The tattoo experience is a completely different world for each and every person. Some want to have the depiction of a life changing event they can tie their tattoo to, others just like to look at the art. Also there are people that just enjoy getting poked at up 3000 times a minute, that is roughly 50 times a second! This Image is brought to you by Kody Wright at Mi Familia Tattoos in Tulsa, if you would like to check more of his artwork click on the picture.Pain to some is a reminder you are still alive and when you overcome pain you get something out of it. You feel different as a person, as though you have accomplished something. If your ultimate goal is to overcome the most intense pain you have probably ever felt in your life, I would suggest getting a tattoo on 1 of these places of your body.
These areas all have nerves relatively close to the surface of your skin, making the needle contact the nerve more often than other places causing larger amounts of pain.
All artists have their own bylaws they abide by when doing work on a client but typically an artist will not put a tattoo on your face as this could potentially cause you financial distress in the future. Some places of employment do not allow tattoos to be shown while you are on the clock and therefore unless you have decent security at your current job or have a substantial income that does not require an appearance to maintain, the general rule of thumb used by artists is to refrain from doing face tattoos. For a closer look about Tulsa Area tattoo ideas check out our Tulsa Tattoo Ideas and Artists Article.
Also, another aspect that many people tend to overlook when thinking about getting a tattoo is the fact that their skin tone is going to play a role in defining their tattoo. Remember that most tattoos that are not filled in have a completely opaque background, meaning that whatever the color of your skin is in those locations, it is going to be that color unless you specify otherwise to the artist. When speaking to your artist be sure to go over these questions with him or her so that you may choose a color for those locations or decide that your skin tone is the perfect color for that section of the tattoo.
From everything I have gathered about tattoos and the research I have done, my suggestion to you is before you decide anything about your tattoo, familiarize yourself with artists around your area. Sample their work on paper or even check their work out online. Then when you think you have decided on an artist, draw out to the best of your ability your idea and take it to that artist and see what he/she thinks about it. Finally, collaborate with the artist to morph their artistic abilities into your idea to create the tattoo you want on your body. Most artists can actually draw out your idea just by you telling it to them so don'"t worry if you can'"t draw very well. Just take your idea to the artist and they will work with you. Tattoo artists are some of the friendliest people I have ever met!
Tattoo Designs and Tattoo Fonts
I did some research and found several websites that disclose information on what their artists believe are the most commonly asked for tattoos. This website listed some of the most commonly asked for tattoos by their artists, here are the top five. Arrows were the most common tattoo in 2015, This image is brought to you by Toxic Monkey Tattoos if you would like to visit their facebook page click on the image. Followed by Pocket Watch with Roses.This Tattoo image is brought to you by Coy Johnson at Inkjunkys Tattoo, if you would like to visit his Instagram click on the picture. To Geometric Patterns underneath the chest area, This Image is brought to you by Jake Baker at Ink Junkys Tattoo, if you would like to visit his Instagram click on the picture. Forth was Semicolons (;) and in 5th place Mountain tattoos This Image is brought to you by Jimmy at Black Gold Tattoos if you'"d like to see more of his work click on the image and it will take you to his Instagram page.These are just the top 5 most popular tattoos according to artists from around the world. For the Tulsa Area you can find out more detailed information about the Most Popular Tattoos in Tulsa.
Tattoo Shops and their Machines
Generally speaking, there are two different types of machines used to operate the tattooing pen. Most commonly, a Coil machine is used and it operates by applying Direct Current or D.C. power into the pen which creates a magnetic field and allows an armature to deploy. As soon as the Direct Current is lost from this armature it springs back into place thus reestablishing the link to the DC and so on until the operator steps off the pedal or whatever switch they have implored to operate the machine. The second most common machine used is the Rotary machine. The rotary machine functions exactly how you would expect a rotational motor to work. A turbine spins and is attached to a pin that is forced inwards and then retracts while power is applied to the motor causing the inward/outward thrusting mechanics of a rotational machine.
So, now that you have gotten a tattoo, how do you take care of it? When will you need to go back in for touch ups? First off, your tattoo is very important to you and you will want it to look its finest when your skin has healed itself. Let us take a look at some common things that hurt your tattoo while it is healing. Remember these first things are what NOT TO DO when your tattoo is healing.
- NEVER EVER, EVER pick at your scab or pick at the lining or peel the skin off. DO NOT TOUCH IT. Your body will naturally remove the dead skin as it sees fit. If you fidget or fumble with that process it will only cause issues.
