While many people are adventurous enough to get tattooed the Borneo Traditional Tattooing way, it isn't quite the safest method. It employs the use of two sticks that are tapped over the skin to insert ink, where we strongly suggest opting for the modern method of doing this, that involves sterilized equipment in a professional tattoo parlor.
Let's take a look at some additional tattooing tips that need to be borne in mind.
Important Tattooing Tips for Amateurs
It is advisable to get a tetanus and hepatitis shot prior to visiting a parlor, to protect yourself from the chances of contracting an infection.
The Association of Professional Tattoo Artists and the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, are just two kinds of organizations that maintain a list of members that are trusted for their safety standards and hygienic work areas. Look for certification proof that is usually displayed on the walls of the tattoo parlor, or ask for it if they haven't put it up.
Come to a Decision
First, decide if this is what you really want, since a lot of people tire from looking at the same tattoo, especially if they hold no significance.
Placing the tattoo in an appropriate location is absolutely crucial; we strongly advise against getting a tattoo done on the back of the hand, inner wrist, in front of/underneath the foot, inner upper arm, inner thigh, buttocks, abdominal area, neck, genitals, and face.
The reason why we don't recommend these areas, is because they're exposed to excessive skin stretching, sweat, friction, and constriction. Some of these areas are also extremely sensitive and delicate.
A tattoo parlor must impart care instructions after a tattoo is inked, and provide either a written prescription for an antibacterial solution, or provide one themselves. They should instruct how to apply the solution over the wound using clean hands, not to keep it covered for long hours at a stretch, and protect it from foreign chemicals while bathing.
Once the tattoo begins to scab, you mustn't pick at it or accidentally scratch the area, for fear of an infection. Gently rub your hand over it using Vaseline or coconut oil, or lightly graze a clean cloth against it if it you can't handle the sensation. The tattoo should heal completely within weeks, a month or more, depending on the size of the tattoo.