If you’re thinking of getting your first tattoo, you probably have a lot of questions.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about getting a tattoo!
Is It Safe To Get A Tattoo?
As long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions, getting a tattoo is perfectly safe. Make sure to visit a fully licenced tattoo studio and be honest about any medical conditions.
How Much Will It Cost?
When it comes to tattoos, you get what you pay for. Yes, there are plenty of people tattooing out there that will ink you cheap, and you’ll be crying to a real artist to have it covered up. Look for quality and be willing to pay for it. NEVER haggle over the price of a tattoo. It is disrespectful to the artist. If you can’t pay for quality, don’t bother. This is not a bargain bin. It is a piece of art you will wear for life.
What Should I Get? And Where?
This is all a matter of personal taste. You can get whatever you want, and whatever your artist is willing to do. You can choose a picture off the wall at the tattoo studio, or you can have a custom piece created. Your only limit is your own imagination. As far as where you should get it goes, just keep in mind what you do for work and the type of social circles you are in. You might want to consider placing your tattoo where it can be easily covered up with normal clothing.
How Much Does It Hurt? Honestly?
Pain is really relative and everyone has a different tolerance for pain. Most of us are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo and the pride associated with wearing it far outweighs a little pin-stick here and there.
I’m Feeling Pretty Sick / Run Down – Is It Okay To Get A Tattoo?
Getting a tattoo when your immune system isn’t at 100% isn’t a good idea. You’re going to need your strength and your white blood cells to heal your tattoo, something your body won’t be able to do if it’s already doing battle against virus and bacteria. Not to mention the fact that it’s very inconsiderate to bring your illness into the tattoo studio and risk passing the germs onto others, particularly your artist. If you have an appointment, call and reschedule for when you’re feeling well again.
Can I Tan Or Shave Over My New Tattoo?
It might be really tempting to get some rays during the summer months or hit up the tanning salon, but before avoid the sun during the healing process as it may ruin your tattoo.
Also – It will take some time for your skin to heal enough for you to shave again and it can vary from person to person.