Start off with a small tattoo and then work your way from there. Carefully choose every portion of your tattoo remembering that you WILL be stuck with this tattoo for a very long time. You may want to put several small tattoos together to make a larger tattoo or you could put a few large tattoos together to make a rather large, but unique tattoo to show off.
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Bonus: Are Artists Available for Aftercare Questions? Your artist is the person you want to ask questions about when it comes to aftercare. Not only should a tattoo artist provide detailed information about how to take care of your tattoo, but they should be open to provide input afterwards because your tattoo is an extension of them. This is a big question to ask before getting inked.
A belief goes that if a girl can't take the pain of tattooing, she is un-marriageable, because she will never be able to deal with the pain of child birth. If a boy can't deal with the pain he is considered to be a bad risk as a warrior, and could become isolated from the tribe.