Body tattoos have been in fashion for over the last two thousand years and yes, they have certainly evolved a lot since then. While initially, most communities used body tattoos as a form of religious symbolism and hierarchy with cultural overtones, today they are mostly used for iconographic reasons, sans any cultural or religious overtones. This does not mean that there aren’t any communities who still use body tattoos as a form of religious symbolism, but they happen to be few in number. Either way, getting through your first inking session would be a nerve-wracking experience, but that’s only natural. And yes, most of the intrinsic body tattoos tend to be permanent, so you may need to do detailed research on tattoo designs, tattoo parlors and then go and get inked. If this is your first inking session, then you definitely need to read this.
DONT GET TATTOO EARLIER:
quite a few tattoo aficionados, who had gotten their body inked quite early on,
only to regret it now. One of the key reasons that you may want to wait a while
to get your body inked permanently has to do with the fact that your body is
currently developing physically. And naturally, as your body grows in size and
shape, it is bound to contour the tattoo, which is all the more reason that you
would want to wait until you have hit 21 or higher, before heading to the
CHEAP DONT MEAN QUALITY:
comes to tattoo designs, the first thing that you need to do is some good
research on the same. You should be able to locate a few tattoo parlors in and
around your locality but you must also know that good quality body tattoo
designs do not come cheap. So you may have to shop around, for a parlor that
provides the design you are interested in, at attractive rates. Just remember
that if the body tattoo parlor offers cheap rates, then their overall work may
not be that great or that they are brand new to the niche.
HALF NOW HALF LATER:
This is a rookie mistake that most beginners make; given the prices that most parlors often charge for inking your body with a premium design – some of them opt for getting half done at the moment and the other half later. Granted that it might sound like a great idea to get half done now and half done later but it really is not a good idea, not by any stretch of the imagination.
DONT GET TATTOO FROM RANDOM PARLOR:
comes to tattoos and body inks, you need to remember that it is easy to get
infected, which in turn, can develop into a serious health issue, from getting
a tattoo at a parlor that does not disinfect its implements. You need to make
sure that the tattoo parlor you had chosen maintains high levels of standards,
where cleanliness is concerned and that all the instruments used are cleaned
and sanitized accordingly.
DONT TATTOO PERSONAL NAMES ON BODY:
without saying; there are many who ink their partner’s name across their body
and the common impression is that it mostly comes off as a mark of ownership.
Furthermore, you would be carrying that name, permanently marked on your body
for the rest of your life. That is why marking personal names on your body is
not a good idea.
comes to picking out a design, most established parlors have online websites
with a portfolio of some of their popular designs. You can also shop around and
look at other tattoo parlors and see what they have to offer online as well. Do
remember to check the background of the tattoo parlor and find out what their
other customers had to say about their design work and the work itself. This
should generally clue you in as to how good the tattoo parlor is and what you
can expect from them.
It is important that you are extremely clear and specific with what you want to be inked on your body, with the tattoo artist. You need to tell them what particular design you want and even be specific enough to the colors to be used so that they get it right. Just remember that there is no ‘redo’ for most tattoo designs which are why it is important that the tattoo artist gets it right the first time around.
AVOID WHEN SICK:
without saying that you need to avoid tattooing your body when sick. If you
have a prior appointment but happen to be sick with cold or flu or some other
health condition, then you need to ensure that you call them and let them know
about how you are sick at the moment and therefore, you need to postpone your
appointment. Most parlors would agree with you and from a medical point of
view, further stressing your body, both physically and mentally, when you are
sick is not a good idea at all.
It is important that you test out a small area of your body; one of the reasons that you may want to do so is to ensure that you are not susceptible to any allergy attacks as a result of the tattoo. The fact is that some online users are susceptible to breaking out into rash, hives and a few others even develop a high fever after a tattoo session. By testing out a small area of your body, you are essentially ensuring that you can get the body tattoo design you prefer, without a hitch. These are some of the tips that you would want to go through in detail. And as always, check online reviews to see how specific tattoo parlors have been reviewed since that can help you sort through the various parlors.