Getting a tattoo is like having a part of your personality drawn and because it is a permanent design, one must choose the tattoo carefully.
The first tip while choosing a tattoo design is that it must reflect your personality and you should feel comfortable having it on your body. Never be spontaneous while getting a tattoo designed. It is a decision that should be carefully made, irrespective of what the current trend is. Tattoo will stay while the trends will wax and wane with time. Whether the trend remains or not, the design that you must opt for should be evergreen.
Let a tattoo mark a milestone in your life and say something about you that is a trait which has been strength or a learning that you cherish for all your life. Getting a tattoo to mark an occasion with someone is never a good idea. It must be added that one should not get a tattoo to please anyone. It should just make you happy as an individual.
If you are in a relationship and wish to get the name of your boyfriend tattooed then think carefully before you do the same. Consider how long you have been in the relationship and whether it is steady or not. If the relationship ends, then the tattoo will not hold much of an importance to you.
Before you get inked, get as much knowledge about the tattoos as possible. Do not instinctively go for the first design that you like. Explore and you will see that there are many designs which you could not have imagined about. Be creative. If there is a tattoo design that you have made and are satisfied with it, then there will be no design that will be the same and you will have the most unique pattern inked.
Once you have selected the design, decide which body part you want it on. That will depend on how you wish to flaunt it. If you want to keep it subtle, then the upper back is an area that you should go for. Forearms are also an option amongst others.