Nowadays, the tattoo has ceased to be a sign of distinction between prisoners and sailors. Many people use tattoos to express their individuality, hide scars on their bodies, or emphasize the beauty of one or another part of their body. But before getting a tattoo, you need to adhere to certain rules.
What you need to know before getting a tattoo
Firstly, it is necessary to refrain from taking alcoholic beverages 2 days before going to the tattoo parlor. Alcohol thinns the blood, and the tattooing process can cause extensive bleeding on the skin. As a result, the tattoo itself will turn out to be less clear and expressive.
Secondly, it is better to come to the tattoo parlor session rested and well-fed, since the process is laborious and painstaking. And applying a large and voluminous pattern will require more than one trip to the tattoo artist. The pain threshold is different for each person. If for one person it is unbearably painful from the first injection, then for another an hour or two under a typewriter does not constitute much torment. Therefore, the pain factor must also be taken into account. The larger the drawing, the longer the time spent by the tattoo artist, and accordingly, the more pain is felt.
Before getting a tattoo, you need to determine the area of its application. There are parts of the body (for example, palms and feet) where it is pointless to get a tattoo due to frequent skin renewal. It should also be borne in mind that most of all to beat a tattoo on places such as: neck, chest (especially for women), sacrum (especially for men), ribs, as well as the inner surface of the thighs. And on the back, shoulders, calves, hips, the pain is relatively tolerable.
A high-quality and clear tattoo costs a lot of money. Of course, the cost depends on the size and complexity of the drawing, on the workload and fame, as well as on the experience of the master himself. But on average, 1 hour of work of a tattoo artist is about 4,000 rubles.
It is worth noting that any tattoo artist usually specializes in one style or another. Before going to a tattoo parlor, you need to decide on the style of the drawing and its size. The smaller the tattoo, the less beautiful it will be. And in what style a particular tattoo artist works, you can find out from his work and from his portfolio.
But getting a tattoo, enduring pain is part of the process of getting a tattoo. Your tattoo needs careful grooming, especially in the first two weeks. Therefore, it is necessary to strictly follow the instructions of the tattoo artist on caring for the tattoo and protect the injured part of the body from sunlight with sunscreen to avoid the dullness of the pattern.
But whatever the ideal care for a full tattoo, it should still be renewed after 5 years due to the fact that the skin stretches over time, and the colors in the drawing become dull. Moreover, the cost of a tattoo will be the same as the price of a new one. And the pain is no less weak.
On a note
An interesting fact is that moles are not removed with the help of a tattoo, but are wedged into the drawing of the tattoo itself. And scars can be hidden a year after their appearance. The hair at the site of the tattoo does not stop growing. Based on the above, we can conclude that tattooing is suitable for a person with a minimum pain threshold, with a good budget, and free time.