If you’re SO terrified of what your mom, dad, boss, grandma, auntie, husband, wife, boo, personal savior, etc. is going to think about your tattoo to the point that you are constantly running outside to answer the phone so they won’t know you’re at a tattoo shop – you may not be ready for a tattoo yet!
If you’re going to get kicked out if your parents find out you have a tattoo, or fired from your job – it’s probably not worth it.
If you have to settle for the tiniest, most inconspicuous design hidden underneath your big toe or somewhere else unsavory and unfeasible when you really want a big badass piece on your arm – it’s definitely worth waiting for.
Some artists have the luxury to make no compromises in placement or design, and usually you (the client, having already perused your artists portfolio and trusting in their ability) should listen to them – WE KNOW WHAT WORKS. But usually we (I speak for myself here) don’t mind working with you a little bit to give you the custom tattoo you want. And personally, I don’t mind doing tiny tattoos, as long as it’s something that I think is going to hold up. But we really don’t want to make sacrifices because of what you’re worried OTHER people are going to think. Isn’t your tattoo something you’re doing for YOU?
If not… please don’t waste our time.