In-House DesignsMost tattoo artists like to design tattoos in their free time. Some of them are quite talented. Of course, many of them are quite terrible as well! Regardless, visit a few local tattoo parlors. If you're impressed with the designs of the first place you walk into, think of how impressed you might be with the second or third. It is important to remember that one needn/t observe tattoo designs in parlors in rigid terms. In other words, if you spot a design that you like, but would like a lot more with a few small adjustments, talk to the artist. They aren't called "artists" for nothing! If they're worth their salt, they will be happy to help tweak one of their designs into the perfect tattoo for you.
The InternetThe internet can usually solve about nine problems out of ten, and "where can I find a good tattoo design?" isn't one of the exceptions. There are literally tens of thousands of tattoo designs available on the internet. The best part is, most of them are free! How do you go about getting a design you find online to wind up on your arm (or back, or ass, or. well. you get the point)? Simply print it off. Most tattoo artists should be capable of inking about anything you find. For exceptionally complicated designs, don't be afraid to prod around a little bit to verify that your tattoo artist knows what he or she is doing. The last thing you want is to be someone's test dummy for the most challenging tattoo they've created in their life!
If you find several designs that you like, and chances are you will, print all of them off and consult with your artist to help narrow your decision. After all, they do this for a living; you'll be surprised some of the little nuances they might be able to point out that will help you make up your mind.