Can a tattoo on private part affect my libido? Which is the least painful part to get a tattoo? How fluctuations in my weight affect my tattoo? Here we have answered the things you are too afraid to ask your tattoo artist.
A tattoo is a popular body art among Americans. Nearly 40% of them have at least one piece of a tattoo and there are various interesting facts about Tattoos. Tattoos can be done almost anywhere across the body.
Despite being a popular body art, there are many questions people want to ask about tattoos. However, not all of them feel comfortable discussing their concerns with their tattoo artist. This is because they are likely to hesitate if their questions can make sense. They fear lest they should be ridiculed for asking such silly questions. The embarrassment is quite high when it comes to getting their private parts tattooed.
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Most Common Questions You Might Hesitate To Ask Your Tattoo Artist.
“Do I Need To Take Off My Pants Or Skirts? Shouldn’t You Respect My Modesty?”
Getting a tattoo below the belt is quite discomforting. You are totally normal you don’t feel comfortable stripping your bottom wear in the front of a stranger.
All you need to wear a loose skirt or a loose pair of short or dress. You can pull them at the level without exposing so much of your bottom areas. One more thing—wearing loose clothes will minimize the risk of being stained with ink. You can also use a towel or blanket to cover up your lower legs.
“What to Do with Pubic Hair on the Place to Be Tattooed?”
Don’t worry! A tattoo artist will clear them off. Or you can save off them before hand to save time and hassle.
“Will Fluctuations in Body Weight Affect Tattoo Shape?”
A sudden weight change may affect the appearance of a tattoo. Luckily, the changes are not noticeable due to the elasticity and flexibility of the skin. The sudden weight loss or gain can distort your tattoo. It also depends on the placement of the tattoos. For example, tattoos on ankles, wrists, feet, hand and the back of the neck won’t be that affected by changes in weight. Fluctuations in body weight affect men’s tattoos on the arms and stomach while women can see the changes in their tattoos on thighs, breasts, belly, and hips.
“Can I Get a Tattoo After Drinking?”
Well, that’s not a wise step before getting a tattoo. Most people consume alcohol so that they don’t feel tattoo pain. Then, there are the folks who rush into the tattoo parlor under the influence of alcohol. But that is just an impulsive decision. It won’t benefit you. This is because alcohol thins the blood, causing pain and bleeding when you get a tattoo.
Then, most tattoo parlors have a strict policy against drunk tattooing. They may make you sign a waiver that you won’t be tattooed under alcohol’s influence. Drunks are not easy to handle and they can be annoying.
“How Much Tattoo Will Hurt?”
Most people avoid asking this question. This is because they fear that their ability to bear the pain can be questioned. Another reason is that some tattoo artists consider pain an important part of tattooing—therefore, in their viewpoint, a customer should tolerate it.
The pain level in tattooing is determined by your body parts. Somebody parts cause horrible pain when they are tattooed while you feel mild sensation with some body parts.
In other words, somebody parts are less painful to get a tattoo while some are the most painful parts (Please add the link of most and least painful blog post link).
For example, getting a tattoo on the chest, thighs and the inner side of the wrist won’t hurt. Why? This is because they have an abundance of flesh that acts as the cushion to the striking of the needle.
Body parts like fingers, elbow, ribs and shoulder blade may hurt due to their boney prominence with little to no muscle cushion. The needle runs over the thin layers of the skin and bones repeatedly. This way, it causes pain and discomfort.
One more thing—you can dull the pain in tattooing by using a quality numbing cream. A numbing cream desensitizes the skin so that you don’t feel anything happening to your skin. Apply it an hour before the process.
“Booking Advance or Walk-in Appointments?”
Have you ever enter the tattoo parlor only to find out that they don’t accept walk-in appointments? Let’s accept it—it is a bit embarrassing. After all, we are a human being and feel bad when the requests are turned down. It is also true that you can’t afford to wait for weeks to get your favorite tattoo.
Here are the two things to keep in mind—
If you are looking to get a tattoo from an in-demand artist, make sure to find over the phone if they accept a booking in advance or walk-in appointment. It will save you hassles, time and, above all, embarrassment.
“How Much Do You Charge?”
While confirming the prices is not a weird thing, most customers feel hesitant when it comes to negotiation and breaking down the price. Above all, they don’t understand why the charges go up as the tattoo is finished.
First of all, tattoo rates are generally not fixed. A tattoo artist charges according to the complexity of a tattoo design, delays, and their reputation. Besides, if it is a single shop in the city, they are likely to charge more as they don’t have competition.
“Will You Provide Touch Ups and Cover up for Free?”
This varies from tattoo artist to tattoo artist. Some may provide you these things for free. If you are hesitant to ask them upfront, there are other ways to do that. For example, you can ask them how much do touch-ups or cover up can cost. Or ask them if there is anything that comes complimentary with your tattoo.
“What will I Feel After Getting a Tattoo?”
The feeling of post tattooing is what you experience after a severe sunburn. A new tattoo causes soreness and may remain itchy, swollen and red for a few hours. Don’t worry. It is totally normal. But you shouldn’t pick, pull or scratch your fresh tattoo. The itching will be also there as the skin gets into healing mode. Make sure to follow your tattoo artist’s instruction. If the soreness or redness persists longer, see your doctor immediately as they can be the signs of infection.
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“Can I Take Care of My Tattoo with Home Remedies?”
If you are given a tattoo balm to take care of your tattoos, you are likely to be hesitant to ask this question. But you can take care of your tattooed skin with certain home remedies. Plus, they won’t irritate the skin as they don’t have chemicals.
Take aloe vera (30 ml), lavender oil (10 drops), chamomile essential oil (2 drops) and tea tree essential oil (5 drops). Put all of them in the container and mix them well. Your homemade tattoo ointment is ready. Apply it to the skin until the tattoo is healed. Coconut oil is also a great home remedy for Tattoo to keep it moisturized and disinfected as well.