How to Give Yourself a Tattoo

How to Give Yourself a Tattoo
Warning: The risk of blood-bourne infection is much higher when youre doing a tattoo at home. Sterile conditions, new needles, and proper care are essential. Its recommended that you get all tattoos at licensed parlors.
Preparing for a Tattoo Buy a tattoo machine.
If youve never tattooed before, its probably best to start with a tattoo machine, commonly referred to as a "tattoo gun." These operate via electromagnetic coils, which control an armature bar, moving a grouping of needles up and down rapidly. The needles are dipped in tattooing ink, which is applied under the skin. Tattoo starter kits with sterile supplies are available for around a hundred dollars. Its true that tattoo machines and supplies cost about the same as getting a small tattoo professionally done at a parlor, making a shop tattoo a much better option if you dont have any work done yet. But if you do, and youre interested in learning on yourself, its important to invest in a good-quality tattooing machine.If you want to make your own tattoo gun, you can also save a bit of money. If you want to give yourself a stick n poke tattoo, without the use of a tattoo gun, check out Give Yourself a Tattoo Without a Gun to learn to do it safely.Use tattoo or India ink.
Tattoos should only be made from specialized tattoo ink, or carbon-based India ink. These inks are natural and react gently with your body, making the process safe and sterile. Never use other types of ink for tattoos. Some people have allergies to specific ink ingredients and pigments, but this is usually only true of colored inks. Its generally not a good idea to start messing around with colors anyway, unless youre an experienced tattoo artist.Never use pen ink or other varieties of ink to make a tattoo, unless you want an infection and terrible-looking art on your body. Do it right.Get the other necessary sterilization supplies.
Because the risk of blood-borne infection is much hig Warning: The risk of blood-bourne infection is much higher when youre doing a tattoo at home. Sterile conditions, new needles, and proper care are essential. Its recommended that you get all tattoos at licensed parlors.
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