It won’t be wrong saying that every tattoo has a story.
However, here you need to understand that tattooing is not as easy as it appears. The process involves some complexities. A dermatologist, Dr. Jorgen Serup, who heads a specialized hospital clinic for patients with tattoo problem, in Copenhagen says.
“A third of those who get tattoos develop allergic reactions and skin sensitivities. And five percent of tattoo customers experience serious issues — an infection or disfiguring reaction.”
But you don’t need to be disappointed. Tattooing can be a safe and effective process if done with care. Right from choosing the right time and design to following aftercare instruction, there are many things you need to pay attention.
Be careful for “that” time of the month
No one knows your body better than you. This simply means that you know which days your body is most sensitive. Yes, it is about the menstrual cycle. In those days when your skin just becomes too sensitive, it is better to wait a little more. Hence, before booking your appointment, start making notes a month prior and check for those days when your pain tolerance or sensitivity is especially low. These can differ from person to person. However, this time of the month has the widest swings when your cycle is approaching and during the periods. Don’t let yourself be in more pain unnecessarily.
Avoid it on the cheap rates
It is not that expensive tattoo designs are good. But you have to be particular for the quality being served. There are some suspiciously cheap tattoo parlors which might offer you price rate which seems to be attractive. If it is at the cost of quality, please say a big NO. Remember, you are altering your body for life. Consider it as an investment and don't put your body on any risk.
Know your pain tolerance
There is nothing wrong in enquiring about the pain in advance. If you have a doubt, whether tattooing is painful or not, the answer is- YES. It pains, but how much, will depend on a number of factors. For instance, if it is the first tattoo you must respect your body's limits. Also if your body is highly sensitive, keep a distance from tattoos on elbows, ribs, backs of knees, or groin areas.
Regardless of the area you choose, there is a one-stop solution to keep it painless. You can switch to Dr.Numb®, a lidocaine based cream. Basically, it is a topical anesthetic solution which comes with 5% lidocaine. Being a numbing agent, lidocaine will help to make your skin numb for somewhere around three to four hours. So you can have a painless tattooing now.
Choose your design wisely
As tattoos are permanent you cannot take the risk to be doubtful while choosing a design. Do consult with your expert beforehand. Avoid making any decisions in hurry. Of course, you can pull-in ideas from different places. But don’t be influenced by anyone and make your own choices. Listen to your artist carefully.
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