The first tattoo is always special. You have a great story behind it to tell. You put in so much thought and consideration into the decision. Getting a tattoo might seem as simple as going to the tattoo parlour, telling the artist what kind of tattoo you want and get it done. But is it that easy? Tattoo you get becomes a part of your body forever and removing it is both very painful and expensive. So you don’t really wanna mess it up, do you? Here are 5 things you should know before getting your first tattoo.
You just can’t impulsively walk into a shop to get your tattoo done. The tattoo you get is going to be on your body forever and will be as good as a part of your body. Research nicely about what kind of tattoo you want, one that will suit your personality? Where do you want to get that tattoo done? How big or small will it be? And from which artist? Think it through, the first tattoo can mean a lot to someone.
It is very important to get tattoo done from a licensed artist, especially your first tattoo. While it may cost a little more but it’s for your body and you won’t compromise with your body. Read the reviews about the artist and get suggestions. Get to know about their tattoo style well. It is also very important to find an artist that matches your style. Different artists have different styles and many artists don’t like to copy the work of other artists.
3. Place of tattoo
Amount of bleeding and pain while getting a tattoo depends on the place where you are getting your tattoo. Tattoos hurt the most near bony places like elbows, ribs, ankles and collar bones. So if you are getting a tattoo for the very first time try something like forearm, place where it is easy to get a tattoo. Many people like to get tattoo on their fingers or palm but the tattoo fades away quite easily. Being it your first tattoo it is advised to go for something small but what’s meaningful for you.
4. No intoxication before getting a tattoo
It seems to be a trend nowadays getting drunk and getting a tattoo. But drinking before getting tattoo is a huge no-no. Alcohol makes your blood thin, which means you will bleed a lot while getting tattoo.It also causes thinning of the ink, that will no way help your tattoo artist and may result in a bad tattoo.
5. Strictly follow your aftercare
Aftercare is one of the most important part of getting tattoo. The quality of your tattoo will depend on how well you follow aftercare suggested by the artist. There are many instructions to be taken care of like keeping bandage for 4-5 hours, cleaning it with anti-bacterial and drying it well. Your skin needs to heal properly so that you get best results of your tattoo. Ignoring aftercare can be very dangerous.
So these were few things to know before getting your first tattoo. Have a great time having your first tattoo.
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