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A tattoo is a permanent image on someone's skin. This is done by injecting ink under the skin with a sterilized needle. It can be removed but not very well, there will almost …always be remnants of the ink. Tattoos can also be in 'sleeves,' this means that there is a continuous tattoo across one or both arms. While tattoos have been around for thousands of years, they have become increasingly popular in the United States since the mid 80's.
Things You'll Need: High Pain Tolerance A lot of spare time Ink (India Ink, Sharpies, any non-toxic ink source) Needles, one for each color you'll use. (The thinner th…e better) A CLEAN cloth Rubbing Alcohol Pads A Lighter String or Thread (optional) A buddy (optional) Pencil (optional) Boiling water (optional) Step1PLAN IT OUT. * Do some research, and make sure you don't want your tattoo done by a professional. If you mess up, you're going to be stuck with it! * Know what design you want, and try drawing it where you want it with a sharpie or something, first. Relax the area, move it around, etc. See how the tattoo looks, and make absolutely sure you want it there for good. * If the spot you want your tattoo on is in a hard to reach or out of sight area, get a friend to help you out. Step2DRAW YOUR DESIGN ON YOURSELF. * Again, make sure you absolutely want it there. * Draw it on in a different color(s) than what your tattoo will be. This is so you a sort of guide when you're actually doing it, and can help you avoid having a really ugly final product. * If you lack artistic skill, consider getting a friend who's good at drawing help you out. Step3PREPARE YOUR INK AND NEEDLES. * If you'd like, wrap some string around the needles to provide a firmer grip. * Alternatively, tie your needle to a pencil, wrapping it TIGHTLY. You don't want that thing to move around. Wrap the needle all the way up to the tip, leaving only a little bit of it exposed. MAKE SURE IT'S TIGHT. * Lay out your needles (on a clean cloth) and ink so that you don't confuse which needles go with which color. Step4STERILIZE EVERYTHING! (You will do this more than once.) Scratching is looked upon with distaste by professional tattoo artists because of the high risk of infection by those who skip this step. Be careful, and know you are doing this at your own risk. * Make sure your cloth is CLEAN. * Take your needles and lighter, and burn the tips of the needles. * You can also boil the needles in water to sterilize them. * Afterwards, rub down the tips with rubbing alcohol pads. * Now rub down the spot where you want your tattoo with the pads. * Finally, take your CLEAN rag and wipe off the alcohol. Now you're ready to begin! Step5> Dip the needle into the ink. * Try not to get more than half of the needle covered in ink, you really only want the tip covered in ink, or else things will get messy very quickly. Step6> Prick yourself with the needle. * Do this again and again, following the lines of the guide that you drew earlier. * It's recommended to break up the tattoo into sections to make applying it easier, if it's complicated or large. * Be brave! Depending on where your tattoo is, this is going to hurt! Step7> To help reduce the risk of infection, stop after about 5-10 pricks and wipe off any excess ink on the needle, and re-sterilize it according to Step 4 (see above), and continue. * This will make the work tedious, but having an infected tattoo is not fun, so make sure you're being careful. * This is not absolutely necessary, and to be completely honest I didn't ever actually do any sterilizing of anything when I gave myself a tattoo, which is VERY STUPID and NOT RECOMMENDED. (I gave myself a small heart on my palm.) Step8> When you're all done, take a CLEAN rag, lightly soak it (perhaps in the water you might have boiled for the sterilization?), and wipe away all the excess ink on your tattoo. You can also wash it gently with water. * What you see now is permanent. * If it looks too spotty or the lines aren't as full as you'd like, then go back over those particular areas again. Step9> Bandage up your tattoo with something clean, like cotton. After an hour, take off the bandage and wash it with antibacterial soap. * Do not bandage it up again. It needs to breathe now. * Keep it moisturized, now, with some kind of lotion. Do this 3-5 times a day for a few weeks, and whenever it feels dry, or tight. This is to prevent the tattoo from healing too fast and raising the ink up and out of your skin. It's essential to the survival of your tattoo to keep it moisturized! Step9 is the only step you should take serious everything else just forget it go see a pro or at least someone who has a tattoo gun that can actually tattoo man good luck in your search
sure you can, IF you want to. it's your body, your own canvas no matter how cliche that sounds.
Answer if you are asking an online Q&A what tattoo you should get on your own body, then don't get a tattoo.
It's a bit played out that tattoos have to have "meaning" to them. For the most part, tattoos are skin decoration and little else unless you are getting it for tribal purposes… related to religion, but in a way all tattoos have some kind of meaning to them, but it is usually only relative to the person that is wearing it.
Yes, a sword with a eagle handle and tribal background. All black and shaded.-Shocker
Doubt anyone would get just one tattoo.... they are addictive. one is never enough
i have 3 small stars on my right hip
They are a rememberance of people's lives. They can also tell a story about someone, something. There's many different reasons to get a tattoo. Answer … Tattoes are a way of expresssing your feelings about somone or something or they can be a tribute to a family member or friend who has passed away Tattoes should not be gotten unless you are of age which is 18. But if you are younger you have to have your parent or gurdians permission.
Tattoos of the inner lip are not visible while talking, you have to actually fold the lip over to expose the inner section, if you want to see the tattoos. It's a really stran…ge place for a tattoo.
In most tattoo parlors you have to be 18 in order to get a tattoo without parent consent.
You must go to a tattoo shop and ask for one Just Joking
If you have skin problems, tattoos may be harmful......
In The Bible
The scripture Leviticus chapter 19, verse 28 states: "you must not put tattoo marking upon yourselves". The Israelites were forbidden to engage in this practice, which was c…ommon among some other ancient peoples. By complying with Jehovah God's law not to disfigure their bodies, the Israelites would have stood out as different from other nations. This also would have impressed upon them a proper respect for the human body as God's creation, to be used in honoring him.
When would the technique tattooing bloodlines be implemented in a tattoo and what purpose does that type of tattooing do for the tattoo?
Bloodlining is used when people dont want an outline for their tattoo (like a smoky effect). It also comes in use during white ink tattoos, because a stencil ink would mix… with the white ink and corrupt the tattoo.