Top 5 Tattoo Tips for Virgin Skin

If you have never had a tattoo before then you are considered to have "virgin skin". If you are thinking of losing that virgin status of your epidermal layer then you need to read this TOP 5 List first. There is a lot to consider when getting that first tattoo and we got everything you need to know from the professionals at CHERRY STREET INK


it does hurt!

Everyone handles their pain differently, and it's important to understand what you're getting into before you commit to permanent body ink.  Whether it's a little or a lot, having a tattoo is going to hurt. Almost everyone who walks into a tattoo parlor will ask the question "do tattoos hurt?"  Some areas hurt more than others.  The areas that are usually more painful are: ribs, foot, head, throat, inside of the arms, and stomach.


be picky about the parlor

Whether they're covered from head to toe in tattoos and piercings, the tattooist is your friend.  Get to know him and his art, by checking out his portfolio.  They are complete professionals and have heard every question in the book. They are there to help and advise you, so use them for that.  Also, be patient with your tattoo artist, beautiful artwork takes time to design.

check your spelling!!!

An awesome tattoo can be badass, unless you spell it AWSOME.  Tattoos are forever; unless you want to engage in an expensive and painful removal process, so be sure you spell check your tattoo.  When it comes to tattoos there is no “backspace” button to fix typos and lettering is both hard to correct and cover up, so it needs to be right the first time.

aftercare is important

Proper aftercare is necessary for achieving the best healing, resulting in the most attractive tattoo and with the fewest complications possible.  If you do not take care of your tattoo, it may become infected or damaged.  Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo. 



go with a friend

Just like most things in life, getting tattoos is more fun in pairs. Tattoo artists recommend that you bring a friend or family member for moral support. They can distract your mind away from the pain by talking to you, or can just be there to hold your hand if the pain gets too much. Most tattoo parlors will allow one extra person in the room for moral support. Whether you're nervous or not, a close friend can help to make the process a whole lot easier.



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