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What you should consider before you get tattooed

03 May 2014 / 16:05:00  GRReporter
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Most people get tattoos when they are very young and eager instead of considering some things. However, it is good to be informed before you have something drawn on your body forever.

1. For what reason?

Before you get a tattoo, consider why: in order to express your inexpressible love for someone or something, or because you saw someone's tattoo by accident and you liked it. If you plan to get a tattoo of someone's name, think twice, since things can change and all you will have will be… the tattoo.

2. Which part of your body?

The body changes with age and the skin does not have the same flexibility. Of course, this is not a reason not to get a tattoo, but an argument to consider exactly where to get it done on your body. Body parts which are not visible to everybody are the best option, since they will save you from the condemning eyes of prospective employers who do not always appreciate the artistic concerns of their employees.

3. How much should it cost?

Tattoos are expensive and since a good result is not guaranteed, think carefully about the best tattoo-artist, with whom to negotiate the price and type of the tattoo. If you do not have enough money, do not resort to cheaper options which are less safe. Save up for a few months in order to get your dream tattoo.

4. Whom to trust?

The art of tattooing is exercised by many people, but the question is who the best professional is. Be careful to whom you trust your skin and examine the work of the tattoo artist in advance. Ask for pictures of his or her work and if you have any doubts, give up.

5. How will it affect your health?

Bearing in mind that tattooing involves needles, it is important to comply with hygiene rules and to make sure that the needle has been used for the first time. Contaminated needles may transmit many diseases such as hepatitis and AIDS. You may also be allergic to the ink, so before getting tattooed check this.

6. What design to choose?

You can go to the studio to see the work of the tattoo artist and choose a tattoo there. Since tattoos are something absolutely personal, it is better to choose a design which suits you, has a sentimental value and is directly related to the reason you're getting tattooed.

7. How to take care of the tattoo?

Tattooing is an injury to the skin and that is why you need to take care of the place so that it can heal well. Immediately after tattooing, the tattoo artist will wrap your skin with a plastic membrane for about 6 hours. After that you must take care to hydrate your skin with a special soap and cream so that the wound can heal and the tattoo will not get discoloured. Follow the instructions in order to obtain a good result.

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