Tattooing is a fast growing part of the fashion industry. A lot of people are showing their individuality by tattooing their skin, they are spending amounts of money to have a presentation of their inner world, some event that influenced their life, but This is one side of a medal. On the other side of the same medal – mistakes that people making.
Next mistake is a placement. You must think where tattoo will fit best. First of all – it depends where you work, think about dress code, tattoo can be easily covered with clothes. Sun is not good for tattoo also, even with using protecting cream, picture will lose details faster if you are not covering it. Second – choose place on your body that is less influenced with body changes like gaining weight or giving a birth. Skin stretches and tattoo can change shape. Third – pain, tattooing hurts, but it hurts different on each spot, usually tattoo artists warn their costumers about possible pain on areas of body.
A picture. Don’t try to put a lot into small picture, small can’t be detailed. If you want lettering (words), always double/triple check if it’s written correct! Doesn’t matter how much you trust tattoo artist, check it and only after you 100% sure, check it once more and make that tattoo. As I mentioned at the “placement”, tattoos that are under the sunlight can lose some details, so choose or not so detailed picture or protect it from the sun. I’m not going to go too deep with next, but names of loved ones (boy/girl friend, wife/husband), their portraits – always not a good idea. Meaning of picture is always an individual thing, but a research before choosing it – will not harm.
Have that in mind, make a good choice and good luck with your tattooing.