- Secondly, do not swim or get it completely submerged in water doing so is harmful to the colorization and may also be fairly painful if you do so.
- Lastly, if you expose your tattoo to direct sunlight it can also cause discoloration and be harmful to the skin. Keep in mind that your body has to re-layer your skin from scratch. Give it time.
Now that you know what not to do with your tattoo here are the top 3 simple ways to properly take care of your tattoo directly after you get it done. Following these simple rules will allow your tattoo to stay vibrant for many years without having to frequent parlors for touch ups.
- Talk to your artist and see how long he would suggest leaving the bandage he or she put on your tattooed area. LISTEN TO THEM. They know what they are doing and follow their instructions very carefully, it is in your best interest to do so.
- Be sure to apply your artists recommended ointment to your tattoo often. The skin there is very delicate and needs to heal. Keeping it moist will help with this process.
- Washing your tattoo is very important but also a very delicate process. Make sure to pat it with an already wet cloth or to finger wash it using soap. Your skin is very, very sensitive in the area you got tattooed so applying a lot of pressure is going to be both painful and harmful the skin in the area that is trying to heal.
Follow these steps and you'"re sure to have a vibrant tattoo after it is fully healed. Keep in mind however, that in the healing process your body reproduces the layers of skin and it will lighten your tattoo a bit when it is finished. If you'"re interested in talking to an artist in the Tulsa area about your tattoo to see if it needs some touchups or possibly something is going wrong with the healing process and you don'"t want to talk to a doctor, we have got the Popular Tattoo Shops in Tulsa.
We all know that sometimes we do silly things that are regrettable, IE. That one tattoo you decided to get when you were in an altered state of mind of a dog peeing on a fire hydrant upside down with wings and a tarantula on his stomach. Luckily there is a way to get these things removed if that is your desire. Selecting the correct facility to remove your tattoo is more difficult than choosing the right artist to do the tattoo in the first place. The removal process, although delicate, if done correctly can be very effective. Knowing how your body works and the actual process of obtaining a tattoo is very important when trying to get rid of one. In its most basic form the removal process involves shooting pigment into the area that you have decided to get a tattoo. Allowing your body to naturally heal itself, it can carry the ink or metals back through your system and eventually get rid of it naturally. This process of laser removal is very delicate and can affect the way your body looks afterwards. Choosing the correct facility that knows the details about the process is important. Also there have been studies that say you can remove a tattoo naturally by eating certain foods that pull the ink from the inside just as the laser does, however these would take a very long time and essentially all you would be doing is removing the ink, one molecule at a time.
One other item you may want to consider when attempting to remove a tattoo, is to allow an artist to transform it into something completely different. You could take the tattoo of the regrettable decision and have an artist alter it into a new idea or concept versus completely removing it.
Keep in mind that tattoo artists in their most basic form are creators of art and are capable of modifying their surroundings as well as starting on a new canvas. This would, in most cases, cost a fraction of the price of getting laser work to remove your tattoo. Everywhere I have read studios that do removals of tattoos cost around $800 a session and most times it takes up to 4 or 5 sessions to completely remove a tattoo. All it takes is a little bit of research to figure out what you want to do with your tattoos once they are placed on your body. Tattoos do fade and in some cases if you eat the right foods and have the metabolism of a 16 year old boy you can get rid of them without paying out the wazoo for it.
According to some, the word Tattoo dates back to the Tahitian word Tattau which means to mark. Archeological studies show that markings on a man found frozen date all the way back to 3300BC. People were marked with inks for many different reasons, one trend maintained throughout every culture. Using a number system to define an inmate'"s origin or to whom a slave belonged to made things simple when it was branded or tattooed on the person. Many Penial systems throughout the world used this method so that if a slave or prisoner did escape they would be identifiable. Some more drastic measures were taken, such as with Holocaust victims in concentration camps. They were also tattooed with numbers so that they could identify the bodies after their deaths. Some who survived these horrific events decided to embrace their numbers. It became common for survivors to get these touched up and turned into something that they remember their experience by and continued to grow spiritually.
The first tattoo artist to be professional, meaning he was being paid for tattooing people, established his business shop in 1846 in New York City. Tattoo in its more modern sense came from sailors having marks on their body done by artists in Polynesia. This caused a bit of friction with certain authorities in the European and Western civilizations; therefore, it was outlawed for quite some time to have marks on your body in that respect. People have always had certain disrespects for authority, many got tattoos illegally until legalization of tattooing became present in the states. More specifically The History of Tattooing in Oklahoma.