What You Need to Know About Getting Your First Tattoo

The guide to getting what you want from your first tattoo experience

Research the styles you are drawn to

Understand the main techniques

Find an artist you like

Reach out however they prefer to be contacted

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Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash

Go in and have a discussion

Take your tattoo artist’s advice

Make sure you’re 100% happy before you say yes

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Photo by Timothy Paul Smith on Unsplash

It’s not actually that scary (and often not as painful as you think)

Enjoy the process

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