You’re about to get a tattoo. Now you have your chosen design. You’re not the only one. A survey found that tattoos are becoming more popular than ever. Nearly 30% have at least one tattoo. Those with more than one rarely stop there.
Are Tattoos Risky Art?
The hand-held device containing one or several needles is used by tattoo artists to create a design. The machine will ink tiny drops of ink onto your skin by pricking the top layer. It doesn’t require anesthesia and can be quite painful.
It can also cause you to become ill if you have an allergic response. You could get a skin infection such as Staphylococcus, hepatitis C, hepatitis A, or Hepatitis C. Even contaminated ink has been linked to soft-tissue infections.
How can you make sure that there are no risks and you go to a safe place? If you are looking to get a tattoo done correctly, there are some rules that you need to follow. One, you should not do it yourself and second, don’t allow an amateur to do it.
If your state requires a license, you should instead find a reliable artist. This means that you will need to consult your state or local health department. These steps will help you find a reliable shop.
Only Choose A Tattoo Shop Whose Employees Have Been Properly Trained
To minimize the risk of contamination, make sure that your tattoo artist uses disposable gloves. They should also throw them away between tattoos.
Make sure they are using needles in sealed containers and that the pigment tray is new.
Make sure that the tattoo shop has a sterilization unit and can clean expensive equipment.
Ask employees how they sterilize countertops, tables, chairs. You should ask them to use a bleach-based disinfectant. Get out if the shop isn’t clean. Blood can travel and can infect all types of surfaces.
One of the most important tips is to not let alcohol cloud your judgment. It’s exciting to get a tattoo, but it can also be very costly. You should think long and carefully about it.
Things To Know Before You Book A Tattoo Appointment
Although many shops and artists will confirm your appointment closer to the date, it is important that you remember when you should show up. You will lose your deposit and your artist may not accept you for your appointment. Rescheduling is difficult if you don’t show up.
It is possible to not see the tattoo design before your appointment.
This is a common practice among tattoo artists to minimize design changes and client back-and-forth nitpicking. Most artists will only make minor changes to the design the day before your appointment to ensure that you get exactly what you want.
There are two things you can do if you are worried about not being able to see a tattoo design before your appointment.
First, let’s be clear about the style of your tattoo when you submit your booking request. Also, provide reference images to help you get an idea. A second step is to schedule an appointment with your artist well in advance. Consultations allow tattoo artists to get to know you better and help you envision your tattoo. Ask your artist if you would like to see the design before it is finalized. These requests are often accommodated by many artists.
Trusting your artist is key. You will like the style of the artist and other tattoos they have done for you, so you can be sure that whatever they create for you will be better than you imagined.