A tattoo is a line or pattern of color that has been injected into a skin area. It is usually made up of metal salts and pigment molecules.
The ancient Egyptians had tattoos with lines and patterns of dark colors. These tattoos are often found on figurines. They were also used by sailors. They were sometimes worn on the back of the neck and the insides of the elbows.
Modern tattoos have a wide range of colors. Some people choose to have a tattoo to commemorate a life event, such as a birthday. Others choose to have a tattoo to remember a loved one.
Getting a tattoo is a serious decision. It’s important to do your research and follow the right aftercare instructions. A professional artist will be more than willing to answer your questions.
You should also stay hydrated. It’s also a good idea to cover the tattoo with a thin layer of moisturizing ointment. You should avoid scratching or picking at the tattoo. You should apply the ointment for at least 24 hours.
If your skin is prone to infections, you should avoid getting a tattoo. You should consult a dermatologist if any signs of infection appear.
You should be cautious when choosing a location for your tattoo. The skin over bone is more sensitive, and areas with nerve endings can be painful.
You should also take note of how the artist prepares the skin for the tattoo. You should ask them to use gloves and to sterilize the equipment.