Tattoos for girls are no longer new. Many women get tattoos today. Some studies have even shown that the number of tattooed women has already surpassed that of men to USA. More than half of the women in the United States now have a tattooed motif on the body. This should not push you to rush to the nearest tattoo artist to follow the trend. Before getting a tattoo, you need to think about it seriously. According to this study, 20% of tattooed people regret their tattoos and women are even more likely to have their tattoos erased than men. If you want to avoid joining their ranks, you should carefully consider all of your tattoo and design options before you get started.
Meaning of girls tattoos
All of these bodily works of art can have different meanings. Most of the tattoos that are really popular for women are those that have a deep connection with the things in their lives. Consider for example the ever-popular angel wings tattoo. We can see it on women like Beyonce or Rita Ora, among others. While many of these tattoos often represent a connection to someone who serves as a guardian angel – usually a loved one who has passed away – they can also mean that the tattooed person believes in the existence of angels. The wings of angels tattooed on a woman’s back can also represent her desire to fly towards her goals and dreams.
Symbolism is very practiced by tattoo artists. Many tattoos serve as summaries of great thoughts and beliefs, sometimes even complex, that the artist captures in a single image. Sometimes they can represent warm wishes. Many women wear dreamcatcher or ladybug tattoos, for example, because they have a reputation for warding off nightmares and attracting luck. But you can also get something more explicit than a symbol: many women choose quotes or passages from books they like as tattoo designs.
If you decide to get a tattoo, try to remember that you will change as you get older. In other words, do not get fashionable tattoos or referencing a transitional phase of your life but get something tattooed that is deeply related to what you really are. Some songs are popular today, but will you still want to have them tattooed on your body in 10 years? Not all women are happy to find themselves for life with the lyrics of the big hit of their favorite boy’s band when they were teens tattooed on the shoulders.
This also applies to declarations of love tattooed in tribute to your current boyfriend. If there is one thing that many people have learned over time, it is that most of us have many partners in our lifetime. Far too many women (and men) have had to use cover-up tattoos because they had the name of an ex tattooed in the center of a heart on their arm. This gesture may seem romantic but it is also a misguided action. In the future, this name may have more negative than positive meanings for you.
Types of tattoos for girls
Tattoo technology has improved significantly. We have come a long way from the old needles dipped in black ink: we now have suitable guns and many other types of ink. In fact, the wide variety of tattoos you can get right now will probably leave you speechless. It can be difficult to make a choice when you have so many options but the general idea is to start with the one that appeals to you the most. Consider all of these possibilities and try to imagine what the tattoo of each of these designs would look like on you. The option that you will always return to is probably the best to start with.
Traditional tattoos can be divided into two different subtypes, speaking broadly. The first is the classic monochrome tattoo and the second, the multicolored tattoo. It is obvious that the majority of monochrome tattoos use black but this is not always the case. You can still dare and use another color, like red.
Many people these days, however, choose colorful tattoos. Improvements in inking technology have made it possible to create beautifully vibrant inks with a lasting impression. However, colored tattoos cost more than those made with pure black ink – but this has more to do with the complexity of the tattoo than with the actual cost of the ink. In addition, the fact that these tattoos are colored makes them more difficult to match with colored clothing, unlike creations in black ink.
Watercolor tattoos are a new variation of multicolored tattoos which have exploded in popularity in recent times. Their name is due to the fact that they resemble painted pictures and the ease with which artists can create translucent edge effects on this type of tattoo. For many traditional tattooed designs, the lines are well defined, as are the color separations and the edges. Watercolor tattoos are just the opposite. They use very little black ink to define the lines and the edges can appear strangely diaphanous, of an almost translucent quality.
Due to their nature, these tattoos are usually made up of several colors. Like homonymous paintings, they tend to discolor more easily than other tattoos. This means that they require more maintenance to preserve the vibrant side of the colors for as long as possible, otherwise touch-ups will have to be done quite often.
White ink tattoos
White ink tattoos are a type of tattoo that many girls might find interesting. They are generally considered to be one of the most subtle kinds of tattoos, especially on very pale people. Tattooed on a diaphanous skin, the drawings in white ink have a strangely delicate rendering, like a watermark of abnormally soft scar tissue which would embellish the skin. However, no need to specify that they can be used to create a more definitive statement. Some lovers of body art with darker skin use it to make a contrast between the ink and their complexion – but the result is not guaranteed, because the pigments do not necessarily react well on all skin types dark.
