Getting a tattoo is one of those things that you can’t afford to take lightly. Anyway, why wouldn’t you yet you are about to get yourself permanently inked? It’s normal to ask yourself questions like what do I want? Where do I want to be tattooed? Is it safe? Who is the right artist? These are some excellent questions to be asking yourself, and it doesn’t mean you are scared. However, there’s a lot more that comes with the experience of getting a tattoo like the design and how to take care of it afterwards.
So, are you looking to get yourself a tattoo and need the best experience possible? The following tips should be of help;
Don’t be in a rush
When you are about to get yourself permanently inked you can’t afford to make rash decisions. You have to take your time and determine what you want. The design is possibly the most crucial part of getting a tattoo then closely followed by the part of your body you want it done. It’s always advisable that if you are unsure about the preliminary sketches, you talk to your artist about it. Engage them and say what you want and where you need some changes made. By doing that they can either adjust the drawing or answer any questions, you might have.
Research the shop
Part of getting a tattoo is doing so from a reputable shop. You can read online reviews and later visit in person to check if the health standards are pleasing to you, the clientele and the tattoo artists available. If you are getting a tattoo, then you have to feel comfortable in the shop you choose. Feeling edgy will always lead to an awful experience.
Consider using a topical anaesthetic
Tattoos sometimes can be quite painful, especially if it’s your first time. However, now with a topical anaesthetic like a lignocaine patch, you can numb part of the skin where you want the tattoo done. This way, you can get that tattoo you always wanted without experiencing a lot of pain. Talk to your tattoo artist first and get to know if they use anaesthetics to clients who can’t take the pain and desperately need a tattoo.
Wear comfortable clothes
If you are going to get a tattoo, you must have decided where on your body you want it done. As such, consider wearing something that will allow the tattoo artist more comfortable access to that part. If you want a leg tattoo, avoid wearing skinny jeans. Likewise, if you are getting a large tattoo, you might stay there for a while so you might want to wear something you can sit in comfortably.
Getting a tattoo should be an enjoyable experience but only when you understand what you are getting yourself into. Take your time and get something that you can look at in a few years and put a smile on your face. Getting permanently inked might involve some pain and blood, but in the end, it’s worth it.