Tattoos are more popular than ever. People would choose to have ink injected under their skin as this means taking themselves a mark that will last longer they remains on this earth. So making a tattoo is a very responsible decision in the life of those that want to have it. You should always remember that tattoo is made for the whole rest of your life and its meaning will be always fallowing you. Every one must know what will satisfy him, no matter what exclusive taste you have. Tattoos might be more common than ever but it still requires doing careful homework beforehand, experts warn. There always a big confusion between black & grey tattoo or choosing a colour tattoo. If you choose a colour tattoo then you should know all about the colour tattoo.
Process of Colour Ink Tattoo
Tattoo artist begin to make tattoo with lighter colours. It is possible to blend dark colours into light colours, while it is extremely difficult to add light colours to dark colours. So he adds lightest details first. He works in the colour moving your needle in small circular motions to cover the skin evenly. He takes care of colour in whites, yellows and other light colours as they can be difficult to see when the tattoo is fresh. You may require the touch up again after a few weeks. When blood appears in fresh ink, the artist must wipe off the needle back to keeps fresh, clean ink flowing from tattoo machine. Then he fills in the colour with circular motions. He ran the needle in a straight line close to your black outline to make sure it is fully coloured in. Then he dabs drops of blood and extra ink with your paper towel as you go. After this, he applies a thin layer of petroleum jelly to each area. He works to slow bleeding and help the needle move over the skin. He will clean the ink chamber as he changes from colour to colour. It will be continued until the tattoo is fully coloured in.
Healing Process Of Colour Tattoo
Black ink on skin is way easier to work in and heal. The black ink is very watery and goes into the skin easily. Healing it is usually very easy going too. The skin processes it within a few days to a couple of weeks and generally has a thinner 'scab' then colour. The dry semi-crust on your tattoo during the healing is dead skin that falls off to reveal fresh rejuvenated skin. Black pigment is like tattooing water in the skin compared to colour, which I refer to being like honey. When you put colour pigment in the skin- the pigment is so full-bodied that it's like pushing honey into the skin, the skin has way more to take in, and process/heal which takes longer- a fully saturated coloured tattoo can easily take two weeks to two months to heal and cure
Eligibility For Colour Tattoo
A healthy person with healthy skin can heal ink no problem. The coloured ink needs to get adjusted and settled in the skin, which can take some time. Ink is pretty foreign to the skin but our bodies are used to a certain amount of toxins these days from pesticides to hair dyes to free radicals and pollution. So if you have super sensitive skin, it may be easiest to go with black and grey.
Colours tattoo will not show up well with certain skin tones colour tattoos are not recommended for people that like to spend a lot of time in the sun. The sun, natural or tanning, will cause the colours to fade, and the tattoo will start to blend together.
Select The Best Artist
Artist must be very selective in the colour tattoo genre. Base your decision on the portfolio, the experience of your artist, and when possible, their reputation. Any skilled artist should have a few years of mentoring under their belt so find out who taught them their skills and then research that artist and their fundamental teachings. A real artist must know about colour theories and know what works vs what doesn’t. As already mentioned, in order to ensure that your tattoo looks as best as possible for as long as possible, you should definitely pick an artist who has plenty of experience with this tattooing style, and who knows all of the techniques required to ensure the tattoo ends up looking exactly how you want it to. And when you find the best artist it is important to listen to his recommendations regarding which colours will create the right level of contrast with your skin type.
Pros & Cons Of Colour Tattoo
Colour tattoos are eye-catching, vibrant, bright, and allow for unlimited colour combinations and creativity. You can also add more expression according to your mood in your tattoo as a comparison to black & grey tattoo. It also offers dimension and life to any tattoo. It allows more room for creative expression. It is better for covering existing tattoos.
As a black and grey tattoo create a strong contrast that is easy to see on darker skin tones. The contrast will be the strongest with light to medium skin tones and may require multiple sessions & more costly due to the level of detail and time to complete. It is more painful as the layers of colour are added on top of cut skin.
In present society where everything is so fast and forwarded, tattoo shapes one’s identity in a bit different way and could be described as a form of self-expression. Tattoo carries a meaning, a story, which is very own and very individualistic. That’s why a completely same image of a tattoo can carry a different meaning to its owner and some time to viewers. Therefore, making something in our body permanently in the form of tattoo and the pain of having it shows one’s commitment to it. Paper or art hanging in the wall could be destroyed, but a tattoo is something that would be with that person till death, until and unless his body is being destroyed. People carry it with them every day, it becomes a part of their body, and it becomes the new skin, in which they are carrying a story and reflecting their identity and attaching their inner self with it. In final words, if you are opting to make colour tattoo just go ahead but remember to do care, be aware & stay glam.