Getting your first tattoo
Getting your first tattoo is usually the biggest step in getting tattoos.
If you are really not sure if you are going to like the looks of it, buy a fake stick-on and leave it on for a few days. In this way you’ll know whether you like it and on which spot you prefer it. It’s not too difficult to imagine yourself with it, so it’s not so much an issue if you like the looks of it but the thought of needles poking your skin can be repulsive for people, depending on their own fantasy/ creative mind.. You can make yourself as scared or sick as you want, but you can also try to stay relaxed and realize it’s only for a little while. If you heal right and you like your body decorated with it, you’ll not be so hesitant to get another one.
Choosing the kind of tattoo
TRY TO KNOW WHAT STYLE YOU LIKE, SO YOU CAN CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT.
there are many different styles to get tattooed. Below a list of possible styles:
of course every tattoo will be drawn especially for every person. You can also bring your own design. Sometimes it need to be redrawn to fit as a tattoo
Sometimes a customer wants to get tattooed somewhere different and unusual. Spots like neck, face, hands (fingers as well!) are always visible and therefore critisized. So we think are not suitable to start with. Usually people who are fully covered by tattooed get these spots tattooed the last. Also because the skin of the hands and feet is so different and more difficult than the rest of the body to tattoo and to keep it look good.
PREGNANCY AND TATTOOS
Since pregnant ladies can react to anything in and on their body, it is possible she would get an allergic reaction to the tattoo-ink or aftercare. Furthermore since her body is already busy making a baby it should not have an extra thing (a wound) to heal. Also the skin will be more sensitive. Therefore we do not tattoo pregnant women.
Getting it and taking care of it
Getting tattooed is the best if you’re rested, nourished, healthy and relaxed.
Make sure you don’t drink alcohol or use drugs the night before, because then you might bleed alot and your skin is more sensitive.
Don’t get tattooed if you are not sure you really want it. Because then your mind will have to accept it first, before it starts healing. And if you don’t know whether you like it you can get too focused and troubled by it.
Don`t get tattooed until having consulted your doctor if you have the following complaints: diabetic, hemofilia, metalallergy, had (plastic) surgery on the desired spot and on spots where you see a swelling or any kind of deformation of the skin.
Your rights as a customer (service)
After getting tattooed, you can always come to the shop and show the tattoo you got. If you have any questions or if you just like somebody to have a look at it, go back to the person who tattooed you. Sometimes a tattoo is not healing totally right and needs a different way of cleaning for instance. you should be able to go back as a service. Sometimes the tattoo need a little touch-up. This should be done by preferrably the same tattooist who did it originally and this should be for free of charge.
1012 KS, Amsterdam
Sometimes it can be busy at the shop and we'd like to take enough time for everybody. If you want to get pierced, try to arrive before 18:00 hrs, to avoid any disappointments.
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