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Infected Tattoos: Fact and Fiction Tattoo Infection Information - Detection and Prevention

Signs of an infected tattoo

The biggest fear of getting a new tattoo, whether this is your first tattoo or your twenty-second, is infection. In the world of body modification the most common ways to contract infections are contaminated instruments and needles, unsanitary tattooing conditions, or improper aftercare.

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Taking Care of your New Tattoo – Your First Tattoo Part 8

taking care of your new tattoo

You now have the finished product, which is really a large open wound that needs to be cared for, protected from infection and nurtured back to health and lasting beauty. Many a shop will suggest A&D or Aquaphor to heal a tattoo from the time you leave the shop through the following two days, while washing it 2-3 times a day with an off the shelf anti-bacterial soap.

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Getting your first Tattoo – Your First Tattoo Part 7

Getting your first Tattoo

It’s your first tattoo. If you are scared, just know that we all were. It is a feeling of the unknown and for humans, the unknown can be scary. Some tattoos will sting, some will tickle, others will hurt a little, and then there are some that will hurt a lot. But we survive and keep coming back for more, and more, and more! There is a certain love and sense of accomplishment when a tattoo is completed.

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What will my Tattoo Cost? – Your First Tattoo Part 6

What will my tattoo cost

When pricing your first tattoo, remember every shop is different, remember this one golden rule and always believe in it – ”No Cheap Tattoo Is Good, & No Good Tattoo Is Cheap!”

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Will getting a tattoo Hurt? – Your First Tattoo Part 5

Your First Tattoo - Will it Hurt?

The hot spots for highest sensitivity are the ribs, feet, shins, groin, neck, and the middle of the spine. Generally, the places with closely surfacing bones, tendons, and ligaments are the most sensitive.

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Choosing your Tattoo Artist – Your First Tattoo Part 4

Choosing your Tattoo Artist

There are a million shops with 100 times as many artists. Some very talented tattoo artists can do anything from a simple butterfly to full realistic oriental back pieces. Though a lot of artists have a forte or a specialty they are tuned in with more.

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Choosing the right Tattoo Studio – Your First Tattoo Part 3

Choosing the right Tattoo Studio

Choosing a shop is the next step. Here are some things to consider when rummaging through local shops: cleanliness and sterilization performance.

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What to do before you get your first Tattoo – Your First Tattoo Part 1

what to do before your first tattoo

It’s your first tattoo. Feeling nervous? One thing to always remember when it comes to any and every aspect of tattoos and piercings, whether it is from the pain, or design, to ethics and social issues is that EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! This article series is designed to walk you through your first tattoo, from start to finish.

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