Nowadays, tattoos are considered the decorations of the body. We shall look at what does getting a tattoo feel like on the arm, wrist, ribs, back, shoulder and how the tattoos work.
Tattooing and body piercing has become very common and popular among many people. This is an invasive procedure that can result to a serious skin and blood infection. Skin once infected will cease protecting an individual from other infections
How Does Getting a Tattoo Feel
The procedure hurts depending on placement, size and maybe complexity or the person’s pain threshold. Tattoos that are placed over the bones and tendons or anywhere near the nerve endings are the most painful
The outlining process is more painful than the shading process. Most tattoos are outlined in ink black and the process of outlining the process will obviously make you grind your teeth.
Although every person has different levels of pain tolerance, this plays out on how difficult a person will endure the tattooing process. The pain of having tattooed is sharper than ordinary pain but it not dull either
After the procedure has been done on a person, the healing process is not complete. You should keenly follow the aftercare instructions of the practitioner that may differ from one practitioner to another, following the instructions will help you to avoid infections.
Remember that you are exposed to the bacteria. While there may be variations in the care advice but generally consists of repeated daily care washing and application of moisturizers to avoid bacterial breed ground.
A tattoo virgin will have to consider getting a bid. Tattooing can cost a lot of money and that should be kept in mind, although this is determined by various factors that include size and detail. A good artist with a solid portfolio will help the procedure.
What does getting a tattoo feel like on your arm?
Although this kind of tattoo is hard to hide unless a person is wearing long sleeved clothes but it looks pretty and also feminine. There more cushion than other areas hence it will not hurt as other areas. This area is chosen especially when a person is in need of little words and not actual images but can also be good for the images if desired
For the inner bicep, it is a little difficult to hide especially if you are not putting on long sleeve though it is possible. This area has less bone thus providing more cushion for the needle but remember that your arm muscles will feel super sore after the procedure.
What does getting a tattoo feel like on your wrist?
This is a great place for a tattoo and especially the small ones or words that can be hidden for work. Depending on various factors including the size of the tattoo or the words, the rate of healing is faster for this kind of tattoo. Ensure to keep off jewelry until the tattoo is completely healed.
What does getting a tattoo feel like on your ribs?
The thought of having the procedure done at this place makes one cringe but the outcome can be so cute, although it is only perfect for a pretty script tattoo, the area is all bone and can also be sensitive so you should be mindful of that before the procedure.
This spot is not for people with low tolerance for pain although the images and scripts are always ever amazing here.
What does getting a tattoo on your back feel like?
These places are sweet to have a tattoo and whimsical. They show so nicely. It is probably one of the favorite for most people for tattoo placements. The tattoo is high enough that it can easily be covered with a shirt that is long sleeved or a blazer. But you can easily show it while you are out of work
What does getting a tattoo feel like on your shoulder?
This is also a good placement that can easily be hidden when a person is on duty, however, it would be difficult to take care of it because it is on the shoulder especially when sleeping, you may want to try switching various sleeping positions or even picking up another placement.
What does it feel like to get a tattoo on your shoulder blade?
Although this place is more painful because the area has little more bone, the upper shoulder is always the best choice but it is not the best when you need an image, other options considered will provide much more space for the image.
What does getting a tattoo feel like on your thigh?
This place is greater place for a tattoo because it can easily be covered but can also be easily shown. There is also space to write as much and or little as you can, unlike the ribcage, everyone else doesn’t have this and also it is so sexy
How to Get a Tattoo
The procedure involves piercing of the skin with a very sharp equipment that is new and sterilized for every treatment. The bacteria or the virus that is found on the skin of body of a person can easily penetrate the skin to the body of a person if that procedure is not handled properly by the practitioner. The practitioners are also at risk of being infected if they accidentally cut their skin.
The following procedure can help a person be able to effectively go through a tattooing procedure successfully.
- What is the potential source of infection in the procedure? It is important to understand the guidelines of the procedure and also the potential source of any infection as well as where the pathogens live.
Note that human beings are protected from infections by the skin and mucous membranes, so when the skin is interfered, then it may result to infection. The pathogens that enters the body may come from a place.
When a skin is pierced, then the pathogens can be able to acquire pathogens either from the client or the practitioner. Either of them may be infected with viruses and or bacteria. The procedure can also lead to introduction of the pathogens from the unclean surface in the environment. Because pathogens cannot be seen, they can be contained in amounts in blood or body fluids.
Contamination can also be through the needle or an object.
To avoid the occurrence of infection from either party, then a strict hygiene policy should be observed at all times, equipment that the operators use should not share, there should be no use of unclean instruments that may be able to come into contact with one another, clean equipment should be placed and kept in a clean place free from germs, sterile instruments should be placed on sterilized surfaces and should not come into contact with un-sterilized equipment and lastly, contaminated gloves, dressings and spatulas should be disposed off immediately after use.
