Busting the Most Common Tattoo Myths

06.19.16

There are a lot of myths out there surrounding tattoos. Some of them are extremely farfetched, yet some of them are almost believable. To help you know what’s true and what’s not, Cap1 Tattoos in Denton, Texas is going to bust some of the most common tattoo myths.

 

There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Ointment

This couldn’t be more wrong. Your tattoo needs to be able to breathe. If you put too much ointment on it, the skin will actually begin to bubble and cause complications with healing.

 

Take Painkillers Before Getting a Tattoo

While it may seem like a good idea to take aspirin or drink alcohol before getting a tattoo to help with the pain, this is a bad idea. Alcohol and painkillers actually thin your blood, which means you’ll end up bleeding even more during your tattoo.

 

Chlorine Fades Your Tattoo

Yes, you should avoid getting into chlorinated water while your tattoo is still healing. However, once your tattoo has healed, you can safely swim in a pool without having to worry about your tattoo fading.

 

You Can’t Give Blood After Getting a Tattoo

This one is partially true. While you can’t give blood immediately after getting a tattoo, you eventually can. Each state has their own rules and guidelines, but the waiting time generally is between 6 months to a year.

 

Any Artist Can Be a Tattoo Artist

It takes more than just artistic talent to be a tattoo artist. Tattoo artists have to go through a lot of training to get their license. Using a tattoo machine requires much more skill and precision than a pen or pencil. A tattoo is permanent and the only way to “erase” a poorly done tattoo is to cover it up.

 

Getting Colored Ink Hurts More

This isn’t true. It’s all about perception. The only reason why people say that colored inks hurt more is because the color is usually added at the end of the session when the skin is already raw and sore.

 

These are just a few of the most common tattoo myths. For more tattoo advice or to schedule a private consultation with an artist, visit the Cap1 Tattoos website today.