When talking about shoulder tattoos, we should date back to thousands of years to the Pacific and African tribes who used them as a means to identify an individual’s tribe and rank within a tribe. Besides, they were used to commemorate battlefield accomplishments. Shoulder tattoos can represent the wearer who wants to carry through life, a relationship, a belief, or even just a favorite thing.
It is no doubt that there is a list of thing you need to consider before making a decision to have a tattoo. You will consider the design of a tattoo, the size and shape of a tattoo and most importantly the position of the tattoo you place. Shoulder is still one of the most popular places for tattoo. The contours of the shoulder create a three dimensional look of the truly stunning tattoos. You can choose floral garlands, shooting stars, Celtic knots, dragons or even abstract tribal designs.
In fact, you can choose any designs of tattoos as nearly all ideas of design are suitable for shoulder tattoos. Some may say that the level of pain is one of the concerns before getting a tattoo. No one disagree that shoulder tattoos are generally considered to be the least painful one as the pain is usually proportionate to the amount padding on the area being tattooed.
There are really many advantages of shoulder tattoos. They are great for those who want to periodically cover their tattoos, for work, or school. Upper arm tattoos require you to wear long sleeves in order to avoid offending people. A shoulder tattoo doesn’t have such problem. You can choose both short and long sleeves clothing. If you want to show off your shoulder tattoo, you can just choose a tank top. They don’t require you to go topless like back tattoo.
Another advantage of shoulder tattoos is their longevity. It is the fact that the location of a tattoo directly correlates with the duration of keeping its brightness. If you want to have a long and stunning tattoo, there are two important factors that you should consider when locating your tattoo. The first one is how much sunlight it will receive and the second one is how much bending it will have to endure. Sun is a notorious fader of tattoo ink. It is no doubt that the less sunlight and tanning to your tattoo is, the better you can keep the tattoo. The less bending it experiences, the less likely its inks blur its details. You can show off your shoulder tattoos, but does not excuse protecting it with sunscreen!!