Tattoos are wonderful pieces of body art. But, there are a few things to keep in mind before you get your favorite design inked into your skin as a tattoo. The most important thing to keep in mind is the health risk. Because tattoos involve using a needle which breaks the skin, you can be exposed to several different complications. These include both infectious diseases and possible allergic reactions. Though in reality the chance of contracting a disease is very small in most professional parlors. This is done primarily through the exclusive use of single use needles and autoclaves, though these aren’t used much anymore. A less significant risk is that the trace metal elements in the tattoo pigments, particularly in red and green pigments, will cause an allergic reaction. I once had an allergic reaction to calcutta black. The reaction wasn’t severe but it did cause much of the ink to leak out of the tattoo. If your not sure if your allergic to a particular ink then have your artist test a small area of your skin first. If you follow these recommendations you can get the design of your dreams without any complications.
When your looking for tattoo designs or tattoo flash don’t just limit yourself to the manufactured ones that are available on the internet. There are thousands of different designs in the world with probably millions of different configurations. What you really need to focus on is finding the right design for you and that takes a little research. Of course you can start off looking for tattoos on the internet, that will provide you some great examples of what can be done. But, don’t end your research there. Take a trip to your local library and see if the have any books on tattoos. If they don’t have them then don’t fret. Take a look at their folklore or mythology section. You will often find some great ideas for tattoos. Also, it might be worth taking a look at the magazine section as well. See what tattoos the latest celebrities are sporting on the bodies. And after taking all this information in then your ready to take the next step, which is simply to wait. That’s right take some time and think about what you want to have done and where you want to have it placed. Then after you have given it some thought you can proceed with your tattoo. All these steps insure that you not only get a design that fits you but also one that you won’t regret later.