Research the tattoo artist that you want to create your tattoo. Check to see if the artist has extensive experience, works in a sanitary environment and has done tattoos in a style that is to your liking.
Think carefully about the design of your tattoo. Don't choose body art that you may not like in the future. Choosing an image that will always have personal significance to you is best.
Don't let others persuade you to get body art that is similar to theirs, and avoid getting a trendy tattoo that you don't like.
Avoiding drinking alcohol before getting a tattoo, as this keeps you in the right frame of mind throughout the process. Also, a professional tattoo artist may not give you a tattoo if you have consumed alcohol.