Be In The Right Frame Of Mind When Getting A Tattoo

August 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , )

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If you do your research about tattoos you will find that a lot of people state that you need to be in the right frame of mind before you go out and get inked. Getting tattooed is a very serious thing and should never be decided on the spur of the moment, those tattoos almost always end up being a regret or a “what the heck was I thinking” tattoo. If you don’t want to fall in that category than listen up.

First and foremost you should put some serious thought into making the decision to get a tattoo. Flying by the seat of your pants when it comes to getting ink isn’t a very good idea. Tattoos need to be thought out and researched. Secondly, you need to make sure you are in the right state of mind. Getting a tattoo because you are mad at someone and want to do something to rub in their face is no reason to get a tattoo. Moreover, you need to make sure you are alcohol and drug free, those two elements do not mix well when one is getting a tattoo. They can cause you to bleed more and cause the healing process to take longer or complications to occur during the healing process. Lastly, being in the right state of mind will help you be able to cope with the pain better. When you sit down to get your body art  you should be well rested, in good health, and clear headed. It is also important not get a tattoo when you are depressed or having just experience something traumatic or life changing.

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Ashley

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Do Your Research On A Tattoo Artist

August 11, 2009 at 3:35 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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If you are a tattoo virgin and do not have a tattoo artist that you regularly go to than you should most definitely do your research on a tattoo artist. There are hundreds of tattoos artists out there but some are better than others. For instance some tattoo artists specialize in certain kinds of tattoos. Take portrait tattoos, these tattoos are very hard to do. Not just any one can draw a picture of a real live person on your skin. This kind of tattoo takes a lot of training and experience. Portrait tattoos are one of the most difficult to do and not ever tattoo artist can pull them off.

So if you have your heart set on getting a portrait tattoo do your research first and talk to your tattoo artist and see if they feel comfortable doing one. Also don’t be shy, look through their tattoo book of people they have tattooed before. Not only will this ease your mind that they are competent but it will also give you an idea of what kind of tattoo they excel at. If your tattoo artist does not feel comfortable doing a portrait tattoo then don’t be afraid to ask them to recommend someone they feel would do the job better. More than likely there will be someone in the tattoo shop that specializes in these tattoos so you won’t have to leave to comfort of your tattoo shop. If no one has experience with them in the shop simply ask for a recommendation of another artist.

Just remember when trying to find a tattoo artist you need to make sure you see pictures of their work or know someone who has been tattooed by them. There is nothing worse than getting a bad quality tattoo.

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Ashley

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Hurry Up And Wait

August 8, 2009 at 11:38 am (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , )

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When someone makes up their mind to get a tattoo the first thing they want to do is rush out to the nearest tattoo parlor, studio or shop and get their desired ink. Well this sudden urge could make for a huge regret later on down the road. Tattoos are a very serious thing, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. They are in fact permanent, so if you wake up one day and say, I don’t want this thing any more there is no taking some soap and water it to and rubbing it off. This is why it is so important to think things through when it comes to a tattoo.

Believe it or not more people than you think, think about their tattoos for years sometimes. It is completely normal to go through phases when thinking about getting a tattoo. You want it, you think no I don’t want it, then you want it again. It’s best to just wait and see how your feel about something than rushing into a life long commitment and having regrets about it later on down the road. There is nothing worse than having to live with an unwanted tattoo.

So when you are thinking about getting a tattoo, whether it be your first or twentieth, give it some thought and think about it and think about it some more. Don’t just rush out and get inked every time you have the urge to. If you did this you will more than likely be covered in several tattoos that you will not like or want in a few years. Just like the old saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Ashley

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Keep Your Tattoo Clean And Moist

July 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Several people out there are still unaware that after you get a tattoo that you have to care for it. You literally have to nurse it back to health to insure that an infection does not set in. After all a tattoo is an open wound on your skin so infection can set in very easily if it is not cared for properly and not kept clean. The are several different methods that are out there to take care of your tattoo. The important thing is that you keep it clean and keep it moist.

When it comes to cleaning your tattoo you just need to wash it with a gentle mild soap, like baby soap. You also need to make sure that whenever you touch it your hands are clean. Do not be rough with it, just gently wash it and pat or air dry. This needs to be done shortly after you have gotten your tattoo and at least once or twice a day while it is healing. Also beware that your tattoo may ooze some puss when you first take your bandage off. This is normal but if this continues you need to contact a doctor because more than likely an infection is starting to take place.

