Raising Tattoo Awareness: Proceed Cautiously

As a woman who loves getting tattoos, and is thinking of getting more, this is something to really look into before having ink permanently pressed into my skin. Do not rush into getting your tattoo. Promise me, it is worth it, in the end, to have these conversations with your artist, prior to sitting down for the actual art.

Ask about the sterilization of the instruments.

Pay close attention to your artist as he preps the materials he needs to do your work.

Is he opening a new package of needles?

Are his hands clean looking?

Ask him if the ink in his store has ever been known to have trouble.

Check into customer feedback.

Take the time to think about the future, while getting your tattoo. Don’t be too busy living for today.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– Tattoos are much more mainstream in recent days, but consumer complaints are up. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration is issuing a new warning about the dangers of tattoo inks. As CBS2 News’ Ana Wernner reported, it’s important information for anyone considering body art. San Francisco hairstylist Jarr Samuel loves…

via FDA Issues Warning About Dangers Of Tattoo Ink Following Consumer Complaints — CBS New York

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