So, you’re thinking about getting a new tattoo but are a little hesitant. We totally understand! Getting a new tattoo (or your very first tattoo) isn’t something that you should just jump right into. It’s the commitment of a lifetime and chances are, you’ll never be able to get rid of whatever tattoo it is that you get. With that being said, we came up with a list of 5 Things To Look For In A New Tattoo. Not only do we think you will find this list extremely helpful but we wish this list was a mandatory read for everyone out there.
With all of this being said, we invite you to check out the list below and refer to it the next time you consider getting a tattoo. We promise that it will definitely be worth your time!
- Research The Artist In Question
The first tip that we have for you is to research the artist. You’d be surprised at how many people don’t do this and end up paying the price. Read reviews on the tattoo shop in question and if you can, find reviews on the particular artist that you’ll be working with. Dig a little deeper and see if you can find out how long they’ve been doing tattoos such as tattoos for girls, how long their shop has been open, how many different locations they have or have had. Also, make sure they have a valid license and have completed an apprenticeship of some sort.
- Make Sure It’s Something You Want
As we briefly mentioned above, tattoos are more than likely going to be permanent. Unless you can afford laser treatment or to waste your money on expensive creams that don’t work, you’re probably going to be stuck with whatever you get for a very long time. For this reason alone, we think it’s very important to make sure you are 100% positive that the tattoo you are getting is something that you’re going to be comfortable with for a long time. Not sure if your tattoo is something you’ll always be happy with? Don’t get it! See: tatuajes para mujeres
- Shop Around For Prices
The third tip that we have for you is to shop around for the best price. Keep one thing in mind though when doing this. Cheaper isn’t always better! Just because one artist is more affordable than another doesn’t mean that’s who you should go with. However, if you can find an artist that is capable of doing everything that you need them to and they don’t cost an arm and a leg, you probably have a good match. While you’ll probably have to go into the tattoo shop in question to get an accurate quote, most any tattoo shop has a set hourly rate. This could be anywhere from $50 to $200 (or more depending on where you are). So, before you commit to getting your next tattoo, make sure you shop around first.
- Always Go To A Tattoo Shop
We vaguely touched on this in “Research the Artist in Question” but we cannot stress this point enough. For every tattoo shop in the world, there are probably 10 people doing it out of their homes. While we’re sure there is some talent out there outside of tattoo shops, it’s simply not worth the risk. Going to someone’s home and getting a tattoo is a good way to break the law, contract a disease, and you won’t be protected in any way. Play your cards right, be safe, and never go to someone’s home for a new piece of ink.
- Start Small
Finally, the last tip we have for you when it comes to getting your first tattoo or any tattoo is to start small. What we mean by that is this. If you have big plans of getting a full sleeve done, work on it little by little (which is what most artists are going to do anyways). We say this because there’s a chance that you may decide that you don’t want it and it’ll be much easier to fix the tattoo if you’re working on it in small sessions versus a tattoo that you got completely done in two, 8 hour sessions. Also, if it’s your first tattoo, consider getting it somewhere that isn’t visible just so you make sure tattoos are something that you want on your body. If it turns out they aren’t, at least no one will see it this way.
So, there you have it! This concludes our list of 5 Things To Look For In A New Tattoo. These tips are all practical and can be used for your first, second, or even third tattoo. Whenever it comes time to get your next tattoo, we hope you’ll refer back to this list for advice and share it with any of your friends that are considering a new tattoo as well!