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Getting Inked: How To Choose Your First Tattoo

Getting Inked: How To Choose Your First Tattoo
By Marianna Cerini & Oliver Giles
October 30, 2017
Nicholas Tse, owner of Mei Wah Tattoo and tattoo artist extraordinaire, shares tips on how to choose your first tattoo

He may share his name with a famous Hong Kong celebrity, but 2017 Gen.T lister Nicholas Tse isn't one to be overshadowed. As part of our October 'How To' series, the owner of Mei Wah Tattoo and experienced tattoo artist shares his do's and don'ts on choosing your first tattoo:

DO: 

1. Check out Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration.

2. Find imagery that truly resonates with you.

3. Consider your lifestyle when deciding which body part you want your tattoo on.

4. Choose a reputable shop. Quality of work aside, hygiene and customer service are equally important.

Nic Tse (Photography: Nic and Bex Gaunt | Styling: Rosana Lai)
Nic Tse (Photography: Nic and Bex Gaunt | Styling: Rosana Lai)

DON’T:

1. Skimp. Good tattoos are not cheap, and cheap tattoos are not good. 

2. Believe that all designs work. 

3. Follow trends. Tribal tats of the ’90s, anyone? 

4. Think there’s an age limit for getting a tattoo. There isn’t.

Follow Nicholas Tse on Instagram @jynt 

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