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It helps to consider significant dates and events, such as birthdays and wedding anniversaries, when choosing a meaningful tattoo design, according to cosmetologist and skincare advocate Jodie Michalak of About.com. These dates can be written in various characters, such as Roman numerals.

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How do I choose a meaningful tattoo design?
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Michalak also recommends zodiac symbols, which are constant and important marks. Birthstones also hold a personal significance. Each birth month has its own animal and flower. The Chinese horoscope and the particular animal that represents a person's birth year also makes a good tattoo design.

A person who values his family can choose portrait tattoos of a family member. These tattoos look classy when inked in black and gray combinations. A person can also frame his portraits with filigree decorations that produce a Victorian cameo style. For a lovely jewelry-inspired tattoo, he can put pictures in a locket design. A person who wants to express his favorite sentiment can pick verse and lettering tattoos that serve as a daily affirmation of his beliefs. These tattoos are best placed on visible areas, such as the inner wrist and forearm.

It is important to find a talented and experienced artist, especially when getting a portrait tattoo, notes Michalak. The artist should be an expert in this particular style of tattooing, as portrait tattoos can come out badly when done by an inexperienced tattooist.

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