Getting inked can be a safe procedure, as long as you do it right. But it won’t be as simple as you may think, and there are lots of health hazards along the way. You have to remember that you’re puncturing your skin to introduce a foreign material, so there are inherent dangers to think about. But here are some tattoo safety tips that can help you avoid the health risks.
Don’t Drink and Get Inked!
Many people joke about drinking too much and then waking up with a strange tattoo. But it’s not really a laughing matter. Drinking tends to really affect your judgment, so most of the time it doesn’t end well when you get a tattoo when you’re drinking.
So treat getting a tattoo as the same as driving a car—you don’t do it when you’re drinking. And don’t let yourself be egged on no matter what others may say.
Picking the Right Tattoo Parlor
First of all, you must never try to tattoo your own skin. That’s just too dangerous. In fact, you should never have the procedure done in your own home. It doesn’t matter if the tattoo artist is incredibly talented, or if a tattoo parlor can send out an artist for home service. Continue reading Tattoo Safety Tips