Tattoos come in all shapes, sizes and designs, and they can also have significant symbolism and meaning attached to them. Henna, for example, is a traditional East Indian temporary bridal tattoo, while some tattoos like Japanese, Yakuza, Samurai or Polynesian can have significant cultural significance. On the other hand, some people who get a tattoo choose to remove it later in life via laser tattoo removal, which is very effective and can usually completely remove an unwanted tattoo.
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In Canada, you must be 18 years-old to get a tattoo and you are required to show a valid government-issued photo ID. Since it’s illegal to get a tattoo before the age of 18, it’s best to wait until you’re older to not only make sure you’re happy with your decision but also to spare yourself having to seek laser tattoo removal in the future.
A small tattoo can cost $20 to $50 if it’s being done by an apprentice tattoo artist, and $80 to $200+ by an experienced or popular tattoo artist. Medium tattoos generally cost $40 to $100 when done by an apprentice and $150 to $350+ by an experienced artist. Large tattoos range from $100 to $800 by an apprentice and $500 to $4,000+ by a popular artist. Prices for tattoos vary widely, and the amount of detail, colour and the number of sessions needed to complete it are all factored into tattoo prices.
Before you book a tattoo appointment, do some research into the tattoo artist’s popularity, exposure, technique and speed, the studio’s popularity and location, the studio’s exposure, and the amount of time needed to plan your tattoo. Adrenaline Tattoo, a highly popular tattoo parlour in Toronto, Ontario might be pricey, but worth it!
Depending on your tattoo artist’s skills and experience as well as the studio you choose, a small black and grey tattoo can range in price from $20 to $160+.
Generally, it takes a new tattoo about 2 to 3 weeks to start healing enough so that you can go swimming or take a hot bath, and about 6+ months for it to be completely healed. Healing time depends on how well you take care of your tattoo and the skin around it, the location of your tattoo. A forearm, elbow, hand, wrist, finger, chest, eyebrow, neck, shoulder or ankle tattoo will heal quicker than a face, eye or thigh tattoo since there will be a greater chance of rubbing and moisture, which will prolong healing time.
Once you choose a tattoo image design or letter fonts and approve the exact placement of the tattoo, the artist will pull the skin taut before starting to embed ink into your skin. Keep in mind that larger tattoos like a dragon, wolf, lion, owl, butterfly, snake, raven or tiger are best placed on large, flat surfaces of your skin to allow your tattoo artist enough space to incorporate beautiful details.
If you’re a minimalist and you’d like your tattoo to be in a hidden spot, choose smaller tattoo designs like a lotus flower, a rose, an anchor, a feather, a mountain, or an arrow, which can be placed on smaller areas of the body like the ankle or back of the neck.
Next, your tattoo artist will use a tattoo machine which uses tiny needles to place ink just below the skin’s surface. These tiny needles move up and down quickly like a sewing machine as the tattoo artist guides the needle. Once your tattoo is finished, the artist will explain the importance of proper aftercare and ways to protect and cover up your tattoo while it heals.
While there’s no correct or incorrect answer to this question, most tattoo artists agree that 15% is a common amount to tip, while 20% is the norm. Some customers choose to tip more than that, but a tattoo artist is grateful for the standard tip amount.
First, ask yourself why you’d like to get a tattoo in the first place and consider whether a tattoo will affect you at work or in other scenarios. Next, choose your design carefully and put some thought into it. Think about things like the placement of the tattoo, what it might look like later in life, and if the place you’d like it will stretch and distort it. Carefully choose the colors and the design, and most importantly, choose your tattoo artist with care.
Drink plenty of water and make sure you’re hydrated. Moisturize your skin, and shave if the area you are having tattooed is hairy. Bring snacks to your appointment, and reschedule your appointment if you are injured or sunburned.
Laser tattoo removal is the most common method used to remove tattoos. Less permanent option includes using body makeup to temporarily cover up a tattoo or wearing long sleeves and long pants to cover up tattoos when you don’t want them to be visible.
On average, laser tattoo removal prices range from $200 to $500 per treatment session. However, the price depends on several factors including the size of the tattoo and the experience and expertise of the laser surgeon.
After your tattoo appointment, leave the protective cover on for 2-3 hours. Once you’re ready to remove it, thoroughly wash your hands and wash the tattoo in lukewarm water with antibacterial soap. Avoid rubbing the tattoo, let it air-dry and apply a non-scented antibacterial cream. Don’t apply another bandage once you’ve taken yours off, since your new tattoo needs to breathe and heal.