getting-a-tattooThe reason people get tattoos is as different as the people are themselves. Approximately 34% of Americans who have tattoos say that it makes them feel more attractive and sexier. When the client gets a tattoo, they can choose a tattoo they want from flash pictures that are ready made or they can collude with the tattoo artist in order to create a custom design for the tattoo. Flash pictures are the standard designs that are usually displayed in the tattoo shop. Most tattoo shops usually have a large display of flash pictures on hand.

As soon as you are ready, the artist will stencil the design in the person’s skin. The artist will then begin to apply the ink to the outline with the use of an inking gun. The artist will know how deep the needles need to penetrate the skin during the inking process. Punctures that are too shallow will cause uneven lines and the ink not to set into the skin well enough. Punctures that penetrate too deeply will cause bleeding and excessive pain.

When you get a tattoo, the first thing that happens is that the artist inks an outline by using a needle that is single tipped and thin ink. This outline is usually done in black and the artist will create a line over a stencil. Most tattoo artists work up from the bottom of the right side so that when they are cleaning the excess ink from the newly laid line the stencil outline isn’t smeared.
The next thing that happens is the shading. After the area is cleaned area with soap and water, the tattoo artist will then create a solid, even line using a variety of needles and a thicker ink that is also usually black. Should the artist use a shading technique that is improper, the result can be delayed healing, excessive pain, and shadowed lines.
Next comes the laying in of the color or colors. The artist will clean the tattoo and then overlap each line of color to make sure that the tattoo has solid even hues. The artist will then fix any uneven areas where color may have washed out while the tattoo was healing in order to prevent the tattoo from appearing spotty.

The last thing that happens is the tattoo is cleaned and bandaged. There are numerous creams that contain antibiotics which may be used safely on a new tattoo that will decrease the chances of infection and promote healing. Afterwards, the artist will use a disposable paper towel to remove any blood and then cover the tattoo with a sterile bandage. More than likely, these will have an inner sleeve made of plastic.