First tattoo: things to keep in mind?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 32
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

mrs2014 :  I’m excited for ya! Don’t be scared. Be elated! Please follow up once ya have it. 😊

Post # 33
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I was terrified to get my first tattoo, but it really wasn’t as painful as I expected. I now have 5 tattoos. It does get addicting 🙂 Some spots are more painful than others, but an ankle tattoo should be pretty quick. I agree with everyone else about the aftercare. I have been given different instructions depending on the salon I go to. Just make sure to keep lotion or ointment on them, so they heal nicely. Also, I know some people have already mentioned sunscreen. Keep sunscreen on it to prevent fading. 

Post # 35
84 posts
Worker bee

mrs2014 :  aww lovely to see you had the courage to get it done! well done bee, it looks lovely 🙂

Post # 36
876 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love the design, but be careful of getting a tattoo with very fine lines that are close together – with age they will blur and fade.

Even if you are scared of pain don’t put on any numbing lotion or cream on before you go. This also affects the crispness of the design and will cause the ink to ‘bleed’ a bit.

Have fun!

Edit: just saw that you had it done! Looks great. 🙂

Post # 38
5972 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

mrs2014 :  That is adorable!! So how was the pain (ask the girl who wants her first one, too)?

Post # 40
3708 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m getting my 3rd one next week, and I’m still nervous about the pain lol.  I love how yours turned out mrs2014 : ! 

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