Monday, April 18, 2011
Tattoos can make you as attractive as you wish if you choose the right design and right placement. There are several body locations that are very common among girls for tattooing. Most popular places to ink for women are as follows:
Lower back: The tattoo on the lower back is ranked among the most painful tattoos. Having a tattoo there will make you look more attractive and sexy. This area permits you to display off your tattoo when you wish to and also hide it if required. Low rise jeans with a short top are the best wear to display your lower back tattoo. Common designs for this area are angel, sun, butterfly and dolphin.
Ankle: Ankle is another popular tattoo place and great option for small designs in girls. Ankle tattoos are very feminine and good for working women. It can easily cover up by wearing stockings or socks. Small images for this area can make you cool and the rule for small tattoos is "the simpler the better". Flower, butterfly and stars are common designs for ankle.
Wrist: At present, wrist tattoos are of course one of the hottest trends in the tattoo world. It can be done as an inner wrist tattoo or in the form of bracelets. Tiny images are suitable for this area.
Foot: Foot tattoos are another great option for every woman. If you consider that you have had ugly feet till now, then you can make your feet look sexy with a foot tattoo. Putting a tattoo on your foot is extremely painful because there is almost no muscle on your feet. Star and flowers are cool for this area.
Neck: Neck is one of the sexiest areas to ink. Since most workplaces don't allow visible tattoos, if you want to put a tattoo on your neck you should notice that neck tattoos are difficult or impossible to cover up. It can be hidden from view if you have long hair, so you can't put your hair up or cut it. The best design for neck is star or small flowers.
Shoulder blade: Shoulder blade tattoos have higher visibility and at the same time it can be hidden easily. The most favorite designs for this area are flowers and butterflies.
Hip: The hip is where the leg bone connects to the rest of the body. Hip tattoos are primarily for females and there are a few men who have tattoos on their hips. If you are going to put a tattoo on your hip keep in mind that it is quite painful. Small fairies, butterflies and flowers work well in this part.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Tattoos express everything about you and you can tell the world who you are with them. There are a great deal of locations and designs that men can use when getting a tattoo. Every part of your body is free to get the tattoo design of your choice but favorite places for men are arm, back, chest and shoulder.
Arm tattoos are number one in popularity. It is a wide area and is usually exposed and visible to everybody. Most of boys like it because it can draw attention to their muscles. It can be easily covered with a sleeved shirt if the need arises and it is also easy for the artist to work on it. Half sleeve tattoos start at the top of the shoulder and stretch down near the elbow while full sleeve tattoos cover the entire arm. Popular designs for arm tattoos are tribal, snakes (the symbol of wisdom) and dragons (the symbol of power).
Another place that many of men like to get a tattoo is back. If you have a large design in your mind this is the best place. Back tattoos can be hidden a lot easier than sleeve tattoos. If you are working somewhere that tattoos are restricted, then a back tattoo is the best option. Popular designs for back tattoos are tribal, dragons, wing, animals, cross and angel.
On average, the second most attractive feature on a man is the chest. Chest tattoos are also great if you are looking for a really big tattoo design. It can easily draw attention to your chest muscles. Since animals are ancient symbols of strength, tattooing an animal such as a scorpion on the chest is very popular. Putting a crown or a heart on the chest is really cool too. Other common designs for this area are bleeding or sacred hearts, tribal, American angel and dragon.
Shoulders are probably one of the most common places to get tattoos. Shoulder tattoos are not the same as half sleeve tattoos, they occupy the top half of the upper arm and may extend to the neckline. The wearer of a shoulder tattoo can continue the design to the full or half sleeve later. It is large enough for a great looking and also easy to cover up. There are a lot of designs that look good and sexy on a man’s shoulder but the best ones are dragons, koi fishes, cross, nautical or pentagram stars and tribal designs.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
How much does a tattoo cost? This is one of the most common asked questions about tattoos and everybody wants to know the answer of that before getting a tattoo. In this article I am going to explain about factors that affect the price of a tattoo.
The price of a tattoo may vary between tattoo artists. Some artists charge an hourly rate that varies from $50-$200 per hour but most of them charge a base price. An expert artist charges more than the beginner one. Since you are going to have a permanent tattoo and you will live with that for the rest of your life and tattoos can be difficult and expensive to remove, choose an artist based on quality rather than focusing on the cost. Ask your friends about expert tattoo artists and also ask from the artist to see the portfolios of his works.
