There are two types of people in this world, those who have tattoos, and those that don't. You either understand that a tattoo is much more than just some ink on your skin. It is an expression of your beliefs, a representive of your past, and even a hope for your future.
While that hasn't changed, and never will, what has changed is your reliance on your local tattoo artist being the only source for your potential designs. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the person currently doing your work. Quite the opposite, if you have found someone you are happy and comfortable with, you are blessed in the world of ink.
What I have found, however, is there are more and more resources becoming available to not only the customer, but also the tattoo artist via the internet. A new site I stumbled upon offers so much, I was truly amazed. The site, Tattoo Me Now, not only has potential designs you can use, but also allows you to create your own. You can then print these designs and take them to your artist and have them used there. The site also allows you to sign up for updates about tattoo events in your area, and much more.
I was truly impressed, but like a tattoo, everyone is different, so check it out for yourself. I think you'll love it too.