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Preparing For A Tattoo
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For most people that don't have tattoos yet, preparing for a tattoo can sometimes be frightened just thinking about getting a tattoo. They think that getting a tattoo will be daring and exotic so now they feel it is time to make that leap into the world of tattoos. If you are a newbie to tattoos there are some things you need to keep in mind with the whole tattooing process. Preparing for a tattoo is not as simple as getting a design and a tattoo. Tattoos last forever so the tattoo design that you choose needs to be one that you won't regret down the road. You also need to find the right tattoo artist be the job. One that is sanitary and professional.

Most of you know that tattoos are applied with needles, a tattoo gun, and ink. But in reality there is more to it than that. No two tattoo artists or tattoo shops do there tattooing process the same. They all vary in one way or another.

The first part in preparing for a tattoo is deciding on the tattoo designs that you want to get. Once you find one take it with you and the tattoo specialist might be able to make suggestions about improving the design to make it more unique or make it fit in the spot that you want it to make it look its best. If you don't have a design in mind yet that is no problem. All tattoo shops have tattoo galleries that you can look through until you find something that interests you. All different sizes and colors.

After you have decided on the tattoo you want to get your tattoo artist will then make out the stencil for the tattoo design. Some of the better artists can just draw it out right on your body where you want it to go. Once the outline is on your skin you will be able to have a look at it to see if it is where you want it and if it looks OK in that placement.

If you are happy with the way it looks then the tattooing process can begin. They will have you sit or lay down depending on your tattoo placement. Which ever way it is more comfortable for you and makes it easy for the tattooist to get to. But sometimes it will not be so comfortable. You will only have to deal with it for a little while though. In my opinion I would rather be uncomfortable for a couple hours so they can do the best work they can. I want them to have the easiest time to get to the place they need to do the tattooing on so I can have the perfect tattoo.

When preparing for a tattoo you might want to know how long you will have to sit there. Well it all depends on the size of the tattoo and how much detail. Tattoos that are smaller and have less detail will be a lot faster than tattoos that are large and have a lot of detail. Sometimes the tattoo can take multiple sessions to get finished. It all depends on what you have done and how long you can deal with the discomfort.

When I got my last tattoo it took about six and a half hours all together to get done. I never thought it would take that long. I have to get it in 3 different sittings. The first one was four and a half hours before the pain started getting to me so I was done for the day. Let it heal for a couple weeks then went back. An hour later it wasn't really the pain of the needle but my tattooed area was really soar so we have to stop. The tattoo wasn't fully healed for the second time. Wait another couple weeks to get it finished and now it is done and I'm happy with it. If it is a design that you really want then it will be worth all the time and possible pain of the tattooing process.

Price is another important part in preparing for a tattoo. The prices depends on where you get it done, the size of the tattoo, the detail, and how much color is in it. Most tattoo artists charge by the hour so after you have your design they can judge how long it will take them to get it done and they will give you a price. You will have to payed in full before they will even begin preparing for a tattoo.

Once your tattoo is done the artist will let you know how to take care of your new tattoo. You will have to wear a bandage on it for the first couple hours but after that all you have to do is keep it clean. Wash it several times a day with soap and water. Never scrub it with a towel. Just use your hand. Pat it dry then apply ointment so it doesn't dry out. keep it out of the sun and now swimming in public pools. The whole healing process takes a couple weeks for the tattoo to fully heal.

Getting and preparing for a tattoo can seem a bit daunting but once you have done it and know what to expect the next time it will be a whole lot easier. If you find a tattoo artist that you like and you want more tattoos in the future going to the same person every time will also help you feel more more comfortable with them. I know that preparing for a tattoo can be scary if it is your first one but it will get better the more you get. Getting a tattoo doesn't have to be scary. It won't be as bad as you think.


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