This topic is about Tattoo position and placement. Tattoo placement is one of those things that’ll either mean everything to you or mean nothing to you. Some people are happy to just slap their design anywhere on their body and be cool with it.
Personally, I think that placement plays a massive role in how good your tattoo is going to look.
Think of your body as lots of smaller canvases. From one joint to the next joint is a canvas. So, for example, your wrist to your elbow is a canvas. Your elbow to your shoulder is a canvas. Your neck to your hips – canvas.
1. Type of tattoo determines the best place – How to Choose Tattoo Placement?
2. Where to start – First tattoo placement ideas
3. Discreet places to get tattoos – hidden tattoo placement
4. Small tattoo placement ideas – Don’t put it in the middle of a large canvas
5. Before you start – Take into consideration that your skin is constantly moving
Type of tattoo determines the best place – How to Choose Tattoo Placement?
Depending on a type of tattoo that you want, it will determine the best place for your tattoo.
So, once you’ve got your rough tattoo design idea, you have to think about the general outlining shape of it. So, will it be something that’s generally round, is that generally long and thin, is it generally square. Once you’ve get a rough tattoo design idea, you can match the shape of it up to a canvas that’s on your body.
Obviously, if it’s an arm or a leg sleeve, then it’s bit of a different story. But that you pretty much just live up to your tattoo artists and they will position everything to make it look the best on you.
Where to start – First tattoo placement ideas
I personally think that you should start from the inside and work your way out with tattoos. What I mean by that is don’t start on like your forearms and your neck. What I mean is start like on your torso, on your upper arms and on your thighs. And then gradually just start moving into more visible places.
Discreet places to get tattoos – hidden tattoo placement
If you are wondering about the best place to get a discreet tattoo, it’s literally as simple as putting it somewhere that no one is going to see it.
“However, think about your future plans for tattoos before committing a canvas to a whole tattoo!”
I get a lot of questions about where someone should get a “hidden tattoo” and I don’t know why people would ask that. You basically just get it somewhere that’s not going to be in people’s line of sight. So, pretty much anywhere on your torso.
Small tattoo placement ideas – Don’t put it in the middle of a large canvas
It happens really often that a person will commit a space on their body for a tattoo and then in few months refused down the track that were like:
“F$%k! I wish I didn’t take up the whole space just for this one tattoo!”.
If you’re getting a small tattoo (Small tattoo ideas for men | Small tattoo ideas for girls) like something really tiny, don’t put it in the middle of a large canvas. If later on you’ll decide that you want a bigger tattoo in that spot, then you have to either work around this tiny tattoo or you have to cover it up. So, it’s all just a bit of a waste of space.
Before you start – Take into consideration that your skin is constantly moving
You also have to take into consideration that your skin is constantly moving as you move. As your body moves, it will change the shape of the tattoo. It’s not a big deal but some people get a little bit annoyed by it, so it’s just something to take into consideration.
So, just as an example, so you get a line of writing down the side of your forearm. But as your wrists move, it gets wonky.