Yes i understand you. That is why, my sketch for my future tattoo waited for 2 years before i said - ok, this is it! Tattoo is something u will wear for your whole life, so it must be something that really describes you, or means really much to you.
Yes, mine is a symbol. Not to big, not to little, just right. I will put it on my back, under the end of my neck. No colours, only black. And i will do it after this summer... cant wait!
Take photo of your naked body, from front and from back, and then in some program like photoshop, stick it on you and see how it would look. That works good.
I realize that, but if you think about it I'm not going to be tattooing myself. Its the tattoo artist that will need a good understanding of horse anatomy. My piece was just a doodle that turned out better than I thought it would so I posed it. My brother will probably be the one to do the tattoo and his horses always look differant to mine, as long as he get the proportions right I'll be happy. I do appriciate your criticism though, it will only help with future work.