Hey there, young blood! So you're thinking about gettin' inked for the first time, huh? Well, let me lay it on you straight, just like the legend Jimi Hendrix might've done if he was talkin' 'bout tattoos instead of jammin' on his guitar.
First off, you gotta think about the "where" before the "what." The art of tattoo placement is like picking the perfect spot for a solo in a song – it's gotta be just right. Now, if you're lookin' to get your first tattoo, you might want to start with a place that's not too out there. You dig?
The forearm is a classic – it's like the front row at a concert, everybody can see it, but you can cover it up with a sleeve if you need to. It's also less tender than other spots, which is groovy for your first time under the needle.
If you want something a bit more low-key, think about the shoulder blade. It's like a hidden track on an album – a sweet surprise when you do choose to show it off. Plus, it's a nice flat surface, so it's good for a detailed piece.
For those of you that want to keep it real subtle, consider the ankle. It's discreet, like a soft riff that only the true fans notice. And hey, if you want to know more about the best numbing creams to keep it smooth, check out our blog on "Numbing Cream for Tattoos: Everything you want to know".
Now, if you're brave and you want to go all out, the ribs are like the electric guitar solo of tattoo spots – bold and intense. But be warned, it's not for the faint of heart 'cause it can be a real wild ride with the needle.
Don't forget to harmonize your tattoo with your life’s rhythm. Got a 9 to 5 gig? Maybe skip the hands and neck for now. Those spots are like an encore performance – save 'em for when you've played a few more shows.
Remember to check out our blog on "How to look after a new tattoo" so your fresh ink heals up nice and clean, just like how a clean tune feels to the ears.
And that's the skinny on tattoo placement. Just like Hendrix said, "The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar." So choose a spot you love for your tattoo, and it'll be a piece of art that sings to you for a lifetime.
Rock on and stay groovy! 🎸✌️