Ok, so for ages (over a year) i've been wanting to get a tattoo, but i've never really done any research about getting one. I've been sticking with the same idea of what i want to get done and that's never really changed - so i'm pretty happy it's not a fad, it's not something that i'll get bored of...but i'm more concerned about the process. Now there are plenty of tattooists around Cardiff (as there are everywhere) but a load of them look dodgy. I was hoping some fellow members could give me a heads up - maybe givem the 101 on tattooing. - who's had one done, - what did they have done, - where on their body is it - was it a disaster, if so why - was it great, also if so why. - what does one look out for in a good tattooist/parlour? - does that tattooist need a finished sketch or does he need a vague sketch of what you want and then he can improve on it from there? I'm really looking for someone to tell me everything a newbie should need to know about getting a tattoo done, because i want it to look good, i want it to be right coz it may be with me for quite a while.