Four Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Tattoo

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired April 29, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

So you want to get a tattoo? It’s a big commitment so there are some things you should know before you go under the tattoo gun. Renowned tattoo artist Megan Massacre is sharing her rules for what you need to know before you get inked.

Megan Massacre's Tips for Getting a Tattoo

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Playing Megan Massacre's Tips for Getting a Tattoo

No. 1: Make sure to research the tattoo artist ahead of time. Every tattoo artist specializes in something, so if you want a portrait, make sure you go to someone who is skilled at doing portraits.

No. 2: Make sure you really know what you want. Tattoo artist Megan Massacre says that if you’re unclear on what kind of tattoo you want, “It means you shouldn’t get a tattoo. Most likely you’re going to regret it.”

No. 3: Going along with No. 2, make sure your tattoo is meaningful to you. If you’re going to be looking at it for the rest of your life, you want it to represent something that is important to you.

No. 4: Choose a facility that is safe and clean, and make sure your tattoo artist is licensed. Choosing a tattoo artist is like choosing a doctor, you want to make sure the person is trained to know how to take care of you.

If you have checked all the boxes above, then you’re ready! Go get your tattoo!

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