So you’re thinking of getting a new tattoo, but don’t know where to start? Here’s a quick guide to help you in your artist search. Tattoo idea - the first step is always the subject. Do you want an animal tattoo, a movie character, or maybe some simple lettering as a tribute to your favorite book or a loved one? Before anything else, you need to know what “thing” you want on your body. Tattoo style - Once you have a subject in mind, you need to decide how you want it to look.