There seems to be a tattoo parlor on every corner these days, but if you are thinking of losing your tattoo virginity you should avoid common mistakes first-timers make.
Tattoos are awesome – but they are also permanent and you’ll have to live with the poor result forever.
Inked spoke to 25 top tattoo artists, asking them what advice they would like to give tattoo virgins before they get their first ink done.
All of them agree that you need to do more research into the artist, their styles and your personal aesthetic before making the appointment.
It’s also important not to bargain shop and pick the first artist you see. You need to reach an understanding with the artist and make sure their vision matches yours.
You should also prep for the day. Eat a meal, dress comfortably, stay out of the sun for a few days and use a body lotion to keep your skin healthy.
The first step before getting your tattoo? Watch the video! It has all the information you need to know!