When considering getting a tattoo it is also helpful to see whether or not the tattoo parlor where you're getting your tattoo has a waiting period. Waiting periods are a good thing when looking at body art salons. If they make you wait for two weeks, or some other period of time before putting ink into your skin it usually means that they are not just trying to get your money, but actually care that you like what's being done. This is important as your tattoo will be with you for a long time to come.
I can't stress how important a consultation is. Make sure that you are going to get tattooed in the precise location and with the exact design you want. Also note that getting tattoos can be addictive. You may think that this will be a once in a lifetime experience, but 9 times out of 10 you will end up wanting another one.