What’you should know before getting a tattoo
The tattoo of ancestral origin Tattooing is a decorative, symbolic and permanent drawing that is done on the skin. Tattooing was once a ritual, a sign that identified each household or tribe among the ancient Celts, Japanese and Egyptians. In the 18th century, disappeared from tribal traditions, tattooing was taken over by sailors who were inspired by Tahitian customs.
This custom was discovered in the Pacific by James Cook. Little by little, tattooing is spreading in the West and is becoming the property of the marginalized, especially in prisons. Then at the end of the 19th century, we notice the evolution of the techniques of tattooing, the practice was professionalized what allowed the opening of the first tattoo centers. In addition, tattooing was also used to punish prisoners. It is the phenomenon of the marking of the prisoners. Before, tattooing was mostly done with Indian ink and sometimes with other types of ink. Nowadays with the evolution of technology, the industrial pigment ink used for tattooing has been replaced by several colors of ink, there is even a transparent ink. This one is used only with the black light. But then, is it dangerous to get a tattoo ?
Our advice before getting a body tattoo
Tattooing as mentioned above is an ancestral practice, an ancient tradition of over 5000 years. Today, tattooing has come back to its origins, it has regained its nobility, with its therapeutic virtues, bringing a touch of protection and an exclusively ornamental side.
In France and in other countries, we notice the multiplication of aesthetic centers offering tattoos tattoo sessions at a lower cost. The tattoo is a definitive process, we wear it throughout our lives. So it is recommended to think about it before doing it. The tattoo must dress your body well, it is not a simple drawing, it is a medical gesture which allows to introduce pigments of colors in your epidermis, it is thus not a harmless gesture. It can create inflammation on the skin and thus lead to more serious viral infections. It also causes several small wounds that must be well treated. It is thus advised before going to make a tattoo to prepare psychologically, to make sure that it is a good decision, to make a good choice of drawing, a good choice of the tattooer and to prepare its body by hydrating it before the intervention.
What are the places of the body to avoid ?
Tattooing is part of the new trend but it is important to know which parts of the body are compatible with your tattoo. L’ancestry of the tattoo This style has allowed the improvement of tattooing materials and techniques. Hygiene rules are also very well defined by the public health, which allows tattooing to be healthier and safer. The progress of the artistic dimension and the graphic design has made the morals evolve. This allows free access to tattooing of any kind. It is therefore more than a body ornament, it is a jewel of ink. In addition, for a good result, certain areas of the body are to be avoided. We have: the biceps, the belly for women, on the bottom of the kidneys (this prevents the epidural for women during pregnancy), as well as places that cause frequent pressure on the skin. After your tattoo, it is essential to follow the tattoo artist’s instructions for healing.
Think about the colors and patterns of your tattoo
Before anything else, it is important to remember that there are many ways to protect your skin different types of tattoos with ancestral meanings: the tattoo called Tribal Tatoo, which is a very aesthetic tattoo and composed of black flat patterns, abstract patterns and shading. This style is a tribute that is paid to primitive cultures whose origin is magic and religion. The Old school style tattoo is a style of traditional tattoos inspired by sailors or prisoners. Dot art is a tattoo made entirely from many dots, it is a technique of pointillism made with paint.
In addition, to make a good choice of pattern of your tattoo, It is necessary to take into account your personality, your interests but especially the colors. If you choose to get a cover tattoo, cold colors such as blue or green will suit you very well. Warm colors such as red, yellow could be suitable for simple or specific tattoos. After you have chosen your design and colors, you should still take time to think about it to see if you still like it.
In the sun, should you protect your tattoos ?
The sun and tattoos don’t often go together, but how can you resist the temptation to get a tattoo?’to exhibit our tattoo when’we see a beautiful sunrise ? Thousands of questions are asked about the relationship sun – tattoos. The most important thing is to know how to protect tattoos from the sun. Exposure to the sun is forbidden during the healing of your tattoo. If just after having made your tattoo you are not sure of the meaning of your tattoo’If you expose yourself to the sun, you risk deforming it, which can lead to a loss of color’altering its color, design and appearance’increase the risk of infection’infection. Even after the healing of the tattoo, It is recommended before any exposure to the sun, to put on a good sun cream, not to wear it’never forget that’it is important to take care of these tattoos to avoid a disaster scenario that would lead you to have to erase your tattoo because it will have smeared because of the sun.
How to choose my tattoo artist ?
In terms of tattoo, It is necessary to be very careful in the choice of the motif but also in the choice of the good tattooist. So after having searched on the internet or in catalogs for your designs, you now have to find a tattoo artist whose work you like, make an appointment with him to talk about the designs you have chosen, the place where you want to be tattooed. Discuss with him his experience, you can also discover our article on the best tattoo artists in Paris. N’don’t forget that’in terms of a good tattoo artist, you have to compare the linework’(What is the regularity of the lines to determine the edges of your tattoo). We also have the shades : for a good tattoo, it is necessary a good shade. Then finally the saturation and the brightness: it is the most important’is the visual feeling. You will have to analyze scrupulously the work of a tattoo artist, before entrusting him any part of your body. Goodbye to you.. !