The second important care tip is to keep your tattoo moist. There has been a lot of talk about this one. Some people recommend the following and others don’t. Just go by what you tattoo artist recommends. A lot of people advice against using Petroleum-based products, simply because they don’t help in healing or preventing infection. Neosporin is one of the most common antibiotic ointment that is recommended, some find to preserve the tattoo ink colors well too. Some hold bacitracin as the big thing in tattoo after care. It fights infection and keeps the tattooed skin moist and healthy. Others have found A&D ointment a good alternative. It has vitamins to promote healing though it doesn’t fight infection.

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Ashley

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Don’t Psych Yourself Up Too Much About Getting A Tattoo

June 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , )

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One of the first things people associate tattoos with that are thinking about getting one is the pain that is involved with getting the actual tattoo. Let’s face it people, getting a tattoo does hurt and there really isn’t any getting around that. There are however some numbing creams out there that are available, but there have been a lot of mixed results with them. Some people report that that do work but the cream doesn’t last the entire time of getting the tattoo. While others say that the cream doesn’t work at all. If you ask a tattoo artist they will tell you they are not fans of the cream, they think they are pointless. After all the pain involved with getting a tattoo is just part of the process, if you can’t deal with it or are worried about it you shouldn’t be getting a tattoo.

With that being said it is just best to prepare yourself mentally that getting a tattoo is going to hurt but it’s nothing like giving birth to a child.  You will most certainly feel some sort discomfort and a little bit of pain.Some people describe getting a tattoo like getting stung by hundreds of bees at the same time. While others say it like broken glass being drug across your skin repeatedly. However, it is important to keep in mind that every person is different, everyone has a different pain tolerance and discomfort level. So the best piece of advise is to not psych yourself out too much about getting a tattoo, but your should mentally prepare yourself and truly try not to think too much about it. Just worry about it when you are actually getting the tattoo and to be quite honest you will discover that when you are actually getting the tattoo that it’s not as bad as you thought it would be.

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Ashley

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Don’t Rush Into Getting A Tattoo

May 2, 2009 at 8:57 am (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , )

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A common mistake that first timers make when getting a tattoo is rushing into the whole thing too quickly. You most certainly should not rush things when it comes to getting something inked on your body and having to live with it for the rest of your life. It is wise to think things through and think your design out. Don’t be so eager to get tattooed that your pick a random design off the wall at the tattoo parlor and years down the line ask yourself, why in the world did I get this tattoo? Or come to realize the design gets mistake for something else than what it really is.

Getting a tattoo is a very exciting time in ones life but it is important to remain level headed and think straight. Put some thought into your tattoo design as well as the location of your tattoo. These two things are most important when deciding on getting a tattoo. Picking the wrong location of your tattoo could be the curse of death for you. Also you should have no excuse in not being able to picks out a great design, there are several outlets these days that one has access to to pick a tattoo design. There are several website on the internet as well as books, magazine. Not to mention thinking one up from scratch.

Another important piece of advice when picking out a tattoo is don’t pick something meaningless. Your tattoo design should have meaning to you, therefore you will not end up regretting it later on in life. Just be smart about picking out your tattoo. A great moto to live by when picking out your design is think twice, ink once.

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Ashley

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Don’t Make These Tattoo Mistakes

April 25, 2009 at 8:48 am (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , )

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When one decides on getting a tattoo there are a lot of mistakes that can be made and a lot of people do make mistakes. With that being said, it is clearly ok to make a mistake, no one is perfect after all, but when the mistake happens with a tattoo things get can get a little complicateded. So if you do not want to fall victim to making one of the deadly tattoo mistakes following these steps below and you should have a pleasant tattoo experience and shouldn’t experience a tattoo mistake.

* First and foremost you need to be in the right state of mind when you get a tattoo. Contrary to what some believe getting a tattoo when you are drunk is not the best thing. Not only will you bleed more because of the alcohol in your system but it is pretty much guaranteed you will regret whatever you got when you sober up. Also if you are feeling depressed or sick these are not the right times to get a tattoo either.

* Secondly picking out the wrong design can be devastating. There are so many outlets available to people to choose a tattoo design it’s not funny. Don”t limit yourself to the designs offered at the tattoo parlor. Search around the internet for designs or come up with one yourself.

