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11 Pieces of Advice on Getting Your First Tattoo, From Experienced People

by ruby singh - 12 Mar 2022, Saturday 51 Views Like (0)
11 Pieces of Advice on Getting Your First Tattoo, From Experienced People

You may have a lot of queries before getting yourself inked for the first time. The design? The place? The safety measures? Before getting a permanent tattoo, it is fine to have these questions. But there are a lot of other things other than the experience of getting a tattoo - deciding the design of the tattoo and how to handle it. 


Below, there are various pieces of advice from different people to have the best tattoo experience. So let’s have a look- 


After care is important- 

One you are inked, the most important part is to keep the tattoo clean. You can easily get infection if it is not cleaned enough. Also, you should keep your tattoo out from the sun as UV rays can fade the ink. 


Bring a friend- 

If you have a friend who has got a tattoo before, then bring him or her with you so that they can hold your hand and look at it while it’s happening. 


Do your Homework- 

Make sure to do complete research on different tattoo artists and be willing to pay a pretty penny for a pretty tattoo. You can also read reviews of the tattoo artists on the internet. You should also study about which tattoo artist specializes in the making the design which you want. 


Take your time- 

You should take enough time to decide. Getting inked can be beautiful but sometimes also hold a lot of regret. You should wait aleast one year to get a tattoo. If the idea of getting a tattoo still persists in your mind, then you should get one. Don’t forget that they are permanent, and there is no way you can get rid of them. 


Once you are clear, you should invest your time on what type of tattoo you want to get. Think about the things which have a high significance on your life, words of wisdom, people who have a special place in your heart or even a piece of heart that defines you very well. Don’t take anyone’s advice on choosing the design as it can make you very confusing. This should be only your personal decision, and just like your clothes, it is a form of self-expression. 


You get what you pay for- 

"GO TO YOUR TATTOO SHOP AND RESEARCH!" I'll say it again: You're stuck with this tattoo for the rest of your life. You get what you pay for. Don't be put off if they tell you the bare minimum for a tattoo—this can be a good indicator of how well it will turn out. The minimum is really the cost of the ink, and after visiting another shop where the minimum was much lower, I can say that I'd rather save up and pay $80 (before labour and tip) than get a bad tattoo with splotchy and faded ink. 


Make sure you feel comfortable- 

"You should feel at ease in the tattoo shop you intend to visit, as well as with the person who will be tattooing you. The establishment where I went made me feel at ease and worked with me to ensure that I got exactly what I wanted. If the shop's atmosphere makes you feel uneasy, I recommend going somewhere else." 


Start Small- 

I would advise you to listen to your heart and to start small. For the rest of your life, this work of art will be on your body. Before you start, make sure you're happy with the design and that you've added your own flair. I previously had two smaller tattoos, which really helped me prepare for this larger one. 


Think carefully about placement- 

"Anyone who tells you it won't hurt is lying." It's like a needle being repeatedly inserted into your body. So, what are your expectations? However, it is not the same as being impaled, so the discomfort is worth it in the end. You get what you pay for with that statement. Expect to pay more than you anticipated, and consult with your artist to determine what is appropriate. Finally, be absolutely certain of what you want, where you want it, and how it will affect you in the future. Because it's on my forearm, I get a lot of compliments on it. 

"I'd say just go for it if you can't stop thinking about the image." Also, my thigh tattoo gave me the confidence to show off my thick thighs in shorts, something I didn't always feel comfortable doing. You forget about the discomfort, but you get to smile every time you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror for years." 

Ask others for advice- 

"When I turned eighteen, my parents took me to get my first tattoo. They wanted me to learn what a clean shop looked like, how to ask the right questions, and not be afraid to say, "No, I want it to look more like this." My mother advised me to put it somewhere I could hide it or show it off when I wanted. Now that I'm a teacher, that advice is invaluable!" ???????