Through centuries, the art of tattoo has been practices and advanced in multiple cultures: from Ancient Egypt to China, from Philippines to America. In different times perceived differently, tattoos went from having very functional aspect (for example, showing one’s social position or even associating someone with a certain gang or group of people) to become global art movement, giving everyone an equal chance to express themselves.
How old is the art of tattoo?It is hard to say, but the archeological data from mummies found around the globe suggest that the practice of tattooing goes back to Neolithic times.
How to choose a tattoo?Research, research, and research. You should be absolutely in love with the design of your future tattoo in order not to regret it afterwards. Each artist has his own distinctive style, so try to find the one that synchronizes with you the most.
What precautions should I take when getting a tattoo?First and foremost, research the tattoo artist before making an appointment. Take a look at their social media, reviews, then probably schedule an introductory visit to get better understanding of the skills of the person and their working environments. Make sure the place is clean and all hygienic norms are being respected. Once during the session, disinfect your skin with Dr.Numb® 4% Lidocaine Foam Soap to avoid any irritation or infections. Then, apply Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Numbing Cream for 30-40 minutes to achieve strong anesthetic effect that will last during the whole session.
Since ancient times, piercing was a way of expression or a statement about person’s social status. Having lived through centuries, it stays one of the most common ways for individuals to modify their bodies and show off their personality.
Long history of piercing.People started a fashion for piercing back in and Ancient Times already. Ranging from tongue and lip in ancient African cultures, the nose and ears in Israel, the history of piercing culture dates back almost to 5000 years ago. In ancient times, piercings had a meaning: in most cases, helping to identify person’s social position or even protect the owner from the demons. Medieval Ages brought fashion for tall hairstyles, that exposed ears, so ear adornments became popular. Having lost popularity in 1920s, piercing was brought back in fashion in 1970s by hippie movement.
Is it still fashionable to make piercing in 2020?As all disciplines evolve, piercing culture constantly changes, too. In 2020, there is probably the biggest choice in the history in terms of styles of piercings to choose from to adornments and earrings. Apart from more usual “one ear – one earring” type of piercing, it is very trendy now to pierce different parts of the ear, mixing styles: snakebite piercing, tragus piercing, conch piercing and others.
How to make sure my piercing is safe and will heal nicely?As with any skin / body treatments, it is crucial to pay attention to safety. We recommend using Dr.Numb® 4% Lidocaine Foam Soap on the area that is going to be pierced just before the session in order to wipe off all the bacteria and dirt. Use Dr.Numb® 5% Lidocaine Topical Anesthetic Cream too, if you feel like the pain will be too much to take.
As the 2012 survey by Harris Interactive reported that 1 in 7 (14%) of the 21% of American adults who have a tattoo regret getting one. With such stats, it is no wonder that tattoo removal treatment is one of the most required laser skin procedures.
How does tattoo removal work?By nature, our body gets rid of any external elements, including any microscopic ones in our skin. Although, tattoo ink particles are too big for our system to get rid of, making it necessary to undergo a number of tattoo removal sessions before one can see progress. Laser tattoo removal intends to break down tattoo ink particles into smaller pieces, so that the body can process them. This way, with each session the tattoo becomes lighter and lighter.
How many sessions do I need?It depends on the size and complexity of your tattoo, personal skin characteristics and health state. Usually, you should take at least 7 week break between one tattoo removal session and another, in order to avoid scarring.