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The Secrets of Tattooing Your First Tattoo

Sep 11, 2008
Are you considering of going for a first tattoo for you? If yes, then you may be a little nervous. You may do not know the expectations. Here are some methods to keep the stress level down as well as be prepared for your first tattoo.

The first and foremost aspect is to get the tattoo artist of repute. It's advisable to find the tattoo parlor that is neat and clean and properly sterilized. It must have required authorization as well. Ask people around you for recommendations. Asking for previous work portfolio is also necessary.

When getting the first tattoo, another important aspect you need to consider is the right selection of tattoo design. You can take print of selected designs and take those designs to tattoo artists in order to show them.

Views regarding your chosen designs may vary artist to artist as every artist is different. Ask for the samples of their past work. Select the artist that suites your requirements-the tattoo design and expression, and your budget. Try to get quotes from different artists and compare them before you finally select the best suitable artist to get your first tattoo done.

You may not be aware that, before you get your first tattoo, it's also important to prepare your body for the occasion. That means that you need to keep the area that will be tattooed hydrated and soft, so be sure to use lots of lotion. You should also not take aspirin or drink alcohol for several days before you get your tattoo. They are blood thinners. If bleeding is increased, the artist will have trouble working.

You also need to understand while getting your first tattoo is that tattooing is time consuming process. It will take entire day. In some cases it takes several days to complete entire procedure. So, if you are getting a complex tattoo, it may require more than one session. Be prepared for it.

Remember, when getting your first tattoo, that some people have a higher tolerance for pain and some have a lower tolerance. No matter what, the procedure will be at least a little uncomfortable. Try to take your mind off of it and calm down. Bring a video game or a music player with you, if you want to.

Finally, assure yourself that you take a good care of yourself during your first tattoo. You can once again go for a touch up to the artist, if you think a need of touch up is required. That way, the first tattoo of yours will look like a great art work on which you can feel proud.
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