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Ready to get inked ? I’ll show you how to do some research before getting that needle plied to your skin.
Things You’ll Need:
A current phone book is a great start. A couple of Tattoo magazines,people that you know who have ink on themselves. Local shops.
Make sure this is something you really want. Once that ink is on, its on! Yeah,the tat can be removed but it will also leave a scar. So,be sure you want one and don’t put a tattoo on that looks really stupid! Believe me you will regret it later.Finally be sober when you do this. I have seen images that would have been alot different had that person been sober.
Do your homework! Ask questions,you can never know too much.Most cities have at least one tattoo shop/parlor in them. If not, prepare to do a little driving. Check out their flash(images up on the studio walls) or an artist will have a picture album of work that they have done. Go to as many of these studios as you can.
When you have decided on the artist you want to do the work for you, make sure the shop is clean. A place that isn’t clean should give you pause. Surgical gloves,needles in unopened containers,cleaning equipment are all positive things to see in a studio.
Tattooing is an art, that means its subjective. The design you choose is for you. You are the one that has to live with it. Make sure you love the design, colors, and workmanship on the tattoo before having it permanently put on your skin.
Tips & Warnings
If you are not sure where to put your first tattoo, put it where it won’t be seen. That means put it where clothing usually covers an area.IE…wear a T-shirt to cover a tattoo on your shoulder.Wear a sleeveless shirt to show it off. In time if you found that you enjoy the tattoo process put them anywhere you want.
How’s your threshold of pain? I’ve seen small women take tattoos as tough as a navy seal.I have also seen big bad tough guys faint within a few minutes of the needle touching their skin. Some say its not so bad, while others say it hurts like hell. Everyone is different, so start with a small tattoo if you are unsure.