Picking the Proper Tattoo Placement


When it comes to getting a tattoo, one of the biggest things you have to consider is where you’re going to get it. The appearance and flow of the tattoo can drastically change simply on where it’s placed on the body. To help you make sure you’re choosing the right place, Cap1 Tattoos in Denton, Texas is going to give you some tips on picking the proper tattoo placement based on design type.



Large, Narrow Designs

If you want to get a large, narrow tattoo, the best placement options depend on whether it’s meant to be seen horizontal or vertical. You can use your lower back, upper chest and upper back for large, narrow, horizontal designs. Your best placement options for a large, narrow, vertical design are the forearm, bicep and calf.


Overall, Large Designs

For overall large designs, you want to choose a place on the body that gives you enough space to be able to get all the details in the design. The best placement options for overall, large tattoo designs would be your thigh and back.


Circular Designs

Circular designs can be a little tricky because their placement is immensely important to the overall flow. Your best options for placement of a circular tattoo design would be the shoulder, back of the neck, peck and upper forearm.



When choosing where to place a portrait tattoo, you have to think about what places will provide a flat area for the artist to truly capture the details of the person. Ideal placement of a portrait would be your shoulder, peck and bicep.



For text tattoos, the placement really depends on how large the text is. You’ll want to add small text in places where it easily fits. Places like the wrist, ankle and back of the neck are great for small, single-word tattoos. For large text tattoos, you can place them on ribs, shoulders and chest.


While these are what Cap1 Tattoos says are the best places to get these types of tattoos. However, when it comes down to it, it’s ultimately your decision and your artist will respect that. If you’re looking to get a custom tattoo near Dallas, Texas, contact Cap1 Tattoos in Denton today.