Use Apps to Try out Tattoos Before You Commit

Apps are some of the most useful features a smartphone can have. They can do pretty much everything for us including virtual decoration. This can help us determine what type of furniture I a good or bad fit in our home. It seems though that some app inventors have to take a note from the interior decorators. We now have gotten to the age where apps can help you try on tattoos. That means with an app you can feel more secure than ever before going into your next tattoo session. These apps let us decorate our bodies with are while skipping the permanent process most of us our use too.

Permanent Marking

The number one thing you will hear from anybody when talking about your wild tattoo idea is that they are permanent. That means that these things will only come off with laser removal. That being said you should also know that laser removal is an incredibly painful process. The way it works is by literally popping the ink embedded in your skin and can even lead to permanent scarring where the tattoo was. No one wants to be the one who ends up with a scar of a weird looking scorpion on their arm.

Even if an artist puts the tattoo stencil on you beforehand you still don’t a full idea of how it works. Some colors or patterns just might not match your skin or skin tone. Maybe, you don’t know if you will look right with a chest piece or you just want a simple wrist tattoo. This is something that will stay with you for the rest of your life so why not make sure it will look as good on you as you think it will? Maybe, you can even convince your family members that getting that huge backpiece isn’t such a bad idea after all.

How Most of These Apps Work

These apps work by using an image of a tattoo with a clear background on your photos. Artist around the world can draw and upload designs to most of these apps to give you a wide array of ideas to pick from. Most of the bigger apps even have thousands of images already uploaded and just waiting for you to try out. Of course, you can find some of the most popular tattoo designs in the app if you ever wondered what you’d look like with MOM on your shoulder.

One of the best ways to use these apps is by writing down your top ideas on a piece of paper. Afterwards, take a clear picture of the area you would like the tattoo to be placed in. Don’t worry if you have to take a sensitive picture, your alteration will only be uploaded if you choose for it too. Go down the list of your ideas and search for a word that is most likely to bring up something close to what you’re thinking about getting. If you’re just worried about a color on your skin tone then use the flower category to quickly check out how it will reflect on your body.

Most of these apps can be connected to your social networks to share the images with friends. If you’re iffy on placement this is a great way for you to get some feedback before you ever have a needle put in you. Most apps will even let you use a gallery for other users to see the tattoos being used on you and give you feedback. If you can’t find what you’re looking for then try to find something similar in size and color to help you gauge how your idea will look.


My favorite tattoo app is Inkhunter. It is available on both Android and Ios for free. The app has been helping tattoo lovers pick out their next design for a few years now. Next up is Virtual Tattoo Maker that is also free on Ios and Android. Download them both and see which one has designs more fitted to your need. These apps are about helping you express yourself while giving you an edge on one of the most permanent things you can do to your skin.

Jessica has been working with the gaming industry for about two years now. She enjoys playing quirky Japanese games and learning about the newest trivia in the industry. When not working with games you may find her chilling with her naked cat Prince Noko... he's pretty cool we guess.