Getting a tattoo is a big decision. Picking a great design for your new tattoo only adds to the stress. With so many great styles and designs available, it can be overwhelming. Whether it’s your first tattoo or your 100th, a small design or a full-sleeve, lots of thought goes into the decision. You need to be happy with the final outcome, so no matter what others suggest or think looks cool it’s important to stay true to yourself and your vision. That said, it still helps to know a bit about the history of the art form and it’s different styles to find a design that’s right for you. You can have your tattoo artist make a design for you, create your own, or work together to refine one. Either way, familiarising yourself with tattoo art styles from past and present can inform your choice and help you make a meaningful decision with confidence. By publishing this article we’re hoping to share some insights into picking a design. We want to inform you so you can come to the decision that’s right for you when you’re ready.