How to take care of a new tattoo

A competent tattoo artist will sterilize your tattoo with antiseptic cream as they go along. This is because experienced artists know that this will help your tattoo in a healthy condition. Once they are finished they will once again apply the cream and place a piece of sterile cloth or cellophane over the tattoo. The tattoo artist should then go on to explain to you the exact … [Read more...]

How to pick a design that you will be proud to have on your body

A tattoo is a type of art that will allow you to express your identity. Some people pick a design that they later regret because it just didn’t mean that much to them. This is more likely to occur if your reason for choosing a tattoo is the fact that you think it looks nice. Most people who later regret a tattoo are those who put little thought into it. It is a costly to have a … [Read more...]

How to minimize the pain associated with getting a tattoo

No matter what you might hear to the contrary there is no real way of telling just how much pain you will feel during a tattoo application procedure. Your own mental approach can have a great impact on the experience; if you are positive it is likely to hurt far less. If you are fearful and anxious then the tension created in your body is likely to make the whole thing feel … [Read more...]

Safety Issues in regards to tattoo work

When you have any tattoo work done it involves needles puncturing the outer layer of your skin many times a minute. These needles then inject ink into the third layer of your skin where the tattoo will remain for years to come. Due to the fact that the procedure involves breaking the skin there are certain safety issues which must be considered if complications are not to … [Read more...]

How much should your tattoo cost you?

A tattoo can be expensive; especially if you choose a large or complicated design. As mentioned in the previous chapter the more reputable parlors also charge a bit more, but this is an expense well worth accepting if it stops you from developing any complications and the work is of a higher standard. Hopefully, you will find a quality shop that is within your budget, but even … [Read more...]

How to choose a tattoo parlor

If you have made up your mind to have a tattoo then your next step will be to choose a parlor that will suit your needs. Your choice here will have a great impact on the quality of your final tattoo, and your chance of developing an infection or other complication. You treat this step lightly at your own risk. You will need to discover all you can about the reputation of any … [Read more...]

Things that you need to know if you are considering a tattoo

Getting a tattoo is a big step so it is important that you do a bit of research beforehand. It would be prudent to arrange to have chat with your tattoo artist before any work is commenced. You should use this time to ask any question or express any concerns you might have; your tattoo artist should be able to answer all your queries. It is perfectly acceptable for you quiz the … [Read more...]

Things to consider before getting a tattoo?

Tattoos are one of the most fascinating traditions in the world. They are also one of the oldest, dating back thousands of years and have been used for various reasons including rites of passage, religious, punishment, to mark, and of course, decoration. With such a rich history, it’s little surprise that tattoos continue to fascinate us. If each tattoo tells a story, then … [Read more...]

Getting a tattoo? Ideas to Consider…

Tattoos are an increasingly popular trend and these days it seems that half the population either has one or is thinking about getting one. It makes sense, tattoos are not only a powerful way for individuals to express themselves, they are also an excellent vehicle for attracting attention, developing an aura of mystery or simply creating a conversation starter. … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Tattoo Artist For You

Spending the necessary time to find the best tattoo artist, one who is artistic and most compatible with you, is an investment well worth making. Too many people decide on a passing whim (or drunken stupor) that they would like to get a tattoo without first finding an artist suited to bringing their permanent self-expression to life. … [Read more...]