7 Frequently Asked Questions about Getting A First Tattoo in Austin

Thinking about your first tattoo in Austin? That’s not surprising. Body art in general and tattoos in particular continue to see a surge in popularity as people look for ways to express their creativity and individuality. As you contemplate your first tattoo in Austin, you are bound to have questions. At Platinum Ink, we have answers – and some of the most talented tattoo artists in Central Texas. Read on for seven frequently asked questions about getting a first tattoo.

What part of my body should I tattoo? That’s a good question. Although the days of instantly pre-judging someone with a tattoo are long gone, you may still need to keep your image in mind when deciding where to get a tattoo. Shoulders and back are easy to cover up if need be. So are legs – especially in winter. Where you get your tattoo will also impact how much discomfort you experience during the tattoo process.

Will it hurt? Probably. How much depends on you and your pain tolerance, as well as where you choose to get your tattoo. Areas where the skin is closer to bone tend to hurt more. Most people describe the pain as minor.

How do I choose my first tattoo in Austin?

How should I choose my tattoo artist? Experience, skill and connection. You want an artist who has been doing this for awhile, especially if you are getting your first tattoo. You also want someone with skill and creativity. You should also choose a tattoo artist you feel comfortable with.

What should I get? That is entirely up to you. Tattoos are a deeply personal decision, and you will want to put some thought into what makes the most sense for your first tattoo. Tattoos are also a long-term investment, for your first tattoo, you will want something that will resonate and mean something to you for the long term.

How much will it cost? That depends. The cost of your tattoo is determined primarily by its size and how dense the coloring is, as well as how long it takes to complete. Want to get an idea of the cost of your tattoo? Click here to use Platinum Ink’s free tattoo cost estimator.

How do I take care of my tattoo? An important question! Proper tattoo after care will ensure your new body art heals properly and looks fabulous for the long-term. Your Austin tattoo artist will give you detailed instructions on aftercare, but you will want to keep your new tattoo clean and moisturized for the first couple of weeks. After that, you will want to avoid the sun as much as possible for a couple of months.

Where should I get my first tattoo?

Where should I get it? Well, that is an easy question. Platinum Ink has two convenient Austin locations. We are at 5128 Burnet Road and at 1515 S. IH35. Both locations feature talented, friendly tattoo artists who would be happy to ink your first tattoo. Click here to schedule an appointment or stop by to learn more. We are open every day except Monday, noon to 10 p.m. Feel free to give us a call at 737-234-5444 and we will be happy to start the conversation about your tattoo vision.

Contact Platinum Ink today and start planning your first tattoo.

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