Even though there are literally millions of tattoo designs that are available either on-line, in magazines, or in thousands of artist’s portfolios, you may still not find that “perfect” design among the collections. This is because a lot of people have their own ideas of a “perfect” tattoo, and many a times they look for ways to improve the regular tattoos or create a new tattoo design altogether. In this article, let’s take a look at some of the ways that help create better tattoo designs.
The first element in creating a custom tattoo design is to decide what the tattoo represents. Is it something that has special meaning or just a really cool design? Does it honor someone or a special event, or something that represents a fantasy, or a happy memory? Whatever may be the motivation behind creating a special design; there are a few things that can give the design a significant personal meaning.
The initial step is to draw the design. If it’s based on an existing design, take that original design and make the necessary modifications. There are several websites where individuals can upload their personal designs and work on perfecting the design to get the final picture according to the client’s ideas and preferences. Experiment with different colors and fonts if there are words or writings on the tattoo, and even look at the thickness of the black lines (if the tattoo is more of a traditional pattern).
For some people there are elements from different existing designs that can be combined to create some of the most amazing custom designs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with combinations of various designs.
The second element of creating a custom design is talking to several different tattoo artists and see what they recommend that can improve the design. Be open to take their suggestions because these designers are experienced with creating custom designs and are willing to discuss the elements of the design that will work well or needs some alterations. They are also great to discuss changes in colors that may not be complementary or blending methods that can change a humdrum, boring tattoo to one that is “off the charts” exciting.
Another element that improves a custom design is to allow a professional artist to actually draw the design that the client has in mind. Not everyone is a great artist, and they have something in mind that would make an amazing design for a tattoo, but they can’t put it on paper. Getting someone who has done many custom designs to work with the client on their idea is the best way to create a design that doesn’t end up looking like it’s something their five year old drew – unless that is the “perfect” design.