White ink tattoos also form a curious subclass of tattoos: those that react to black light. They are designed to be almost invisible in all types of light, except ultra-violet light – under which they shine intensely. They can therefore be an excellent choice for people who want their designs to be almost invisible, except in certain places like clubs or discos.
These characteristics have made white ink tattoos very popular with female celebrities like Kate Moss, Rihanna and Clara Delevigne. However, remember that they too require maintenance. Like many white objects, they can turn yellow over time. The trick to keeping them white is to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight as much as possible.
Ideal placement of girls tattoos
Where should you place your tattoo once you have chosen a design? It actually depends on a lot of factors. For example, you should try to answer the following questions:
- In what kind of sector are you looking for work or are you employed?
- Are you planning to get pregnant or are you considering pregnancy as an option in the future?
- How much can you spend on a tattoo?
- What is your dress style usually?
Some of these questions might seem to have nothing to do with bodily works at first glance, but they are actually very important. Take the first question, for example. The type of career you are considering or have could be affected by the location of your drawing. A number of employers still have a lot of biases about tattoos, which means that the more visible they are, the more likely they are to prevent you from having certain job opportunities.
It is even more serious if you are a woman, as many positions expect you to or involve wearing uniforms revealing slightly more skin for women than for men. While men usually get by with a suit and tie, women often have to wear skirts. This is why you should be careful not to place your tattoo on a visible place, unless you wish to run the risk of compromising your chances at a professional level.
And what about the second question? It is quite obvious that it refers to the stretching of the skin caused by pregnancy, which leaves visible marks when the skin returns to its former appearance. A tattoo on the belly or on the lower torso can be terribly distorted by pregnancy, to the point that the image may no longer be recognizable. Other things can have this effect on tattoos, such as drastic weight changes. Gradual weight changes are less likely to affect tattoos, thanks to the skin’s natural elasticity. Also, don’t forget that if you get a lower back tattoo, you won’t be able to have an epidural when you give birth.
There is also the question of budget: how much can you spend on your tattoo? This factor can affect the placement of your body art work, because it can limit the size your drawing can have. The larger it is, the fewer placement options you will have: only large areas of skin like the back or thighs can accommodate certain choices of very expensive tattoos. Cheaper tattoos are often small and therefore easier to place.
Finally, there is the question of your personal style. Some tattoos may not go with certain clothes. The idea is to remember that your tattoo is a permanent accessory and that you must take it into account in all your clothing combinations from now on. This is the reason why some women choose tattoos that they can easily hide, so as not to have to worry about a possible clash of color or style.
The supreme factor to consider when deciding where to place your tattoo is: are you sure it fits your body type? Because not all tattoos flatter all bodies. Sometimes they can even go wrong with you. Garter-type tattoos on the thigh and ankle bands are not recommended if you have thick or short legs. If you have one of these tattoos done, not only will your legs appear wider but you will create a horizontal cut in the general line, which will make them appear shorter.
Preparation tips before the tattoo session
It should now be clear to you that getting a tattoo is a serious decision. You will have to live with this design for the rest of your life, which is why you should try to do it best the first time. A good tattoo is often also the result of good planning. And, undoubtedly even more than all the rest, it is the result of a good choice of tattoo artist.
1. Find the right tattoo studio
If you still want to get a tattoo, get it tattooed by an experienced professional. How to find it? Through word of mouth, people’s reviews and likes of social media. What is important is that the studio or artist you choose has enough good reviews to make you feel confident. Bad body art can be a big disaster: imagine that you asked for a roaring lion tattoo and got an opossum with strabismus with an amazing mane.
The best tattoo artists have a price, don’t kid yourself. This is why an important part of the preparation is to gather a sufficient budget so that the work is done correctly. But, at least, you will be sure to actually have the perfect design you dream of. Ask for references and examples of your design type to know who to choose. Try to find an artist who specializes in the type of drawing you want.
2. Prepare for the session
Make sure you have eaten well and bring a bottle of water or a sports drink to your appointment. This will keep your body full and hydrated enough to support the tattooing process, which will boost your immune system as soon as it starts. For women, try to avoid having your appointment scheduled at the time of your period because the female body is more sensitive at that time and the process would be more painful.
