Does it hurt?
This is probably one of the most common questions about tattoos and the answer is, yes, of course it hurts. The process of getting a tattoo involves a needle (http://www.prlog.org/11996528-sittercity-promo-code-25-off-coupon.html) puncturing the first layer of skin to apply pigment. It is painful but many people have tattoos and a lot of people have more than one. It is not comfortable, but it is not unbearable either.
Is it safe?
Most tattoo parlors use an autoclave to sterilize their equipment. An autoclave (http://www.prlog.org/11996518-bh-cosmetics-coupon-codes-save-30.html) is a device that is commonly used in hospitals and by dentists to sterilize their equipment. The tools that need to be sterilized are put inside the autoclave which then heats up enough to kill any viruses or bacteria.
Many tattoo parlors also use disposable instruments. Disposable instruments (http://www.prlog.org/11996370-green-smoke-coupon-code-latest-working-coupons.html) will come individually wrapped so you know they are clean and safe.
How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
Laws may vary from one place to another (http://www.prlog.org/11998277-tigerdirect-coupon-code-20-off.html) but in most areas you will need to be at least 18 years of age. You should also be prepared to show photo ID as proof that you are of legal age.
How much does it cost?
There are too many variables to answer this question without getting some more information from the person that wants a tattoo. A small tattoo with a simple design (http://www.prlog.org/11996524-lifelock-promo-code-20-off-coupon.html) may be as little as $30 while larger, more complex designs can cost several hundred dollars or more.
Where can I get a tattoo?
Tattoo parlors seem to be everywhere these days. I went on a trip recently and booked a hotel room using a hotels.com coupon and when I got to the hotel there was a tattoo parlor right down the street.
Although tattoo parlors are very common and can be found almost anywhere, it may be a good idea to talk to some people and ask for recommendations.
Will tattoos fade over time?
Tattoos can fade over time, but with proper care you can keep them looking great for a very long time. Stay out of the sun and/or use sunscreen to help prevent fading. If your tattoo does fade after a while, you can go and have it touched up so that it looks like new again.
What should I do right after I get a new tattoo?
After you get a tattoo, the tattoo artist will apply a bandage. Keep the bandages on for a couple of hours. When it is time to remove the bandages (http://www.prlog.org/11996509-checks-unlimited-offer-code-50-off-coupon.html), a little bit of warm water will help you to more easily remove any bandages that are sticking.
After removing the bandages, wash the area with warm, soapy water and then pat dry. It is a good idea to apply some type of antibacterial cream three or four times per day before a scab forms. A scab will form, and when it does do not pick at the scab. The healing process will be complete in approximately 10 to 15 days.