And each tattoo is the master piece of the tattoo designers. Tattoos of all shapes and size, designs from dragons to butterflies...from crosses to chains...from snakes to spiritual things are seen on people of all ages.
A word of caution though, one must be aware that there are certain medical conditions associated with body piercing. Many serious medical complications are often the results of unsanitary facilities or studios that can cause serious skin diseases and even death. People most be aware of the risk involves in this type of fashions. These can cause viral infections such as hepatitis, HIV, bacterial and fungal infections, allergic reactions such as skin irritation, and malignant lesions such as melanoma, leprosy, and other devastating diseases. Other health hazard one can get associated with body art include toxic shock syndrome, tetanus, venereal ulcers, tuberculosis, and a host of other skin diseases. Health standards with regards to methods of sterilization, disinfecting, cleanliness, and waste removal must be abided by the tattoo designers. Strict adherence to proper skin care must be followed especially on your new tattoo site to avoid infections and complications.
In choosing a particular tattoo parlor one must consider a lot of things. If the one you choice don't live up to your expectations RUN, take your money and search all over again.
* First impression is vital. When you start searching for a tattoo parlor pay close attention to your intuition or first impression of the place. Don't overlook them.
* Play close attention to the tattoo designs on display. Tattoos "flash" are those posters covering the walls of the tattoo studio are copyright artwork, and should be purchased from a professional artist. If the flash you are looking at appears washed-out, and you can't see any identifying marks, it's fake. If the tattoo parlor your visiting are willing to cheat legitimate artist out of their royalties that they should be getting from their tattoo designs, do you think you'll received the services that you are paying for like new needles, fresh high quality ink, clean gloves, and artists who are willing to give all the time necessary to make sure your tattoo looks beautiful?
* The best tattoo parlors have their facilities done in natural light so that you could see how your tattoo looks like permanently.
* Learn how long they have been in their present address and are they willing to give names of their satisfied customer?
* Do they have a portfolio with pictures of their healed tattoos to show? Do the artists have the knowledge to avoid scarring, or do they have an idea on what to do if they see plasma leaking during the tattooing process?
* The best tattoo parlor should dispose any sharp object in the manner as what the hospital do and any other materials which have come into contact with blood in biohazard containers.
If all of the above guidelines cannot be answered by the tattoo parlor employees especially on the safety practices, better get out fast and look for somewhere else.