Getting Your First Tattoo? Tips For The Best Experience


Tattoos are a great way of expressing yourself, your personality, and covering your body in artwork that you love. They can be extremely sentimental, or just something you thought was beautiful and wanted it tattooed on to your skin. There really are no rules when it comes to a tattoo except it has to be something you love, not just like, and it has to be of high quality as it will be on your body for the rest of your life. Many tattoo lovers steer clear of spontaneous decisions, as everyone knows at least one person who got a tattoo when they were young, didn’t think about it and are now researching for top laser tattoo removal clinics. To make sure you do not end up in the same boat, here are a few tips on how you can make the experience of getting your first tattoo smooth and stress-free.

Don’t Worry About The Pain

Ok, this may be easier said than done. However, you can ask hundreds of people how they would rate the pain and pretty much all will give you different answers. The level of pain will range depending on the placement you choose, and the size and shading of your tattoo design. In truth, you will not know how you will cope with the pain until you are under the needle and experiencing it first hand. Most of the time the pain will have been bigged-up in your mind to be a lot worse than it actually is, so you may find (like many people do) you’ve been over-reacting the whole time leading up to your tattoo appointment.   

Have It Drawn On You First

You may have an idea of what tattoo you already want or at least an idea of the style of tattoo you are most drawn to. You are going to want to find an artist that specialises in that particular design and style to ensure you get the highest quality of artistry. An artist with that certain niche is going to give a better tattoo than a jack of all trades, especially if it’s an intricate design. Once you have found an artist and worked on the design of your tattoo, you are going to want to have them draw it on in your chosen placement a couple of weeks before the actual tattoo appointment. This will confirm that you are in love with the design, and have chosen the right placement for it, and give you a chance to get used to seeing it every day. Remember, this will be on your skin for life, so you want to be 100% sure on the design and placement before going under the needle.

Visit The Artist Multiple Times

As well as choosing the artist, it is a good idea to get to know them and their process better. The main thing you want them to be really hot on is hygiene. Everything needs to be sterilised; gloves need to warn etc. You will also want to see past client’s tattoos and reviews to make sure you are getting the highest quality service possible, and that the artist uses high-quality ink. You don’t want the lines of the ink to bleed, or fade too much in the healing process, or over time, so the tattoo looks patchy and less than perfect. It is also preferable to find out whether the tattoo artist replicates all their designs or prefers to keep each design unique – so you will know if anyone else will be walking around with your tattoo design. You may also want to ask them about the healing process, so you are prepared to properly care for your tattoo after it has been done. Like with all tattoos there will be a risk of infection so you will need to know in-depth how best to care for your tattoo to avoid any nasty infections.

Take your time, and try not to rush the process leading to getting your tattoo. Though you may be eager to get your first tattoo on your skin, it will have a special place in your heart – especially if you go on to have more. So have fun, take your time, and try not to freak out as you walk in to have it done. Though it may take a few minutes, or a few hours depending on the size, of pain to obtain, that versus an entire lifetime, means it’s not too much pain in the grand scheme of things.


Be Beautiful: Take Care of Your Skin and Maintain Your Youthful Good Looks!


These days there are all kinds of procedures to help you to stay young, however prevention is always better than cure. While those of us who are lucky enough to grow old will always show signs of ageing eventually, there are lots of ways we can prevent these changes and hold them off for as long as possible. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of botox or a nip/ tuck to make you feel younger and more confident if that’s the route you want to go down, however if you want to push back the time it takes to need any of that then look after your skin in the here and now. Do the following things, and you can hold onto your youthful good looks for as long as possible.


Make Your Smile Something to Be Proud Of


Now, there are various parts of your appearance that can come to form a signature part of how others perceive you. But your smile tends to be one of the most prominent and noticeable. Why? Well, we largely communicate how we are feeling through our mouth. Both through speech and how we shape our mouth. Showing your teeth in a bright, pearly smile can automatically make you appear more approachable, friendly, and likeable. Your mouth tends to be the first place that people focus on! A good set of teeth can say a lot about you as an individual: they sow that you are at your peak health, take pride in your appearance and care for yourself well. So, here are just a few different ways to achieve all of this by creating the perfect Hollywood smile for yourself!

Straightening Treatments

One of the biggest differences that can be made to the appearance of your teeth is their alignment. Many of us aren’t born with the right genetics for naturally straight teeth, but they can easily be achieved with dental intervention. If you want to avoid train track braces, consider Invisalign Express. This is a less invasive approach, subtle, and can show impressive results in much less time than traditional forms of straightening.

Whitening Treatments

You can achieve a certain level of whiteness if you maintain a thorough cleaning regime from a young age and actively avoid smoking, coffee consumption and excessive use of antibiotics where possible. But for the pure white teeth, you should consider professional whitening treatments. For these, your dentist will take a mould of your teeth and give you the right amount of whitener to achieve your desired results without damaging your teeth or making them sensitive. Avoid over-the-counter options, as they can cause excessive sensitivity and patchy results.

Night Guards

Many of us unconsciously grit our teeth throughout the night. This may seem minor, but if you sleep for eight hours a night on average, your teeth can quickly begin to show signs of wear. The easiest way to combat this damage and dulling of the teeth is to wear a night guard. Your dentist can make this especially for you. They will take a mold and send it off for a soft guard to be made for you to wear at night. The thickness of this will depend on how hard you bite. The thicker the guard is, the less often you will have to replace it (as it will be more durable), but the more uncomfortable it will be. An alternative is a kind of step that keeps your teeth apart for the duration of the night, but this will generally be reserved for individuals who grind excessively.

These simple steps will help you to make your smile something that you can be proud of and will show off at every given opportunity. It’s your best accessory and (if taken care of properly) can last you a lifetime, so invest in it!