Tattooing Your Knee is Not Okay - yasoquiz

Your knee may seem like an odd place to get a tattoo, but it’s actually quite common. However, it’s usually not done by the pros. That’s because getting tattooed on your knee involves some special considerations to avoid health risks, including infection and allergic reactions (not to mention pain).

Tattooing Your Knee is Not Okay
Tattooing Your Knee is Not Okay

This article will show you how to get tattooed on your knee safely so you can create a lasting memory of that special event without suffering any permanent consequences.

Don’t do it

When you’re considering whether or not to get a tattoo, remember that many people find it painful and traumatic.

  • If you are one of these people, think long and hard before getting any work done on your body. Try it on a little spot first to make sure you like how it feels.
  • Tattoos can be expensive, so if you don’t have a solid plan in place to cover up whatever work you get done in case you hate it later, don’t do it! A tattoo above your knee might look cute now, but what will happen when you gain some weight? You’ll end up spending even more money to add more tattoos that try to cover it up.
  • If you still want to go through with it anyway, ask yourself why—and then figure out how you would deal with being stuck with a piece of art that was once meaningful but now makes you cringe when you see it in the mirror every day. And yes, tattoos can be very pretty; not everyone finds them repulsive or taboo, but all bodies react differently to ink.
  • Because of their permanence, they should never be taken lightly. Just because they aren’t not okay for everyone doesn’t mean they aren’t seriously wrong for someone else!

Too painful

  • Even if you’re looking for a tattoo that sits high on your leg, getting one in such a sensitive area can be very painful. This makes thigh tattoos good options if you have an itch to get inked but aren’t sure exactly where it should go.
  • Another factor that can determine whether or not it hurts to get a tattoo on your leg is how detailed it will be. Adding color, which many artists will do automatically to give their work some pop and make it stand out more from the surrounding skin, can hurt more than black ink alone.
  • If you choose something small like a butterfly or flower, you may not notice too much pain at all. However, if you opt for something larger with lots of details like say a portrait of someone close to you—you might end up regretting your decision when sitting through multiple hours of uncomfortable needle pricks.
  • The larger and more intricate your design is likely to result in more pain during both sessions as well as recovery time afterwards while they heal (which could take weeks).
  • While large pieces are going to hurt more than tiny ones—the location of where they're placed matters too.

Don’t regret it

Some people end up hating their tattoos, even though they initially seemed like a good idea.

Tattooing Your Knee is Not Okay
Tattooing Your Knee is Not Okay

This phenomenon has earned its own nickname: tattoo remorse. According to one recent study of people with tattoos, 19 percent of them reported that they would choose a different design if they could do it all over again.

  • If you’re thinking about getting inked, consider whether you will really love your design in 10 years—because chances are, you won’t always feel that way. Tattoos aren’t cheap, so don’t get something you'll regret later.
  • You can usually see a prospective artist's work online and on social media before visiting his or her studio, so check out these photos before committing to an appointment.
  • Make sure an artist focuses on realistic designs rather than abstract ones; no matter how skilled an artist may be, hyper-realistic tattoos take tons of time and energy to get right without being cheesy or cartoonish.

Why not?

  • Tattoos are permanent, meaning that once you ink your body with a tattoo, it’s there for good. If you’re not completely sure you want a tattoo on your knee, don’t get one.
  • You can always cover it up with another piece of art if and when you decide to modify it or get rid of it entirely. There is no going back once you actually have a tattoo; once its inked, it's inked forever.
  • The only way to remove tattoos completely is through expensive laser surgery—you should research whether or not that would be an option before getting inked! Unless you plan on permanently decorating your knees with tattoos, steer clear of getting them; they may seem like they’re okay now, but who knows what will be culturally acceptable years from now? One day your trendy new knee tat could be passé and look dated by today's standards.
  • It might seem cool now, but so did mullets at some point...and nobody wants those anymore either!

The Final Decision

  • If you’re getting a tattoo that’s pretty small and on a part of your body that isn’t exposed all too often, then having it tattooed above your knee will probably work.
  • But if you are wanting to tattoo something big or bold—especially a full sleeve or chest piece—then it may be best to have it done somewhere else.
  • Again, as with anything in life—but especially when talking about tattoos—it’s important to do what makes you happy! But know that there are some risks associated with tattoos on certain parts of your body, like infections (common in places like underarms) and skin discoloration (typically found around elbows).

In any case though, whether you decide to get it done above or below your knee is entirely up to you! Good luck!

SOURCE : Yasoquiz

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