Many ladies start searching online for women’s tattoo ideas, and don’t really have any idea about what kind of tattoo they’re looking for. Whilst it’s absolutely fine to start your search with “I’ll just start looking for things that I think look cool”, it might be more helpful to ask yourself some specific questions. I know that when I was looking through an online gallery of women’s tattoo ideas, it helped to cut through the irrelevant ones because I’d sat and discussed it with my partner first – and he helped me to clarify what it was that I wanted.
Here are some of the important questions that you should be asking yourself before starting to browse through women’s tattoo ideas:
1. Do I want an unusual or original tattoo – or something “off the shelf”?
There is a huge range of existing women’s tattoo ideas out there, easily available via online galleries these days. And four of my own tattoos are from a resource like that – totally out of a book, and unmodified. It’s a really good solution if you’re a bit unsure about what you want, don’t have any creative tendencies, or just happen to come across a really neat design that fits your body!
But you might want to think about designing something (or getting your tattoo artist to design something) really personal. I find original tattoos for women the most attractive of all, but be prepared to put in a lot of work and need a lot of patience for the process to go well.
I wouldn’t recommend a truly original tattoo for your first time around, but if you don’t want something straight out of a book you might consider going half-way and adapting an existing design to suit your own style. It’s the perfect compromise!
2. Do I want the tattoo to mean something, and if the answer is yes – what should it mean?
Each of the tattoos I have means something special to me. But I had every single one done after an event which I wanted to represent on my body. But people get tattoos for different reasons. Just make sure that if yours is going to mean something extra special to you, you take your time to consider the options.
Getting a tattoo just after your divorce has been finalized probably isn’t a good idea, if you get my meaning – whilst it might end up being one of the most original women’s tattoos anyone ever has, you may come to regret any rash decision several years later when the raw emotions have had their edge taken off a little.
3. Where will my tattoo go on my body?
This is definitely a really important question to ask yourself early on in your research. Not only will it affect the size of the finished tattoo, you might also want to consider how easily you need to hide its display later on (for example, at work).