People have been getting tattoos and piercings for centuries. The first tattoos and piercings started to emerge more than 1,000 years ago. Today, they are gaining more popularity than ever before, especially among teenagers. If you are considering getting one of them, then this is the perfect article for you. These are the things you need to know before getting a piercing or a tattoo.
One of the first things to decide before getting a piercing or tattoo is determining where to get one. When it comes to tattoos, this is extremely important because the placement will determine the visibility of the tattoo. So, make sure to analyze if you want to show it off or if you rather have it in a more hidden area.
The physical pain you have to endure is another thing you might want to consider. You might not really care about pain, but if you are a cry baby like me who has no pain tolerance, this will heavily influence your decision. The level of pain for everyone varies, but some areas are considered to be much more unbearable than others. Any area that has more nerve endings and where skin is the thinnest will definitely be more painful.
Before getting a tattoo:
Make sure you are going to a reputable place with a reliable artist. A tattoo done incorrectly can cause complications, such as infections, and can cause the tattoo to fade away quickly. Also, as silly as this sounds, you should remember to eat before you go to get a tattoo done. If you go with an empty stomach, the chances of passing out or throwing up are higher.
Piercing placement is also something important to consider. When talking about ear piercings, there are numerous options. I was very surprised to find out that ears can be pierced in about 15 different places. You can get piercings in various other areas too.
After getting a piercing:
Make sure to clean your piercing every single day. This will prevent it from getting infected and will aid in accelerating the healing process. Please remember this: do NOT take your ear piercing off for at least the first 6 months. If you take it off for a couple of days, it will close up. Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way. If it closes, do not try to reopen it. The risks of getting infections or scars are very high; you can end up hurting your ear.
Anyways, next time you consider getting a tattoo or piercing keep all of these tips in mind. They will be helpful and make the process much easier.