Where Should I Place My First Tattoo?

Oftentimes people show up to get a tattoo with an idea of the design and placement they want. But a good tattoo artist will offer their thoughts on what would look best on your body—they are the experts, after all. So it’s helpful to ask for advice. At the end of the day, it is your decision where to place the tattoo though.  


While tattoos that are placed out of sight have their advantages, unless you stand in front of a mirror to look at your back, you’ll likely never really get a chance to admire it. If you’d rather be able to see your new tattoo daily, consider areas like your wrist, forearm, or even your ankle. But if your job requires you to hide your tattoos, or even if you’d just rather keep them out of sight—you can choose a spot that tends to be covered by your clothing, like your inner arm or your calf.