Tattoos are everywhere and everyone is getting them from teens to grandmas. You probably already know that tattoos are decorations on the skin like symbols, signs, and letters that are made by puncturing the outer layer of the skin and injecting color. Usually, tattoo guns are the method of choice to apply them as they move fast and can puncture the skin fast.
They have many types of tattoo guns on the market and they all have very sharp needles. There are even guns out there that have more than one needle but they aren’t very useful for making tight lines or intricate designs. Guns with single needles are the best to use, however, you must change the needle after every use. Needles must be disposed of properly and can be a cause of disease and infection if used on more than one person.
Other tattoo types are known as “jailhouse tattoos”. These sorts of ink are made by incarcerated inmates who use homemade tattoo guns out of materials that they can find. Jailhouse tattoo artists will make their own tattoo guns out of batteries and ink pens, however, these sorts of tattoos can lead to infection and aren’t very safe. Just like a regular tattoo gun, the jailhouse tattoo gun will puncture the skin, although these types of homemade guns will pull and tear at the skin while going too deep with the ink and ripping the skin.
When the skin is jerked and ripped it leads to a very poor looking design that appears smudged. Also if the ink goes too deep in the skin it can cause an infection. Deep inked tattoos look terrible, especially if they puncture the third layer of skin. Jailhouse ink is usually applied to prove that you’ve done time and maintain your street credibility, but they aren’t safe or recommended.
Color is important in any tattoo, however, black and white are the most often used colors. They require an equal balance of color and the right shape. Also if you choose a design that follows the contours of your body, your tattoo will look even more impressive. And for that reason, you should always have one applied by someone who is very experienced.
Tattoos are technically a form of body modification and include micro pigment implantation. They have inked designs, usually symbolic or decorative that is permanently placed under your skin. While tattoos have been around for hundreds of years, the tattoo gun is a relatively common technique of application. In history, tattoos were applied with needles and ink and at a high risk of infection. However even if you do use a sterile gun by a professional artist wearing gloves, there is still always the risk of infection because you’re opening the skin.
The most common method of tattoo guns used today is electric tattoo guns. These electric guns make the ink injected into the skin by a group of needles that are attached to a bar. The electric gun is very fast and punctures the skin hundreds of thousands of times per second. If you plan on getting any sort of piercings and tattoos, experienced tattoo artists are always recommended as they have the experience and knowledge to give you the right results. By selecting the right tattoo artist, you’ll always have a great design and good looking design.
Beatrice Cox is a writer and stylist with a passion for the intersection between biology, technology and design. High in Swedish Bali and Heritage, it travels around the world encouraged and informed a global perspective on the future of fashion and its relations with planetary health. She is currently working for a sustainable fashion label in Bali, Indonesia.