How to choose your tattoo placement?

When you want a new tattoo, especially if it`s your first tattoo, you have a difficult question about where to get the tattoo put on your body.

Choosing placement involves considering things such as how much of the tattoo you want to show, how much pain you can tolerate, and of course aesthetics.

Here are some tips you can use to decide your perfect tattoo location!

How Visible Do You Want Your Tattoo?

If you intend to get a tattoo, you might consider how visible it will be.

This may depend on a person`s work or status in society. Or maybe you just don’t want everyone to see your tattoo. 

Because tattoos can have very personal, significant meaning, choosing a more private placement is beneficial if you don’t want to share that with unknowns.

Fortunately, people with tattoos have become less and less stigmatized by society, especially large firms or corporations.

But still, sometimes the tattoo might be viewed negatively by your employer, or if you do not want it to become an issue in the future. Therefore, it is better for you to consider a place where you can easily cover it up.

A good private location is anywhere that is normally covered by clothing.

How Much Pain You Can Tolerate? 

Pain tolerance varies from person to person. If you have a low pain threshold, you should think about getting your tattoo in a less painful location.

Whether this is your first tattoo, your main concern will most likely be pain tolerance. Even if you have a normal pain threshold, it is better to start with small designs.

Also, smaller tattoo designs might not be less painful, but the discomfort will pass quickly. It will also be easier to hide them if needed.

A location with plenty of flesh between your skin and bones will help to reduce pain. Despite the fact that there is no pain-free area. If you’re concerned, your inner hip and outer thigh are good places, as well as your buttocks or forearm.

Tattoos on your head are excruciatingly painful. But commonly, getting tattooed anywhere bony with only a very thin layer of skin stretched over bone is extremely unpleasant.

If you think you can endure the pain during the session, and then forget everything, then remember that the process of tattoo healing is waiting for you.

The aftercare process can be painful, sore, scratchy, and uncomfortable.


You should understand the difference in tattoo sizes and choose the appropriate place for each. Depending on the complexity of your tattoo, it may look better on certain parts of your body than on others.

Unfortunately, a tattoo won’t look good everywhere on your body. A small tattoo on the back or other open areas can become lost, losing all of its beauty and aesthetics.

In fact, these places are good for small tattoos because they are all naturally small areas: behind the ears, wrist, ankle, neck, and breast.

However, you can put a tiny tattoo in a large place if you follow it up with other drawings. This will give you an interesting idea and make your design look complete.

If you can’t decide where you want to get a tattoo, draw a rough sketch of the design on your skin or print it and apply it to various parts of your body.

Anyways it’s a good idea to look at other people’s tattoos to see if you like the placement where you want yours to be. You may not like how they do it, but you can understand how you want the tattoo to look on your body.

It is critical to seek advice from your tattoo artist about the best placement for your design. They have experience and vision, so they can definitely help you.

Furthermore, you can ask your inner circle for their opinion about tattoo placement. This could allow you to concentrate on your own thoughts and realize what you like and dislike.

Of course, you can get a tattoo wherever you want. Think about how the tattoo will complement your overall look. Everything depends on you and your decision!