Whether you want to impress your gym buddies or convey a message about your personality, the decision to get a tattoo is a big one. When done right, body art can be both attractive and serve as an expression of your personality. Whether it’s a creative design or text-based body art, getting a tattoo is not to be taken lightly. Remember, it may be etched onto your skin for a lifetime, unless you later choose to go through the tattoo removal process.
If you can’t stand the sight of needles, tattooing may not be for you. Although not as deep as a shot, tattooing feels like someone is repeatedly pricking your skin with a needle.
Before getting inked, try to imagine yourself a few years into the future, and see if the tattoo you are excited about right now will still hold relevance then. Maybe ? just maybe you won’t be such a SpongeBob fan? choose the design wisely.
When it comes to your body, you seldom compromise on finding the right hairdresser or the right aestitician. So, it should be at least the same if not even more important to find the right tattoo artist. Ideally your tattoo design is going to last a long time, and hopefully forever.
The right way to get a tattoo is a two-pronged process. Be absolutely certain about the kind of artwork you want, and ensure that you allow only the best artist and tools to touch your skin.
If you are unsure of what kind of tattoo you want, use resources available on the web for inspiration. Keep in mind, tattoos on Google and Pinterest are shot in flattering light and angles. You will want to dig a little deeper and find a tattoo that is both original and suits your personality. Look up tattoo artist profiles online, including on Instagram, to see if any of their work interests you. If you like a particular artist’s work but can’t find a design that will work for you, contact them and ask for ideas. Beside the designs showcased, most tattoo artists also have other designs and ideas that they would love to share with you. Read reviews and find out what previous customers of the artist have to say about their work. Once you’ve found the right tattoo artist, you may consider asking them for their interpretation of the design you’ve chosen ? this will allow you to bring more personality to the design & make it truly yours.
If you already have an idea for a tattoo in mind, pay a visit to the tattoo shop of your choice before getting inked. Take a look around to check out the store’s standards of hygiene and sterilization. Meet your tattoo artist, find out the ingredients in their ink, and understand the basics of the tattooing process. You can ask questions about the pricing, time, tattoo care, and pain. Verify that your artist of choice has a valid tattoo license and has completed the required safety courses ? it will help you avoid the spread of blood-borne pathogens.
When it comes to getting a text-based tattoo, do not forget to edit and proofread your design. Do this again during the stenciling and sketching process to ensure that you do not get typos inked on you forever. If you’re looking for our recommendations, we are fans of the work done by Jason Anthony at The Golden Rule Tattoo or Byron & his team from Black Lotus Tattoos.
After you get your tattoo, remember to take care of it by staying out of the sun and keeping it away from water for about two weeks. This is the time it takes for the tattoo to heal and the time that it requires a little extra care from you.
If you already have a tattoo and now you don’t want it? Although, you should carefully select the tattoo, but if you do want it removed later, don’t worry about it. Our experienced doctors at Delete will help you hit delete on any tattoo, any time, any where! Stop in for a free consultation or give us a call, (602) 343-6355.