Welcome to our Color tattoo page, designed to give you a glimpse into what it’s like to get a tattoo at our shop. We understand that getting a tattoo can be an exciting but nerve-wracking experience, and we want to make sure that you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process. Whether you’re getting your first tattoo or adding to your existing collection, we hope that these pictures has given you a glimpse into what it’s like to get a tattoo at our shop. We are committed to providing you with the best possible experience, and we look forward to working with you to create a beautiful and meaningful tattoo that you will cherish for a lifetime.e.
What is a Color Tattoo?
A color tattoo is a style of tattooing that incorporates a full spectrum of colors to create vibrant and dynamic pieces of art. Unlike black and grey tattoos, which use shades of black, grey, and sometimes white, color tattoos make use of the wide range of tattoo inks available today, from bright and bold hues to softer, more muted tones.
The possibilities for color tattoos are nearly endless, as the spectrum of available colors allows for great variation and contrast in a design. Color can be used to convey mood, express personality, or bring a certain realism to a tattoo, particularly when replicating elements like flora, fauna, or portraits.
There are several different styles within color tattooing. Traditional or “old school” tattoos, for instance, utilize bold, bright colors and heavy outlines. This style includes iconic imagery such as roses, skulls, and nautical themes. On the other hand, New School tattoos, while also vibrant, tend to be more cartoonish and surreal, often incorporating a multitude of colors and exaggerated dimensions.
Another popular style is watercolor tattoos, which use color to mimic the look of watercolor paintings. These tattoos often lack the bold outlines commonly found in other styles, instead favoring a more painterly approach with color blending, drips, and splashes.
Then there’s realism, a style that attempts to replicate images as they appear in real life. In color realism tattoos, the artist uses subtle shading and color blending to achieve a high level of detail and a three-dimensional look.
Japanese style tattoos, also known as Irezumi, have a long history and are known for their vibrant color palette. They often depict themes and motifs from Japanese culture and folklore, like koi fish, cherry blossoms, dragons, and warriors.
Despite the endless possibilities, color tattoos do come with their considerations. Color tattoos may fade more noticeably over time compared to black and grey tattoos, especially when exposed to sunlight, and may require more touch-ups. They can also be more complex and time-consuming to create, especially for highly detailed or large-scale pieces. The healing process might be slightly longer for color tattoos due to the extensive work done on the skin.
However, with proper care and the right artist, a color tattoo can be a stunning piece of body art that lasts a lifetime. They allow the wearer to carry a vibrant piece of art with them wherever they go, providing a unique means of self-expression. Whether you choose a few carefully placed color highlights or a full spectrum piece, color tattoos are a popular choice for their vibrancy and versatility.
Color Tattoo Aftercare
While tattoos can be a beautiful and meaningful way to express oneself, it is important to take proper care of them to ensure that they heal properly and look their best over time. In this article, we will discuss the best ways to let a tattoo heal, including aftercare tips and what to avoid.
Aftercare Tips for Tattoos
Keep the tattoo clean and dry: After getting a tattoo, it is essential to keep it clean and dry to prevent infection. Wash your tattoo gently with warm water and fragrance-free soap, then pat it dry with a clean towel. Avoid using harsh soaps or scrubs that can irritate the skin.
Apply an ointment or lotion: After cleaning your tattoo, apply a thin layer of ointment or lotion to keep the skin moisturized. Choose a product that is specifically designed for tattoo aftercare, such as Aquaphor or A&D ointment. Avoid using products that contain alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants.
Cover the tattoo: Depending on the size and location of your tattoo, you may need to cover it with a bandage or wrap it in plastic wrap to protect it from bacteria and other contaminants. Your tattoo artist will advise you on the best way to cover your tattoo, and you should follow their instructions carefully.
Avoid exposing the tattoo to sunlight: Sunlight can cause the ink in your tattoo to fade, so it is important to avoid exposing it to direct sunlight. If you need to go outside, wear loose clothing that covers the tattoo, or apply a high-SPF sunscreen to the area.
Avoid swimming or soaking in water: Water can also damage a healing tattoo, so it is best to avoid swimming, soaking in a hot tub, or taking long showers or baths. If you must bathe, keep the tattooed area out of the water as much as possible.
What to Avoid While Healing a Tattoo
Scratching or picking at the tattoo: It is normal for a healing tattoo to feel itchy, but scratching or picking at it can damage the skin and cause scarring. If you must scratch, use a clean finger or the palm of your hand to gently rub the area.
Wearing tight or restrictive clothing: Tight clothing can rub against a healing tattoo and cause irritation or infection. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows the skin to breathe.
Using harsh soaps or scrubs: Harsh soaps or scrubs can damage the skin and cause the tattoo to fade or blur. Use a mild, fragrance-free soap and avoid using exfoliating scrubs or loofahs on the tattooed area.
Exposing the tattoo to direct sunlight: Sunlight can cause the ink in your tattoo to fade or blur, so it is important to avoid direct sunlight while your tattoo is healing. If you need to go outside, wear loose clothing that covers the tattoo, or apply a high-SPF sunscreen to the area.
Soaking the tattoo in water: Water can damage a healing tattoo and cause the ink to fade or blur. Avoid swimming, soaking in a hot tub, or taking long showers or baths. If you must bathe, keep the tattooed area out of the water as much as possible.
Using alcohol or hydrogen peroxide: Alcohol and hydrogen peroxide can be harsh on the skin and can damage a healing tattoo. Avoid using these products on or near the tattooed area.
Exercising excessively: Excessive exercise can cause sweating, which can damage a healing tattoo and cause infection. Avoid strenuous exercise until your tattoo has fully healed.
Leave bandage on for 3 days
-Remove bandage, wash thoroughly with warm water and soap.
-Make sure to clean the area of all blood and plasma.
-Pat dry with a clean towel. Apply a thin layer of scent/dye free lotion.
-Wash and moisturize 2-3 times a day until healed.
-No swimming, tanning, or hot tubs for 2 weeks.
(It is going to itch, this is your skin healing, do not scratch; You will damage the tattoo.)
Your tattoo will go through different stages of healing (e.g Scabbing, flaking, peeling) it is all normal, let it come off on its own; don’t panic or pick at it.
Expect your tattoo to go through a phase called “The Uglies” where it will look old and faded–this is a normal part of the healing process. If you have any concerns or questions about your tattoo please don’t hesitate to call, our goal is for you to have a great healing tattoo.
After 3-4 weeks, once the tattoo is healed we can take a look at it to see how it has healed, if you are in any need of touch-ups we can do that for you free of charge (excluding hand and foot tattoos). Our work is guaranteed for the lifetime of the tattoo.