Now, that you have decided to get a tattoo, obviously you know what design you want, where you want it, how big or small the design should be. But the one thing which many people tend to overlook is the color of the tattoo. You need to decide on the color of the tattoo according to your skin color and hue, of course, it is advised that you take an expert's opinion―a tattoo artist's―on this issue, since they know exactly which color and pattern will look good on your skin.
The right colors in a tattoo can enhance its beauty and make it stand out, but if the wrong combination of colors are picked, the tattoo could look really ugly, smudgy, and faded. We, at Buzzle, have provided a rough guide for those who are interested to learn about the various tattoo colors suitable for different skin tone, be it dusky, pale, dark, or even a hint of olive.
► You can try getting a temporary tattoo, just to get an idea on how the tattoo would actually look like; this also allows you to make changes if desired.
► Be careful while selecting colors, as colors also are symbolic and convey a message. Red and black are known to symbolize depression, while yellow conveys happiness. So choose wisely.
► Always look for the ingredients of the colored ink, many colors may contain certain chemicals that may not be suitable for your skin, or you may be allergic to them.
► However, you can choose these colors for highlighting purpose, or maybe, for inking small details.
► Opt for black and red, as any lighter shade would give your tattoo a weird, ugly look, also the colors won't be visible.
► When in doubt about the skin tone, you should play safe and get a black ink tattoo, saves you money plus the hassle.