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Tattoo FAQ

If you're getting your first tattoo or even your tenth, you may have questions about it. These sites have put together collections to answer questions about tattoos that are asked the most.
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s Scabbing Normal and Is it Safe to Pick a Scab From a Tattoo?
Is a scabbing tattoo normal? Is it safe to pick a scab? I don't know why we feel this uncontrollable urge to dig at our scabs, even if it causes pain or bleeding, but it seems to be something ingrained in our psyche.

How to Cope with a Painful Tattoo Session
Tattoo FAQ - Although painful tattoo sessions are rare, they do happen sometimes. If you were getting a tattoo and found yourself in a considerable amount of pain, there are ways to cope.

How Weight Fluctuations and Body Changes Can Affect Your Tattoo
If you lose or gain weight, lift weights or become ill, these bodily changes can affect our tattoos. This article explores the different changes, how they may affect your ink, and what you can do (if anything) to prevent damage and image distortion.

Which hurts more - outlining or shading?
Which part of getting a tattoo hurts more? The outlining or the shading?

Tattoos and MRI Scans
Tattoo FAQ - Tattoos and MRI Scans. Why do some doctors say you can't have an MRI if you have a tattoo? Is it something about the ink that inhibits the use of an MRI machine?

Health Regulations for a Specific States.
Tattoo FAQ: Health regulations and state laws regarding body art studios doing tattoos and piercings. Where can I find local state regulations regarding tattoos and piercings.

Can hair change the overall appearance of a tattoo?
Tattoo FAQ: Hair and Tattoos - Can hair affect the appearance of a tattoo? What can you do to prevent a hairy tattoo?

Why shouldn't pregnant or nursing women get a tattoo?
Pregnancy and tattoos - Why can't (or shouldn't) a pregnant or nursing woman get a tattoo?

Will A Healing Tattoo Leak Fluid?
Tattoo FAQ: Will a healing tattoo leak clear pus, if it is infected? Know what the warning signs of true infection are and what symptoms are not cause for concern.

Tattoo Artist Salary Expectations
How much money you can make as a tattoo artist is almost impossible to project and depends on a lot of different variables - Where do you live? The local economy and how much a tattoo generally costs will have a great effect on your income. It also can determine how many customers you may have depending on the amount of expendable cash flow...

Foot Tattoo or Hand Tattoo Artists'Objections
Tattoo FAQ - Some artists wiIt's just going to take finding the right artist to do it and then it's totally up to you to take really good care of it.

Is it okay to get a tattoo on your stretch marks?
Is it okay to tattoo over stretch marks? It's very possible that you can get them tattooed over with success. However, deep or dark lines are

Does Tattoo Goo really work?
Tattoo FAQ Tattoo Goo: Do specialty tattoo aftercare products like tattoo goo really work? Are they better than what people have been using for many years?

Who in your mind is the best tattoo artist in the continental United States?
Tattoo FAQ - Who is the best tattoo artist? A question that gets asked a lot. Is there really a 'best artist'? Can that really be defined? What to look for, when you are looking for the 'best artist' for your tattoo.

Tattoo Process: How exactly is a tattoo done?
Tattoo FAQ Tattoo Process: How is a tattoo applied? What can you expect to experience when going to get a tattoo?

Tattoo Certification, Is a Tattoo Artist Required to be Certified
Tattoo FAQ Do tattoo artists have to have some kind of special licensing or certification?

Why is a Tattoo Permanent?
Tattoo - Why are tattoos permanent? Why doesn't the ink just break up and wash down the drain?

Should I let my friend practice tattoos on me?
Tattoos - If your friend has a tattoo kit and wants to start learning how to tattoo by practicing on friends, should you let them practice on you?

Tattoo Pain - Which Hurts More, Outlining or Shading?
Tattoo pain is a large concern for beginners, who want to know if outlining or shading hurts the most. Find out what others have said about comparing the pain.

FAQ - Can I Use Liquid Bandage (Band-Aid) On My New Tattoo?
Can liquid bandaging (Band-Aid) be used on a new tattoo? Find the answer here.

FAQ - Swimming With a New Tattoo
After getting a tattoo, how long should you wait before you go swimming? Get the answer here.

Ever-growing FAQ&A List for Beginners
Are tattoos safe? What should I expect when I go to get my tattoo? Does it hurt? Can I use some kind of numbing cream? How much is it going to cost? Should I tip my tattoo artist?....and much, much more

Where Do Tattoos Hurt the Most?
While the pain of a tattoo always varies many people wonder where do tattoos hurt the most as certain spots are much more sensitive to ink. Heed the advice of those before you and think twice before tattooing these areas if pain is your top concern.

Tattoo Art Styles
Discover a few different types of tattoo art styles before getting inked. With some self-exploration you can decide between an old school tattoo, Asian, biomechanical or fine line black and grey portrait tattoo.

What is a Tattoo?

Does it Hurt to Get a Tattoo?
Does it hurt to get a tattoo? If you're thinking of getting inked, you're likely wondering if you can tolerate the pain factor. Here's some guidance on what to expect when you get a tattoo.

First Wrist Tattoo FAQ
Are you interested in wrist tattoos? Whether it's your first tattoo and you're wondering how painful a wrist tattoo is, or you just need design inspiration, read on!

Foot Tattoos
Foot tattoos are a popular choice but they can be one of the hardest areas to heal properly. Learn the basic facts about foot tattoos and what you can expect.

Should I Cover Up My Tattoos?
You're going home for the holidays to meet his parents. Do you show off your tattoos?

Easing Parent Worries
Some tips and advice for raising a drug-free teen in a healthy family home.

Bodies For Canvases
How to plan and design a tattoo that is either rich in symbolism or has personal meaning.

Penis Tattoo FAQ
Are you considering a penis tattoo? This tattoo placement conjures up a variety of thoughts, along with questions. Do you have to be erect for a penis tattoo? What are some design ideas? Never opt for a penis tattoo for your first tattoo, rather build up your pain tolerance and knowledge with these facts.

Ideas and Tips to Cover Up the Mess
If you've made an inked mistake, you may need to fix it. The following ideas can help you decide the best path in how to fix the world's worst tattoo.

Reasons People Get Tattooed
Tattoos are rich in history and there are many reasons people get tattooed. Learn the history and common practices of this body art.

Hand Tattoo Tips

How should I choose my first tattoo?
Tattoo FAQ - First tattoo: How to does a person pick their first or next tattoo? How do you design a tattoo? Really think about what you get so that you are sure it is something you will still be happy to look at 10, 20 and even 50 years from now.

How Long Do Tattoos Take?
Rather than just wonder how much do tattoos cost, many people aren't quite sure how long a tattoo takes. Here's a brief overview of what to expect while completing your tattoo design.

What If I Don't Like My Tattoo?
What if I don't like my tattoo? Well you have a few options from laser tattoo removal to a breand new tattoo cover-up. Take a look and get some hope.

Neck Tattoos on Women

Tattoo Safety Awareness and Advice HyperInk Studios

How Many Tattoos Should I Have?
Are you addicted to tattoos? Is it time to stop? Find out!

Can I Go in the Sauna with a New Tattoo?
Lucky are you if you have both a new tattoo, and a sauna to let out some steam. Saunas are a relaxing way to detoxify the body and purify the pores, but one thing in evitable. You will sweat. That's the whole point. If you're wondering whether or not you can bask in the dry heat of the sauna, read on.

Tattoo and Pain Coping Advice
Advice and tips for dealing with discomfort during the tattoo process.

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