There are many things to consider when choosing a tattoo parlor, especially if it's your first tattoo.
You must make sure that you feel comfortable in the tattoo shop and with the tattoo artist. Often having a friend with a tattoo can also help relieve the pressure and nerves that you may be experiencing when making your first tattoo
When choosing a tattoo artist, you need to make sure that he is using new sterile equipment . for each client or that they clean and thoroughly sterilize the equipment used. These standard precautions will reduce the risk of infection and other diseases, which is important for the treatment of needles and blood. Make sure all the needles are open in front of you to make sure they have not been used on a previous client.
If possible, the tattoo parlor should be well lit by bright natural light, as this will show the true nature of the colors used and will also give you a better idea of what the tattoo will look like when inked.
The tattoo artist must have the proper references, license and references to make sure he is able to make your tattoo design. If the tattoo artist is a professional, it will be more than happy to show how his tattoo parlor adheres to a safe practice standard. If they give you a hard time or refuse to cooperate with any of your requests, just leave it because they do not deserve your trust or your business.
Tattooing by an accredited professional is relatively safe, but you should be aware of the following risks:
A serious infection such as hepatitis B, C, tetanus, or HIV, which is transmitted through the blood or other infectious agents fluids.
Skin infections such as impetigo, dermatitis, an exacerbation of eczema, keloids (thick scars on dark skin) and other allergic reactions.
Do not forget that a tattoo is a permanent investment and that you must make sure that the salon is clean and hygienic.