I have wanted to get a tattoo since I was 15. The fact that the design I want hasn't changed in almost 10 years makes me think its time and I won't regret it. My wonderful boyfriend has offered to pay for it as a birthday or christmas present this year!

I want a compass rose. There are a lot of reasons why but mainly I just think they are totally cool looking and I have always been attracted to the design. Eventually what I want is a larger back piece with the compass rose, a full square rigged ship on an ocean and a quote. I think I'll start with just the compass and maybe the quote and add on because I don't like pain. Haha.

I'm guessing it would be best to consult with an artist and design the full piece and then just start with parts of it right? What should I look for in an artist? A shop? I know I want just black ink for the whole thing.

Here's some pictures of ideas for the different components.

Seeking tatto advice

Seeking tatto advice

Seeking tatto advice