It's the Law
In the United States, there are 11 states that regulate tattooing. However, Oklahoma and South Carolina ban tattooing altogether.
Tattoos have been around for centuries; however, this type of body art is still viewed in a bad light. On the other hand, more and more people are getting tattoos inked on themselves and treasure their significances. Of course, every generation, culture, and religion will view tattoos in a different manner. Basically, it is up to us to decide whether or not we want tattoos in our lives.
Many men like getting tattoos on their sleeves as it accentuates their arms. Hence, if you have been thinking of getting a sleeve tattoo done but are confused as to which design will suit you, we have a few suggestions that might help you make the decision. As you read the rest of the article, you will find interesting sleeve tattoo ideas for men. Take a look.
Tattoo Designs to Consider
Points to Remember
Here's are some handy rules for getting a tattoo done. You can view them as essential 'dos and don'ts' for tattoos which should be followed religiously.
- Always consult an experienced and trusted tattoo artist. You cannot change your tattoo once it's inked on your body; unless, of course, you get a laser removal surgery done or cover it up with other design(s).
- Make sure your tattoo artist uses a fresh, sealed needle for your tattoo. Also, a good check is to inspect your surroundings; look around the parlor and make a judgment whether the place seems hygienic/sanitized or not.
- Before selecting a design, do a thorough research on your own. If you cannot find a design that represents your feelings, ask your tattoo artist to draw a customized design. This way, your tattoo will be original and still have elements you want.
- Technically speaking, getting a tattoo done is a surgical operation. The tattoo artist is going to pierce your skin, till the 3rd layer. So yes, the tattoo is going to hurt.
- Depending on how intricate your design is, the length of the procedure will vary. Also, if you're getting a bigger tattoo done, your tattoo artist may ask you to come in sessions.
- Once the tattoo is complete, your tattoo artist will provide you with a set of guidelines to follow. Make sure you listen to him/her properly, clear any/all doubts, and follow the instructions to the tee.
- Rule #1 - DO NOT get a tattoo when you're drunk. Although many tattoo artists give the same advice; but you never know. So always, always try to make sure that you don't get a tattoo when you've been drinking.
- Rule #2 - If you're getting a tattoo in a foreign language, be absolutely sure that it's spelled correctly. You do not want to make any errors here.
- If you're a minor, do not get a tattoo done illegally. For minors, parents and/or guardians have to sign a consent form (in most states) before they can get tattoos.
- Think about the future and how the design you're selecting right now will mean to you 5, 10, or 20 years from now. Don't get a design just for the heck of it. Think before you ink.
Although we have provided design ideas in the article, you do not have to copy them as they are. You can certainly pick a design that you like, consult with your tattoo artist on how you wish to enhance/modify it, and then proceed. Of course, there are tons of other designs to choose from. So do your research properly and get a tattoo that you're satisfied with.