The size and complexity of the design can affect the price too. Large size designs are more expensive because they will take more time to apply. For small designs you should expect to pay $50-$200, for medium designs it will cost you $200-$600 and for large designs you should expect to pay $600-$2000. So if you have a really big design for example a full back tattoo design in your mind, you should expect to pay thousands of dollars.
The placement of the tattoo is very important too. Some places of body are harder to tattoo, for example the abdomen and curvy lower back are harder to tattoo than shoulder and arm. They also require more time and patience by the artist. Some artists charge 10-25 percent extra for work on these parts.
The number of colors that used in a tattoo affects the price of that. The more colors in the tattoo, the more it will cost you.
There are two types of tattoo designs with different prices: flash and custom. When you go to a tattoo parlor you will see lots of tattoo designs on the wall. These designs are called tattoo flash. These are samples of designs but if you are looking for a unique picture that nobody else has it you need a custom tattoo. In custom tattoo the artist should create and draw the image that you want and it will cost you more. You can help the artist by collecting the pictures and designs that appeal to you and the artist will share the pictures together and create a new image. Make sure you like the final design.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Tattoos have become more popular in recent years and everyone has a tattoo or is planning to get one. Before the decision to get a tattoo, carefully consider what you are doing. You are going to wear it for the rest of your life, it is permanent then think long and hard about it. Ask these questions from yourself before accepting the needle:
Why am I doing that?
Can I live with this for the rest of my life?
Will it look cool in ten, twenty or thirty years from now?
Never get a tattoo of anyone's name unless it is your close family. Some people tattoo their lover’s name on their body. If you want to prove your love to someone think about buying gifts and other ways, not permanently tattooing your lover’s name into your skin. Bear in mind that relationships are not always forever. Partner and love changes but tattoos don’t. will your new girlfriend like to see the name of your ex girlfriend on your body?
Having certain tattoos on certain parts of your body can block some opportunities. Don’t get tattoos on your hand, face, neck and everywhere that can’t be cover by a suit. The location of the tattoo is very important. It is really hard to get a job if your tattoo can’t be covered during work. Get tattoos on a location that won’t stretch or shrink too much if you gain or lose weight. It can’t be moved, so make sure it is in a place you will want to be in 10 years from now.
There is nothing worse than seeing somebody has the same as your tattoo design on his/her body. Create your own tattoo design, so you will have your unique tattoo picture.
Never get a tattoo the same day that you begin to consider. Wait at least for a month and think more just to be sure that you are not being rush and never get a tattoo while you are drunk.
Sunlight makes tattoos fade terribly, so if you want to keep your tattoo looking good for years, remember sun screen!
Getting tattoos have pain, so avoid the most sensible places of your body for your tattoos. Although putting it on your foot is really nice but it is extremely painful because there is almost no muscle on your feet.
The tattoo can’t be completely removed. It can only be lightened by using laser technique and you have to pay a lot for that. Then think before ink. You will thank yourself later.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Tattoos are forms of art that are expressed on the human body and can be either permanent or temporary. Temporary tattoos are removable designs on the skin and when you get tired of that design you can simply remove it by applying rubbing alcohol to a paper towel. It remains naturally for a period of four to seven days on your skin and won’t come off with usual bathing or swimming.
Temporary tattoos are applied easily by pressing firmly the tattoo onto skin while using a moistened sponge to the back of it to loosen the ink and encourage it to adhere to the skin. Then you will have your own painless tattoo.
But a permanent tattoo is an injection of indelible ink into the person’s skin with a needle. The needle is injected into the skin and the wound filled with ink. The first thing to understand is how the skin holds the ink.
Your skin is not a single layer, it is composed of three layers: epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous. The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin and the thickness of that varies from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm depending on the type of skin. The layer below is dermis. It is 0.3 mm on the eyelid and 3 mm on the back. The last layer is subcutaneous tissue which is a layer of fat.
The reason tattoos remain permanent is because the ink is injected to the dermis and the cells of the dermis are more stable than the cells of the epidermis, so the ink will remain in place with minor fading for a person’s entire life.
An electrically tattoo machine is a simple device that is used to create tattoos and sounds like a dental drill. Needle is attached to needle bar and the machine moves the needle up and down to puncture the skin 50 to 3,000 times per minute and inject ink into the skin. Professionals know how deep to pierce the skin to create permanent line. Punctures that are too deep cause excessive pain and bleeding and not going deep enough will result in uneven lines.