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SO, I'm thinking Im going to get a tatoo. any advice on a first timer?


Asked by Sillylins at 2:47 PM on Jun. 11, 2013 in Beauty & Style

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  • Don't think to much about it. Don't concentrate on pain. Focus on something else read something, bring a friend and just chat. make sure the tattoo you pick is one you have always wanted and in the place you want. Don't be afraid to say something to the artist if something isn't right or if you need a small break. Drinking plenty of water and if you get queasy easily do not eat before the tattoo.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 2:50 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Think long and hard about what and where. Tattoos can still interfere with life, they can prevent you from getting jobs etc. It's permanent so you want to be really sure about what you are getting.

    Also if you are getting anything with words please check and recheck the spelling! lol Make sure to carefully check any design before the tatt is started. And find a great, reputable and clean artist. You could have a great design that is ruined by a crappy artist.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 2:51 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Make sure it's not something stupid (you've seen examples of stupid in some recent posts! lol :p) & it's some place to easily cover it up so it won't interfere with future employment opportunities.  Also, count on pain the closer it is to the bone.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 2:50 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • You'll have it forever.
    Your kids will be yours forever, but your husband might not be.
    A rose might always be your mother's favorite flower, but Justin Beiber will not always be your favorite singer.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:18 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Keep it small for the first time, in case you really don't like it. I did just my baby's newborn footprint, which took a little over half an hour. Get it on a fleshy part of your body, which is less sensitive. I've found that Lubriderm is a good lotion to put on tats after they're starting to heal.

    Answer by Ballad at 3:41 PM on Jun. 11, 2013

  • Ick. Don't do it.

    Answer by Ruthmom802 at 6:36 PM on Jun. 11, 2013