Truth is– body art has always been rather looked down upon. In fact, people who got them inked were believed to have sprouted giant tentacles and have their hearts cut out and locked away in a chest somewhere, if you get the flow.
However, getting a tattoo is nothing to be ashamed of anymore. In a world which has steadily come to terms and even started praising who brave the needle and the pain, getting a tattoo is just the thing. However, there are some ground rules which have been set upon by the law and the group of practitioners and enthusiasts alike in order to promote safety and yet a tattoo with a long life.
Let’s take a look at the most important one.
[box_dark]The Ink Tale[/box_dark]
The display and exhibitions of a recently conducted tattoo trade fair has certainly brought some things in light, which stand to be usually neglected by many. For starters, it is now official that a professional must be left to carry on with the design of your choice, instead of randomly mixing something and going on about it.
Actually, there is more to tattooing than mere art. It is in fact a science of everything involved, especially about the ink. There have so far been mainly complains which have thrown in focus certain things about the malpractices of the industry.
Not that it is just the practitioners’ fault. Some random enthusiasts, and usually baked, have been known to forfeit every detail and science about the functionality of the ink and ended up being poisoned and sometimes even dead.
You have to understand that the ink is permanent and gets, as the phrase goes, under your skin and your nerves. While too much processed ink will disturb the longevity of the tattoo, an eclectic concoction will only promote dire consequences, such as growth of bacteria and adverse reaction of the skin.
[box_dark]The Basic Thing[/box_dark]
Expert practitioners just have a way with the kind of pigments they use, which are usually organic. Hence; the insistence on the services of a professional for getting tattooed. In fact, in most cases a person who is getting inked suffers bad reactions only if the ink is contaminated.
Apart from using organic products for the creation of pigments, usually the non-dispersed kind is preferred by the professionals. This gives the tattoo a proper look as the type goes through homogenization. Also, customers are asked to check the validity and the proper dates of the bottle of pigments about to be used. Anything older to three years should be turned down.