3. Check your drawing carefully
This is what many people should do before getting a tattoo. The fashion for tattoos in another language or with foreign characters is still very strong. Unfortunately, far too many people choose characters or languages that they do not understand themselves. The result is often catastrophic – or hilarious, depending on the point of view.
If you plan to have a tattoo done in a foreign language, have it checked by at least two people who are fluent in that language. Ask them if your tattoo really means what you think and if it does not contain any mistakes. You probably don’t want to finish with a nice tattoo of Chinese characters which means “turtle soup for sale” … This concerns all foreign languages and all complicated symbols based on a ready-made image.
Estimated production costs and standard prices of girls’ tattoos
The cost of making a tattoo can vary greatly depending on different factors. The location of the artist, the size and type of tattoo and the individual studio rules can play an important role in determining the final price.
Generally speaking, you can expect a minimum cost of € 50. This may seem high at first glance, but it’s actually quite reasonable, given that artists leave a large percentage of their income to the studio owner. They have to invest in a lot of other things, like ink and equipment, which means that the artist’s real profits are quite modest, even if the minimum price may seem high.
While some artists set a price based on the size and type of design of your tattoo, many set their prices based on the time they take to make it. They therefore determine a price per hour to multiply by the time they have to spend working on you.
Again, base rates may vary. Usually, the city where you will be tattooed will determine the cost of the work. The average basic fare is often more expensive in large cities and cheaper in smaller ones. In France, the average price near a city is € 100 per hour. This gives you a good idea of the price that a large complex composition can cost. The pair of wings that you want to place on your shoulders could cost you several hundred euros and require several appointments. You also need to prepare for it.
2019 tattoo tattoo maintenance tips
Your tattoo artist will give you some advice on care after your session. These tips vary depending on the artist. For example, some tattoo artists tell their clients to wash the tattooed area with a specific solution for a certain number of days, while others prefer to leave it bandaged. It will depend on the preferences of each artist.
Generally, you should treat the tattooed area as a slightly injured area. In other words, avoid bumping into it and don’t allow other things to come into contact with it. When washing your tattoo, be very gentle and use an antibacterial soap to reduce the risk of infection. Finally, if you must use an ointment, try to make it antibacterial too; this will increase your chances of recovery. Just remember to use a clean towel when you dry the tattoo where all your washing will have been for nothing.
Having a tattoo can be very rewarding if you do it right, because you’re going to have a piece of body art imprinted forever on your body. If you do it wrong, however, you will soon have to save to be able to erase it with the laser. Fortunately, there are some basic tips that can help you get there. As we pointed out above, you should avoid certain potentially inappropriate drawings, contact only the best tattoo artists and make sure that you place your tattooed drawing in a place where it will not be able to harm you (apart from the suffering inherent in the tattoo session, that goes without saying).
More than anything, remember that in the body art industry, what you get is directly proportional to what you pay for. In other words, do not be tempted by the cheap tattoo artists (often novices) who offer you very attractive prices. Do not compromise your first tattoo by responding to a free offer that some artists offer as advertising. Never think that it is possible to have a beautiful tattoo for free. Bad free tattoos are the laughing stock of everyone on the internet: you probably don’t want your tattoo to swell their ranks.
Also remember that getting a tattoo by the wrong person in the wrong place can have far worse consequences than making you look ridiculous. It can make you sick and, in some cases, kill you. Bad tattoo artists or inexperienced tattooists often make mistakes when it comes to sterilization and equipment preparation. Remember that the tattoo process is, in fact, a needle that will pierce your skin repeatedly. This needle, if it has not been properly cleaned, can very well deposit germs under your skin, along with the ink. The result can be a deadly infection – a horrible price to pay for getting a cheaper tattoo.
If you have any doubts while reading these lines, even after choosing a tattoo artist, do not hesitate to contact him. Ask as many questions as you want about how he sterilizes his equipment. You can even ask him to show you his equipment before you start.
You should also not hesitate to ask questions of those of your friends who have already had a tattoo. They may have good advice to give you or even recommend certain tattoo artists in your area. If you are a woman and you already wear a tattoo, give us your opinion! What should other girls know if they are considering getting a tattoo for the first time?