* Thirdly, don’t bargain hunt when it comes to a tattoo. Tattoo’s are expensive that’s just how it is. If you want a good quality tattoo that is done properly and will help up for the rest of your life you are going to have to pay for it. If you don’t think twice about spending money on a pair of fancy sunglasses or a new outfit than you should feel the same way about a tattoo. If money is an issue, then set aside some money every paycheck and save for one.

*Lastly, if you decide to get a text tattoo make darn sure that it is spelled correctly and that the tattoo artist is aware of how to spell the word or phrase you are getting. Living with a misspelled tattoo is no fun.

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Ashley

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Take Your Tattoo For A Test Drive

April 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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When one decided to get a tattoo that is a great thing but it is also a great idea if you are still a little insure about your tattoo design to take it for a test drive. Taking your tattoo for a test drive simply means getting a temporary tattoo of the same tattoo you want or something similarand putting on your body and seeing if you can live with it and if it’s the right design for you. Picking out the right tattoo design is very important to your tattoo decision, because that design will be with you for the res of your life.

Another option one may have to take their tattoo for a test drive is getting the design you are interested in airbrushed on you.  An airbrushed tattoo is can last up to seven days. The whole purpose of doing this is just to make darn sure that you are happy with the tattoo design and that you don’t have a problem with the design the say after it is tattooed on you. A third option that one has is it buy a special kind of transfer paper that can be put into your home computer’s printer. This paper allows you to print out your desired tattoo from your home computer and apply it  to yourself like a traditional temporary tattoo. So if you wake up one or two days later after you have gotten your temporary tattoo or airbrushed tattoo and realize you just don’t like the design or it wasn’t what you thought it would be, you will have saved yourself a ton of money as well as peace of mind because you won’t have to live with the mistake for the rest of your life.

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Ashley

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Get A Tattoo For You

April 11, 2009 at 8:05 am (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Every since the 1970’s tattoos have been slowing gaining popularity with more and more people. In 2005 an estimated 14% of people had a tattoo in 2006 it was found out that 36% of people between the ages of  18 and 29 have a tattoo and 40% of people from that ages 18 to 40 have a tattoo. With the numbers growing everyday and some of the most beloved celebrities and athletes dawning them you would think the negative stereotype of tattoos would no longer be there. Unfortunately, people with tattoos are still looked down upon and people still raise there noses up to them because of their body art.

With the above statistics growing practically yearly it is important for new 18 year olds to get a tattoo for the right reason. A tattoo is for you and you only. You should only get a tattoo if you want it and absolutely do not get inked if someone pressured you into or if you are trying to fit into a crowd. Tattoos are forever and it’s not very easy to get them removed. A typical laser removal session to get a tattoo taken off can cost up to $1,000 a session and some tattoos require 6 to 10 sessions for the tattoo removal to be effective. So you need to make darn sure that, that $75 to $100 tattoo you got when you were a teenager doesn’t turn into a $6,000 to $10,000 mistake later on down the road. In case you are wondering insurance does not cover laser tattoo removal. So be very wise about deciding if you truly want to get inked. Tattoos are forever.

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Ashley

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Swimming Is A No No For Your New Tattoo

April 4, 2009 at 8:32 am (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Contrary to belief there is a lot of knowledge that needs to be known when it comes to picking out a tattoo, getting a tattoo and taking care of a tattoo. Getting a tattoo is serious business and it is no walk in the park. You will most certainly experience some sort of pain and or discomfort when getting a tattoo and people need to be ware of this. Of course different people have different pain tolerance levels so the amount of pain you fell will be up to you. Also the location of the tattoo will also determine the pain level. However, the most important thing that one needs to know about getting a tattoo is how to take care of it properly, because just like a cut your tattoo can get infected.

One of the biggest no no’s when it comes to getting a tattoo is going swimming and or submerging your new tattoo in water. Many may think this isn’t a big deal but it is. But you should avoid hot tubs, swimming pools and soaking in bathtubs of water while your tattoo is healing. After all a tattoo is a surface wound on your skin and your skin is susceptible to infection and public pools and water are easy sources of bacteria. Thus, allowing unwanted bacteriainto your new tattoo, which will then cause an unwanted infection. Also if you are in water for a long period of time or soaking your tattoo in water it can cause the scab to come off the tattoo prematurelyl cause your tattoo not to heal properly.  So keep in mind if you are planning on going to the beach or some other place where water activities will be involved refrain from getting a tattoo ahead of time or while you are on vacation.

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Ashley

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