25 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Next Tattoo

Make a memory that will last forever.

Two BuzzFeed editors got tattooed at Sacred Tattoo in New York City, and talked with Inked magazine staff and tattoo artists Jon Mesa and Rods Jimenez about all the important stuff you'll need to know before (and after) getting inked.

Cait Oppenheimer / Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed

First off, have an idea of what you want and a general style. Hyper-realistic? Traditional? Cartoony? Watercolor?

First off, have an idea of what you want and a general style. Hyper-realistic? Traditional? Cartoony? Watercolor?

Maybe you have a meaningful reason for the tattoo you're getting, maybe you’re interested in bringing a new aesthetic to your body, or maybe there's an artist you really want to work with. Whatever the case, it's good to have an idea of what you're looking for.

Cait Oppermann


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