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Tattoo Placement – Where Should I Put My Tattoo So I Don’t Look Dumb?

March 27th, 2009

Specific body parts have specific tattoos that match. The online world receives numerous searches on various websites that offer tattoo ideas, designs, and symbols. More and more people wish to have tattoos on their body as today’s fashion accepts the trendiness of inking the body.

You may be one of the millions of people who, in the back of their minds, have a small desire to tattoo their body. You may be thinking where would be the best and most significant part of your body to place it or where NOT to place it so you don’t look like a tattoo newbie. Tattoo placement is an important factor in choosing the right design for you.

Many people have been out looking and accessing numerous resources for symbols and designs that will make a great combination with their specific body parts. A good work of art is a combination of many components. When this translates to tattoo placement, a good one is a mixture of fine design, great artistry, and excellent body path.

Perhaps, when you want to communicate something through an illustration you must position it in the most apparent place possible. Keep in mind that as your body’s equilibrium is designed to maintain balance, not all of your skin is made with equal strength and durability. This means that some part of your body’s skin is intended for forming calluses to protect you, like your feet, while other parts are allocated to furrow around your joints.

Tattoo placement on your knuckles, elbows or your knees and feet is great only if you want a tattoo that easily fades, which I know you don’t.

Of course, you can get tattooed anywhere on your body because, it is yours. But say you are looking for a job and would like to explore the possibility of tattooing your skin. Keep in mind that tattoo placement in certain parts of the body may offend or turn-off prospective employers especially if you are in the military services or some other professional arena where a conservative image is everything. This may cause your tattoo to be more significant and noticeable than your prospective employer will tolerate.

Professional environments have strict guidelines against tattoos that are largely visible, so you might want to choose a place that is a little more inconspicuous. However, when you live by rocking the world through your band then, go rock your body with tattoos wherever you prefer it! But still the best tattoo placement you’ll ever decide is in the part of your body where it appears really tasteful and matches the natural curves where it is placed.

Here are some quick ideas to play with:

  • Curve a tattoo from your shoulder blade around to your shoulder muscle or collarbone (works great for tribal tats)
  • Wind a design around your ribcage from back to front to back, ending over the back of your hip (works great with stars or floral designs)
  • Or take the reverse and wind the design from front to back to front, ending over the front of our hip (very sexy for the ladies, accentuates curves!)
  • Bow a tat design around the top of your foot, pectoral muscle, lower abs, hipbones, lower back, upper back, neck (side or back), shoulder muscle, forearm, ankle; just about anywhere.

Just keep in mind how your body naturally curves. A good tattoo artist will know how to follow your lines.

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