No, this isn't an impulse tattoo and I've thought about it for over 6 months now and I'm ready to pull the trigger, however I'm running into some problems that you may be able to help me out with. I've decided that I'd like the tattoo on my inner upper arm (from just below my arm pit to about 3" above my elbow, so maybe 5" long and roughly 3" wide. I think this is a great spot that is fairly inconspicuous, it's there and people might see it (which isn't a vain thing IMO), however it's concealed if I want it to be. Anywho, the tattoo is all about my new daughter (she's almost 1 year now) and I had my grandfather write her Chinese name (she's half Chinese (from me) and half Caucasian), which is three characters and ideally I want her actual footprints somewhere with the characters. Problems...getting a footprint is impossible and I'm not sure what to do. I've tried unsuccessfully a few times, so does anyone have a better option or idea that would really personalize the tattoo? Maybe hands, which obviously are much easier, or...help me out. I'm not sure how I want the characters and footprints or other objects configured and hopefully you guys can give me some good ideas and suggestions if it's not too troublesome. I'm thinking that the characters will go down my arm from armpit on down and having footprints on the side (that wouldn't leave much room) or...yup, not sure. If you see any potential problems that I might have from my idea I'm open for any suggestions and recommendations and ideas (run-on)! Thanks! Also, for any Utahns, I'm planning on getting my tattoo at either Good Times or Lost Art, both of which are highly recommended. One last thing, for a piece of this size, how much should I expect and what's a typical tip? Colors...? Just black, what's best for options down the road? Tons of noobie questions!