Many people are looking to get a tattoo done nowadays but the major problem that a lot of these people have, particularly first-timers, is that they don't know where to go to find their dream tattoo design. A tattoo is for life so it's imperative you choose one that is the perfect choice for you. The most obvious place to go is your local tattoo parlour, ie the place where you will be having the tattoo done. They will have various brochures full of pictures and photos of lots of different tattoo designs that you can choose from. This is where a lot of people go to find inspiration for a cool tattoo design and to eventually select one they like. The only problem with selecting a tattoo design this way is that it's hard to fully relax when you're at your local tattoo parlour browsing through thousands of different designs. It's a decision that requires plenty of time and consideration which is why I don't really recommend trying to find your dream tattoo at your local tattoo parlour. A much better alternative is to buy a book of tattoo designs at your local bookstore, or visit your local library and get a couple of books out that you can browse in your own time. Then once you find a design that you like you can take it along to your local tattoo parlour and ask them if they can recreate it for you. Also in this technology age that we are living in, you can now browse through thousands of different tattoo designs on the internet. Just open up your preferred search engine, type in 'tattoo designs' or 'tattoo design ideas', for example, and you will come across an endless number of websites filled with designs in all different categories. The only trouble with a lot of these websites is that a lot of them are free websites which means that the tattoo designs displayed are quite common and found on a number of other websites as well so they are not exactly the most creative or unique tattoo designs. Many other people will have used these same websites to find their perfect tattoo design so lots of people will be walking around with the same tattoo designs on their body. A better alternative is to join one of the premium online tattoo galleries. These often charge a small one-off membership fee but this is very often a great deal because you can then browse thousands of tattoo designs and print out as many different designs as you like before taking the one you want to your local tattoo artist who can then reproduce it for you. The tattoo designs found on these sites are generally much better quality than those found on the free sites because they have been submitted by some of the best tattoo artists from around the world. Indeed the designs are often so good that many tattoo parlours subscribe to these sites so they can offer their customers the very best tattoo designs. So overall there are many different ways you can find your perfect tattoo design. You can visit your local tattoo parlour or your local bookstore or library, or you can go online and browse the many websites, particularly the paid ones, that display thousands of top quality tattoo designs.