If you think this is a blog tutorial on how to do your own tattoos, it isn’t, so look elsewhere. If you’d like to learn more about the process of getting one and taking care of your tattoo…read on!
As I have quite a few permanently inked pieces, I believe that I am somewhat qualified in giving advice on this topic.
I’m not covered head to toe but I have been through the process enough to know a few cardinal dos and don’ts.
- Do your research. Look into reviews of your tattooists, licences, cleanliness of parlour etc. Make sure it’s an established business. Most of the time you’ll need to book a consultation or at least speak to the artist before committing.
- Discuss your design. This step is rather important. You need to make sure it’s something that you’ll be happy to live with for as long as you live, or decide to have it lasered off. Placement and size are two key elements that you need to be aware of. You don’t want your very expensive piece of artwork to bleed out and mesh together because it’s too small.
- Aftercare. A tattoo is a wound. A very pretty, meaningful wound. You need to treat it like so. Putting an ointment on it for a few weeks after is important in the healing process to protect the colour and your skin. Be careful not to drown the tattoo otherwise the ink can leak out. It will get itchy but this is a phase and it to shall pass. Just pat it, don’t scratch or rub. Once it’s healed rub all you like.
Hopefully this has answered some lingering thoughts about tattoos for you!
Have a fun day!