So you want design a tattoo and get ‘inked’? Before you design a tattoo and jump in head first there are few things to consider first before the needle touches your skin. Getting a tattoo is a very important decision and it involves a lot more than just picking a cool picture from a book or a website. Remember this will be on your body for the rest of your life so care needs to be taken to ensure the best choice is made. Of course you can get them removed at a later date but that is not the point for now, if it is don`t get it done!
Know what needs to be done to ensure that tattoo heal properly. Keeping it clean, washing five times a day and using the antibiotic cream that the tattoo artist recommends. Don’t scratch it while it’s healing. Don’t get it out in the sunlight. Keep it moist. Make sure the tattoo artist uses clean needles and fresh ink to avoid infection and diseases.
Small foot tattoos are very often a striking tattoo design. Designs that are used for feet tattoos are usually small, simple designs, but some can be quite articulate. Tattoos can be very personal and can reflect the different aspects of a person’s personality. People often choose small tattoo equipment, which are very easy to hide so they will not cause problems at work, for example. The area available for body art on the foot is relatively small, so it is important to choose a small design, such as a hummingbird tattoo. If you want to have an elaborate foot tattoo design, and are not very concerned about the visibility, you can start at your foot and go all the way up your leg to your waist. Hummingbird tattoos with vines and flowers would be a great design.
Removal Creams. Tattoo removal creams have also become popular over the years. Creams, however, are a product for which results seem to vary quite a bit. Some people see great results while others don’t seem to see any. Of course, if financially burdened, it may be worth giving a tattoo removal cream a try before spending too much money on a surgical method of removal.
Do not re-bandage a tattoo. Never use petroleum-based products or products with extra additives like skin softeners or scents for the first two weeks. Try to use water-based products on your tattoo.
Entire sleeve tattoo designs can get up to the thousands of dollars range, so before you choose your artist make sure you know how much you can afford. Like anything in life you usually get what you pay for with tattoo artist. Once in a while you’ll find a good tattoo artist who is reasonably priced, but more likely than not cheap artist = cheap work. Basically I’m telling you that you should thoroughly research your tattoo sterilization equipment artist before you decide. Think of it like choosing a car, you are going to check out a variety of dealerships before you make your final decision.
If you’re having your first ever tattoo, get something small. Don’t decide on one across the entire lower back or along the upper part of the arm as a first tattoo. There is some pain associated with the tattoo – after all they are sticking needles just under the skin and releasing the ink, so for those squirmy about getting a flu shot, this is like getting several hundred (or thousand) needle pricks. Make sure the pain is tolerable before embarking on a big and elaborate design.
If your feelings have changed and your body is continuing to change then maybe it is time to make a change. Look for a board certified plastic surgeon to help you get rid of the past, at least from your skin.