10 Tips For Getting A Tattoo

Although in the medical Centre Laser Medical InstituteMadrid we have different types of laser to eliminate tattoos successfully, these are not erased from one day to the next, so the specialists of the IML Dermatology Unit recommend not getting a tattoo at Empire Ink Tattoo by impulse and reflect on the following ten tips:

 

  1. AVOID POLITICAL, IDEOLOGICAL OR RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS

We can all evolve. Our tastes, ideas and current lifestyle can radically change in the future, where certain symbols can recall a stage of the past with which we no longer feel so identified.

  1. AVOID PROPER NAMES

A tattoo with the name of another person or his initials can generate conflicts with possible future partners.

  1. AVOID MAKING THE TATTOO IN A VISIBLE AREA

Certain professions, such as the Security Forces of the State or those whose activity consists of face-to-face attention, do not allow visible tattoos, so it is recommended to avoid tattoos on the face, neck, arms, wrists and ankles.

  1. TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE DEPTH AND DENSITY OF THE INK

Professional tattoos use inks of high permanence, of higher density and depth, so that, in case the patient decides to eliminate it in the future, it will require a higher number of sessions of laser treatment.

  1. CHOOSE AN AUTHORIZED CENTER

The Centre that we choose to get the tattoo must be authorized by the Register of symbols and micro pigmentation establishments (Decree 35/2005, of March 10). The authorization number must be in a visible place and guarantees that the current regulations are complied with. Also, we must look at the state of the installation and its cleanliness. For example, check out this Fort Lauderdale tattoo shop.

Choose An Accredited Professional

The technician who is going to make the tattoo must be a specialized professional, with an accredited degree from the different Autonomous Communities about the prevention of hygienic-sanitary risks, or to be licensed in Nursing, Medicine or Superior Technician in Aesthetics. Besides, you should be vaccinated against tetanus and hepatitis

  1. SUITABLE DEVICES AND CONSUMABLES

The tattoo machines and the consumable material must comply with the legislation in force (RD 1599/1997, additional provision 2 of RD 209/2005 and RD 414/96, further rule 5). All content must be unsealed and discarded in front of the patient. Also, the Centre must have a waste collection service

2. APPROVED INKS

The dyes must meet a series of rigorous safety standards, both at European and national level. For example, they must not contain substances harmful to health or preservatives and must remain sterilised until they are applied. The patient can ask for a list of the pigments that will be used to contrast them with the substances that are allowed and those that are not

3. REQUEST AN INFORMATIVE APPOINTMENT

The tattoo artist must inform us about the complications and contraindications of the tattoo, the care that must be applied before and after, and the obligation to sign an informed consent

4. ASK FOR AN ALLERGY TEST

The allergy test is essential to avoid dermatitis, tumors and skin reactions to ink. It also requires informed consent. It consists of applying a patch in a non-visible area and, if after 48 hours there is no reaction, the patient can be tattooed. Our dermatologists have extensive experience in the treatment of tattoo removal. If you wish, you can request a free informative consultation for more information: