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  • Yes tattoos are art. However, some tattoos are good art, poorly done... and some tattoos are bad art, done well. Find a tattooist who is competent with both a pencil and ...
  • You bet it hurts. Not as much as you think and definitely not as much as some would like you to believe. Yes, some areas are more tender than others, but ...
  • Where to place a tattoo is, and always should be, your own decision. Don't be influenced by "it'll hurt less there" or "it'll be cooler here", get the tattoo where YOU ...
  • A tattoo's worth varies and depends on the complexity of the piece. Cheaper is definitely not always better. Be sure you're getting a tattoo from an artist whose ...
  • Yes... if proper sterilization and infection control standards are practiced by the studio you've chosen. Basically, this means anything that comes in contact with blood / body fluids must either be ...
  • An autoclave is a heat / steam / pressure unit that achieves and maintains 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 degrees Celsius) under 10 pounds (4.5 Kilograms) pressure for 30 minutes or up ...
  • This means that every set of needles used to apply your tattoo are brand new. They are individually packaged, sealed, and autoclaved. An indicator strip on the package changes color when ...
  • All ointments, pigments, gloves, ink cups, razors, etc. used to apply your tattoo are discarded after use. Nothing is reused, this eliminates any possibility of contamination of materials. After ...
  • First, look around. Is the studio clean and professional looking? Appearances can tell you a lot. Then, ask questions. A professional studio takes pride in its safe tattooing procedures ...