How do I know my tattoo?

Most tattoo artists use ink that is compatible with your color. If your tattoo is white or blue, the ink likely has to have a blue pigment (such as turquoise) to make the tattoo appear white. It is also recommended to make sure the white is not mixed with the ink. If your tattoo color is inked with ink that has a blue pigment, your tattoo can appear blue in a photo. If your tattoo is printed in ink that has a blue pigment, the image may appear yellow in a photo.

The quality of ink that is used is also a determining factor. If you have a tattoo, chances are you will receive a quality product that is suitable for you. If that is not the case, there is a good chance that you may not get the quality tattoo you deserve.

Other ways to see your tattoo

Inspect your tattoo closely at regular intervals throughout the month to see if it is healing. Make sure that any healing is visible when you sit next to your tattoo at the end of the month. If you have any concerns or questions about your tattoo, contact your tattoo artist directly.

If you have any of these problems after having your tattoo done:

Your tattoo is too large compared to your other body parts

Your tattoo color is off or is not the color you thought it would be

Your tattoo hurts

Your tattoo is discolored or has been faded

Your tattoo is missing or incomplete

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Your tattoo color or ink needs to match your skin

The color of your skin will affect your tattoo ink color. There will be variations of color, but your skin’s pigmentation is the main influencing factor for the color of your tattoo ink.

What should I do next?

If you have any questions, please have them answered prior to receiving your ink. Visit your doctor, or contact your tattoo artist. A dermatologist can provide you with more advice so you can make the most informed choice in tattooing.

Tattooing is a very personal experience. It is recommended that you check with your tattoo artist before making any permanent change to your tattoo. Be sure to communicate with your tattoo artist and the tattoo colors you desire before getting your tattoo.

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