10 things you need to know before you get a tattoo
Friday - 29/09/2017 15:19
I’m sure you’ve heard this so many times from everyone, but let me state it again. Tattoos last forever and it will be on your body forever. It’s perfectly okay to get tattoos, but you have some things to consider beforehand. Here are 10 things you should consider before you get a tattoo.
1. Your Pain Tolerance
I would say this is very important. You need to know your limit before you start it. You can design it all you want, but it’s pointless if you can’t handle the pain.
2. Design and Size
You should at least have an idea of what you want to get and what part of body you want it at. It’s okay to not to exactly what you’re going to do, but you need to be able to tell your ideas to the tattoo artist.
Humans age. Your tattoos will be there throughout your life. If you can’t see yourself having that tattoo when you age then you shouldn’t get it.
4. Touch Ups
As you age, your body changes. Your tattoo will change as well. You might have to go for touch ups. Keep in mind that you have to think about it.
5. After Care
Your tattoo artist will go through with you once you get it done. You have to remember that you have to take care of it. You have to make sure that it’s clean. Also you will need some Aquaphor. You can find it at any pharmacy.
6. Expect some blood
Don’t freak out if your tattoo bleed after the session is done. It’s normal. Even the small piece bleed. Of course, the big ones bleed much more.
7. Consider your job
Whether we like it or not, employers still feel skeptical about having tattoos. If your tattoo will seriously affect your career, you might want to think twice before you get it done.
8. Think about if you would like your tattoo in 10 years
Would you be ashamed of your tattoo in 10 years? Would you ever want to change it completely? Ask yourself those questions. Tattoos are permanent. You can get it removal through surgeries, but those costs lots of money and it’s very painful. Depending on the size of your tattoo, it might take several sessions to get it removed completely.
9. Tattoo Shops
It’s important for you to research before you go. If you don’t really want to go back to the same shop you visited before, it’s okay to visit other ones. Make sure you do your research before you go. You might want to do some digging on internet or asking people who has experience with the shop you’re trying to visit.
10. Wanting More
You may think you will be done after one session, but that might not be the case. After you get your tattoo done, you might want to add more. Are you willing to do that? Can you go through another session of pain?
There are a lot of things to consider before you get a tattoo. After all, it does stay with you forever. Your lover may leave, but your tattoo will stay.