- The documented risk of infection after tattooing; according to CDC, any exposure of the skin can lead to transferring of the infection to the blood and thus transmitting the blood pathogens.
Tattooing has been reported as one of the sources of infections or an outbreak of disease.
Initially, Hepatitis B was the most common disease that was reported after the tattooing procedure, but other diseases have also emerged to be transmitted through the tattooing procedure. The body can however, form non-infectious risk.
Skin disorders like the formation of the bumps called the granulomas around the particles of the tattoos especially when the ink that was used to tattoo was of red color. They can also cause excessive scarring that may form when getting or removing a tattoo.
A person may also experiences allergic reactions especially when the dye that is being used is red that may result in itchy rash at the body part where the procedure has been performed.
There can also be complications of the MRI as they can also cause swelling in the affected area during the magnetic resonance imaging and may also interfere with quality of the image that is created and produced
- Infection control of the safe premises and business; the shop and the physical space should be made particularly for the job of tattooing and be simple and clean. Equipment and furniture should be purpose built specifically for the task. Adequate lighting throughout the premises.
The instruments for the task should be non-corrosive and the material should be able to withstand heat during sterilization.
The machines should be preferably foot operated. Steam or dry sterilization should be used in the task for the sterilization, however, dry sterilization may be damaging to some instruments like the solder that is used in attaching the needles.
You are advised to avoid touching office equipment like the telephone, or the magnifying glass arm during the treatment procedure and they should be covered with plastic sheath and cleaned after each client use.
- Cleaning, sterilization and disinfection; the shop should always be kept clean to reduce the chances of contaminating the instruments that will be used in the procedure, pay attention specially to work surfaces that may become contaminated by the used instruments or touched by the practitioners unclean hands.
There are several methods of cleaning the equipment that include the routine cleaning where a solution of detergent and pure water is used to clean the surface of the shop.
Blood spills should be washed by the practitioner using the disinfectant to the surfaces. The towels should thereafter be discarded into a receptacle.
- Use and storage of chemicals; the chemical products that are used in the procedure of tattooing have the potential to harm the operator if they are not properly labelled, handled or even stored with care.
Always ensure that the premises are well ventilated, always wear gloves when mixing the products like chemicals and ready-made inks as they should not come into contact with the skin of the client or the practitioner
Do not eat drink all the areas that has been contaminated with chemicals. Ensure to label all the chemicals and store them away from the gas appliances.
How Do Tattoos Work
Tattoos are very expensive, painful as well as permanent. It is expensive to remove a tattoo apart from it being painful and ineffective.
Points to note;
Go to a registered shop; make sure that the practitioner you are planning to get the services from is duly registered with local authorities and a certificate of registration should be viewed. The shop must also be hygienic and very clean including the instruments that may be used for the procedure and sterilized, the operator should also not have cuts that are exposed.
After Care Instructions
This is how to care for your tattoo while healing:
- Pay attention and keenly follow the instructions of the practitioner
- After a few hours, clean the tattooed place in a clean and warm water that is running with a mild soap, rinse thoroughly and pat dry
- Avoid rubbing, picking or scratching of the new tattoo as this may slow the healing time leading to secondary infections.
- After the initial bleeding has stopped, avoid reapplication of bandage.
- Do not swim in a chlorinated water or salty water until the place has healed, if necessary, then use a barrier cream over the tattoo until it has healed
- Do not use any other cream that is not recommended by the doctor or pharmacist for healing but do not overuse.
- When you feel that the skin is drying out, then apply recommended cream and massage gently. Repeat as necessary to keep the tattoo slightly moist
- Do not wear tight or dirty clothing over the tattoo until it completely heals
- If the tattooed area becomes extremely irritated then you are advised to consult the doctor immediately
Aside from traditional tattooing where people have a design applied to their skin, there is a procedure called cosmetic tattooing (also known as pigment implantation, semi-permanent creation, permanent make up, derma-impigmentation and micro pigmentation).
Permanent color pigment implants are applied around the eyes as an eyeliner, on the eyebrows, as a lipliner or a lip tint. These implants although called permanent last for two to six years, depending on skin type.
These procedures are similar to those involved in other tattooing, and so the same principles apply to the processes. There are specific aftercare requirements for cosmetic tattooing sites that the tattooist should discuss with you.
Unwanted tattoos can cause psychological problems, especially if they are easily visible. In the past, tattoo removal almost always led to extensive scarring of the skin.
The development of modern lasers means that tattoos (in most cases) can be safely and effectively removed. As with all medical or surgical treatments, tattoo removal involves some risks:
- In around five per cent of cases, some minor scarring may be seen.
- Some patients also develop some lightening of the skin.
The tattoo will take weeks or months to fade after treatment. Several treatments will be required before the tattoo fades. In general, tattoos applied by a professional tattooist and involving several colors will require more than ten treatments.
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