Advantages Looks good...personal choice
Disadvantages can be done in a rush
I wanted to post a quick review on this topic just to give my opinion on getting and having tattoos. I don't think there is any point on giving a full blown account on how to get one and what to do as there are a few here already that cover it very well (Playgirl27: A 50th Review Tattoo, Tattoo, Tattoo With Playgirl) for example. So this is just some advice from me from experience and things I have picked up along the way.I have had four tattoos now and like you may hear, it is addictive.
So here goes but missing out all the stuff that has already been mentioned in other reviews. Even then, a good tattoo artist will always guide you through after care of the tattoo.PLANNING
DECIDING ON THE DESIGN
For the tat that I designed myself I made the ultimate choice to get the best criticism. I drew it out, got the writing correct and printed it. I then located it on the fridge just in time for the arrival of my mother in law. I figured I couldn't go wrong. What's the worst that could happen…………
Have a think on whether you want it black or in colour. Some folk reckon black ones are better as they always look newer. I did think that but not so much now that I have some colour too. As long as you take care of them then there is no problem.
Decide where you want it placed and try to imagine it there and see what it looks like.
Ask your other half about it before you get it done………(don't always do that myself)
DOING THE BUSINESS
For your first tattoo I would always recommend getting it done where nobody else can see it. That way only you know its there and you cant be judged and you have time to get used to it.
This is a matter of personal choice but I have had all of my tattoos done where others can't see them unless I decide to show them. If I wear a T-shirt with shorter arms you can just see them, sleeveless then there all out there. I just see it from the business angle so that you can't see them when I am working. That and I can't stand these idiots who get them done for some kind of fashion gain or to boost there presence down the pub or on holidays. Sorry, no offence to anyone intended.
Take along a bottle of water or the likes as its always a good refresher if your getting a bigger tattoo. My cover up / big tat took 2 and a half hours. I started to become a little agitated which I think was down to being thirsty, sleepy and some discomfort.Wear an old top that isn't to woolly when you go for your tat. Then tend to bleed a little for an hour or so after it is done. Whilst the tattoo artist does cover this up it can seep through and stain your clothes a little and or stick to you.
WHEN ITS DONE
Listen to what the tattoo artist tells you…..they know what they are on about, bit like a Kwik Fit guy knows about tyres.
Put moisturiser on the tattoo now and again after it has healed, brings out the colours and avoids dry skin, makes it look newer.
Good luck if your going for one…..plan plan plan though…don't get one done then regret it by the time you get home.
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