Tattoo application and care
A tattoo is not only self-expression and a tribute to fashion, it is also an assistant in the secrets of beauty and hiding exciting skin defects. Examples include eyebrow tattooing or drawing on a scar to make it invisible..
Before you get yourself a tattoo, you need to consider the following criteria in advance:
- Choose a professional master;
- Determine the proportionality of the pattern in relation to the entire body and a specific area of the skin;
- Decide the color scheme of the tattoo: whether it will be colored or black and white;
- Choose the size and place of application, taking into account the shape and size of the picture;
- Make sure that the area on which the image will be executed does not have open wounds;
- Considering the anatomical structure of the body – when moving, the tattoo should not “float”.
Considering all the factors described, you can proceed to the application process itself, which can be divided into several stages..
Stages of tattooing
Before starting the application, you need to draw a rough drawing. There are two options for the image, and they directly depend on the experience of the master:
- Application with transfer pencil or ink. The outline of the sketch is created, small details and shadow design are not applied. The drawing looks mirrored. The sketch is made on three-ply paper and placed on tracing paper, laying it off with carbon paper. Then the image is applied to tracing paper and attached to the body..
- Sketch can be done using a gel pen, editing the sketch while drawing.
Most people have a hard time taking pain, and while getting a tattoo it is very important to be in a calm and motionless position. In addition, with large sizes and some parts of the body, pain is especially noticeable. Therefore, pain relief is often used. But for the master it is more convenient – refusal of anesthesia, since the skin becomes different, and the quality of application decreases.
Before performing a tattoo, you need to shave the site of application, then wipe it with alcohol and apply an antiseptic. Then use a thin layer of gel, as a large amount can “smudge” the image.
Paper with an image is glued to the selected area. Then using a tattoo machine, dyes of the selected color are injected subcutaneously. Having finished the work, the place of the drawing is lubricated with an antiseptic, then a regenerating ointment, a multilayer bandage is applied and a compress is made, covering it with polyethylene. You can remove the bandage after 4 hours..
After completing the drawing, you need to remember that normally there may be a slight reddening of the skin next to the image, which should completely disappear after a couple of days. The artist should give advice on the care of the tattoo. The main ones look like this:
- Refrain from direct sunlight;
- Do not rub with clothes;
- Do not wet the area of the drawing;
- Do not visit bath complexes, swimming pools and saunas;
- Use only the ointment prescribed by the master;
- The tattoo site takes up to 2 weeks to heal;
- After complete recovery of the skin, visit the master to assess the recovered wounds and possible correction of the tattoo.
Applying and caring for a tattoo is a simple process, but it requires strict adherence to all the rules. And then a trip to the tattoo workshop will become a pleasant memory for you..