Common Questions Regarding Tattoo’s
What does it feel like?
How bad does it hurt?
Usually the first question asked, it is similar to a sting or slight burning sensation, during the first 5-10 minutes. This discomfort will then lesson to an irritation. Afterwards, the tattoo will feel similiar to a sunburn, warm and slightly irritated, but not painful.
How deep does the needle go?
A tattoo is a shallow wound or penetration to the skin, Your skin is made of two sections the epidermis and the underlying dermis. A tattoo is placed into the dermis area. When you pluck or tweeze a hair, you are pulling from the same area that the tattoo needle will go. As an example of depth, look at the inside of your wrist, where the veins can be seen. A tattoo in that area will not puncture the vein when properly done.
Is there any blood?
We do not tattoo into the circulatory blood system. However, there is some body fluid involved and minor skin surface bleeding similar to a shallow scrape. Most people are amazed at the lack of bleeding involved. Care should be taken by the client to prepare them selves for the tattoo. (See the following information)
How long does it take to heal?
This answer varies as to the person, type of tattoo and location of the tattoo. Generally, you will care for your new tattoo for the first 7-10 days. Your Artist will go over the best method for you and your type of tattoo. Written instructions and aftercare products will be provided for each client.
Is it better to get black and gray or color work?
What about the brightness of colors?
Although generally a choice of preference, if you work outside, enjoy sun tanning or a tanning bed, realize you will have to make an effort to maintain your colors. A tattoo is under the skin surface. The amount of melanin (skin color) or suntan you have will affect the colors of your tattoo much the same as looking through a tinted window. You can consult with your artist for individual attention in this area. A sun block of at least 20 or higher is recommended for the care of your tattoo against sun exposure.