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What To Consider When Getting a Couple’s Tattoo

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Showing your love and appreciation for your partner or significant other can be done in many ways. One way you can do it is to share a tattoo. A couple’s tattoo may be one that is identical, or it could be one that compliments one that your partner has. Making the decision to get a couple’s tattoo is a big decision, and to make sure you get it right, here are a few things you may wish to consider:

Design and Style

Do you have a design for a tattoo already in mind? Or are you looking at many ideas while trying to piece together something that suits you both? When getting a tattoo, you want to think about the design and style you want and what is well suited to you. For example, do you like big and bold statement pieces that can be seen, or would you prefer something small, discreet, and perhaps only visible to your partner? Do you want black designs only, or are you seeking something bold and brightly colored?

The Products Used by the Tattoo Artist

Once you have narrowed down your ideas and selection, you need to think about the products a tattoo artist uses. Some artists may use inks that are not well suited to your skin, and others may use ones that fade easily. When reaching out to a tattoo artist, ask if they are using Eternal Ink, as these inks are ideal for long-lasting and vibrant colors. As well as the inks, look at the tattoo needles and equipment they use. If this is your first tattoo, try and understand what they are using and why. The more you can understand the process, the more enjoyable you will find the experience.

The Meaning Behind the Artwork

When committing to getting a couple’s tattoos, you show how deeply you care about each other. Making sure that a tattoo has meaning and sentiment behind it is very important. If you feel you do not have anything to base a tattoo upon, think about memories you have shared and made or think about a special occasion or event you celebrated together. For example, could you have something that represents your first date, or perhaps your first time at a pride event? When artwork in the form of a tattoo has a meaning and sentiment behind it, it will be something that you will want to show off as much as possible.

Having the Tattoo on a Special Day

As things stand, there will already be a lot of meaning behind your tattoo, but why not make the experience a little more special? Do this by having matching tattoos on a day important to you both. For example, a celebration of your first date or a birthday. Couples’ tattoos mean so much more to you both when they are highly personal and unique, so always keep this at the forefront of your decision.