Though people get tattooed all year round, but there are certain preferable periods to get tattoo-ed. Considering the pain and the healing time required while getting a tattoo, winter is often discussed as the best time to get a tattoo. During winters, the pain is reduced to some extent and the healing process also speeds up. Here are a list of positives and negatives of getting a tattoo done in winters. Read on and decide whether winter is a suitable time to get tattoo-ed or not.
1. Smooth and corrosion free skin
During summers the skin faces a lot more abuse which occurs due to tanning, swimming, and other rigorous physical activities. You also get exposed to the strong elements of the sunlight. However, during winters, your skin is almost dormant and not exposed to the brutalities of any kind. This way, it becomes easy to pierce through a smooth skin.
2. High concentration levels for artists due to less sweat
Tattooing needs lot of time and patience not only from your end but also the artist who is tattooing. During summer, the artist and even you might find it difficult to concentrate because of the stuffiness and heat. It would hinder tattooing profusely if anyone of you, the artist or you, keep your hands busy wiping the sweat which may distract both of you. Winters, on the other hand, are cool and you are not bothered about anything but getting your desired tattoo. The artist can also concentrate better.
3. Low risk of catching skin infections
Winters also provide for faster healing. The skin gets minimum abuse and exposure during winters, and also is exposed less to elements. This helps in faster tattoo healing. On the other hand, sun and sweat do aggravate a tattoo. Tattooing during winters is more safe also as there are less chances of infection. The cold winters help in healing of the skin faster and do not cause tattoo aggravation.
There are a few ugly stages during tattooing. These include the works; scabbing and peeling. The body quickly covers this ugly stages during the colder months and the by the time the summer months onset, the tattoo is firmly in place with the artwork completely healed.
4. Short ques and reduced waiting time
If you get a tattoo during winters, there is a a less amount of time required. You do not have to wait in long ques for the process. Winters are considered a slower season for tattoo studios, as less people go for tattoos during this season. Thus, you can easily get your desired design in a less time and escape from mindless waiting procedures. Less customers also mean that you would be getting the full attention of the artist, who is able to concentrate more on your tattoo, because of more time availability. Summers, on the other hand, is a rush season and it can tire the artist who may not be in the mood to give a proper customized service to you.
5. Season of discounts
You might be also receiving some extra amount of money from friends and relatives during winters as winters are holiday seasons. You can also save more during winters and some tattoo studios might also offer you discounts during winters (as this is their off season). You can thus get the tattoo easily with the money in hand and at lower rates.
1. Cold, flu and weak immune system can cause delayed healing
Winters can lead to chances of flu, cold and the body might catch some other viruses as well. The illness might weaken your immune system which might cause delayed healing of the tattoo. The artist might also not like your passing of the infectious germs to his environment.