If you want to find the right custom tattoo design for you, the best way to do it is by hosting your own tattoo design contest. In planning your own contest you need to have a definite theme for your tattoo. In this way, you can provide specific details about the kind of tattoo image you want. One advantage of hosting your own contest is that you get the most unique designs for you at a lower cost.

The internet is an effective way to generate entries for your contest. You could post the information on your own website, and announce it on social networking sites and tattoo web forums to get a good response from different artists all over the world. For one thing, tattoo designers are always searching for a platform to display their artwork. Recognition in the world of body art is important to any designer. The internet is the most effective way for them to display their skills.

If you have no site of your own, you can be sure to find a website that is staging a custom tattoo design contest. In fact, there are many that do. These benefit tattoo enthusiasts and tattoo designers as well. These websites just serve as a platform; the client, you, will host the contest, give the rules and specifications of the design, and post a prize.

While these websites use details and marketing strategies to promote the contest, the prize you post will have an impact on the number of participants. The higher the prize amount, the more numerous the possible participants will be, thus creating a wider selection of design ideas for you. This contest also has a feedback requirement, meaning each design should have feedback from the client, to establish your requirements regarding further detail.

Tattoo enthusiasts are often attracted to these contests. Since it is an open contest, visitors to the site can view each design presented by the artist, read the feedback and find out who the winner of the contest is. Sometimes they find a design that interests them, which means that they may hire the artist for themselves.

These types of contest are hosted by people who want to have a custom tattoo design for themselves. If you decide to have a tattoo, remember that you must have specific details for your own tattoo image; in that way, you will find the most fitting tattoo designer to do the job for you.

Any person who offers a platform for a custom tattoo design contest is involved in promoting the business. As with any other business, publicity, either good or bad, generates a huge audience. Most of these websites also provide a marketplace to exhibit custom designed tattoos by different artists, so if you are on the search for the best tattoo and the best artist, start browsing the web. Tattoos last your whole lifetime, so it would be wise to think carefully. Do not just get inked on a whim; make sure that you find the best tattoo design for you, matched with a skillful tattoo artist.

Author's Bio: 

Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world's largest custom tattoo design community at CreateMyTattoo. View her tattoo collection or read more on her blog here.