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A Guide To Getting Your First Tattoo

Apr 28, 2008
So now you have hit the age of nineteen, you are eager to get that coveted tattoo that you have kept your eye on for many months, during the run up to your birthday. However, you find yourself arriving at the entrance of the tattoo shop and are completely blown away by the amount of needles involved during the process. Suddenly the idea begins to make you think twice about you what you are going to put yourself through - perhaps at this point you may be thinking that you should have done your research on this beforehand.

Unbelievably there are a number of people out there who do not know what they are about to put them through and worst of all they have not done enough research on the tattooist they approach. The tattooists that use genuine certified UK tattoo supplies always adhere to the health and hygiene regulations stipulated for professionals to follow. The risks involved with tattoo art are high; therefore, it is imperative for them to follow these rules to save them from further issues developing.

For people looking into getting a tattoo for the first time should always make plenty of enquiries if they are unsure of the risks. With any tattooist, you should ask whether they have certified UK tattoo supplies stocked, and if not whether the equipment they use is safe and certified usable. You should also question how long the artist has been in the business for, as the minimum length of experience is five years for most tattooists.

Tattoo art-training takes more experience than it does going to a college and learning the principles of tattoo art. Many of the knowledge is based around preparation, where to find genuine UK tattoo supplies (tried and trusted products), procedures involved with hygiene and cleaning equipments, and how to maintain all of the equipment. Furthermore, many first time tattooists struggle to find an apprenticeship as experienced tattooists are commonly pressed for time.

How good a tattooist is, depends mainly on their level of experience and portfolio. You are perfectly within your rights to ask as many questions as you wish, about the procedures and the equipment they intend to use. Be clear on how long the tattooist has had in providing tattoos and you can always ask to find out about his credentials and background. At the end of the day, it is not so much how well he is designing your tattoo, but your safety, which includes avoiding any possibility of contracting any unwanted diseases.

Always make sure you ask about the equipment they intend to use, this way you can find out whether these are genuine products and are safe to use. It would be a good idea to read up on getting tattoos, which include safety precautions and the risks involved.
About the Author
Anna Stenning has research UK tattoo supplies as she has considered getting a tattoo herself.
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