Designing a tattoo with meaning involves careful consideration and thoughtfulness. Before getting a tattoo, it’s important to think about what it is, and why you want it. Consider the elements of design and symbolism that the tattoo may convey, and any potential connections you have with symbols, shapes and words you would like to incorporate. You may want to research the meaning behind symbols and shapes to get an understanding of their significance. Once you have a good understanding of the meaning you wants the tattoo to convey, it’s important to choose a talented tattoo artist who understands your vision, and who can help you put it all together. Consult with them to discuss ideas and the best way to create the tattoo design. Most artists can craft an original design based on what you’ve shared, or be able to suggest any modifications that may enhance the design’s look. Think about where you want the tattoo to be placed, as this will affect your design. Every placement on your body has a meaning or symbolism that can further add to your tattoo’s overall concept. You might also like to choose colours and fonts that further add to the concept of the tattoo. Tattooing is an extremely personal activity and should not be undertaken lightly. Designing a tattoo with true meaning can create a lifelong connection with you and the artwork. Put thought and consideration into the process to ensure you get exactly the piece of artwork that expresses the exact meaning you intend.