How do Tattoos Work?

If you are going to have your first tattoo, you may wonder that how the tattoo process works. How can they put those beautiful arts on to your skin?

Tattoos are created by injecting ink into the skin by using electric machine gun which creates a similar noise to dentist equipment. The needle was stick to the machine gun and moving up and down around 2,000 times a minute to inject the ink into the skin. The basic components of machine gun are needle, electric motor, tube system and foot pedal. The most important component probably is foot pedal which can control the movement of the needle, similar to the sewing machine.

When you start thinking about having your first tattoo done, Safety should be your first concern. There is always a risk of infection by virus such as HIV, Staph, Syphilis,   Tuberculosis  or Hepatitis. Because of this, you as a customer should make sure that tattoo artists always use sterile equipment and proper sanitation to protect their customers from infection. In addition to, the needles should not be used more than 1 time for each customer and should arrive in sterile packaging which artist can honestly open in front of you.

After open the package, they will start clean your skin with the appropriate disinfectants and then start shaving the area for tattoo. They also should explain to you what they are doing such as how the process work, time to complete etc.

During the tattoo process, there will be some pain on your skin. This pain is depending on each person tolerance and the location of your tattoo. The sensitive area such as stomach, head or Inner arms will be more pain than other.

Once finished, they will put some ointment on the tattoo and cover it. They will instruct you how to take care of your new tattoo. It is very important for you to follow this instruction. This will eliminate the chance of getting infection. There will be some pain for few days and after your skin peel off, you will have a new fresh tattoo.