Getting a Tattoo? Read This! Essay

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Getting a Tattoo? Read this!

How much do tattoo’s it cost? Tattoo prices vary according to the size and tattoo designs. Of course, a larger and more complex design will cost more than a smaller, simpler one – that stands to reason. To give you an idea, relatively simple tattoo designs that are quite small (about the size of a silver dollar) will usually cost $100. Prices vary though, so the best thing to do is to ask. Bring your design – or just describe it – Our shop minimum is $60.00 and hourly rate is $150.00 per hour. Is it best to start with a small tattoo? Only if you really want a small tattoo. For some people small tattoos can be a good first step. Don’t get a small tattoo because you are scared of the commitment. A small tattoo is the same lifelong commitment as a larger tattoo. Larger tattoos can allow for a greater degree of artistry and detail, they can be more exciting and dynamic. Sometimes people get a small tattoo only to realize how much they like it. Their only regret can be that they did not get it bigger. Think carefully about just how big you really want your tattoo to be. Often a small tattoo is a perfect choice, but sometimes going larger can make for a great first tattoo and a very happy customer. I’ve heard that getting tattoos can be addictive. Is that true? It isn’t true in the sense of a real addiction, but it is a fact that people who already have one tattoo are more likely to get another one … or so. It is possible to get ‘hooked’ on the excitement of getting a tattoo, just as some people get ‘hooked’ on shopping, but that’s not a real addiction. Most people who end up with multiple tattoos do so simply because they like them. Will having a tattoo make it harder for me to get a good job? If you’re worried, why not get the tattoo in a place where office clothes will cover it? For men at any rate, that still leaves a lot of choices. Even if you can’t keep it covered, in this day and age it probably won’t matter. Tattoos are a lot more socially acceptable than they ever were before and in most workplaces you are judged on the basis of your ability. There are exceptions, of course! There are tattoos that are so prominent and controversial in terms of their appearance or content that they may cause problems for you, just as there are workplaces which are exceptionally conservative. You need to make sure that all aspects of your appearance fit your objectives, and that includes tattoos. But having a tattoo or two certainly won’t preclude you from being gainfully employed – not in this day and age! When should I not get a tattoo? You shouldn’t get a tattoo if you’re drunk or high (and most tattoo shops have a policy in place about this; they’ll refuse to tattoo anyone who appears to be drunk or high or as a sign in one shop says, “just plain stupid”). The other reason for not getting a tattoo is if you’re not sure. Wait until you do feel sure or just don’t get one. This is not a good thing to feel ambiguous about. There are no specific medical considerations, but use your common sense. If you’re sick, wait till you get better.

Is it safe to get a tattoo? If you go to a professional tattoo shop where the proper tattoo equipment is used, getting a tattoo is very safe. Decades ago there were concerns about getting hepatitis C from tattoos, but this is something all professionals are very conscious of nowadays. If new needles are used for each and every customer, there is no chance of contracting a blood-borne disease. Most tattoo artists will be glad to set your mind at rest by showing you the unopened package of needles they will be using before the tattooing begins. After your tattoo is finished, they should dispose of the needles. Ask about safety policies such as these before you select a tattoo shop. Our shop and artist are licensed by the State of Minnesota and attend bloodbourne pathogens training every year. How much does it hurt to get a