Good Ink: 10 Insider Tips for Getting a Tattoo You Won’t Regret
Whether you have baby-blank skin or a growing sleeve, it’s a good idea to brush up on tattoo best practices. Here’s what you need to know to walk into your appointment feeling prepared and confident in your decision. No regrets!
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Choose The Right Color For Your Skin Tone
This is especially key for people with a darker complexion looking to get a color tattoo. It’s harder for certain colors to show up on deeper skin tones, but an experienced artist can make your vision possible. Vibrant, warm-toned shades, like reds, pinks and oranges tend to look best on darker skin, James Spooner of Monocle Tattoo in Los Angeles has said.
“Green can be OK, but only shades with a lot of yellow. I usually stay away from blue because it falls on the cool side of the color temperature wheel. Still, I have had some success with turquoise because of the levels of yellow-green and white present.”