Many college students have tattoos and, with the right precautions, tattooing and other body art practices can be totally safe.
If you have a design of your own or want an artist to create a custom design for you, make an appointment with an artist to talk about what you want. If you want a custom design, a good tattoo artist will help you refine it and will create a mock-up that you can approve or change before going forward with the actual tattoo.
Most tattoo artists and studios have a portfolio of designs that they can create if you don't have a custom design in mind.
When visiting a studio, ask about their safety procedures. You should not get a tattoo at a studio that does not use:
Studios should have a clean appearance - if the floors are dirty or the work areas look cluttered, the studio might not do a good job of taking care of its sterile equipment, either. Studio employees should be more than willing to show you their autoclave and explain their safety procedures if you ask.
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