattoo placed somewhere where people can see it all the time are you sure you really want it there? A tattoo is permanent and many people regret their tattoo placement decisions because it was not given enough serious thought before the tattoo was applied.

Get a taste with an airbrushed tattoo. Make an appointment with your tattoo artist for a temporary tattoo. Choose a body location (after thinking about it thoroughly) and have your tattoo artist create a temporary tattoo for you. Most tattoo artist call these airbrushed tattoos. They will last a few days to a few weeks. If you suddenly change your mind you can remove it with some baby oil and scrubbing. You can have it removed and placed on a different part of your body as many times as you need to before you decide on a permanent tattoo placement.

Get tour permanent tattoo. Once you have chosen the best tattoo placement for you, make an appointment with your tattoo artist to get it done permanently. The placement is important, but the decision process is even more important.