Transcript of "I want a tattoo - should I ask my mom?"
==== ====Download Tatto Piercing & Designshttp://smallreports.com/index.php?k=tatoo,%20piercing==== ====Before taking the step to have a permanent tattoo affixed to your body, you must first do somethorough thinking. Take into consideration that any tattoo will be with you for the rest of your lifeand is VERY expensive and painful to remove. Choose the location of the tattoo on your body verycarefully. It may be a good idea to wear a non-permanent tattoo for a while to make sure that thetattoo youre getting is exactly the right size and design you want.Tattoos are reasonably painful to get, but you may stop the tattooist at any time during theprocedure, until you feel ready to go on again. Some people feel pain more acutely than others.Most people feel inclined to get another tattoo soon - which is an indication of the bear ability ofthe pain. Large tattoos are done over a period of time, to give the wearer time to rest after eachsession. And yes, when the tattooist perforates the skin, there will be moderate bleeding. It is agood idea to be well rested before your first tattoo!Expensive or Cheap? Good tattoos are expensive BUT nothing looks worse that a botched uptattoo. My advice is to choose a professional artist at a tattoo parlour, pay the extra amount andmake sure that you get quality that will last a lifetime. Your tattoo artist should use a transfer sheetto transfer the image onto your body before starting to add on the colours...Hygiene? Going hand in hand with choosing a professional tattooist, is making sure that yourtattoo is done with all the hygienic safety precautions in place. A professional tattooist will showand explain to you all the safety precautions that are taken. It is a good idea to shop aroundbeforehand to be able to cut out dodgy tattooists. See our article about safety precautions.Aftercare Aftercare should be prescribed to eliminate infection of the wounds and allow properhealing. In some countries underage tattooing is not allowed and special permission has to begiven to tattoo mentally incapable people. It is advised to make use of well trained andprofessional tattoo artists and precaution must be taken by the client to make sure that tattooing isdone only under the most hygienic circumstances. The responsibility ultimately lies with the clientto make sure that all the safety precautions are adhered to. Click here for link to tattooingequipment for sale There are no hard and fast rules concerning immediate aftercare of a tattoo. Itis advised though, to keep it as sterile as possible while it heals. Specially developed tattooointments are recommended, but there is consensus that gentle cleaning with soap and water isrecommended. gentle anti bacterial ointment can be applied if the special tattoo ointments are notavailable.Care must be taken not to use too much water for rinsing, though as this could also wash outtattoo inks or soften scabs before they naturally fall off. If a tattoo gets infected, the chances ofdistortion of the image are very good due to the formation of scar tissue and the loss of pigments.Two of the tattoo taboos are to remove scabs before the skin sheds them naturally and exposure
to the sun is not advised. Tattoos frequently exposed to the sun will also have to be redone ortouched up sooner then those not exposed - so stay out the sun - even after your tattoo hashealed! Picking off scabs will remove the ink as well before it has set in and the sun tends tobleach tattoo inks. A tattoo looks at its best when the maximum ink remains imbedded in the skin.Keeping a tattoo moisturised for the first two months after the first week of initial healing will keepyour tattoo looking better for longer as the tattood area tends to become very dry during this stage.Keeping it moisturised will aso prevent scabbing and scarring. Allergic reactions to tattoo inkshave been reported, but is very rare. It is recommended that a small patch of skin is subjected tothe ink, before attempting a tattoo, especially facial tattoos, such as make-up tattoos. A programwas introduced in Canada to legalize Prison tattooing. Inmates are trained and equipped with theright instruments to do tattooing properly - eliminating the chances of infection and diseasespreading.The History of tattoosTattoos are hot, modern day body art and fashion accessories. Tattoos have been around for agesand still are a cultural icon Everyone wears them, from the celebs to the everyday moms anddads. Ladies, especially, have become very aware of the appeal that a well placed tattoo can havelower back tattoos, small and secret little tattoos, flower tattoos and many more, are meant tosurprise and please and decorate and so it does too, otherwise it wouldnt have been that popular!Tattoos dating back to the second millennium before Christ have been noted on mummies as bodydecoration. Tattooing has been an ongoing practice since about ten thousand years ago in Japanas evidence shows. Different ancient traditions and cultures have been identified by the types oftattoos that they made use of.Tattoos have been a popular form of body art for thousands of years in Europe and Asia. With thespread of Christianity in Europe and the effort to convert tribal people with traditional cultures thatinvolved ritual tattooing, to Western religions and cultures, the use of tattoos almost completelydisappeared in Europe for a while, because it was considered a pagan practice. Europeans to seetattoos again after it had lost its popularity for so many years, were Captain Cook and his sailorswhen they visited the Marquesas Islands in the 18th Century. Captain Cook described the tattoosas markings and said that the Polynesians called it "Tataw". The sailors who were on the journeywith him reinstated the art in Europe, where it soon was reinstated as a popular form of body-art.Sailors, especially, were associated with tattoos At the time tattooing was a common customoutside of Europe and until today tattooing is a tradition amongst indigenous peoples around theworld.Tattoos Cultural Status Tattoos are mostly used to enhance the wearer but also have symbolicand traditional meanings that sometimes have nothing to do with adorning the wearer. Thesymbolism of tattoos differ in diverse cultures but mostly are symbols of status, religion, protection,fertility etc. In many tribal cultures the coming of age initiation process involves tattooing to markthe wearer as an adult and usually signifies that the wearer then has a certain sexualindependence. Tattoos were also utilized, until recent times, by authorities to mark convicts andslaves. The holocaust victims of the Second World War were all bearers of tattoos that were usedfor identification purposes. Even animals were and still are tattooed for identification purposes,such as thoroughbred racehorses.
