Your First Tattoo – Start Here

Getting Your First Tattoo

When thinking of getting your first tattoo in US, there are several things you need to remember so that it’s perfectly done. There are risk to infections just as in scrape, penetration, puncture and cut.

Ensure you are up to date with your immunizations and you plan where you are going to receive medical care when the tattoo becomes infected.

Ask your doctor when there are special concerns or if you should have precautions when you have medical conditions like diabetes, allergies, heart disease or skin disorders affecting your immune system, or when you’re pregnant. You can also watch this video.

You should think of design you intend to get. Ensure it’s something that you will feel comfortable showing off, and it’s something you want in your body for your lifetime.

You should make some rough sketch of the design. Tattoo artists are just artists. Therefore, when you can give them a rough sketch, they can make a perfect work of it. You should then find a location you want to place your tattoo, and that it fits.

Find a tattooist. You can get recommendation from a friend having the ideal tattoo you like. Search around to find somewhere which excels in the style you require. Do not hesitate to travel if only you need to have that perfect tattoo engraved on your body.

Pick a few studios and check them out. It is quite crucial to ensure the studio is safe and clean, and the equipments utilized are disposable and sterilized. Some cities, communities or states establish a standard for tattoo studios while others do not. You may call your state, local health department and county to establish about the laws in your community.

You should also ask for recommendations on certified tattoo shops, or check out for any kind of complaints about a specific studio. Professional ones normally take pride in their safety and cleanliness. Ensure it has an enclave, and find out if the artist is a certified practitioner and the studio follows laid down regulations.

Tattoo Parlors in the Whole Austin Area

The history behind tattoos in Austin is both great & old one. In fact, the first tattoos as we today know them in the United States were conceived in Austin, TX.

All in all, there are over 150+ tattoo parlors in Austin’s metropolitan area.

They are all listed on the TC website, in their respective cities around. You can find them here:

  1. http://tattooconnection.net/artists-studios/texas/leander/
  2. http://tattooconnection.net/artists-studios/texas/kyle/
  3. http://tattooconnection.net/artists-studios/texas/pflugerville/
  4. http://tattooconnection.net/artists-studios/texas/san-marcos/
  5. http://tattooconnection.net/artists-studios/texas/cedar-park/
  6. http://tattooconnection.net/artists-studios/texas/round-rock/
  7. http://tattooconnection.net/artists-studios/texas/georgetown/

Or you can take a look in the following video if you prefer watching over reading:

Some of the most famous are: Atomic Tattoo, TrueBlue, Southside, Platinum Ink, Affinity Body & Piercing, Little Pricks, Steadfast Tattoo, Golden Age, Triple Crown, Blind Side, HubTattoo, Taste of Ink, RezTattoo, ChrisGunn, Gully Cat, MomsTattoo, ATX, Ancient Ink, Deville Austin.

Normally, all of them are located in one of the following suburbs of Austion: Leander, Kyle, Pflugerville, San Marcos, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Georgetown + some other smaller ones.

If you are an artist or shop owner of the mentioned areas and studios – you can also check the above links as TattooConnection.net has quite a bit of traffic coming and you can rent their pages in order to get more customers for your business.

Otherwise, if you are only looking to get inked, check the links for the contact details of the parlors.

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Beautiful Tattoos Done by Louisiana Artists

As i was traveling to Miami this winter (it doesn’t matter it’s not summer – Miami has great party life all year round) to visit MiamiInk, my and my friends got some tattoos in Louisiana on our way from Texas.

Here are the tattoo designs we got from: Houma Tattoo, New Iberia Tattoo, Slidell Tattoo and Ruston.

And here is a video of the process – you can watch the part 2 on Youtube.

16th January 2015 Update:

We decided to add additional parlors and shops from Louisiana: The Monroe Shop, Bossier City Designer, Kenner Parlor, Lake Charles Studio and the Lafayette Unique Tattoo Design Studio.

Traveling to Texas? Visit one of the following tattoo artists

Texas has one of the most famous tattoo artists in existence in U.S. Their skill is surpassing their colleague’s from the other states.

Here is a list of popular artists from Texas (The lists are from the best tattoo listing site – TattooConnection):

All of these towns cover approximately all TX territory. Hopefully we were able to connect you with the proper parlors for the body art you desire

How to Prepare Someone for First Tattoo

Learn how to prepare someone for their first tattoo from acclaimed tattoo artist James Vaughn in this Howcast video.

I usually talk to the person and find out – I really tell them that in this day and age that really, their imagination can be a reality to them, for whatever they want, because I’m a really good artist at what I do and they tall me their ideas. I can draw them right on you. Mainly you get people like “I don’t know. Can you show me something on a piece of paper or something?”

It’s really so much easier for me to draw on you than it is for me to draw on a piece of paper because I can draw all day on a piece of paper and place it on you and be totally off. It won’t fit. It doesn’t look right because I angled it, you know I drew it at one angle and your arm was moving in a different direction. So, I mean there’s a lot of things going on in your first tattoo, You’ve got to really think, do you really want that rib tattoo for your first tattoo? I usually don’t suggest it. Do you really want that lower back tattoo? No.

Think about something that really means something to you and when you get your first tattoo make sure it means something. I’m not into the whole script thing for the first tattoo, because my philosophy with tattoos are their symbols, don’t label them. You don’t want somebody reading you for the rest of your life. You know, “Turn around. Let me see what this says.”

It’s another one of those things. You want to see beauty rather than wanting to read something. Having some Kanji, having people ask you what the hell that means. I mean really investigate what you really want because designs are a reflection of what you are as a person. A guy comes in and wants a Phoenix with lotus flowers at the bottom and maybe cherry blossoms up at the top. But I say, “What do you want? Do you want the base to be water and wind at the top? Or do you want it all wind?”

Basically I will have 30 Phoenixes on the wall and I’ll have 10 different lotuses and a whole bunch of cherry blossoms around so when I’m looking at it and putting it all together I’m compiling all these images in my head and then I would like “Do you want this to come down or how do you want it to flow? Do you want it to flow like this one, or do you want it to flow like this or like this?”

Mainly they’re picking their ideas and then telling me what they like about them and then I’ll actually draw it on them. We’re going to give you

Painful first tattoo

Comment by Nat L:
If you’re THAT afraid to get a tattoo and what the pain will be like, you shouldn’t even be getting a tattoo. Be a man or don’t get a tattoo at all. My first tattoo was on my wrists and I took it like a beast.

Comment by Jordan Anthony:
I have two tattoos: a Deadpool logo on my right arm which is full of color. The more color, the more trauma to the skin. The pain wasn’t too bad. It was like scratching a bad sunburn. The more flesh, the better.
My second tattoo is honestly better and I actually got it last Saturday. It is of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawing of a skull. It looks amazing and wasn’t any more painful than the first one.

Survival guide for getting your first tattoo

Hey guys, so this video was inspired by my latest tattoo that I started on a few days ago.

I hadn’t been tattooed in about 2 years so I started to think about all of the things that I do to make it a more comfortable experience. I decided to make a video about it to help other people that are thinking about getting a tattoo or who are getting their first.

I hope this helps 🙂