THE ULTIMATE TATTOO DOS AND DON’TS
For some people, getting a tattoo is a way of commemorating a moment in their lives. For others, it's a way of showing their strength and independence — a spontaneous decision that proves they know how to live in the moment!
Regardless of how long you have been planning your new tattoo, you must go into the parlor understanding how the tattoo process works. We have compiled a guide that will tell you everything you need to know about getting a tattoo, from choosing the right shop to budgeting for your tattoo and getting the best possible results.
DO: TAKE TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN AND SELECT THE RIGHT PLACEMENT
Whether you have made a spur-of-the-moment decision to get a tattoo or you have been dreaming of getting inked for years, it's essential that you carefully select your design. Most people want to have a tattoo that means something to them or serves as a symbol, rather than choosing a design that is in a catalog or book. Many tattoo experts recommend that you consider your design and think about it for several months before having it inked onto your body. In addition to carefully choosing a design, you will want to pick an appropriate placement for your interests, needs, and lifestyle.
DON'T: PICK ANY TATTOO PARLOR WITHOUT DOING YOUR RESEARCH
Not all tattoo parlors are created equal. You will want to look into the places in your area to find the one that is the best fit for you. It is most important to find a tattoo parlor that hires properly trained tattoo artists who prioritize working with high-quality tattoo ink. It's also critical to select a tattoo parlor that looks clean and properly disinfected regularly. You may even want to meet with your prospective tattoo artist in advance to make sure that you and the artist understand one another and have similar goals for your tattoo experience.
DO: PLAN YOUR TATTOO BUDGET ACCORDINGLY
The cost of any tattoo is going to vary significantly based on several factors, including the:
- Size of the tattoo
- Placement of the tattoo
- Ink that is used
- Number of colors used in the tattoo
- Hourly rate of the tattoo artist
Remember, when it comes to the quality and longevity of your tattoo, you get what you pay for. This is an investment in your body, and you are hiring a professional artist to do the job.
DON'T: SKIP OUT ON WATER THE DAY OF YOUR TATTOO
Your skin needs to be properly hydrated to get the best, most vibrant results. Drink plenty of water the night before and the day of your tattoo.
DO: TAKE THE ADVICE OF YOUR ARTIST AND CARE FOR YOUR TATTOO PROPERLY
Your tattoo artist will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, such as how to cover the tattoo and how to keep it moisturized. Proper aftercare is critical when it comes to preventing infection and preserving the longevity of your tattoo.
When you partner with a reputable tattoo artist who utilizes the best supplies on the market, you will get the tattoo you have been longing for. At Tommy's Supplies, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art tattoo ink, aftercare products, and more.
For more information about our tattoo supplies and machines, contact us today!