Let’s be honest here, we know some spring breakers are going to come back with a tattoo. It’s just a fact of life. At Delete — Tattoo Removal and Laser Salon, we love seeing beautiful art work on our patients. But in this business, that typically comes in at least one or more “impulse” tattoos. We’ve heard these tattoos come from places like, “This one time, when I was on break,” or “There was this guy down in Cancun,” and, “My best friend and I were in Lake Havasu.”
Before you jump the gun and think we’re going to tell you not to do it, we’re going to just say this; “S@#$ Happens!” Make it count, be safe, and if something And when it does, Delete Tattoo will be the shoulder to lean on when you hate your spring break tattoo. Laser tattoo removal will “Delete” your “Spring Break Mistake”, but realistically safe, expert and comfortable tattoo removal will cost you time and money. Due to this, we’ve put together a list of questions you should ask yourself (and your friends) before being inked in an unknown land.
Can you find a tattoo parlor you trust?
There are tattoo artists all over the country – and the world – so no matter where you’re going, you’ll be able to find someone willing to ink you. Their willingness is the least important factor to consider. Before choosing a tattoo parlor and artist be sure that:
● The artist wears the right gloves.
● They sterilize their equipment.
● They open a brand new needle in front of you.
● The ink used on you is not diluted with anything except sterile water. Not sure? ASK.
● They are approved and/or registered by their local jurisdiction. Look for a plaque on the wall at their station or up front.
● They only use ink made specifically for tattoos.
● Hygienic practices are followed in the shop – no exceptions
Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon is partnered with local tattoo shops around the valley. If you’re really adamant about having a tattoo done, we’ve put together a list of recommend artists.
Are you sure that’s what you want?
As a general rule of thumb, if you have to try to come up with the idea for the tattoo on the spot, then it’s probably not a good idea. A wise person once said that anytime you decide what you want inked on your body you should have it drawn and then wait a year. If you still want it, then you can reasonably assume you’ll like it another year later.
Are you sure that’s where you want it?
Being impulsive and spontaneous is fun, but not when it means going home with a tattoo in the wrong spot. For example, you don’t want to come home from Spring Break with a tattoo covering your hand (or face) if you work in an industry – or plan to work in an industry – in which visible tattoos may reduce the number of opportunities available to you.
Are you drunk?
It’s no secret that Spring Break and drinking go hand in hand (no shame in that)! Too often people think they need a little booze to have the courage for their tattoo appointment. The truth is that being drunk can not only result in making an impulsive decision you’ll regret, but it can also thin the blood which leads to more bleeding and more pain. We suggest you wait until you sober up. A great tattooist will refrain from tattooing you if you’re drunk!
Are you 100% sure?
When your friends want tattoos and you want to go along with them, it can be easy to be swept up in the moment. If you have doubts, then it’s better to wait. You can always be tattooed with a matching tattoo in a week, a month, or a year from now. Wait until you’re sure and you’ll be glad you did.
When You’re Worried You’ve Made a Mistake…
Of course, even with the best advice, sometimes people still end up regretting their tattoos. We often hear “it just didn’t turn out the way I expected it to look.” If you’re wishing you’d read this list before you had your last design inked, contact Delete Tattoo Removal and let us remove your unwanted tattoo – safely and comfortably.