When it comes to getting a tattoo, many questions start to float in the mind. Tattoos are permanent ornaments of your body, so one should find the answer to all the queries floating in the mind before finalizing to get a tattoo. Make a thorough research prior to getting a tattoo.
You can always find a good solution to most of your problems occurring in way of getting a tattoo from the real-life experiences of the people.
The article shares few experiences of the people with tattoos. You may find your solution in this article.
- Experience with a foot tattoo
“Foot tattoos heal fine as long as you take care of them and stay just as well as anywhere else. I think a lot of the problems people have had with foot tattoos come from artists who didn't know what they were doing since the skin is thin and it's easy to go too deep or go too shallow. Find a competent artist and you're good to go.
The top of my foot didn't hurt that badly to be honest but my girlfriend wept when getting hers done so ymmv.
As far as healing goes sandals are good or make sure that the tattoo isn't lymphy and just wear some brand new socks and some tight fitting shoes. If the sock sticks to the tattoo a bit, putting some water on top should help get it off. Because of the location you may need some touchups anyway, but nothing too bad.
I've had the top of mine done for 7 years now and it hasn't changed at all in that time.”
- Does Laser Tattoo Removal hurt?
“Yes, it hurts. The pain of removal is similar to the pain felt when getting a tattoo. People describe the feeling as being similar to getting splattered with hot bacon grease or having a rubber band snapped against their skin—it can hurt, but it's bearable.
The only thing I have to complain about is the itching! It's practically unbearable, but I deal with it and try not to scratch at all because I don't want scarring.”
- Why should you not prefer White Ink Tattoos?
“The main reason I won't do white ink tattoos is: I know they don't hold up, I know they don't heal well, and I know white ink wasn't made for outlining (it's far too thick to be conducive to clean line work); so I don't want my name on something that I KNOW won't work well and make a nice tattoo… It's a bunch of reasons why they're a bad idea, but for me that's the kicker.”
- Tattoo research matters a lot
"At 18 years old, I asked the artist for a tattoo of a phoenix. Years later I found out that the tattoo I got is an exact copy of a known gang tattoo. After lots of cover up work and some dented pride, I no longer look like a total contradiction of myself. Lesson of the year: Run a reverse Google image search on that 'original' tattoo design the artist says he designed for you just to make sure."
- Tattoos at chest result in quick fading and more pain
"I have the words 'Let it be' on my chest. Everything was fine to begin with. I was pleasantly shocked at how little it hurt because of it being on my chest. It was all good for about a week but where it was a new tattoo my bra had rubbed on it and faded some of the lettering. I go back to the tattooist, (I had only used this place once because my usual artist was all booked up) I show him that it had faded and he told me to go upstairs where he would touch it up."
"OH HOLY HELL, THE PAIN. In comparison to the first time round I could have probably gouged out one of his eyes. Obviously now I know why it hurt so damn much the second time around but he should have known as a tattoo artist not to go over it so soon. Yes, he did the touch up for free obviously but his inexperience annoyed me. I'm now left with a blown out tattoo on my chest.
- Think twice before getting a tattoo
"I have my ex-boyfriend's name on the inside of my ring finger. We went and got tattoos together, except he got a fairly large one on his back. We had plans of getting married and were obviously too young to know any better. We are still great friends. We joke about going together to get them removed. I look at it like this: a tattoo is way cheaper than a marriage or divorce!"