Our answers to the most frequently asked questions

Is getting a tattoo painful?

  • The level of pain depends on the person and the location of the tattoo. Certain areas of the body, such as the ribs, wrists, and ankles, may be more painful than others. However, many people compare the pain to sharp scratches or burning.

How to care for a new tattoo?

  • After tattooing, keep the tattoo clean by washing it with mild soap or lukewarm water. Then apply a suitable cream or ointment recommended by your tattoo artist. Stay out of the sun and avoid swimming, such as a pool or bath, until the tattoo is fully healed. For more details look at our blog post!

How long does a tattoo take to heal?

  • The surface of the tattoo heals in about 2-3 weeks, but complete healing can take up to 6 months. It depends on your skin type, the size of the tattoo, and the care.

Can I remove the tattoo if I regret it?

  • Yes, tattoos can be removed with laser treatments. However, it is an expensive and sometimes painful process that may require several sessions.

Can I get a tattoo if I have skin problems?

  • If you have skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, or allergies, consult a dermatologist and inform the tattoo artist. In some cases, special precautions may be necessary.

Do tattoo colors fade?

  • Yes, tattoo colors can fade over time. The sun is a major contributing factor to fading, so it’s important to always use sunscreen on your tattoo when you’re out in the sun.

Can I get a tattoo if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • It is recommended to refrain from tattooing during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as there is a small risk of infection and the effect of the dye on the fetus or child is not fully known.

Can a tattoo cause an allergic reaction?

  • In rare cases, people may experience an allergic reaction to tattoo colors, especially red and yellow colors. If you experience itching, rash, or swelling, consult your doctor immediately.

Is it safe to get a tattoo?

  • If the tattoo is done by a professional tattoo artist in a licensed and hygienic salon, it is safe. Make sure the salon uses sterile instruments and quality paints.

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