Where to get the tattoo? How much will it cost? What tattoo to get made? Will it pain? These are some questions that most of us, who still don't have tattoos often ponder over. And the struggle is real. After all, getting body art isn't a decision that you can take overnight. It takes some time, research and creativity to get the perfect tattoo that matches your personality. So, with the help of tattoo artists and experts, Micky and Vikas Malani, Co-Founders, Body Canvas Tattoos, we've got you a dummies. guide to getting your first tattoo right.
1. Try the 6 day rule.
"If you really want a tattoo that will make you proud whether you’re 20 or 60 years old, think about a design for a few days and if you still feel the same way about it, get it inked!", says Micky Malani.
2. Find the right tattoo artist.
"Some artist may be good at doing intricate big tattoos but may not be able to do a small, dainty minimal tattoo. So, choose wisely according to your design", says Vikas Malani.
3. A good tattoo isn't cheap, and a cheap tattoo isn't good.
"Some tattoo artists also operate on vibes of their customers and may even give you a great discount or give you free touch-ups on the tattoo for life– everybody is different. So, do your homework, find your budget and save accordingly", says Micky.
4. Patience, patience and some more patience.
"Do not be afraid to ask your tattoo artist for short breaks in between. This will also give you time to check out your tattoo’s progress and suggest any improvements if any", says Vikas.
5. Be ready for post-care treatment.
"In a week or two, you would be ready to flaunt your body art to the rest of the world. And just like everybody with good skin says, drink lots of water to hydrate yourself", says Micky Malani.