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A lot of people are having tattoos these days. In the past decades, you may have only seen tattoos on people like sailors, bikers, outlaws but now tattoos are very popular in the fashion industry. Females are getting tattooed on their backs and chests. Men are having biomechanical and dragon style tattoos on their arms and sleeves. There are wide-range of styles and designs of tattoos available. Recently, tattoos are no longer pictures of skulls, crossbones, anchors etc. Tattoo Industry has improvised a very sophisticated artwork ranging from classic traditional to contemporary symbols. Custom tattoo designs are very much appreciated and a large no of tattoo artists are creating intuitive and creative designs to appeal the crowd and help clients to express themselves in a personal way.

What is a Tattoo?

A tattoo is a puncture wound created in the skin that is filled with ink through needles. Although, tattoo artwork is performing differently today than in the past decades. Nowadays, tattoo artists are utilizing tattoo machines and guns that contain a set of needles which place deep into the skin. The upper layer of the skin is known as epidermis and this layer is constantly shedding and reproducing. If the ink was in this layer of the skin then it would not last very long. Thus, the ink is injected into the layer of the skin called dermis. This is a deeper layer of the skin that is much stable and makes the tattoo stay longer and even permanently visible.

Over the past years, tattoos were created manually with the help of tools that they tapped on the skin to make the puncture wound and then the artists injected the ink by hand. Several tattoo shops have tattoo guns and machines to do this today, although you can still find the tattoo artists around the globe that are still using the traditional method of tattooing.

Due to the advancements in the technology, tattoo machines are creating tattoo much more quickly today because the machine is able to inject the ink into the skin as it is puncturing the wound. Tattoo designers can also change the tips of the gun according to their preferences and needs. Today tattoo artists are very talented and proficient and they know very well that how to drive the needles into the skin to produce a stunning tattoo.

Does the Process of Tattooing Hurt?

Getting a tattoo is painful and can even take several days or even weeks to relief depending on the size and pattern of the tattoo you are getting. Although, the extent of pain will vary depending on the area of the tattoo. Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance. But the art as a bit to do with it. A professional tattoo artist will provide less pain over a beginner or less skilled tattoo artist.

Do you want a Tattoo?

So if you want a tattoo then it is recommended to get your tattoo done safely. Keep in mind that a tattoo is a puncture wound that really needs great care just like you do in any other infection or cut. By taking proper care of your tattoo, you will be less likely to have it get infected. Also, you must plan to get immediate medical care if your tattoo is getting infected. Some visible signs of infection are prolong bleeding, excessive redness, pus or changing the color of the skin around the tattoo.
If you have an existing illness such as heart disease, diabetes, skin allergy, or any condition that affects your immune system then consult your doctor. The doctor may able to give some precautionary measures that you can take before getting your tattoo.

Choosing a reliable tattoo shop is very important. You must ensure that the studio is clean and safe. Make sure that the artists utilize needles, gloves and mask and all are disposable and should never be used on more than a single person. The gun and other equipment that are not disposable should be sterilized properly after each use. If you are living in London, and looking for best tattoo shops in London, then you can contact your local government agency that can inform you about the licensed tattoo shops, standards and complaints against a particular tattoo studio.

Tattoo Aftercare Procedures:

The last step is another important step that is taking care of your new tattoo. You need to do proper care of your tattoo until it is fully healed. Good tattoo shops always give you useful instructions that you must follow. Some studios also give organic ointments to apply on the tattoo. Remember to contact your doctor immediately if something regarding your tattoo seems out of the ordinary as discussed above. Keep your tattoo covered for at least 24 hours or as per the recommendations of your tattoo artist. This will assuredly help in the healing process. Avoid touching your new tattoo and don’t pick any scabs that may form on the skin. Because it’s a wound so you may see some scabs in places. Try to use anti-bacterial soap while washing it for the first time and just pat it dry. Re-apply any anti-biotic product and also cover it. You can also apply essential oils such as jojoba, tea tree, and lavender oil. These oils will help your tattoo to heal faster. Also, you need to avoid your new tattoo getting wet (pools, bathtubs) until it has completely healed. Another important aftercare includes the covering of your new tattoo. Don’t go under the sun if you are having a new tattoo. Even after proper healing, the sun can cause fading of your new tattoo. It is recommended to use a good sunscreen on your tattoo so that it does not begin to fade soon. After 3-4 weeks you can use any anti-bacterial lotion on your skin. Keep using essential oils in the first and second week. For more information about tattoo designs and aftercare treatment, you can visit Barrylouvaine tattoo studio in south-west London