Making a real body tattoo is a decision which is pretty much a permanent one in your life. So, consider it properly. Probably it would be better to begin with a "temporary tattoo" in order to see if you really like it.
For permanent body tattooing special electronic needle is used. It is inserted into human skin in order to inject special dyes. The procedure of making a body tattoo demands increased attention and skills, and any master's mistake may cause serious health and aesthetic problems to individual getting the tattoo.
Thus, the process of selection of a tattoo salon and master is crucially important. The first aspect which is worth of great attention when choosing a salon is cleanness and sterility of rooms and tattoo supplies. The procedure of tattooing makes your skin vulnerable to penetration of various infections and viruses because of great number of microscopic punctures.
In order to provide complete sterility, all the tools must be disposable and absolute hygiene must be observed. The two main aspects of sterility provision are closed system of sterilization and use of very sharp needles. Besides, the competence of tattoo master is very important because it determines the aesthetic result of your would-be body tattoo picture.
Thus alongside with professional skills the following factors are significant:
- Techniques. As certain part of pigments is removed from skin by lymphatic system some time after a tattooing procedure, final result can be viewed only after two to six months. The results depend on pigment dosage and insertion depth of a needle into skin. If everything is done correctly, tattoo pictures are accurate and sharp-cut. This is one of the reasons why to make a body tattoo in a well-reputed salon. Besides, in some cases additional updating and care of tattoo is included in tattoo cost.
- Paints. Paints used for making body tattoos may be dangerous for human skin. They can cause allergy or comprise heavy metals. In good salons, in addition to using high-quality paints, you will also be informed about possible dangers and offered to take all the necessary measures to avoid any of them.
- Temporary body tattoo. Temporary tattoo is not in fact the tattoo. It is a picture which is pasted or drawn on a certain body area; it disappears in several days or weeks. There is also a kind of tattoos which stay on skin no longer than 2 to 7 years. For making this kind of tattoo chemically stable pigments, which resolve in due course, are used. The pictures for this kind of tattoos are limited in color shades and sizes. The size can hardly exceed four centimeters.
Temporary tattoo pictures are tattooed manually and no deeper than four millimeters into skin. This technique provides that such tattoo pictures fade gradually and disappear in the course of time.
However, temporary tattoos are associated with certain risk. Pigments may not varnish completely and leave spots on skin. The problem may occur even if you have made such tattoo in prestigious salon. However well-reputed tattoo salons can help you to remove spots either by covering the problematic area with skin-color pigment, or renewing the tattoo - on your demand. So, temporary tattoo as well as a permanent one is not a matter of money-saving. Similar to the selection of permanent tattoo salon, experience and a good name but not price must be the primary aspect for choosing a temporary tattoo master.
Both temporary and permanent tattoos can be removed. They may be covered with a skin-color pigment or removed surgically. Surgical removal is an extremity, and it is used very rarely for temporary tattoos. However it is the most popular practice when dealing with permanent tattoos. In the procedure pigments are destroyed with laser beam or skin graft. The operation constitutes a danger of tissue damage or skin pigment destruction. At the same time scars or light spots may remain on skin.
- Permanent make-up. For those tired of every-day morning make-up procedures tattoo salons offer the opportunity of permanent make-up. This process is almost the same with temporary tattoo process. And it also constitutes the same risks: diffuseness of lines, irrelevant colors, spots of non-disappeared paints.
Therefore, be very attentive when choosing a salon, study their recommendations and make sure that you have chosen a skilled and experienced master. Tattooing is no laughing matter.