Monday, September 27, 2010

Ready to go get your first tattoo, here are a few things you should know:

  • Since tattoos are a healing surface wound, you really should to avoid hot tubs, swimming pools and soaking in bathubs of water during the healing period. Before the surface heals, the skin is susceptible to infection and public pools and water are easy sources of bacteria. Also, the soaking can cause the scab to come off too soon, which can also hurt your new tattoo. So don't go get tattooed the day before that beach vacation or cruise!
  • Make sure you get a good night's sleep the night before your tattoo appointment and be sure to eat a good meal a hour or two ahead of time. The process of enduring being tattooed is more tiring than most people would imagine and it often stresses the body the same way vigorous activity does, even though you aren't being highly active.
  • Do not drink alcohol or take aspirin before you get tattooed. Both of these thin the blood and can cause you to bleed heavily during the tattoo process.
  • If you are going to be tattooed for a long time, make sure you have a way of getting home that is safe, or have someone else drive you. Some people become disoriented or a bit fuzzy-headed after long tattoo sessions due to the endorphin rush.
If you have any allergies to antibiotic ointments, latex or petroleum products, be sure to tell your tattoo artist BEFORE they start to do any work on you. That way they can make sure any equipment or products they might use on you will be safe.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Need Ideas?

Really want a tatoo but not sure what to get- my suggestion stop right there. This is permenate! Make sure its something you like and will enjoy for the rest of you life.

Now, here are the most popular tattoo designs:
1. Stars

2. Angels
3. Tribal
4. Flowers

5. Celtic
6. Swallows
7. 'Lower Back'
8.  Butterfly

9. Kanji
10. 'Black and Gray'

Now just because what you want falls under the most popular doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, it just means you need to put more thought into the overall finished product that it is uniquely your tattoo art ideas.


oil painting art


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thinking about getting a tattoo?

Consider where you are going to place you skin art, before you parade the new piece around town- think about how much pain you are willing to go through for the piece. Here are the 7 most painful places to get a tattoo...

1. Ankle of Top of the Foot- there is no meat here just literally skin and bone.
2. That special place between your navel and knees- one word: OUCH!
3. Eyebrows- again skin bone and thousands of super sensitive nerves.
4. Ribcage- either put on a little weight of forget the idea.
5.  Elbow- there is nothing funny about this one
6. Eyelid- just don't. The possibility of you permanently damaging your eye are higher than the chances of you actually liking what you put there.
7. Knuckles- more because you have to keep moving these while they heal, but the actual inking part doesn't feel to hot either.

The moral of this story is- if there isn't a loft of meat/fat in the spot you pick then it's going to hurt more.