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Questions to Ask Before Getting a New Tattoo

Getting a new tattoo is always an exciting experience, whether it’s your first tattoo or your fiftieth. But, chances are, if you are visiting our website, you’ve been burned before. Tattoos are a mostly permanent addition to your body, so you want to make sure that you know exactly what you’re getting before needle meets skin. Because of this, Lexington Tattoo Removal of Lexington, KY is here to offer you some questions you should ask both yourself and your artist before getting a new tattoo.

1. How long have you wanted the tattoo?
While tattoos may not be technically “permanent” anymore, they are expensive to get, and could be even more expensive to cover up or remove. Because of this, the first step to getting a new tattoo is make sure you really want it in the first place. The easiest indicator of how much you want a tattoo is to consider how long you’ve wanted the tattoo in the first place. The general recommendation is to wait a year from when you initially thought of the idea, and if you still want it a year later, chances are you’ll love it forever.

2. Where do you want the tattoo?
Especially if you’ve gotten a tattoo removed previously, you know the importance of tattoo placement to your enjoyment of a tattoo. Tattoos that are difficult to cover, such as hand, neck, and face tattoos can hinder job prospects in specific fields, so aiming for a tattoo that is easily covered by a shirt or pants is always a safe bet.

3. How does your artist calculate charges?
You don’t want financial issues preventing you from getting a tattoo that you’re going to love. While some tattoo parlors have standard pricing, oftentimes pricing varies from artist to artist. Make sure you know what you’re getting into before you get blindsided by an unexpected charge. Particularly if you are planning to have a design drafted up for you, check and see if your artist charges drawing fees, charges for consultations, or charges a deposit so you can make sure you are as financially prepared as you are mentally prepared.

If you do end up not loving your tattoo, it isn’t the end of the world. Lexington Tattoo Removal is here to make sure that you don’t have to live with any permanent reminders of a past mistake. Give us a call today or stop by our office in Lexington, KY!