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Questions and Answers about Tattoos. Getting a New Tattoo can be a big mistake if you don’t have the correct information and ask the right questions about Tattoos Designs and Tattoo Artists.
Not long ago Tattoos were something that Bikers and Sailors had, and the Tattooed Lady at the Circus of course. Not so anymore. My New Tattoo explores the world of tattoos and answers some of the questions about them.
Tattoo Technology and Social Stigma seemed to be the limiting factors but both of those have changed. The technology in applying Tattoos has improved with new tools and now Public Safety requirements for Tattoo Parlors that try to insure cleanliness. These 2 factors has resulted in many people getting new tattoos that wouldn’t have dared to only 10 years ago.
As for Social Stigma, well… society doesn’t seem to have any “Stigmas” any more. As a result we see all kinds of people now sporting Tattoos. Celebrities, Sports Heroes, Teenagers, and even Soccer Moms are openly displaying Tattoos.
Keep in mind that not all tattoos are visible when wearing normal attire. Many folks choose to have them placed where they are, essentially, hidden from view except to those who are “intimately” familiar with them. Someone you know might have a Tattoo and you may not realize it.
Actually, Tattoos have become so popular that there are now TV Shows about them and the Artist that do them. If you are reading this I’ll bet you’ve seen one of those shows featuring a Tattoo Artist.
Artist is the correct term to apply to someone that does Tattooing. The work done by some of the better ones is beautiful, many colored, and often very intricate. They can create a new design or duplicate an existing design with great accuracy.
So, with all the interest in Tattoos this site will try to answer some of the questions about them. Questions and Answers will be in the “Q&A” tabbed category at the top of this page. The first question usually asked is “Is getting a Tattoo painful?” so…
Does Getting a Tattoo Hurt?
The “Short” answer… yes, but the degree of pain depends on You, the nature of the Tattoo, and the Artist.
You go to get a tattoo and get cold feet at the last minute. Do you believe that getting inked is not worth the excruciating pain or the care that is needed for the tattooed part of the body afterward? Different people who have or have not been inked before have different opinions.
Generally people who are getting a tattoo for the first time feel a little scared due to their peers or parents telling them that getting a tattoo is painful business. On the other hand people who have been inked before have their own experience and whether or not does getting a tattoo hurt them depends on the threshold of their pain.
Generally sailors are people who do not feel any pain while getting a tattoo as they pride themselves in having their body inked… and half the time they are drunk when they get the tattoo.
Professional tattoo artists have described the feeling of getting a tattoo as scratching one’s body.
Have you ever been in an incident where either you or friend has fainted while getting a tattoo done? When a person faints while getting a tattoo done, it is usually because he or she has not eaten for some time. Due to this the blood sugar of the person drops. So when a person fears that he will be feeling immense pain while getting a tattoo done, he or she faints. Many cry when getting a tattoo for the first time. This usually happens because there threshold of pain is not too high and are usually taken by surprise at the amount of pain caused while getting inked. Also sometimes complex tattoo designs can take long sessions with the artist and these long periods are stressful for the body and tend to make a person feel more pain.
A common problem that arises while getting tattoo is the fear of seeing blood or a needle entering your body. When a tattoo needle enters your body, it only penetrates about 1/16 inch of your body. If seen on a ruler then the length is not very significant. To overcome this fear many people get tattoos inked on those parts of their body where they cannot see the artist at work. This helps in overcoming their fear of needles and also getting some ink on their bodies.
The needle enters and exits the body rapidly and the harm done to your skin is very minimal. Many artists are such experts that they do not allow even traces of blood to appear on the skin. While getting a tattoo the first minute or two are the only ones that are hard to pass. After that you become accustomed to the pain and it doesn’t hurt much thereafter.
Before getting a tattoo you should understand the whole scenario as to who is the best tattoo artist, what design you want to choose or let’s say that you could even be allergic to getting a tattoo. The foremost thing needed to be done is getting educated about getting a tattoo before getting into the real act.
There are a lot more questions and answers about Tattoos in the Q&A section. Just click on the Tab at the top of this page.
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