- Do your homework and search around for a Tattoo Artist whose style of tattooing you like. Consider having a custom tattoo created for you or check with your artist on ideas that have drawn up that they are just dying to tattoo on a new owner. Instagram has heaps of inspiration and you can track down lots of amazing artists easily in your city.
- Plan and consider popular Tattoo Artist can easily have long wait times of many months or up to a year but then many studios also offer walk-ins. Watch out for cancellations on Instagram as most artist will promote an unexpected opening.
- Consider the size of the tattoo you want and your budget with many Tattoo Artists charging in excess of $150-$180 per hour. Remember your tattoo will be with you for a long, long time so don’t try and skimp, get what you really want and consider big pieces will set you back a bit so save, save, save that tattoo money!
- Do you have very sensitive skin, have allergies and get reactions to artificial jewellery, hair colour, sensitive skin, dermatitis then it might be a good idea to stay away from coloured inks which can cause a reaction. Black ink just might be the go for you!
- Check out the studio, make sure they are licensed, the place looks clean and hygienic and you get a good vibe from the people working there. Book a consultation with your artist to work out what you want, what you like, tell them if there is something you don’t like, unless you are giving them complete creative control but always ask questions to make sure you are happy with what you are getting.
- Don’t take blood thinning pain killers or drink alcohol before getting your tattoo. You are likely to bleed excessively so it will make it hard for your tattoo artist to work and you can end up with scabbing which can ruin a new tattoo.
- Consider your pain threshold, different parts of your body hurt more than others. Ribs, knees and feet can be tough but hey tattoos hurt so try and relax and always have a good meal before being tattooed as it can be exhausting so the last thing you want to be doing is fainting on your artist. Consider your health, if you are feeling unwell, then it might be best to reschedule and remember to get a good night sleep before your session. Being rested and healthy makes it easier to cope with the session.
- If you are getting a script tattoo make sure you spell check, it might be worth the check before your artist gets started.
- Don’t get a tattoo after you just had a spray tan and consider you can’t go out into the sun after having a tattoo so don’t plan it just before a big event or a beach holiday.
- Tattooing can be intense, so most artists will work a few hours at a time and need a break as you will.
The pain will ease over time and our Tattoo Care will help with desensitising the skin naturally while the calming and soothing ingredients make it easier for long sessions. Using Tattoo Care as a glide, makes it easier for artists and provides less redness, irritation and inflammation during the session, which makes it more comfortable for the person being tattooed and the artist with less complaining and wriggling by the client. It also helps stop bleeding. When the tattoo has been completed and cleansed, apply a layer of Aussie Inked, Tattoo Care before wrapping to get the healing process started then use at home as aftercare applying 5-6 times a day for the first few days then three to four times a day until healed. Use on-going to maintain your skin in good condition and don’t let your tattoo dry-out
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