Body By Design is about making a statement with your body. There are a wide array of options for you to choose from, whether you want a small tattoo on a certain area or a full sleeve design on one arm. You are not even limited to a tattoo as there are a number of other options.
The term does not just refer to tattoos. It can also apply to piercing, branding and shaping. There have been more extreme examples, such as an artist that deliberately got himself sunburned to make an artistic statement. However in general when people use this term it generally refers to tattoos.
For example some people may want to get the name of a loved one or a certain phrase in a foreign script such as Japanese ideograms or Hebrew. However do you know if the phrase that is being etched onto your body is what the artist says it is? Given that this is something that last years it is important to carefully check before you even enter a studio.
However if you want something more specific you may want to look at tattoo magazines or websites. This will help you find something that has been produced and therefore should be easier for the designer to replicate in their studio. Most studios will probably have these while you are waiting and deciding what you want.
You do not necessarily need to have a design etched on your body permanently. An alternative to getting one can be getting a temporary tattoo. However just because it is temporary does not mean you should not be careful. Some inks can be harmful if not applied properly so you should ensure you get them with an approved professional.
A tattoo artist should be experienced and prepared to reassure you about any questions regarding health and safety. They should also be happy to show you a portfolio of their work to see if their style is appropriate for what you want from your tattoo. Some may have designs on their walls but make sure that they are the ones that made those designs. It sounds like an obvious thing to ask but it is best to be sure. You want to get the best quality for your money.
One thing people are often concerned about is the pain both during and after the application. In order to minimise this you should make sure the artist uses clean needles and machines to apply the tattoo. The hurt is usually countered by endorphins produced by the brain. Certain areas will hurt more than others, especially near the bones and in the private areas.
When choosing a Body Art Design it may be better to try a temporary tattoo first. This will give you an idea if it is one that is best for you. Make sure that the artist is qualified before agreeing to one. Most will have a website so that you can check their work and see whether it is something that you want. Alternatively a smaller design in a discrete area may help you see if you enjoy the process. Look online for more designs and what is suitable for your individual needs.