Almost everyone we know has always wanted to get a tattoo. Whether it’s a tiny personal tattoo that has emotional significance or it an elaborate intricate design for the love of art. Either way, getting inked is a big decision because it entails a lot of skin care responsibilities. 

Here’s a list of things that you should keep in mind before going under the needle.

No pain, no gain
 

No pain, no gain

Yes, nothing in this world comes at zero cost and in this case, the price is pain. It’s not always as painful as it seems but it does depend on which part of your body you’re getting inked. Any part with too many nerve endings might hurt, but apart from that, it really just feels like a needle injecting your skin. Quite bearable, truth be told.

You can’t look back
 

You can’t look back

The tattoo is going to be permanent and this goes without saying. So before you get one done, make sure that you are absolutely sure of the design and the placement of it. Because the last thing you want is to end up regretting it!

Timing is crucial
 

Timing is crucial

There is no right time to get a tattoo but it is always advisable to get it done during winter season as it makes you less prone to infections. Also because chances are that you’ll have more clothes on during winter, as opposed to summer or monsoon season. Considering it is important to keep the inked part of the body covered and away from the direct exposure of sunlight.

Consult a doctor
 

Consult a doctor

If you have a history of skin allergies, however small or insignificant they may be, make sure you consult a doctor before you go ahead and get a tattoo. You never know how your skin will react to chemicals and multiple needle drills. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Have you saved up enough?
 

Have you saved up enough?

Getting inked can be an expensive affair. The bigger and detailed the tattoo, the pricier it’s going to be. Make sure you have saved up enough money to pay for your ink. Don’t go to the first tattoo parlour that you find! Visit various places and see which one offers you the best deal with a talented tattoo artist and a hygienic place.

Sanitation is a must
 

Sanitation is a must

Not many people take this seriously, but it is one of the key aspects to keep in mind. Whether you go to a tattoo parlour or have the artist come home, it is crucial to make sure that the artist practices thorough hygiene. The needle that’ll be used on you should come out from a freshly sealed packet and the machine should be sterilized too.

Do a background check
 

Do a background check

The tattoo artist that you’ve selected should be credible when it comes to his/her hygiene standards and talent as an artist. Remember, this is something that’ll be a part of your life, so make sure that you take a decision wisely.