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Is it permanent? What about the colors?
Can I get a tattoo over a scar?
Will my tattoo get infected?
How are tattoos priced?
How long should I wait, till I can start shaving again, after getting tattooed?
Can I take any drugs to ease the pain?
Can I be allergic to tattoo ink?
Should I get a tattoo in the first place?
Will my tattoo stretch out if I gain weight or get pregnant?
How long should I avoid water contact?
Are the needles used for piercing sterilized also? What about the body jewelry?
Are the needles used for tattoos always the same?
Is there blood involved in the tattooing process?
What does it feel like?
How do I become a tattoo artist?
What does the law say about tattooing in my state?

Q.: Is it permanent? What about the colors?

A:
Yes it is, but every tattoo will age. It depends on your skin, the placement, how often it is exposed to the sun, and how you take care of it in the healing process and so on. If you have it once you will have it for your entire life.
Unwanted or older bad looking tattoos can be covered with a new one or be removed with a laser, but bare in mind, removing hurts more than doing the tattoo itself!

Q.: Will my tattoo get infected?

A:
If you don't keep it clean while it is healing, your tattoo can get infected, just like any open wound.
A tattoo consists of depositing pigment beneath the surface of the skin through
a series of minute puncture wounds. Any time the skin is perforated, there is the risk of an infection from microbes. We recommend the use of an anti-bacterial soap, when cleaning a healing tattoo.

Q.: How are the tattoos priced?

A:
It depends on a number of things:
Where do you want to have it, the size, is it color, or just black and white?
Each artist does it his own way. They decide on a price by evaluating the size, coloring and placement on the body. In average a tattoostudio takes around $100 an hour.

Q.: How long should I avoid water contact?

A:
You can take the first shower about two hours after you get tattooed. But don't soak the new tattoo to much in water and try to go easy on it with the shower gel. All shower gels have chemicals and perfumes in them that are not really helping the healing process. Don't worry it's not like you will get infected with something, but using too much gel or rubbing too hard on your tattoo could fade out the colors. You should not take a bath or let the tattoo soak in any kind of water too long, for at least 2 weeks or until the peeling is finished. Seawater can even speed up the healing process a little but again do not soak in it.

Q.: How long should I wait, till I can start shaving again, after getting tattooed?

A:
You will have to quit shaving your legs in the area you have tattooed until the peeling is done. This shouldn't take more than a couple weeks. The first few times you shave after it has peeled you should probably be real careful.

Q.: Should I get a tattoo in the first place?

A:
You reading this means you're already interested in getting a
tattoo, or may know someone who is. Well, here are the bare facts:
In a survey of 163 tattooed men and women, a third of them had regretted their tattoos! If you get one, most likely you will have it all your life

Q.: Are the needles used for piercing sterilized also? What about the body jewelry?

A:
YES. Piercing needles are brand new and autoclaved also. So is the body jewelry used in a new piercing.
Once a needle is used, it is disposed of in a "sharps" container which is collected by a
medical waste handling service, once the container is filled.

Q.: Are the needles used for tattoos always the same?

A:
NO!!! A artist will never use a needle twice.
Used needles are broken and discarded.

Q.: Is there blood involved in the tattooing process?

A:
Yes there is! The artist will put a needle several times in your skin for quite a while.
It's not like you're bleeding as if he cuts you in your veins there's just a little bit of blood coming out of the wound.

Q.: What does it feel like?

A:
Nobody can tell you what it feels like. It hurts that's for sure, you have to experience it for yourself.

Q.: How do I become a tattoo artist?

A:
Tattooing is traditionally an apprentice based art. Apprenticeships last approximately three years before they are considered professional artists.
You are making permanent, often visible changes to another human being and if proper procedure isn't followed, could be jeopardizing that client's health and emotional well-being. By taking advantage of the knowledge of experienced, professional artists, you will avoid many costly mistakes.
First, you should put together a portfolio, anything reflecting your skills with composition, color and line work.
Then visit local studios, and talk to the shopowners. You can also get some info on apprenticeships at Jade Dragon Tattoo or visit the world's only Tattoo School.
Apprenticeships can cost you money and you may have to sign a contract regarding your future business practices. This is not unusual. Just as in any other profession, you need to pay for schooling.

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