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How to Pick Where to Put a New Tattoo

Learn how to pick where to put a new tattoo from the experts at Area 51 in this Howcast tattoo video.


Hi, my name is Chris 51. I specialize in what I like to call "Hyper Realism Tattooing". And my name is Joshua South. I'm the head instructor here at Area 51 in Springfield, Oregon. To find out more information, visit Let's talk tattoos.

One of the things you wanna consider about deciding where you're gonna put your new tattoo is whether or not you wanna share it with people. If you're wanting to put it somewhere where you can share easily and show it to people without having to put too much effort into it, you might wanna put it on your arms or on your lower leg. If you're thinking about putting your tattoo in a place that is more discreet and just for you, you might choose to put it on your abdominal area or your back. But another thing you have to think about is your clothing and the way it fits your body. If, for instance, you have a bra strap that's gonna be in the way of your tattoo, you might wanna place it just inside or just outside of the bra strap. You also have to consider the way your pants fit you. You either wanna have it below the pants line or above the pants line.

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