Tattoos are form of permanent body art,it is believed that it belonged to a multitude of different culture. Calculations tell that this form of art dates back many thousands of years, firm evidence tells is that tattooing is an ancient form of art. The oldest evidence of human tattoos is dated between 3370 BC and 3100 BC.
Now, are you aware that there are things you should put into consideration before getting a tattoo? Below we have listed 8 key things to consider before getting a tattoo.
- You might want to consult your dermatologist. ( very important. ) – We understand and very aware that tattoo reactions exist though they are not common but when there occurrence happens they are difficult to treat. These reactions are usually allergic reactions, the red tattoo pigment is the most common reaction that occurs. Signs to such reactions are that you might get a rush that is usually red, bumpy and itchy. This signs can appear days or months after you get your first tattoo. Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disorder which causes the itching and swelling, you can avoid all this by consulting a dermatologist ( a skin expert ) .
- Price of good tattoos – awesome tattoos can range from small and simple to creative and meaningful. Good tattoos come in different style, when it comes to choosing a better one the possibilities are endless. A good tattoo isn’t cheap and a cheap tattoo isn’t good 😅😅😅 must be funny but it is the reality to know if you don’t. A professional tattoo artist charges per hour, this is a guarantee of a good service, they charge according to their experience, skill and quality of work. Tattoos are expensive and that what is making a good tattoo so if you are thinking of having one I would suggest you get an expensive one.
- Visit the shop you are going to get a tat – Some will never consider this one but it is very key because here is where your health is a must forefront consideration. Visit the shop and check around, is the shop clean? their services and how do the staff vibe with you this will ease your talk when negotiating the price for your tattoo. You can also ask to see the artist’s work certificate and the shop’s licence, this is your right as a customer so don’t hesitate to ask. If the artist does not use gloves and single-use needles, get out of their buddy it ain’t safe.
- Brace your soul, tattoos will hurt – So getting a tattoo is generally always painful and everyone experiences pain differently. Your gender also contributes to the pain experience. Realistically, getting a tattoo feels like a touch of slightly stinging, burning pain and coupled with an annoying intense vibration of someone digging through your skin. Tattooing has a painful experience on everyone, make sure you are aware of the pain, complications and risks of getting inked before you head to the tattoo shop.
- Be aware that tattoo fade – Before you spend a lot of money on getting a tattoo, you have to know that years to come the tattoo can fade naturally. Some tattoos can fade in a matter of months that’s if the artist did not apply the ink well, if the application was done well the ink should not fade too drastically. There are some spots that fade faster that other ones. Tattoos exposed to sunlight fade faster than those that are not. Those inked in the legs and hands fade fast because our skin exfoliate and regenerates faster on those parts of the body.
- Don’t drink alcohol before getting a tattoo – Don’t think that drinking alcohol with help you ease the pain, truely, it can be very dangerous. Alcohol tends to make your blood thin, these will make you bleed more during the process, these blood will mix with ink and mess with the end result.
- You should have some touch ups done to your ink overtime – Nothing will make the artist happy when you go pay them a visit to work on a tattoo they inked on you sometimes ago. If a part of your tattoo did not heal well or in some case a part of your tattoo is fading away, you should go back the shop you first had it done. It is recommended you go back to the first place you had it done, the artist might go low on the price or do it for free! you never know😎.
- Tattoo postcare plan – It seems as a thing that you will need to do after a long period of time after you get inked but the truth is tattoo postcare is very important and it starts immediately you tattoo is done. You need to know the tips on how to care for your tattoo, the necessary equipments and the products. You have to know that tattooing is not just a body art process but a health process too, the artist uses a needle to apply ink underneath your skin, once the skin is open we are close to dangers of infection.
Having a feeling of getting inked after reading all these must know things? If yes then make sure it’s an expensive one🤑🤑🤑. Thank you very much for your time just let me know what your thoughts are on these must know.