1. Brainstorm ideas: Start by brainstorming your interests, values, and aspirations-anything that holds special meaning to you. Create a list of words, phrases, images, or symbols that inspire you. 2. Research popular tattoo designs: Once you’ve brainstormed ideas, research popular tattoo designs to get a better idea of how your idea could look. Look at tattoo parlor websites, Instagram accounts, Pinterest boards, magazines about tattoos, and even draw inspiration from the tattoos of your friends. 3. Consider the placement: Before you decide on a design, consider where you want to get the tattoo. Different placement options have different meanings, so make sure the placement of your tattoo reflects the meaning you’re looking for. 4. Connect the design with your story: Once you’ve decided on the placement and design of the tattoo, think about how it will connect to your story. If you’re looking for a reminder to stay true to your values, pick a design that reflects that. If you want to remember a special moment in your life, pick something that will remind you of it. 5. Find an experienced artist: Once you’ve settled on your design, find a tattoo artist who is experienced in creating tattoos with meaning. They will be able to help bring your ideas to life, making sure it is something that you will be proud to show off. 6. Commit to the design: Finally, commit to the design and be prepared to live with it for life. Tattoos are permanent, so make sure it is something you’ll never want to get rid of.