Tattooing involves injecting on or more pigments to the dermis of the skin and the connective tissue layers just below the epidermis. These days, tattooing uses an electronic tattooing machine. Besides making the procedure simpler, the tattooing machine also increases the ease of the task. The machine has needles soldered onto a bar and the bar has an oscillating unit attached.

In making the tattoo, the artist will confirm the placement on your skin. He or she puts on gloves; pour the inks from big jugs to small disposable cups called ink caps. The artist will then remove the sterilized needles from the sealed bag and prepare the materials needed like Vaseline and ointments. The area will be covered lightly with ointment which cleans the skin. The sound of the tattoo machine, just like a dentist’s drill is worst than the discomfort.

The tattoo artist will then insert the correct needles on the tattoo machine. Depending on the size and details of the tattoo, the artist will periodically stop the machine to clean the skin using a cotton swab to remove seeping blood. When the outline is done, the artist will wipe away remaining bluish marks. After making the outline, the artist will add shading and color. Inking color may be a bit uncomfortable but he feeling is different from black outlining.

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