What To Expect When Getting Your First Tattoo


Getting your first tattoo is a life experience that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You probably have a few friends that have tattoos and you’ve finally decided to get one. You ask your friends all these questions, but they give you all kinds of different answers. That’s why today, Cap1 Tattoos in Denton, Texas is going to tell you what to expect when getting your first tattoo.


Finding an Artist

One of the hardest parts to getting a tattoo is finding the right artist. Research the artist and look through their portfolio to get a sense of them as an artist. Check out the Cap1 Tattoos gallery.


After you have found the artist you want, contact them about an appointment. For most tattoos, Cap1 Tattoos prefers to do a consultation in which the artist sits down with you to go over everything and answering any and all your questions.


Discussing the Design

During you consultation, you and your artist will discuss your tattoo design. When it comes to the design, there are a lot of variables that can come into play – such as size and placement. You’ll need to be able to clearly communicate what you want, which may include bringing in sample images so that your artist can see exactly what you’re wanting and to ensure that there’s no confusion later on.


Setting an Appointment

After you have had the consultation, you’ll set a date for an appointment. Don’t expect to be able to be tattooed on the same day or even same month. Many artists are booked a month or two out, so you should take that into consideration if you’re traveling to the artist. It’s also best to leave the day of your tattoo open. You don’t want to be in a rush to get somewhere afterwards, and you don’t want your artist to rush through your tattoo.


It’s a big deal getting your first tattoo because no matter how many tattoos you get, you’ll always remember your first. All in all, expect the tattoo process from consultation to touch-up to take up to a couple of months, depending on the size and intricacy of your tattoo. If you’re looking for true body art in North Texas, visit the Cap1 Tattoos website and contact us today to set up an appointment.