Asked by: Lona Djemilev
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th June, 2020

How do you know what size a tattoo is?

Step 1: Measure the height and width
Start by measuring the height and width of the design you want to get. Next, convert it into inches – tattoos are almost always measured in inches and square inches. So when you work out what you want, make sure you make a note of your tattoo size in inches.

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Likewise, how big is a forearm tattoo?

Sizing Chart (Centimeters)

Small Large
Palm 15 - 18.7 cm 22 - 26 cm
Wrist 15 - 19 cm 19 - 23.5 cm
Forearm 17.8 - 23.2 cm 28.9 - 34.3 cm
Bicep 21.6 - 39.4 cm 32.4 - 50.5 cm

Secondly, do small tattoos blur? Even though tiny tattoos fade more quickly than bigger ones, they are easier to fix when it happens. “You can just have it reworked in 10 years and go back over it,” says Thompson.

Secondly, should my first tattoo be big or small?

During the design-choosing process imagine your tattoo being extra large. Take a smaller element of a larger design and make that your tattoo. The simpler your tattoo design – especially your first design – the better. That's especially true for smaller tattoos, but it's a good rule for tattoos of any size.

How small can lettering tattoo be?

Font size should be 0.5 cm minimum in height for lowercase letters, and 1 cm for capital letters. Fact is, everything is technically doable, but a tattoo will expand in time, and will probably merge all the letters in one stain.

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