Things to Remember with getting small vs. large tattoos
Some important things to remember are that the smaller a tattoo is the less room there is for details. So, keep this in mind when your asking for a lot of information or details to be incorporated into your piece. For example, trying to fit everyone’s birth date into a 3” X 3” tattoo might not be able to be possible. Also, small items like finger tattoos and lip tattoos, not only is there not a lot of room for detail these are areas that tend to fade and not last very long. It is just as important to take care of your small tattoo as you would a larger piece. Your body still needs to heal the same way and it will help with the longevity of the tattoo.
Now for your larger pieces the important thing here is to keep an open mind when having an artist design your custom tattoo. Letting the artist have some freedom, especially with the background this can really help with the flow of the tattoo and make it have a better end result. Trying to fit too many concepts into one piece also can make for a busy project in a negative way. Try to focus on one aspect that means the most to you and allow the artist to create it. Often clients get an image of what they want in their head and are so focused on getting that exactly, sometimes your exact idea doesn’t look quite right on your skin. Tattoo artists do this every single day, take a moment and listen to what they have to say.