Thinking about getting a tattoo? A tattoo is pleasure and pain. The pain can be from a little annoying to pretty harsh depending on where it is being done on the body and the persons pain level. Research the tattoo shop or artist you want to go to. If your country or state have established safety and permit procedures, be sure to choose a licensed shop (for US, see here). Where tattoo shops are not inspected, be extra vigilant and inspect before you act. If you haven’t reached the legal age, know that no good tattoo artist will give you a tattoo. If one is prepared to give you one anyway, think twice: do you want a tattoo from someone who is prepared to break the law? Can he be sanitary and safe? Can he be a good artist?