What to Expect With Your First
Many of us want
to get that perfect first tattoo on our body but in
most cases, fear of the unknown stops us from taking that
plunge. It can be very intimidating to sign up for a
tattoo if you are unfamiliar with the application process.
This is quite natural but if you really want to express
yourself through body art, I suggest you get the low-down
on every necessary detail of the procedure which shall
help prepare you for things in store.
It is very important to educate yourself thoroughly about the
process of the tattoo application to help you make an informed
decision. It will also definitely aid your cause if you know
everything from start to finish, although every artist will be
different but there are some basic guidelines that every good
tattoo artist should follow.
In this article we try and provide you a step by step guide
that shall help you get a better idea about the whole process
of tattoo application:
and payment: once you choose the tattoo design and the artist,
you need to show some proof of your age. Also the tattoo artist
may ask for your address and a number that can be contacted if
needed. Also, payments are to be made before starting the
procedure in most tattoo studios, make it a point to collect
of honor: after all the necessary paper work is done, you would
be asked to take a seat. Depending on the studio, the chair may
be in an open area or inside a private room. If you are shy
then it is a good idea to ask for a private room.
shave: this is the time for preparation, a very crucial step.
Once you have specified the area on your body where you want
your tattoo, it is generally be cleaned with alcohol. And any
hair there may be, is then shaved off with a disposable razor.
Even fine hairs can come in the way of good tattoo.
transfer: next the stencil is applied on your body, many
studios use a wonderful machine called the thermal-fax to carry
out this step. Once this is over and done with, the real work
the equipment: the tattoo artist prepares the gun and all other
kinds of equipment required to make the body art.
an ointment is then applied over the stencil and the tattoo
artist begins their work. The first few minutes can hurt a lot
but gradually you will become used to the pain. It is a good
idea to take slow and deep breath before the tattoo artist
starts, and make sure not to hold your breath as you may pass
out due to panic.
and Coloring: after the outline is done, the artist shall move
on to the coloring or shading, depending on your tattoo
finished work of art: after the tattoo is done the artist may
take a photo to add to their portfolio, and the artist would
clean up the tattoo for you. A layer of an ointment would be
then applied, after which the tattoo will be covered with a
And this is all that you need to know. Also please keep in mind
to listen to the instructions given by the artist concerning
proper care of the new tattoo.
Now that you are well aware of the whole procedure, why not
choose a tattoo that suits your personality and get it done on
your body as a memento that you can take with you into the next