It’s probable that whether it’s a co-worker, a friend, a family member, or even a general acquaintance, you probably know somebody that has a tattoo. As common as they are now, you may even have a harder time finding someone who doesn’t have one. What is more, your curiosity has almost gotten the best of you, and even though you’re secretly wishing you could ask some questions about the tattoo experience, you have chickened out.
It may be a little odd asking somebody about something in their own body, but rest assured, you are not alone in being a bit curious about the entire tattoo process. Not only has this form of body art grown in popularity, but for a time, television shows based on tattoos were all the rage. You gained some insight into the body art world, but you’re being given more information about reality show play compared to the actual tattoo work.
If it makes you feel any better, tattoo artists are aware of your questions and are more than happy to answer them. So, don’t be shy. Given the regions of the body than can serve as canvases, it’ll take more than a simple question to produce a tattoo artist blush.
– The top parlors in the business are thorough in maintaining cleanliness & sanitation. More and more attention has been paid by authorities to make sure parlors are keeping things safe for clients. In a word, yes, getting a tattoo is safe, but check out a prospective parlor’s protocol.
Is Pricing Set In Stone? – Parlors usually have a minimum cost, but pricing can usually vary depending on the amount of customization & work involved. Ditto about the size & length of time to complete a piece.
Where Does It Hurt The Most? – Areas of sensitive skin (i.e., inside your elbow) and near cartilage or bone (i.e., on the top of feet & knuckles) tend to hurt the most. Everyone differs.
Is The Pain As Bad As It Seems? Everyone responds differently to the needle, but for the most part, it’s not that bad.
Are Tattoos Really Addictive? – While many people are content with one small tattoo, many others can not wait to start adorning their body with more ink. ‘Addictive’ is probably the wrong term, but there is something to being emotionally moved by your body becoming a piece of art.
Your artist is the person that you want to ask questions about when it comes to aftercare. Not only should a tattoo artist supply detailed information regarding how to look after your tattoo, but they should be open to provide input afterwards because your tattoo is an extension of them. This is a big question to ask before getting inked.
A tattoo can signify something different for every person who decides to get one. Some may be commemorating a special event while others might be celebrating the life of someone who has just passed away. Such a wide array of reasons exist for getting a tattoo that it makes sense that someone would be very curious to know what goes on in the mind of the client, as well as what happens in the mind of the artist. If you are considering getting your first tattoo and have questions about the procedure, the best thing you can do is to ask artists to get their input. By doing this, you to make an informed choice about getting a tattoo.