What are Tattoos?

Tattooing the skin has been done throughout history and remains a popular form of body decoration today. If you are considering getting a tattoo, it is important to have a good think about it before going ahead. Always choose a tattooist whose business is registered with their local council to minimize the risks of complications.

The two types of tattoos are:

  • Traditional or ‘decorative’ tattoos ; made by repeatedly puncturing the skin with a needle saturated with colored ink to make a specific design.
  • Cosmetic tattoos ; also known as pigment implantation or permanent make-up. ‘Permanent’ color pigment implants are applied around the eyes, on the eyebrows or to the lips. These implants generally last for two to six years, depending on your skin type. They are usually applied by a beautician.

Getting a tattoo can change your body image for life. Some things to consider include:

  • Tattoos are permanent. It may be the look you want now, but how will you feel about it when you are older?
  • Tattooing can be a painful process. Depending on the complexity and size of the design, it can also take quite a while (days or weeks) to complete.
  • Tattoos can be expensive– the costs will vary depending on the size, design, number of colors used and the time taken.
  • How will your family and friends feel about your tattoo and how will it affect your relationships?
  • Having a visible tattoo may be an issue for particular workplaces and could affect your employment opportunities.
  • Unwanted tattoos can cause psychological problems, especially if they are easily visible.

If you decide to get a tattoo and it is your first, it may be helpful to get a small design. A small design will be easier to complete, and is a less extreme ‘trial piece’ for determining whether you like having a permanent tattoo. It is important that you carefully consider the reasons for getting a tattoo, and the way it may have an impact on your life, before going through with it.

This story takes place every day: Someone decides they want to get a tattoo. They go to a tattoo studio in town, pick their favorite idea of the day, something they think is cute or cool, and get it permanently inked somewhere to show it off to the world. Six months later rolls around and what was the favorite idea of that day has passed and now they are over it. But there they are, stuck with tattoo regret.

The good news that there is an easy solution for unwanted tattoos on the body.

What does Amaran Aesthetic offer?

Laser tattoo removal.