Tattoo’s are becoming more popular in today’s society. Many young adults are heading for the tattoo parlor as soon as they come of age. Older adults, that have put off getting a tattoo, are beginning to experiment with their first one. This article looks at what you the consumer should look for, when you decide to get a tattoo.
If you notice misspellings on their web site or on their store sign, think twice about going in. Check out the location of the parlor. If they are in a bad neighborhood, they probably do not do quality work. Good parlors are located in clean and classy areas. Look for things like their sterilization process and safety practices. Look for latex gloves being used, frequent hand-washing and antibiotic lotion at each station. If you see anything you find questionable, try another shop. Also, check to see if the health department has inspected the parlor. Many cities and states require a parlor to be inspected for safety.
Don’t expect to just walk in a select and get a tattoo. Although there are some walk in parlors, most parlors require an appointment set up. Some parlors will request an identification card to check ages. On your first visit, you should ask about the cost, the process, sanitation procedures, the time involved, and a consultation on the tattoo process.
Selecting a tattoo takes time. It might take several appointments. A good tattoo artist will take their time in the design process. You want to be sure that the design, colors and size is perfect. You do not want to make a mistake.
Pain can be expected. Most men will hold it in, while women will want to talk about it. This is a sign of our society. You can expect pain. The pain level depends on size and time involved. The pain feels like cat scratches or mosquito bites in a located area. Actually, everyone’s pain level is different.
Before you go, eat a very light meal. Heavy meals could lead to nausea. Some individuals get lightheaded during the tattoo process.
Do not haggle with your tattoo artist on price. They are a skilled artist and know their skill well. If anything, tip them, when they are finished. You might want to come back for another. Many individuals do.
Once the process is over, you will need a little down time. A good artist will give you a sheet of after care. It might include medications and how to help the healing process.
sources; Robin Garrison Leach, www,stltoday.com