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Our Tattoo Styles Available
Tattoo Designs can be classified into distinct styles, much in the same way paintings can be classified into styles (impressionism, realism, etc). Each of the tattoo styles incorporate specific elements which may be unfamiliar to many people. You can find a brief explanation of the various types of popular tattoo styles below.
More people are deciding to get tattoos as their popularity and social acceptability has increased dramatically in recent times. Unfortunately this decision is often made too easily and is not uncommon for people to end up full of regret at a hasty decision. Before rushing to your local tattoo artist, please make time to think through exactly what you want.
It’s common for tattoos to be completed without any serious complications. Although you should bear in mind that the process of getting a tattoo involves piercing the skin and is considered minor surgery. We consider it extremely important that you are very clear and aware of the associated risks and undertake the necessary precautions before having your tattoo done.
Hand Poked Tattoos
Cartoon & Comic Book Tattoos
BEFORE YOUR TATTOO
Before you step into a tattoo studio, please make sure getting a tattoo is what you really want! This isn’t a decision that should be made on a whim but something you will have for the rest of your life or spend a fortune trying to remove or cover up. Spend time thinking about if it’s the right decision for you. Please do not drink alcohol (or any other blood thinning agents) the night before or the day of the work due to it having a thinning effect on the blood that causes the tattooed area to bleed far more than usual. It will also prolong the healing process making it more sensitive. Try having something to eat before your tattoo because this will help settle nerves and draws the blood to the stomach lining to prevent too much bleeding. If you’re worried about how painful a tattoo is then please remember we all have different pain tolerance. Try to relax and listen to our advice and you should be fine (optionally bring a friend).
AFTER YOUR TATTOO
There are many views on the best way to care for your tattoo, but the fundamentals remain consistent. Quality studio operators worldwide have compiled these simple directions for quick healing. However, we urge you to consult your own tattoo artist for any special instructions related to the aftercare of your tattoo.
- Do not attempt to re-bandage the tattoo.
- Do not apply any Vaseline, Lanolin or Petroleum based products onto your tattoo.
- Do not apply alcohol.
- Do not rub, scratch or pick at the tattoo.
- Do not expose the tattoo to direct sunlight, swim or soak in any type of sauna, steam room or bathtub for a minimum of two weeks.
- Be sure the clothing that is touching your tattoo is clean, soft and comfortable.