If you're looking for the best Melbourne tattoo designers, you're in luck! Turn to Sin City Tattoo Shop. We're regarded as one of the best Melbourne tattoo parlours and it's for good reason!
One of the keys to our success has been our efficacy in preparing our clients for the tattooing process and what to expect. So in this article, we'll explore what to expect when getting a tattoo.
The process begins before you even set foot in the shop! You first must come up with tattoo ideas that appeal to you. Some clients come in with their own designs and very specific tattoo ideas, whereas others come in with a more general idea of what they're seeking. If you need some help coming up with tattoo ideas, our talented, experienced tattoo designers can help you brainstorm. We can make suggestions or help you come up with design ideas.
If you already have a design in mind, you can work with one of our tattoo designers to come up with the perfect tattoo. Our design services start at $50 and one of our talented tattoo designers will transform your idea or your sketch into a beautiful tattoo template.
Each tattoo artist brings something unique to the table in terms of style, abilities and artistic flare. So you may opt to peruse our tattoo designers' work samples to determine which of Melbourne's best tattoo designers you'd like to work with on your body art project!
If you come in with a design, our tattoo designers can make recommendations for improving the design so you'll be sure to end up with aesthetically pleasing ink.
Will it Hurt to Get a Tattoo?
Yes, tattooing does hurt a bit, as you're penetrating the skin with needles. But most clients describe it as an annoying, uncomfortable sort of sensation rather than an excruciating, sharp pain.
There are many different variables when it comes to tattooing and the pain or discomfort you'll experience. One variable is your personal pain threshold and tolerance. Each person has a unique degree of pain sensitivity, so that's one factor.
Another factor is the tattoo location. When you're tattooing fleshy areas that have a fair amount of underlying fat or muscle, the experience tends to be less painful. Areas that are bony, with little underlying fat and muscle, such as the skull, spine, elbows, hip bones and chest can be a bit more uncomfortable during the tattooing process.
In addition, the size of the tattoo also has an impact on the experience of pain. Many clients who are getting large tattoo designs that take several hours to complete find that the area goes numb after a period of time. So large tattoos are often associated with a lot less discomfort than most expect.
Another factor when it comes to how much it hurts to get a tattoo? The density of the nerve endings. Your extremities, such are your arms, legs, neck and head are more densely packed with nerve endings, so these areas tend to be more receptive to pain. But your trunk and back have fairly sparse nerve endings, so the experience is much less painful when tattooing these regions.
And, of course, some areas of your body have more sensitive skin. The underside of your arms, for instance, tend to have softer, more sensitive skin, so it tends to be more painful to tattoo this area versus your bicep.
Whatever the case, you can consult your tattoo designer to discuss your tattoo, ideas for placement and what to expect. As one of the best Melbourne tattoo shops, we take pride in our ability to prepare our clients for their tattooing experience, from working with a tattoo designer to deciding where to place your body art.
More About the Tattooing Process
Sin City Tattoos employs only the best Melbourne tattoo artists. They will prepare you for every step of the process. Our clients are encouraged to ask questions so we can address any concerns.
Firstly, your tattoo artist don gloves and a mask. Then, they will shave the area to remove any hair, as it can interfere with the tattooing process. Then, they will cleanse and disinfect the area to kill bacteria and limit the chances of infection.
Next, the tattoo designer will apply the design which will serve as a guide for the tattooist. This serves as a final opportunity for the client to make adjustments to placement and location.
Then, the tattoo pigments will be set out into small, one-time use ink cups. The tattoo gun will be assembled using sterile one-time use needles and freshly-autoclaved metals.
Finally, it's time to start tattooing! Your tattoo designer can provide you with information on the expected amount of time it will take to complete your design. Some large designs must be completed in multiple sittings.
If you're looking for the best Melbourne tattoo artists and designs, stop by Sin City Tattoo Studio! We are located at 60 Keilor Road, Essendon North, Melbourne, Victoria. Call us on 03 9379 1181.
If you have any additional questions, contact us by email at info@SinCityTattOos.com.au or stop by our contact page to drop us a note!