Thinking about getting a tattoo? To help you make the right decision and potentially save you from unnecessary trouble, we came up with this article about what you need to know before tattooing.
1, Are you brave enough?
It doesn’t mean the courage that you won’t be afraid of being against, regret getting a tattoo or worry a tattoo may make it difficult to look for a job.
It is the courage that you believe you can find a good tattoo image for yourself and the right part of your body, and then you won’t hesitate to get a tattoo. Many people stop thinking about getting a tattoo when they take this into consideration. If you are hesitating, you had better not get a tattoo. Or you may be regrettable in the future.
2, You may lose yourself in getting a tattoo. So think twice before you get your first one.
Just like smoking and drinking, tattoos are highly addictive. If you are not ready to face it, then think twice before starting tattooing.
I have many friends who have tattoos on their bodies. Their tattoos are different styles, Generally, you will like to get more and more tattoos after you get the first one. The process that designing or picking out a nice tattoo, and getting it on the body is so amazing.
3. Someday, you may dislike it.
Many tattoo lovers swear that they will treat their tattoos well forever. You should appreciate it and love it for a long time. But someone may dislike it in the future and wants to get a new one. Maybe you will cherish it more if your tattoo takes more energy and time.
The original design is meaningful. To some degree, it stands for your life and mentality. It can also show the difference in your mentality at a different age. Try to imagine introducing your tattoos to others happily like a child when they ask why you got those tattoos.
4, Tattoos will alter if your body changes.
Tattoos will wrinkle or splitting if you lose or gain much weight. And the beauty of tattoos will also be affected. So you had better not tattoo on fatty parts of your body. For example, you can have tattoos on the ankle, forearm, shin, and back, instead of the belly, thigh or upper arm.
5. You need to know some characteristics of your skin.
Also, you should know whether you have keloid-prone skin or not. If you have, you must tell your artist that in advance and listen to your artist’s advice. It is also important to know something about aftercare for tattoos.
In fact, the pain level is different in different parts. Most parts can tolerate normally, a few areas are slightly irritating. The person who is tattooing for the first time may be particularly nervous and the pain will be more sensitive, so you should be trying to relax, listen to some soothing music, and have a good mental and physical state that is the foundation of your tattoo.
The length of the tattoo also determines the level of pain. Under normal circumstances, people can endure the pain of tattoos for 2 to 5 hours. The longer the time, the stronger the pain.
7. How much will a tattoo cost?
There is no uniform price standard for tattoos. The price of a tattoo largely depends on the location, size, sophistication and design cost, and can range anywhere from $50 to $2000+. Even the same tattoo pattern from different tattoo artists come at different prices.
The mode of payment depends on the artist. Some ask for a fixed price after taking into account the tattoo design while others simply charge per hour. It is up to you to negotiate the mode of payment – not the amount. But you should never ask a tattoo artist for a discount or a bargain. The act is considered disrespectful.
It’s not that cheap tattoo artists will definitely destroy your skin. The expensive tattoo artist must work fine. Choose the tattoo artist that suits you best according to the tattoo artist’s work and style. After all, tattoos will follow you forever.
8. Are tattoos harmful to my health?
Tattoos are already a relatively mature industry. The tattoo inks used in the tattoo are professional inks that are extracted from vegetable oils and are hygienic and safe. Everything that touches your skin during the tattoo process is also a brand new unopened disposable tattoo supplies!
When tattoo artists come to new needles, make sure that you actually saw the artist pull out a new one from a sealed package.
9. Do Tattoo artists use anesthesia?
Of course no!
If a tattoo artist asks if you need anesthesia, you have to reconsider whether the tattoo artist is reliable. First off, because anesthesia or painkillers can only be administered by a licensed doctor or anesthetist. Even if the tattoo shop somehow had a doctor on staff, this would make the cost of a tattoo increase substantially. And the tattoo shop would have to buy all the monitors, all the administration equipment, oxygen supply, and all the emergency equipment for the one in a million chance that things go wrong. A minimum priced tattoo is usually around $50–100., this would increase the price of the tattoo to at least $300.
In addition, anesthetics can cause uneven coloration, affecting tattoo effects and recovery, so tattooing without anesthesia is actually a bottom line.
After all, pain is also an integral part of the tattoo.
10. Can I bring a tattoo pattern by myself?
Of course, you can, but don’t steal other tattoo artists’ works. This is very disrespectful to tattoo artists.
When the tattoo artist evaluates the tattoo pattern you bring, you must seriously consider the tattooist’s words. Because the tattoo artist is professional, they will choose the size or position of the tattoo that suits you better. Don’t be afraid to ask artists for their opinion when it comes to the design. They will be more than happy to give input. You can even get a tattoo artist to help you with the design, especially if you want a really personal design.