Back in the late 18th century, the queue for flower tattoos was made up mostly of the upper classes. Now, celebs lead the tattoo trends, with some even changing tattoos as quickly as they change clothes.
So what’s it all about? Fashion? Just fashion? Yes, maybe for some. But for others, flower tattoos might be more than just a fashion statement. They may be a statement about the kind of person they are or where they’re coming from. Or it could be that you just love the way tattoos look on your skin because they express your individuality. Whatever your reason for getting flower tattoos, keep in mind the following things, especially if this is your first time getting a tattoo:
Consider Your Age
It is a frequently observed fact that people usually develop the idea of getting a tattoo when they are in their teen years. No small wonder. This is the age when we want to try out everything. Flower tattoos are just one of those things that you just want to try, see if you like it.
If you are living in the UK and are below 18 years old, you might run into a big of a snag when trying to get flower tattoos, or any tattoo for that matter. That is because, in the UK, you have to be over 18 to get a tattoo. And this is true even if you have parental permission since most tattoo artists will refuse you if you are younger than 18.
But whether in the UK or the US or any other country, always remember that when you get older you might regret something that you did when you were only, say, 16 or 17. Our opinions change as we grow older and what we thought was a good idea may not turn out to be so great after all. So think about getting those flower tattoos because in two or three-year time, you might end up hating them.
Look for a Reputable Tattoo Artist
It’s simple really. A reputable tattoo artist means that they have many satisfied clients. Satisfied clients often mean that the service is good. However, don’t just depend on what customers are saying about a certain tattoo artist. Talk to him or her and see if you could trust him or her. If they are reliable, they should talk you through the process thoroughly and even show you a portfolio of their work.
Does It Hurt
The outermost part of your skin is called the epidermis. Right under this portion, about a millimeter deep, is a layer of cells called the “dermal layer.” In order to create a tattoo, ink is injected into the dermal layer of your skin through the use of the vibrating needle of an electric hand-held tool.
Some people say it’s painful. Others say it gives an uncomfortable even weird sensation. Be prepared for some discomfort.