Common questions

Is getting your first tattoo a big deal?

Is getting your first tattoo a big deal?

Getting your first tattoo is a big deal. At least it is to most people, and it’s not an undertaking to view lightly – as with anything that’s meant to last forever. There’s more to getting a tattoo than meets the eye.

How do I choose the right tattoo for me?

Here are some other things to consider when picking the right design for you: Small, highly-detailed tattoos generally don’t age well. Your tattoos naturally fade as your body ages. Fine lines become thicker. Darker colors fade into less dominant colors.

Should you stick with one tattoo style or have multiple tattoos?

However, some tattoo experts suggest that you stick with one style if you plan to get multiple tattoos, or at least maintain aesthetic similarity . Then again, Carlos Costa – whose tattoo journey began in 2010 – rocks a variety of tattoo styles and it’s hard to argue with the results.

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Should you ask someone before you get a tattoo?

Finally, your reason for getting a tattoo shouldn’t be “I just felt like it,” or “It’s always something wanted to try.” You need to be committed to the design and getting a tattoo, not somewhat into it and trying it as if on a dare. It’s never a bad idea to ask the opinion of someone who’s got his or her fair share of tattoos.

Is it normal to have red lines after getting a tattoo?

Note: If you have red lines coming from your tattoo or a high fever, see a doctor immediately. Redness is normal right after getting a tattoo, but if it’s increasing after 2-3 days, it could be a sign of a problem. If it continues to increase after 2 days, have a tattoo artist check it out.

How do you know if your tattoo is infected months later?

Days or months after getting inked Signs of an infection: After getting a tattoo, it’s normal to see some redness and swelling. Your skin will feel sore, and you may see clear fluid oozing from your new tattoo. As your skin heals, it can itch and flake.