For a long time, tattoos were considered the reserve of outcasts, biker gangs, musicians, and rock stars. They were associated with evil, occultism, and criminal behavior. However, in recent times, this mindset has shifted. Tattoos are longer seen as the misfits’ endeavor, and more and more people are getting their skin inked.
Tattoos are a form of artistic expression, designed to allow the client to have body art that represents who they are, what their philosophy is, and what they find artistically exciting. Tattoos are usually permanent; therefore, you must think long and hard before getting one done. Take your time to ensure that you get the best tattoo possible out of your session.
These are a few factors you should remember before getting a tattoo.
1. Ink is Addictive
Show me an ink-lover with only one tattoo; I’ll wait. Most people don’t stop at their first tattoo, especially if it was done elegantly and professionally. It is essential to consider how many tattoos you want and whether they will look good together.
You should talk to your tattoo artist before the process begins and explain to them what your overall tattoo goals are. These tattoos can each be done in separate sessions, but your tattooist will have to plan them in such a way that they will look synchronized.
2. Tattoos are Permanent
That seems obvious, right? Well, this is also an important thing to remember when you’re getting any body art. If you are unsure of having permanent artwork on your body, you should try temporary ones for a while to see if it works for you.
The fact that tattoos are permanent means that you have to be careful about what you want drawn on your body. Laser removals are available, but these are painful, tedious, and expensive. Make sure that is the best tattoo you could get, and that you want to get inked, as this will help you avoid painful and costly laser removal or a tattoo cover up, like 5% of Americans.
3. Research Your Artist
Before reclining on an artist’s lounge, make sure that they have the experience and expertise to deliver on the quality and design you want. You have to decide whether they have what it takes for you to trust them with making permanent designs on your body.
Read all user reviews to confirm if the artist is legitimate. Counter-check the pictures posted on their websites and blogs to ensure they aren’t stock photographs. If you have a friend, family member, or acquaintance with the best tattoo, ask where they got their ink done, and they will likely recommend their tattooists.
However, it is advisable to physically go and check out these parlors before making up your mind. Disregard all ink shops that seem unclean, and all artists that look shifty. Remember: tattoos are delicate and lead to slight bleeding- you don’t want to expose your blood and wound to dirty surroundings.
4. Consider the Timing for Your Tattoo
With all the planning involved, including setting funds aside, picking out a design, and looking for an artist, you may not have thought about when you’ll get it. The timing for your tattoo is crucial. For the next 5-7 days after the tattoo has been done, it will dictate the activities you can and can’t take part in.
The best tattoo doesn’t have to be the one with the best artistic design. Sometimes, what you need is a tattoo that will be the least disruptive and invasive.
Well, Let’s See You In A Tattoo Parlour!
Getting a tattoo could be the perfect way to mark special events, days, and things in your life. Just joined the military? That badge would look lovely on your forearm. Decided to quit drinking? You can ink today’s date on your wrist to commemorate this milestone.
However, there are certain don’ts when it comes to tattoos. You shouldn’t tattoo a significant other’s name or face on your body, for example. Be keen when picking out a design for your tattoos. Make sure whatever designs you pick are something your core resonates with, and that you will not regret at any point in the future.