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The Tattooed Way – Page 3 – All you need to know about tattoos & piercings

Wounds in new tattoos

The healing of a tattoo takes at least 2 weeks on an average base. After these 2 weeks, the top layers of the skin have been healed, it may be that if you are a slow healer, your lower skin layers will need a little longer. However, a lot can go wrong during these 2 …
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Why do people take tattoos?

In the past, tattoos were mostly associated with gang members, criminals and pirates, but nowadays people of all ages and professions have tattoos. Tattoos are becoming more common and the threshold to get one gets lower. For people without tattoos it is not always clear why we voluntarily let ourselves suffer for a tattoo that …
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10 tips for your first tattoo

When you are going for your first tattoo, you take a deep dive into the unknown, with no clue what to expect. That is why I have some tips for you to help you a little. In any case, if you have questions before you get your first tattoo, always approach your own tattoo artist, …
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Tattooing scars

One of the many reasons for people to get tattoos, are scars. Often there are emotional memories attached to the scar and they want to see it covered as soon as possible. Not all scars will disappear over the years and therefore a tattoo is often the only solution to cover them forever. However, it …
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Drugs, Alcohol & Medication

Drugs, alcohol and medication are always disapproved when you want to have a new tattoo. If it isn’t advised to leave these things when making the appointment, it will most likely hanging somewhere in the shop, on their website or in their information brochure. At first sight you would think that this is because nobody …
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How stencils work

Especially if you have never walked into a tattoo shop before, you will probably have no idea what a stencil is, yet this is one of the most important things in the tattoo process before delivering a good tattoo. Unless the artist free hands all his designs directly on the skin of his client, a …
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Appropriate clothing

One of the things I find highly annoying as a tattoo artist is when people do not care or think about taking precautions in the clothing they are wearing. Several times I have already experienced that someone arrives in a closed collar t shirt, knowing that we would start on a chest piece. Then to …
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Tattoo Deposits

Regularly people wonder why a deposit is requested before a tattoo appointment is booked. Yet, almost all tattoo artist do this. But why? Can’t you just pay the full amount for the tattoo on the day of the appointment? Unfortunately the deposit which is asked in advance, how much or how little it may be, …
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Choosing your tattoo artist

As an unexperienced person in the tattoo world, it is not always easy to find a tattoo artist if you want a new tattoo. You quickly have the tendency to open google maps and send an email to the nearest shop, either out of laziness or out of ignorance. But if you want a great …
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