Before you get a tattoo you want to make sure that it is you that wants and that you are not pressured into getting one. The reason for this is because tattoos are permanent. So step one is easy make sure you are emotionally ready for a tattoo. The first decision you will make is a tattoo design which is the second step. You will want to take careful measures when it comes to this because tattoos are permanent and you do not want to ruin your life all because of your tattoos. You may also think that you need to choose a tattoo from the tattoo studio but you don’t you can have the tattoo artist sketch a custom tattoo of anything you want. The third step is to make sure that the tattooist is working with a high quality stencil to get a perfect tattoo. Many people don’t realize that every tattoo design has a matching stencil. When you get tattooed the stencil is applied directly to the skin. The tattooist will use a machine called a liner to set your stencil permanently into the skin. The forth step is to find the exact size and placement of the tattoo. It is not uncommon for a person to wish they got there tattoo a little to the left, a little to the right, a little bigger, or even a little smaller. Some tattooists recommend testing it for at least one day. The fifth step is to choose a professional tattooist a way to do this is by his/her portfolio, experience, and attitude. The sixth step is appointment day for this step you need to a good breakfast and show up well rested so you can relax and stay still. The final step is the healing process because no tattoo is finished until healed. The first 4 to 5 days you may feel soreness, discomfort, irritation, and redness. During this time its important that you keep the tattoo clean. You should wash the tattoo with antibacterial soap 4 to 5 times a day. Gently pat your tattoo down with a wash cloth or paper towel. The final healing stage is when the tattoo starts to dry out at this time it is important to keep it moist and use a good after care product.
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