Printable Tattoo Designs

Printable Tattoo Designs

So you want a tattoo and you are not really sure what to go for? Off course you want something special, something unique but what?

1 Thing To Do: STOP and THINK about it. Think hard!

No doubt that trying to decide what tattoo to get can be extremely difficult. Always remember that you are choosing something that you are going to live with for the rest of your life, so selecting the one that you absolutely love will usually take more than 5 minutes.

There are thousands of different designs and styles to choose from, giving you the chance to express yourself. Take your time and browse through a lot of tattoo ideas before you settle on the one. Its going to be part of you, it will reflect your personality. If you are not 100% sure about what you want, it may mean you are not ready for it.

Part of the decision making process involves getting acquainted with all the options. There are so many options and places to find tattoo designs nowadays, the choices can be overwhelming. You can find your perfect tattoo design online, in a book, in a magazine, at a tattoo parlor.

Just take your time and think before you ink!

A tattoo is a permanent mark, design or pattern made by inserting pigment ink into the second layer of the skin. Scientifically tattooing is micro pigment implantation.

A tattoo is produced by puncturing the skin with special needles dipped in indelible inks. A needle injects ink into the cells of the dermis the second layer of the skin.

Our skin consists of three layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissues. The outer layer that acts as a protective barrier and contains no blood vessels is called the Epidermis. Below that is a thicker layer called dermis and that is where tattoos go.

Because epidermis is constantly being replenished we continue to produce and shed the top layer of the skin throughout lifetime, the tattooist pushes ink through the epidermis and leaves it in the dermis. The dermis stays pretty much the same for our entire life and this is why tattoos stay permanent while many other things done to the skin dont.

A tattoo needle goes approximately 1.5mm 1/16 of a inch into the skin. A tattooist must make sure that the ink goes in just deep enough to be permanent, but not to deep. The depth varies across the body its deeper on the soles of the feet and thinner in other places like genitals.

If tattoo is done too deeply, into the third layer of the skin called subcutaneous layer, it can cause unnecessary pain and bleeding. It can also look blurred even as soon as its healed, because you have to look deeper through more layers of the skin to see it. If any less than a millimeter, it might leave scratches and simply wear off.

The skill with which the tattoo is properly applied takes years to learn, so it is very important to choose an artist with experience and a portfolio of work that demonstrates quality. There are a lot of wannabes out there, so be careful.