Many give up on the idea of getting inked, while some determined souls decide to take a shot at it. However, 'everything or nothing' seems to be the thing of the past as tattoo fan-boys can flaunt their favorite designs by getting a temporary tattoo.
These are a great alternative to the 'real thing', and don't cause that dreaded pain that one experiences when going under the needle.
Depending on what kind of designs you want, you can choose one of the many methods of applying them on your body. Some of these methods are very inexpensive and require little or no artistic ability, whereas some require help from a professional, who knows how to make tattoos look real and also require some expensive equipment.
The kind of design you choose will depend on your personal tastes and preferences. It would definitely help if you know what design you want to get temporarily tattooed on your body, before you go ahead and get it done. But that is not mandatory. Since this will be just temporary, it will fade away in a few days. You can pick a better design for yourself the next time. Temporary tattoos are a great alternative to real tattoos; there is less pain involved, it is not permanent and it is inexpensive. Keep this option in mind, the next time you are thinking about getting yourself permanently tattooed.