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Getting a Tattoo

For the Tattoo Virgin

If you have bare skin, never had a tattoo before, then you are a tattoo virgin.  Here is everything you need to know to become de-virginized.

Does it hurt?

Um, yes.  I can’t lie.  Some areas hurt more than others.  The areas that are usually more painful are: ribs, foot, head, throat, inside of the arms, and stomach.  So, if you are concerned about the pain, it may be wise to not get your first tattoo in one of those areas.  Start on the outside of your arm, or your thigh, or somewhere else on your arms and legs.  Some people say that they get used to the pain and go numb to it after a while.  Some people don’t.  But they all come back for another, so it is definitely survivable.

How much do you need to invest to get the body art that you want?


The cost of a tattoo depends on the size and the complexity of the art.  A large name in a simple script may be less expensive than a small bird with tons of detail in the face and feathers, for example.  The best way for you to get a solid idea of the investment is to bring your idea to the artists at Skin Deep and they will give you a price.  You can also look through some of our flash. By looking through the flash, you can clearly see how big the art is and have a pretty good idea on how that size will fit on your body.

No two bodies are the same, so a big tattoo to one person, may seem smaller to another.  You will also be able to see the difference in complexity on different types of artwork.  After you browse through here a bit you will have a pretty clear idea on what you want your investment to be.  If you want a large piece of body art, it will be done over two or more sessions.  Anything requiring more than one session, typically won’t be more than four hours per session.  You do not have to pay for the entire piece up front.  You only pay for each session as you go.

With our loyalty program, you can earn FREE sessions.  For every 5 sessions, you get a FREE hour of chair time.  Also, for every 5 referrals you send us that get their tattoo at Skin Deep , you get a FREE hour of chair time.

The most important thing you need to know about getting your first tattoo is what you want it to be.  The body art you choose should mean something to you, be about who you are.  Your tattoo will be with you forever.  Yes, you can cover it up with another somewhere down the line or even have it removed if you really want to, but why go through all that?  Take the time to find what you really want and make sure you are comfortable having it with you forever.

Need some inspiration or ideas on what to get?


Our artists can do custom artwork for you.  Bring your idea in and share with us and we will create something completely unique for you.  Many people find artwork on the web, or in a magazine, or from flash art that serves as a starting point.  They then bring that artwork to Skin Deep to have us customize it to be exactly what they want.  We have 2,831 different pieces of tattoo art on our walls for you to browse for ideas.  We also have a computer set up for customer use with all of the best links for finding great tattoo art on the web.  You can Follow us on Pinterest to see tons of great tattoos.  We have no shortage of ideas here, so if you’re on the fence and unsure about something, let us help. You don’t need to be a tattoo virgin any longer.

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