Winter is coming!… Well actually winter has come and gone. With Game of Thones coming to an end, many die hard fans want to immortalise the hit TV show by getting a tattoo. If you’re one of those fans, then this is the list for you. Discover 40 epic Game of Thrones tattoo ideas.
Unsure about things you need to consider before getting a tattoo? Luckily I have wrote a whole loads of useful information below!
Things To Remember
Below you will see many ideas I have collected together, and I would suggest you do the same. Collect as many examples as you can, and as you go through them. Gradually narrow your choice down until you are left with the right design for you. Maybe something will jump out at you, if so, put it on one side. It may well be your final choice, but it shouldn’t stop you from continuing to look.
A good tattoo artist will be happy to work with you to make sure the tattoo is right for you. When you have settled on a design you need to consider where you want the tattoo. Not all tattoos fit in certain places. The shape of the tattoo should complement the shape of the area the tattoo is to be done. Some people will want the tattoo on show all the time, and will choose an area that isn’t covered by clothes so much. For others, having the tattoo on show is less important. The ability to cover it when needed may be part of the decision.
Remember, there is no such thing as the right place or the right tattoo that will fit everyone. Tattoos are a very personal thing, and time spent making sure it is the right design for you, in the place you want it, may well save years of heartache later. Too many people spend time regretting a rash decision.
Be Serious About It
Whatever you do, don’t make that decision when you are drunk. Any professional tattooist will simply refuse to do the tattoo if you arrive at the studio drunk. This isn’t just a matter of avoiding people making poor decisions. Alcohol thins the blood, so will cause more bleeding, which will effectively dilute the pigment in the inks. Colours will never be as vivid, and can look washed out and old very quickly.
Time and Ageing
Another thing to consider is the effect time will have on a tattoo. Some areas of the body shed and replace skin much faster than others. If a tattoo is done on the hands or elbows for example, the design is likely to fade much faster. The design itself can also make a huge difference over time. However good the tattooist is, even when the tattoo is done perfectly, over time, lines will spread. What was once a complex and detailed fine line tattoo can become blurred and more solid looking. As the lines spread and the gaps between lines become less defined.
Detail is great, but should be balanced against the knowledge that all tattoos will spread to a certain extent. Imagine what the design you have chosen will look like drawn with a blunt pencil instead of a sharp one. This is what your tattoo is likely to end up looking like over time.
I have seen many tattoos that were originally a dark but detailed design, end up looking like a dark splodge of ink. As all the lines spread and just form a blob of undefined colour. This can be particularly bad if a poorly trained tattooist goes in a little too far with the needles.
Remember to take your time when making the decision. You will be living with the tattoo for a long time. Make sure it is the right tattoo for you.
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