Ok jokes aside, Tattoos really don’t have to be so painful, so we provide a very powerful Numbing cream by request, just be aware that numbing cream will make the process take longer and therfor cost a tad more, so if your on a budget and can it is best to be tattooed without it. If your still very worried about the pain levels please use the real body graph scale at the bottom of the screen. It shows the relevant pain level sensitivity of that part of your body to help decide whether you want to pick a more or less painful Area or request pain relief. Though this is just a rough guide as peoples bodies vary. Please do not apply your own numbing cream at home, this may result in a rescheduling of your appointment as we are unable to verify the quality of products we haven’t spent time and consideration researching.
So onto what we are really on this page for Placement ! , When choosing Tattoo placement, it is important to think about a number of factors such as…
How often would you like to see your epic new tattoo ? or do you want a back canvas to rock in summer but still hide when you opt to ?, or have you fully assimilated into tattoo heaven and your ready for a hand/ face tattoo ?
Some Art on calves/ forearms etc get allot more Air time, where as a back Tattoo for instance will be more aesthetic for others.
Is it a symbol that means allot to you ? ..or that you may wish to meditate on, or just see allot of the time , if so consider placing it somewhere you will get the most benefit from it eg not on the back of a calf !.
on the other hand if it being visible easily in more seasons is your priority the calf is probably ideal.
A worthwhile fact to note is Tattoos on hands, knuckles, feet, knees / more callous skin Fade allot faster, so you may require Artworks to be Touched up more regularly in these areas to keep them looking fresh. With hand tattoos your also advised to wear gloves to garden n wash up to keep the colour vibing !
Rubbing/chaffing, Tattoos regularly under a watch, around ankles beneath a boot or under your backpack straps, may well wear a little faster. Its is always worth thinking about how you use your body daily before choosing Tattoo placement. Especially with Micro / fine detail pieces more effected by friction, chemicals heat or light.
Sun exposure, this is where I ask you to please pleassse , not get a fresh tattoo and go sunbath for 2 weeks in Tenerife , oddly specific I know but this is all too common, if you have a face / Shoulder /Ear / nose or very exposed tattoo you may need to consider protecting it from the sun particularly if you travel to exceptionally hot places !….. Also be aware the blood thinning aspect of alcohol can effect tattoos for the days on and around the tattoo, as it is a healing wound , so no that skegness artist maybe wasn’t awful it was most likely the fun night out after that left the tattoo looking a bit like it too had a rough night out… cause it did !
If you have Autism / Adhd Epilepsy/ Deafness or anything that might make you need extra support/ care or make you more likely to move suddenly or need breaks please be sure to discuss this with your artist when booking so we can make accommodations and make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Have a design in mind ? …even if your unsure of an exact idea or when opting for a Freestyle design its best to always collect together pictures you like to show your Tattoo artist so they can get a full feel for your unique aesthetic !
Have fun planning !
Try on virtual tattoos with AUGMENTED REALITY below before it’s inked in forever. The app projects any tattoo design, on any part of your body to let you see how it will look. If you create something you love remember to screen shot it and get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you.
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