Tattoos are permanently written on the body skin. Most people use tattoos to express their nature or to feel artistic. Others have tattoos done in remembrance of someone or something they love. We discuss what one needs to know about tattoos and the what to do before getting a tattoo.
Point one, which tattoo design do I choose?
First timers always find it hard to pick the right tattoo design. Most people will walk into a tattoo shop and inform the tattoo artist they need a tattoo; but no idea for the design. Its crucial for the individual to take time while thinking of a tattoo design as this is a permanent mark on the body, and ending up with a mark that one does not like is not good.
Discussion two, do tattoos hurt?
This question is asked severally. Note that the process involves the use of needles on the skin, meaning that the tattooing process will be painful. However, for someone with the will to have the best memories inked on the body, the pain is nothing to fear. The pain may be unbearable for the first-timers, but it becomes easy with time. However, some find the process painful even on their tenth tattoo.
Debate three, what are the charges for a tattoo?
The cost of a tattoo is dependent on several factors. One factor is the tattoo artist as they all charge different costs depending on their level of expertise and the location of the tattoo shop. Getting a tattoo in shops located in areas frequented by celebrities and artists costs more compared to other tattoo shops located in downtown. Design of a tattoo also determines the costs; a small tattoo takes less time and less ink, translating to lower charges, while a bigger design will take up more time and more ink, thus, higher charges.
Discussion four, how do I care for the tattoo?
Caring for a tattoo is very crucial so as to avoid getting any infections after the tattoo has been inked on the skin. Use of needles means that the skin has been pricked and filled with ink, thus needs care. A good tattoo artists advises the client on how to care for the tattoo and the skin so as to avoid infections. Different tattoo artists have adopted different methods of caring for the tattoos; the client should not worry as an experienced tattoo artist knows what is good for the client. Apart from frequent cleaning of the skin or tattoo area, it is important to use antibacterial ointment to prevent skin infection. During the healing time, wear loose clothes that do not cling on the fresh tattoo.