Today tattoos are mostly used for decorative or cosmetic purposes. In modern society tattoos stillhave meanings and there is a strong awareness of the cultural meanings of the different symbols,such as religious, magical, protective iconic, memorial, and of course the ever popular sentimentallove and sex symbols. Mystical value is also given to certain animal, flower, insect and iconicsymbols to symbolize the status of the wearers cultural mind-set. Tattoos are often used to signifythat the wearer associates with particular cultural or religious groups. The armed forces bannedtattooing for a long time, but tattooing was and still is practiced discreetly amongst soldiers andsailors to indicate battles fought, killings made, in memory of lost loved ones, etc. Military tattooshave gained popularity amongst non-military wearers as well and is established as a tattoocategory by itself. Criminal gangs use identifying tattoos to symbolize their gangs significance andreputation. Prisoners wear tattoos to indicate their social standing in prison.A prisoner with a tear tattoo is to be feared, because it signifies that the wearer has killed some-one, with a tear tattoo for each killing. The association of tattoos with criminality and brutality havegiven them a negative connotation in many societies. Women who wear tattoos are sometimeslabeled as people with low moral values and especially lower-back tattoos have been named"tramp-stamps". In modern society, the connotation has worn thin, though, and it has becomeperfectly acceptable and a fashion accessory in modern western cultures for women to weartattoos. Ethic groups and sub-cultures also use identifying tattoos as symbols for their beliefs.Icons with very explicit cultural meanings are sometimes misinterpreted and used for thedecorative value, such as Chinese and Japanese symbols that are tattooed on uninformedWesterners. The aesthetical value of Eastern tattoos make them a very popular tattoo category.Tattoos are made by perforating the skin, or even allowing for a small cut to be made into theepidermis of the skin and then inserting pigments into the perforation or cut.Enhancing the body with tattoos is a fine and difficult art and in modern times the professionaltattooist will advise and make sure that the tattoo you get is an accessory that you will be happywith for the rest of your life.It is a bad idea to have a tattoo done under pressure. Make sure that you know exactly what youwant to have done, beforehand!Tattoos might become an embarrassment if not done properly or professionally, therefore makesure that you know exactly how it should be done, where to put the tattoo, what size you want andif your homework is done properly you will have the perfect tattoo!The pain factor is something that first timers are wary of, but although everybody has a differentpain tolerance, it is not unbearable and most people come back for a second tattoo - in fact, it issaid that tattooing is addictive!Professional aftercare is very important to make sure a tattoo is safe, heals properly and stays asbeautiful as it was from the start.Permanent Make-upCosmetic tattooing is a very popular way of wearing permanent make-up. Permanent make-up ismostly used to enhance the outlines of the eyes - eyeliner and the eyebrows. Eyebrows are
sometimes lost due to illness, age, chemotherapy, etc and permanent make-up is usually theperfect solution to such a problem. Permanent make-up is also used on the eyelids, lip-outlinesand on lips and on the skin to hide skin discoloration. It is also used to enhance or restore thebreasts areola after breast surgery. Permanent make-up is also recommended and useful topeople who have difficulty in applying make-up due to hand tremors, etc.Many people also find it useful when allergic reaction prevents the use of conventional make-up.In many countries, only highly professional and trained people, such as dermatologists and plasticsurgeons perform these type of procedures. The initial results of permanent make-up are a bitpronounced and looks hard and and obvious, but soon fades to a more natural look in a fewweeks time. The application process is painful, especially to the more tender facial areas and alocal anesthetic may be needed to ease the discomfort. The process seldomly can be done in asingle sitting, which adds to the discomfort factor. Permanent make-up pigments fade away undercontinual exposure to harsh sunlight and after about ten years or so, will need to be touched upwith regular make-up. How is it Done?Traditionally tattoos were made by cutting designs or making small perforations in the upper layerof the skin following the desired design lines and surfaces and rubbing pigments into the wounds.Sharpened sticks, metal needles and other sharpened objects were used for this process. Mostlythis process was done without proper precautions or aftercare, often resulting in painful infectionand distortion of the original designs. Today specially designed tattoo machines are used withmultiple needles. The machines are designed to make multiple perforations very quickly, thatperfects shading and sharp lines can be made more distinctive. Tattoo machines make theprocess quicker and gives the artist more control over the desired results.Modern pigments also allow for more colors to be applied and the results are precise and colorfuland allow for shading- and color bleeding nuances which results in beautifully rendered art works.The customer determines the design and placement of the design by having a stencil placed overthe chosen area. The complexity and size of the tattoo design ultimately determines the time ittakes to tattoo. It could take from less than an hour to many days to complete a tattoo. Tattooneedles are not used repeatedly either, eliminating cross infection and AIDS and are discardedafter use. Hygienic precautions are the rule. The tattoo artist has to wear disposable gloves at alltimes and the wound has to clean repeatedly.Feel free to have a look here, to help you choose a design for your website or contact me throughmy website cybertattoos.cyberbuzz.co.zaRenee Meyer is an Artist by trade and she holds an Honors degree in Fine Art. She lives inGroblersdal, where she is the Communications and Marketing person for a large non-profitWelfare Organisation. Having designed a lot of websites for customers, she also has her websitein this regard http://www.cybertattoos.cyberbuzz.co.za/She has a keen interest in tattoos and especially the design part of it. Feel free to have a look ather website http://www.cybertattoos.cyberbuzz.co.za