There was a time when tattoos were synonymous with ‘deviant behavior’ and was considered a taboo for anyone with a decent breed. But now, after a tectonic shift in notions regarding tattooing, the world is surprised by the fact that tattooing has gone feminine! Yes. Various surveys have confirmed this fact and most come to the conclusion that out of 100 tattoos, 70 are on women. Go girls!! What was once an authority of sailors, henchmen, bikers and rock stars have now become widespread, tasteful body art. Tattoos for girls can literally be of any kind : from beautiful and sexy, dangerous and deviant, to cute and undoubtedly, feminine designs. Flowers, butterflies, fishes, celestial bodies, hearts and tribal designs are the most common. Tattoos may be rage but they are serious business when you decide to get one on yourself. They will reflect your personality or project an event of your life. Now, even in work places people are not afraid to bare a hint to their tattoo. To put it short, there are just 3 steps you need to take to get a tattoo of your own. Read on!
Before getting a tattoo
Okay, so you’ve decided on getting a tattoo. Now, before you breeze into a tattoo parlor, you need to know and decide on a few things. The first being what do you want as a tattoo. You can get almost any design or writing on you and you need to really take your time for reflecting on this question. The internet could be the research companion for all your needs. Once you get a tattoo, you have a constant companion for life. It’s permanent and when you have decided to get something tattooed, remember, you are making a decision for life. Think a little ahead of yourself on this matter. How would your tattoo look when you sit for your kid’s PTA meeting 10 years from now? and so on. Be original. Be ‘you’ when you choose your tattoo. It is your body, your tattoo. Don’t try to get one because you are under pressure or you’d like to look cool. You’d have more chances to regret such a decision in future. It is not wise to get your love interest’s name tattooed either. You never know who’s truly worthy of you! So unless and until you have all the time and money in the world for laser removal, try not making a decision you’d want to undo in the future. Most of such cases visit artists again for covering up such blunders rather than removal. The next to decide on is where to get the tattoo. This is also a decision that only you can make, depending on whether you want an inconspicuous tattoo or a showy one. Bottom line, You should love seeing your tattoo on yourself at anytime of your life and should think very well before choosing what to get tattooed.
Time for real action!
Now that you have a design in mind and know where you want to get a tattoo, select a tattoo parlor or artist. Keep in mind that tattooing can cause infections and should be done with sterilized instruments. Visit the artist’s studio. If you are convinced with the hygiene and neatness of the artist, then go ahead. Most artists will offer you choices and tweaks to the design you have in mind. Choose an artist who values your design and whose style you like. Tell him/her about yourself and how important the tattoo is to you. After you have finally chosen a design, get it done. A common query is while getting tattooed is ‘will it hurt?’. Well, don’t be an escapist and drink your head off before you get tattooed. Some parlors offer mild anesthetics. But it is better to go with ‘you have to very well earn your tattoo’ attitude. The area where you get the tattoo also matters in this case. Ankles, back of the neck and palms hurt more. Make sure that new needles are inserted before your eyes to avoid any suspicion. The cost of your tattoo will be proportional to its size. Beware of ‘cheap tattoos’.This is not something you’d wise to risk for saving money.
Just one more step to completion!
While it is understandable, that you want to flaunt your tattoo as soon as it is done, but it might not be possible as soon as you think. You need to take care of your tattoo for 3 to 5 days to prevent it from scaling and distorting. Areas of your tattooed skin can become scaly and itchy for a while. Most women would be desperate to apply some sort of lotion on such damaged skin but this should not be done, for the tattoo’s sake! No lotions for that part of your skin for the prescribed number of days. That itching sensation is the face of the healing process you’d undergo after tattooing. Never scratch your tattoo! Not if you want distorted colors, which you certainly do not want after all that you have gone through! Be sure to ask your artist about how long you should refrain from doing the above mentioned things and any other pointers if any. After all it is just few days of care to enjoy your tattoo forever!
Now that you know the trick of the trade, be ‘you’! Get the tattoo that you always admired and enjoy the body art.