It's no secret that tattoos are painful, but how painful really depends on you as a person and your personal pain tolerance.
You should always make sure that the shop you go to seems clean and sterile and that the artist runs you through the process before you get the tattoo and if something doesn't seem right, or the place doesn't seem clean, you have no obligation to get tattooed there.
After getting my tattoo I made sure to follow all of the advice my tattoo artist gave me (a link to his Facebook page will be below, make sure to check out his work!) and keep my tattoo as clean as possible, using a recommended healing solution to keep the skin well moisturised and clean. It is important to do this as this will quicken the healing process and ensure that the skin does not get infected or cause any hindrances towards the healing process.
Tattoos are beautiful things that can promote a person’s identity, and share a person’s personality without words, something that in the 21st century can bring about judgement, but also acceptance.
I am very passionate about tattoos, and am very proud that my first tattoo stands for something so important to me and those around me.
Here is the link to the brilliant tattoo artist who did my first tattoo, you should definitely check out his work! - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-The-Ink-Tattoo-Parlour/629542857145235?ref=ts&fref=ts
He is also very passionate about the semi colon project, and if you'd like to find out more about it then check it out here - http://newportcityradio.org/culture/why-are-people-getting-semicolon-tattoos