When it comes to tattooing, it is important to think of a design with personal meaning. A tattoo is forever and its meaning should be something that resonates with the individual. It should be something they feel has value and will forever represent them. Start by reflecting on what is important to you, what values you have, and what experiences have shaped you. Think of tragedies, moments of joy, and concepts that have brought you to this moment in time. Think of an image or design that captures the emotion associated with your personal experience. Could be a particular animal that has always felt special to you, a symbol of power, a meaningful word, or a piece of artwork you enjoy. This can also be a combination of your thoughts and interests, as tattoos don’t have to be one image, but many images and words that flow together. Once you have an idea of what you want, you can work with a tattoo artist to bring it to life.