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Getting body art done is a major decision. More and more people are getting tattoos done these days as the popularity of this permanent body adornment grows. There are many inspirations and ideas that can become your body art, but one category that seems to be more common are the best friend tattoos.
The best friend tattoos are usually one of a few kinds of images that are tattooed on the person. Usually, best friends will go together to the tattoo parlor and choose the images they want together, either matching art that is on the same part of the body such as wrist, forearm or the top of the foot. Another type of tatts that best friends get are interlocking parts of one image that only can be complete when they are together and their tattoos are put next to each other.
Another kind of best friend tattoos would be an image of the best friend themselves, their face from a favorite photograph or perhaps their name tattooed on each other.
No matter what kind of tattoo you choose, it is important to choose a well established and reputable place to get your body art done. The shop should be spotless, antiseptic and very professional about the cleanliness and seriousness of this kind of procedure. Ask to make sure that all of their equipment is autoclaved and make certain that your artist wears gloves. They should be licensed and you are well within your rights to ask about their own vaccinations and health if you feel concerned. All of the products that touch your skin should clearly be clean, new and not from a communal container. All used needles should be disposed of in a regulation medical sharps container and if anything seems to be less than medically clean to you, do not hesitate to speak up.
It should be easy to get recommendations from people who have tattoos that you admire and the best friend tattoos you get can be a great way to bond with that one person who will truly be your best friend forever, with a tattoo to make that a genuinely permanent thing!
Many people choose to get best friend tattoos because they are interested in showing their dedication and support to a person that has always been there for them and that they feel shares a close bond. There are some people who are fearful that a tattoo will be extremely painful and that they will not be able to withstand the pain. They are scared that they will start to get the tattoo and then have only half of it completed for the rest of their life and that it will look silly. This does not have to be the case at all.
Getting best friend tattoos is not as painful as many people think. The location for the tattoo makes a huge difference in the amount of pain you feel. There are some people who have higher tolerances for pain than others. If you know that you do not have a high tolerance for pain you may not want to get your best friend tattoos on the top of your feet, shoulder blade or front of your calf. These areas do not have a lot of “meat” which makes them a painful place to get a tattoo. If you have never gotten a tattoo before and are interested in getting best friend tattoos you may want to get them on your thigh, upper arm or lower back. These locations tend to be less sensitive to pain and will allow you to have a higher threshold for pain than the other, more tender areas.
If you are still nervous about getting your best friend tattoos you should talk with your tattoo artist. Ask them if they will tattoo you without any ink in the needle. This will allow you to feel what it would feel like to get the tattoo without actually putting any of the ink into your skin. Most tattoo artists want you to be happy with the finished product and if you are moving around and jumping in pain, it will be hard for them to give you a good tattoo. Finding out what it will feel like will allow you to know if you can withstand the pain and get awesome best friend tattoos.
If you and a friend are considering best friend tattoos, you are more than likely a bit nervous about the pain that is involved with the tattoos. It is important for you to realize that many people exaggerate the pain that they experienced when getting their tattoos. This makes them to appear tougher than they really are and if you have never gotten a tattoo before they know that you will believe what they are saying.
There is no need to be nervous about the pain when getting best friend tattoos. All tattoos come with some pain. Not all of the pain is intense and most if very tolerable. In order to be sure that you can handle the pain you may want to ask your tattoo artist if they will allow you to experience the needle of the tattoo gun before actually getting the tattoo. This will allow you to know exactly what to expect and to be sure that it is a pain that you will be able to tolerate.
After you start getting your best friend tattoos it is important for you to keep your mind occupied on anything other than the tattoo. If you concentrate on the tattoo it can make you think you are feeling pain that is worse than it really is. You can watch a movie, play a game or talk with friends to keep your mind off of the tattoo. Many tattoo artists do not mind if you distract yourself while you are getting best friend tattoos because it makes their job a bit easier.
When you are concentrating on nothing but the tattoo it can cause you to jump, jolt or lean toward the tattoo site. This can make it very difficult for the tattoo artist to be able to give you a proper tattoo. If you are distracted by something else and not concentrating on the best friend tattoos, there is a good chance that you wil not move as much. Being as still as possible will allow the artist to finish your best friend tattooos in a timely manner and make them of the best quality they possibly can.