And by that I mean I need to know all the do’s and don’ts, hygiene after I take the tattoo, etc etc
I never understand tattos just to look nice. U cant donate blood if someone is in need. It look stupid. Like bro u work in fucking corpo 9-5 job why u have fucking valhalla tattoed on your hand. U dont look badass. U look stupid XD.
Only tattos i agree with are those who cover scars and with meaning behind it. Not just "i like the show so i tatto fucking viking".
Why would anyone want to permanently stain their skin? Tattoos are ugly
I'm planning to have a japanese sleeve, the modern style tho. But I'm saving for nursing school. Idk it's just a thought, no real actions done for it yet.
2 full sleeves here.
Winter/autumn is the best season for making tattoo. Dont be nervous. 1 day tattoo session isnt that bad. I bet you would not feel anything. About tattoo itself, I dont think text is the thing you should go for.
Well most important is that it is your choice whether you want text or not. I mean how can people say that text is a bad decision. My though before getting any of my tattoos was: "does this mean anything to me" because if it does, you won't regret it. Secondly, if you get a small text, what's there really to regret, and if you really regret it, you can ask a good tattoo artist to cover it up with something different later on. Feel free to ask any questions about hygiene aswell. I got all of mine in Denmark where the rules for hygiene are quiet high so I know a thing or two :-)
Not going to design of your tattoo, that is your choice.
Is it at a shop and not some guys appartement?
Have you seen the artist portfolio. Does the style match what you are looking for?
Is it an artist/shop with a good reputation?
Have you visited the shop and seen how it looks? Clean, calm and friendly atmosphere.
Have you talked with the artist about your design idea?
How was the reaction from the artist?
If any of the replies to the above make you uneasy or is not at expected, then that artist is maybe not for you.
Have a shower before you go. Makes your more relaxed.
The area of your body that is getting tattooed might need a shave, do it while you at showering. The tattoist will probably shave the area again.
Make sure you are well rested.
Have some food before you go. Do not get a tattoo on an empty stomach.
Make sure you bring something to drink. Water is the best. Maybe some juice or similar with some sugar. But not red bull or monster.
Listen to the artist and ask questions if you have any doubts or there is something that is not clear.
you hear it everywhere
but its forever and even if you feel that you will like it now dose not mean you will like it afterwards
best tip i can give you
the technicalities have already been mentioned, so the only advice I can give you is to not overthink it
heard #28 a lot too, but never regreted any tattoo
it's just skin, not like you gonna die
Really like my new tattoo, i already wan’t a new one but ye, not goin to go crazy with these, ill just wait for a good opportunity!