Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tattoo Care: During the Tattoo

Tattoo Care: During the Tattoo

You have made the big decision and is just about to get your tattoo. The fear itself is usually more scary then the tattoo process itself. Most people will realise getting tattooed is not as painful as it may seem after their first.
That being said, tattooing does involve pain, and you can do a few things to make it more comfortable.

1) Do not make any sudden movements. That doesn't mean you cannot move at all. You just have to let your tattooist know that you are going to move/scratch/ yawn etc.

2) Go when the weather is cool. Don't go there during a hot summer day where you are sweaty and uncomfortable. You may have to sit there for a long time depending on the size of the tattoo.

3) Choose smaller designs for your first tattoo. It means it can be done in a shorter time. If you are going for bigger designs, you may request for breaks in between. Most tattooist are happy to allow a few minute breaks in between.

4) Pee before starting. You wouldn't really want to be rushing off to the loo in between the tattoo process

5) Get an experienced tattooist. This cannot be emphasized enough. The skill of the tattooist is likely to decide on how long you will be sitting there and also how painful it will be.

Good luck

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