Tattoo designs come in an array of patterns, shapes, sizes, and locations on ones body. The design of the tattoo needs to match ones personality and ones essence. It is a form of self expression that is shown to the outside world. When looking for a tattoo design one can go to different tattoo parlors, design them alone, or with the use of websites to guide them. One of the most common methods of executing a tattoo design is with the use of stencils. Tattoo stencils can be found all over the internet and by different distributors. Some websites offer as many as 100,000 tattoo design stencils.
Stencil technology has really changed the way people design tattoos. Instead of having to cut out different designs stencils today are capable of being printed out from someone’s personal printer. The stencil is applied directly to the skin and then the ink is applied on top of that. This gives the individual an opportunity to see a basic idea of what the tattoo design will look like even though it lack shading and color. Some tattoo artists that use stencils recommend wearing the stencil for at least a day so that they get used to it and ensure that they like the placement, size, etc. Since someone can get stencil tattoo designs from practically anywhere one should think of a reliable artist who can bring the tattoo design to life.
An argument among the tattoo community is whether simply copying a tattoo design stencil onto skin is not real art. Some of the greatest tattoo designs found around the world are done by artists who design tattoos on the spot without any stencils or concept sketches. Some of the most common tattoos on the other hand are designed by generic tattoo design books that are not so original like the stereotypical tribal tattoo. Either way, if the customer is satisfied and is happy with the tattoo design then it doesn’t matter how they acquire it whether stencil tattoo designs or freehand.