Finding a tattoo design is easy. There are a wide selection of tattoo designs in magazines, books, tattoo designers’ portfolios, and of course, online tattoo galleries and marketplaces. However, finding the best design to suit you is quite tricky, which is why custom design tattoos are now a trend. But is there a way to improve custom tattoo designs? Yes, one could improve it in more ways than one.

If you are searching for a custom tattoo design for yourself, always remember that it is something personal. ‘Personal’ in a sense that it represents your whole being, the statement you want to convey to the world. Tattoos reflect who you are as a person, so the best design is something that has meaning for you.

The first thing to do is to draw an original design, or something based on an existing design with modifications to suit your personality. There are websites that provide tattoo maker software, with which you can create your own design. You could try some different colors or combination of colors, use different fonts, if any, and modify other technical details such as size and thickness of each line.

If you are not up on technical details you could consult tattoo designers and ask for their opinion on how to improve your custom tattoo design. Tattoo artists are open to communication, open to suggestions and willing to help with the details for a prospective client. They can provide helpful facts regarding technical details such as color, size and part of the body to be inked. Tattoo designers are concerned about consumer satisfaction.

Furthermore, if you are not particularly skilled at drawing, you should allow a professional tattoo designer to do the job. A tattoo designer can bring your tattoo design to life perfectly, if you provide him or her with specific details of your ideal tattoo. Do not hesitate to tell him what you need and want. Always remember, your tattoo is you and that the artist is just using your body as his canvas to create the artwork; so be bold. This doesn’t mean though, that you shouldn’t be careful.

Before the needle and ink touch your body, ensure that the artist does a stencil, so mistakes can be avoided. Covering up a tattoo is messy, but removing one is expensive, and a painful process that you would not want to undergo. So it is better to be safe than have regrets.

There are various tattoo designs and themes to choose from. Finding the perfect tattoo design for you needs patience and resourcefulness. You must study each design piece carefully. In that way, you will be able to choose one that is perfect for you.

Finding a great artist is crucial in making your tattoo image the best artwork you can. They are the people who breathe life into a tattoo design. Just remember, your body is the canvas for this intricate form of artwork. Choose a tattoo design that you will love over and over again.

Author's Bio: 

Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world's largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.