Tattoos have always been a way to display art on the human body. Right from the days of the first man, humans have found ways to put desired markings on their body – usually more for identification back then but tattoos nonetheless. However, the century we live in has seen a great rise in the use of tattoos. Gone are the days when people interpreted having a tattoo as being morally responsible. A lot of great stars out there now have a lot of tattoos. So its not necessarily a bad thing if you decide to get some ink job done on your body. I think I might get one in fact.
However, before you do so, here are a few things you should consider:
- Knowing Your Pain Limit
Have you tried pricking yourself with a needle or cutting yourself with a knife? If you have not, then you should try it out so as to know how much pain your body can tolerate. When getting a tattoo most especially in sensitive parts of the body like; the breast, groin areas, elbows or knees etc. it is important to first have knowledge of the limit to pain your body can take. Tattoos require constant injecting of ink with a sharp needle into a sub layer of the skin and this could be quite painful most especially if it is your first.
- Consider Timing
A newly made tattoo could get damaged from direct contact to sunlight or entry into water. It is important to consider the timing of the season or pre planned activities such as going for a weekend on the beach or a pool party before getting a tattoo. Contact with water could smear the ink as well as for those who intend getting a tattoo in an open part of their skin, direct sunlight could damage your tattoo as well. In a case of timing, spring and maybe autumn are the best time of the year to get a tattoo.
- Find Out More About The Tattoo Artist Before Giving In
It is important to have an idea who you decide to trust your body inking with. Take out time to scout for an artist couple days or even weeks before your proposed date, find out more about his works and possibly those whom he has inked as well, go through their photo books of self-made jobs by the artist, check out the feedback tab from previous customers as well, make certain your confidence in the artist as regards their style and techniques in which they carry out the tattoo process. If you are quite satisfied, then you could decide to go ahead with getting a tattoo on your body.
- Make The Right Decision
You should be careful when it comes to having a tattoo and be ready for the consequences. Are you sure you would love to get your body tattooed on? Could it cost you an office job in the future if you decide to go white collar? Do you intend getting your partners name on your body and what is the probability you would be together for a life time? All this and many more are likable questions to ask yourself before considering getting a tattoo.
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