While the question may seem simple enough asking, “What is a Tattoo?” Tattoos are permanent markings on the skin made by way of ink and needles. Once the ink is deposited into the second layer of skin known as the dermis, the wound scabs over and the skin heals to expose a design under the new layer. The practice is now an acceptable form of body art.
Tattoos are incredebily popular among teens & young adults as itseems to be a modern fashionable trend these days in India too. Tattoos tell a story and can be written in any language. From symbols depicting cultural images to words and font designs, if you dare to dream it, a tattooist can likely create it and tell your tale on a living canvas.
To celebrate life, choices, and to pay tribute and memorial to life’s purpose and companions, tattoos have the artful ability to speak volumes.
Many people choose to remember those they love and honor traditions and life events with a tattoo. As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words.
You may have many questions before getting your first tattoo. What do I want? Where do I want? Who is the right artist? Is it safe or not?
Believe me, before you get permanently inked, these are good questions to be asking yourself. (And, by the way, I have the answer for all.) But there’s a lot more to the experience of getting a tattoo—and coming up with the design, and taking care of it afterward—that you probably wouldn’t think to ask about before you go under the needle for the first time.
When searching for the tattoo inspiration, internet is full of wonderful design ideas & images. But not always do these fit your needs. Let’s start by knowing our goal .i.e.
The goal is to have your tattoo for the long haul, though, so choosing one that feels true to you is the single most important factor to consider when making your decision.
Kind Of Tattoos:
There are various types of tattoos like Tribal, Traditional
Confusing, Right? If you have no clue where to start! Here are few failsafe ink options to consider.
• Significant Dates: Whether you just got engaged or married or gave birth to your first child, dates make for amazing tattoos as they serve as a singular reminder of a significant moment in your life. Dates can be written in countless different styles, fonts, roman numerical , calligraphy & Calender graphics. This type of tattoo will definitely make you happy whenever you look at it.
• Portraits: You don’t have to get a detailed design of your grandmom’s face- to call it a portrait tattoo. In fact, you can stick to a figure of your favourite pet if that’s so special for you. Portraits make for a very meaningful tattoos as they remind us of someone we love or miss the most.
• Quotes & Lyrics: Everyone has a favourite quote, phrase or lyric which is probably why so many people choose to get them tattooed. You can also listen to an old song you love, read cards you have saved or try thinking about specific sayings or mottos which may have shared with you for inspiration.
Everyone has a favourite quote, phrase or lyric which is probably why so many people choose to get them tattooed. You can also listen to an old song you love, read cards you have saved or try thinking about specific sayings or mottos which may have shared with you for inspiration.
• Pop culture Favourites: From Pokemon to powerpuff girls to your favourite superheroes, the tattoo industry has broadened enough in variety of styles and talents. You can watch your favourite characters and create their tattoo.
• Artistic Or Love Tattoos: Most of the teens or couples like to make monogram or initials as a part of their tattoo design. Artistic tattoo ideas like Infinity, dream catchers, hearts are the most trending tattoos.
•Other ideas: It’s always a good idea to take time & find tattoo artists on Pinterest or Instagram who will work with you to create a tattoo that suits you. Most of the tattoo artist can help you brainstorm and suggest you perfect design, desired placement & size. Remember, this is a permanent affair.
Tattoo Placement for first-timers:
All tattoos hurt, no matter what and its a fact. How many ever reviews you read, no one can change the fact that , tattoo by definition is the pain. The pain is just the part of the price you pay to have such a unique addition to your body. For a first-timer, you can probably choose that area of the body that is less sensitive to needles on the skin. The ribs, hands, feet, knees and elbows are considered to be some of the most painful places on the body to be tattooed.
The best places on the body to get your tattoo done are Wrist, Thigh, Shoulder, Forearm, Calves, Bicep, etc.
Few Tips before you get your first tattoo done:
Here are a few secret tips for having a best tattoo experience.
Plan Your Schedule: If you’re planning to go on a vacation, it is going to be a bad idea. During your healing process, you simply cannot do normal everyday things. For instance, no tanning, sun soaking at the beach, swimming, etc.
Go in healthy: Before heading to a tattoo shop, skip the fast food diet & junk food. Eat a good meal the night before and a good breakfast before you go. Stay Hydrated, Stay healthy.
Know what you can & cannot afford: Remember, tattoos are expensive.
Bring your Friend: Make sure you have a buddy that can hold your hand and look at it while it’s happening. Chew gum. It helps take away the pain
Do your Homework: Make sure you do your homework on reputable shops & tattoo artists. It is very important to get your tattoo done in a good place. Overall just have fun.
Make sure you feel Comfortable: You need to feel comfortable in the tattoo shop that you are planning to go to as well as be comfortable with the person who is giving you that tattoo. Play music to distract you from pain.
Start Small: Tattoo is a piece of art that will be on your body for the rest of your life. Make sure you’re happy with the design beforehand and have added your own flare. You can get smaller tattoos done which will help you prepare for the larger one.
Think Carefully about your Placement: Be 10,000 per cent sure of what you want to get, where you get it, and how it may affect you in the future.
After Care is Important: Be sure your artist covers your new tattoo in a thin layer of petroleum jelly and a bandage. Remove the bandage after 24 hours. Keep applying a moisturizer or ointment after you clean it to keep it moist. You should repeat this process for 2 to 4 weeks. Always put sunscreen on it, especially in the summer, to keep the colours bright — SPF 45 or higher is best.
Ask Advice: If you’re still confused, take the advice of your friends & family. Or read blogs for trendy designs & concepts.
Trend Forecast For Tattoo in 2019:
Tattoo trends change & evolve over time. We are predicting few tattoo trends of 2019 like Hand tattoos, Imperfect Illustrations, 90’s ignorant tattoos, Ear Tattoos, Detailed Florals, Bigger & Bolder pieces of art, Colourful ink tattoo, etc which are the biggest trends we can expect everyone asking for this year.
Lastly, let’s face it, your first tattoo is a brave decision on your part. Like any commitment, it often comes with worry attached to it.
Just make sure to pick a spot that’s within fingertip reach for easy tattoo aftercare, unless you have someone who’s willing and able to massage your creams in for you.
Best places to get your Tattoo Inked in Hyderabad are– Angel tattoo & Piercing (Sindhi colony), Vinnu’s body Art studio (RamNagar), Joysen Tattoo & piercing (Jubliee Hills), Hakim aalim’s Tattoo parlour ( Banjara hills), Sana’s Tattoo art studio ( Minister Road).
Just Relax and enjoy your tattoo. However, if it;s something that means a lot to you, then your tattoo will never go out of style.“My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.”