Step one: Choose a design First go to a tattoo studio with a good tattoo artist. Choose a design from the artists catalogue (a special book of designs) Or tell the artists what you want and ask her to design something new.
Step two: Make a stencil Your design is printed on special stencil paper. Your skin is sterilised to kill all the germs. The stencil is put on the skin and when it is pulled off an outline stays on your skin.
Step three: Trace the outlineThe tattoo artist uses a special outlining needle to trace the outline left by the stencil on your skin.
The needle puts ink in the second layer of skin called the dermis
Step four: Add shading & colour A different needle is used tofill in the outline with shading or colour.Sometimes this takes more than one day.
Step five: Bandage the tattoo The tattoo must be bandaged for a few days so it wont get infected.
ResearchI interviewed 10 people with tattoos to find outwhat types of tattoos are most popular, howlong it takes to get a tattoo and how manytattoos most people have. Heres what I found out...