Whatever your reason for wanting to get a tattoo it doesn’t matter—all that matters is you walk away from the tattoo shop happy. But whether it’s your first or fifth time getting inked, being happy with your new tattoo can never be completely guaranteed.
That’s why going through the must-knows before getting tattooed is necessary, regardless of whether you’ve heard of them before, or this is your first time. Some of the significant facts you need to know about tattoo include the following.
1. Tattoos can be expensive.
You’ll be paying for the tattoo artist’s place, time, and talent. Be ready to spend more than you expect and tip your artist too.
2. Tattoos hurt more in some areas than others.
Some body parts are more sensitive and can be more painful to get inked on than others. The back and the inner wrist are the least painful areas for tattoos.
3. Tattoos can take a lot of time.
Depending on the size and details of your chosen tattoo design, expect the tattoo session to be a couple of hours long. Some designs may even need days to complete.
4. Tattoos require serious aftercare.
The area where you got your tattoo will feel tender and sensitive afterward. It can take two weeks for them to heal so make sure to keep the area clean and disinfected.
5. Tattoos stay with your forever.
Never rush your decision to get a tattoo. Consider whether you really want the design you chose on your skin permanently. Tattoos are a life-long commitment.
6. Tattoos may need touch-ups in the future.
Some tattoos may fade slightly after a few years. Be prepared to spend on having your tattoo retouched so it looks fresh and vibrant once again.
Getting a tattoo is one of those decisions in life that have irreversible outcomes. Take as much time as you need to consider the things we listed above before finally booking your tattoo appointment with Nocturnal Tattoos.