Getting a tattoo is often considered to be a permanent alteration and can be a beautiful enhancement to the human body, but without proper care and consideration before and after getting the ink, the clarity, sharpness, brightness, and overall look of the tattoo may deteriorate, leaving a permanent blurry blob instead.
When determining where to place a new tattoo, always take a close look at the skin where the tattoo is to be inked. If you see lots of freckles, especially large solid ones, you may want to think about having the tattoo inked elsewhere. Those freckles are effectively a form of skin cancer that can be agitated during the tattooing process. A good artist will not tattoo over them and that can leave you with large holes in the artwork. Be sure to discuss your skin’s health with your artist before the inking begins.
Once finished, the worst thing to do immediately is get the tattoo wet. Your artist will cover your skin with plastic and tape it in place for the initial healing to begin. During this time you should