Sticking with the tried and tested is a sure-fire way to blend in with the crowd. What if you want to stand out like a sore thumb? What if you are happy to be different and to be noticed? In that case, you need body modifications which catch the eye and grab people’s attention. There are many awesome tats and piercings out there, and you can join the squad. But, on the flip side, there are lots of horror stories too. We have all seen tattoos and piercings that made us think ‘oh Gosh put it away!’ Here are the steps to take to make sure yours is bold and beautiful.
Safety Is Key Yet Pain Inevitable
It’s a bit of a catch-22 because pain tends to be a bad sign. The thing with a piercing or tattoo is that there is always going to be an ache because, well, there needles in your body! Now that there are online piercing shop options as well as high street establishments, finding the perfect match is difficult. Always go off what people, including past customers, have to say in their feedback. Unbiased sources especially will give you a thorough insight into their practices.
Placement Is Vital
Yes, there is a guy with a complete face tattoo and he’s pretty successful. Once, he even featured in a Rihanna video the lucky SOB. Still, that guy is one in a million and most men and women with face tats aren’t as fortunate. A tattoo or piercing on the face or in an intimate area is something strangers might use to judge you in the future. You might not care unless that person is a recruiter and you’re in a job interview. Tats and piercings are best when they are visible but easy to cover up, too.
Be Design Positive
Tattoos are easy to fret over because so much can go wrong. What if I don’t like it? What if the artist messes up? What if there is a spelling mistake? All these questions run through your head and that is a good thing as it encourages perspective. Piercings are a little different because their impact doesn’t seem as lasting. People, a hole in the ear or on any part of the body can get infected or leave a scar. Yes, some heal, but it depends on the size and scale. The large earrings force the skin to break and don’t knit, for instance.
Look After It
Infections are serious and shouldn’t be underestimated. In that vein, always go the extra mile to maintain your body art after the fact. Adding cream and cleaning are easy when the modification is new, but standards slip over time. If you don’t moisturise or wash the area, it will start to smell and lose its colour. Your best bet is to develop a routine and stick with it for as long as possible. Also, don’t neglect going back to the artist for a touch-up for general advice.
Body art is stunning, but only when it is done properly. Are you ready to take on the challenge?