Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much it hurts while getting tattooed?
Getting a tattoo obviously hurts; it is all about how much you are willing to get inked and your tolerance level. Overall having a tattoo can cause give a minor pain that will fade in the short term and the result will be worthy of every endurance. The pain you will feel is like a mild burning sensation or a cat scratch.
Any area directly over bone will be a bit more painful. Likewise, nerve ending areas are not easy as well. If you want to feel less pain, then consider getting a tattoo in a less sensitive area protected by large muscle like upper-arm, forearm, shoulder, thigh.
The bigger tattoo takes more time, and it hurts more as well. If you get inked with a smaller one, then it will finish off quickly. If you are so nervous about the pain, then you follow the simples tips we have outlined below.
-Have a good amount of sleep before the appointment day.
-Avoid any kinds of alcoholic drinks and eat a healthy meal.
-Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
-Wear your comfortable dress so the artist can get easy access to the body part that is getting tattooed.
-Don’t focus on the pain, trust the artist and you can listen to music as a distraction.
Q: Do the tattoos fade?
It depends on the quality of the pigments you use while getting inked. Even with less quality pigments, tattoos don’t fade easily. Over time all tattoos fade slightly. However, proper long-term aftercare aids will sustain the freshness of a tattoo.
Q: How safe it is to get a tattoo?
To get a safe tattoo, you must ensure the best sanitary conditions. In Tattoo House Nepal, we dispose of everything after every tattoo and use new items for next tattoo from needles to ink. Before there were concerns about getting hepatitis from tattoos, but nowadays all professionals are conscious of this. Using new needles from each customer prevents any blood-borne disease. However, you should be aware of these things and make an inquiry to the artist before getting a tattoo.
Q: How to make sure my tattoo artist is inking me safely?
To help you with this dilemma, below are the points you can look after:
-Make sure the artist is skilled and experienced one.
-Make sure the artist washes his/her hand with soap and wears fresh pair of protective gloves for every procedure.
-Check the tattoo artist takes out needles and tubes from new sealed packages before getting started. Also, make sure that pigments, trays, and containers are clean and unused.
-Also, check the tattoo artist uses a heat sterilization machine (autoclave) to sterilize all nondisposable equipment between customers.
-Make sure all the instruments and supplies that cannot be sterilized with an autoclave like drawer handles, tables and sinks are disinfected with a commercial disinfectant or bleach solution after each use.
Q: How much is the cost of getting a tattoo?
It depends on the size, design and hour spent on the tattoo. It has a simple rule; larger and complex design costs more than a simpler and smaller one. Another determining factor is the use of color. In Tattoo House Nepal, we usually charge around USD 30 per hour spent.
Q: Can you re-design my old tattoo?
Tattoo House Nepal provides re-designing services of old tattoos. With the experience and skill of our artists, your old tattoo will be turned into a different art. We will look at your tattoo and work on the best design to give a completely new look. It is not easy to re-define the old one. You can also give us some ideas on what type of design you want on this new tattoo, and we can work it out.
Q: How long it takes to heal after getting a tattoo?
The healing process will be done within the first two weeks. You should be careful not to scratch or pick at scabs in tattooed areas. Also, don’t expose the area too often to sunlight. It takes 4-6 weeks for your skin to be in its previous state.
Q: Does it itch while it is healing?
Yes, it itches in the healing process, and it is a normal thing. However, do not scratch it; just use moisturizers to get away with it. Or, you can run it under cold water for some moments.