Tattoos are popular for various reasons. While they have been said to exist from centuries, yet they have evolved significantly over the last decade. Besides selecting a proper design, there is a lot more you need to careful about. So, here’s the complete guide to attain a great tattoo.
Whenever it comes to tattoo, people start looking for different styles, designs, colors, and more frequently the aftercare tips. Well, that’s good! But is it sufficient?
Isn’t it equivalent to preparing for an exam and its results, without learning the schedule, format and style? Though you will be doing hard work, lack of smart work will make you fall down. And tattoo means getting inked for your life. You cannot afford to take the risk of getting it done wrong. Hence, it is important to prepare for it. How? Below you will find a detailed guide on how to prepare yourself for a perfect tattoo job.
Getting your skin ready for the new art piece!
1. Damage skin:
The very first thing you need to know is that you have to prepare your skin for the tattoo. Remember, this is a very important step and it can make a significant difference in how it heals. Start with checking for damaged skin. Look for the following symptoms,
- Sun burned
- Bad acne
In case you find any of them, you must delay the idea for some days, at least. The presence of cuts, scratches, or acne can lead to scarring. Moreover, it can cause uneven healing. Thus, a few days prior to your appointment, start moisturizing the skin and keep it damage free.
2. Fear from sun:
The next important first thing is to stay out of the sun. If you are already dealing with sunburns or it is turning red, you might face severe problems in future. Actually, the redness is caused due to the presence of blood close to the surface of the skin. And when you try to tattoo the skin which is already damaged, you simply add up to more damage.
Secondly, the blood will thin out the tattoo ink easily. Hence, it will fade the tattoo very soon and cause more bleeding during the tattoo process. Thus, it is advised to use a good sun block for a few days on the area you want to get tattooed. Remember, to keep out of the sun for at least a week before your tattoo appointment.
A right artist can make a huge difference. Hence, ensure that you invest sufficient time to look at portfolios of the tattoo artist you choose. Nowadays, there are a number of parlors and artists who promise best tattoo art. But how many of them serve to be a right choice is not predictable.
Never compromised quality for price! You love your skin, isn’t it? It’s valuable and nothing will be more precious. Look for someone who cares for your skin and gives the best design.
So, this was just the first step towards your tattooing desire. There is a lot to come ahead. Wait for the next post which will explain what all you need to know about the tattoo artist and the major steps you must consider on the appointment day. Till then, keep your skin healthy and start looking for some good designs