5 Things to Consider When Getting a Unicorn Tattoo

5 Things to Consider When Getting a Unicorn Tattoo

1. Style

There are countless ways to design a unicorn tattoo, from the glamoured up, with extra sparkles and vivid colors style to black and gray realism and everything in between, it all depends on the type of person the tattoo is for.

2. Symbolism and Meaning

Because unicorns have been a mythical creature for so long, throughout history, the symbolism of the unicorn has changed and evolved while some meaning has stayed the same for centuries.
The most common are feminity, power, beauty, spiritualism, and mystique. If you are wanting the unicorn tattoo to symbolize something specific, let your artist know as this could change the way the design is done.

3. Tattoo Artist

Getting the right tattoo artist is essential for any good tattoo. Going to your nearest tattoo shop without checking if they do quality tattoos can lead to your tattoo being one of many unfortunate unicorn tattoos, instead research what artist you think will do the best job, putting in the time and money will pay off by being happy with your tattoo for the rest of your life.
Some people travel far and save to get the perfect unicorn tattoo from some top tattoo artists, some go the cheap and easy route, can you guess which is which below?

4. Design

There are a few ways to go about getting the right unicorn design for you, the most common way is to get the design done by the tattoo artist, usually done by consultation, letting them know what you have in mind and showing examples of other designs you like.

Another way is to have a design that is already done by another artist, although permission from the original artist is required and some tattoo artists prefer not to and sometimes refuse to tattoo another artists work, this usually isn’t the case with well-known work like movies and tv, “the Last Unicorn” is a popular tattoo that can be done in the artists own style.

The last most common way to get the right design is to draw it yourself, whether you have the artistic ability to do the design well or not doesn’t matter as the tattoo artist will be able to take your idea and turn it into a design you can be happy with.

5. Color or Black and Gray?

Color and black and grey tattoos both have their good and bad sides, a colored unicorn tattoo can look amazing, it also adds to the meaning and feeling behind the design as well as giving it that iconic unicorn look but there is a downside, using the colors typically used in a unicorn tattoo can lead to fading, it’s still possible to make the vivid colors last by getting touch-ups when fading starts.

For a long-lasting unicorn tattoo that doesn’t need return visits to the tattoo shop, bold black and grey is the best option.