I am sure there are many of us right now that are itching at wanting to get a tattoo. We might even have the next five tattoos planned out in our head. But, we know that a great quality tattoo takes money. Saving the money takes time and patience, and some of us may not have the patience to do that. So, maybe a friend has said they can do it for you. They’re an artist right?! How difficult could it be?
The thing is when it comes to do-it-yourself tattooing there are risks you may not be thinking about. Think about the process of tattooing. A needle with ink is being inserted over and over into your skin during the tattoo procedure. If this is done incorrectly it can lead to infection, disease, or allergic reactions.
Some of these diseases and infections are Hepatitis B and C, which can also lead to liver disease. Another disease is HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and don’t forget about staph infection. Staph infection is a bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. A great tattoo artist is trained on safety and machine procedures to keep the tattooing process safe and sanitary. When you either make a tattoo machine yourself, or get online to buy one, you can’t be sure of the quality. The ink you may be using may have harmful substances in it that can stay in your skin too. Many tattoo artists know the best quality ink and machines to use to produce great tattoos that last years.
Also, when you are attempting to tattoo yourself you run the risk of damaging and scarring the skin. It takes years for a professional tattoo artist to hone their craft and they know how to place, position and design a tattoo so it looks great on your body.
Think about it this way, if you want a tattoo that looks amazing and will last for years go to a professional. It is worth the patience of saving the money to have a piece of art on your body. Something you can look at over time and not ever regret.
To book a great quality tattoo with a great tattoo artist call Lucky Bamboo Tattoo at 801-497-9700 or visit our website at www.luckybambootattoo.com.