| Saturday, September 24, 2011 | |

Tattoos. Cool topic to write huh?. I find tattoos very interesting for all of my friends. Boys sure will like to read. Don't know about girls. LOL. Anyways. I have researched a little and collected some valuable information about permanent tattoos from all over the web. I have wrote about what it is, how they work, the risks involved, how to get one and how to take care of one. Go on. Start digging.

It seems like everybody has a tattoo these days, what used to be the property of sailors, outlaws and biker gangs is now a popular body decoration for many people, and its not just anchors, skulls and battleships anymore. From school emblem to Celtic designs to personalized symbols, people have found many ways to express themselves with tattoos. May be you have thought of getting one too.

A tattoo is a body art made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. When you look at a person's tattoo, you are seeing the ink through the epidermis or the outer layer of the skin, the ink is actually in the dermis, which is the second layer of the skin. The cells of the dermis are far more stable  than the cells of the epidermis, so the tattoo's ink will stay in place, with minor fading and dispersion, for a person's entire life.

If you are thinking about getting a tattoo, there is one very important thing you have to keep in your mind- getting it safely. Although tattoos might look a cool thing, a new tattoo is also a wound. Getting a tattoo involves being stuck multiple times with a needle, it can feel like getting a bunch of shots or being stung by a hornet multiple times. Also keep in mind that you will probably bleed a little.

Be careful when you are applying a tattoo from a friend or a studio which doesn't follow precautions like using sterilized equipment or if it shares ink between customers, then you are putting yourself at risk for getting viral infections such as hepatitis, bacterial skin infections, or dermatitis ( severe skin irritation ).
Getting a tattoo doesn't complete the process. You must take care of the tattoo until it heals. You must immediately go to a doctor if you see or feel any signs of infections, such as pain, spreading redness, swelling or drainage of pus.

To make sure your tattoo heals properly, follow the instructions below.
* Keep a bandage on the area for up to 24hrs.
* Avoid touching the tattooed area and don't pick at any scabs that may form
* Wash the tattoo with an antibiotic soap ( don't use alcohol or peroxide- they will dry out the tattoo ). Use a soft towel to dry the tattoo- just pat it dry and be sure not to touch it.
* If you have an allergy to antibiotic ointment, rub some into the tattoo. Don't use petroleum jelly, it may cause the tattoo to fade.
* Put an ice pack on the tattooed area if you see any redness or swelling.
* Try not to get the tattoo wet until it fully heals. Stay away from pools, hot tubs, or long hot baths
* Keep you tattoo away from sun until it's fully healed.

So. that's pretty much about permanent tattoos. Hope that my article helped you gain some knowledge about tattoos. Thanks for reading. Wait... before you leave.. check out these cool tattoo pics i have collected. C ya  :-)

By the way, i myself don't have any knowledge about tattoos.. I read a lot of articles from all over the internet to put up this article for you guys. You can look up these sites for more information about tattoos...


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