Everything You Need To Know About Tattoos

If you are considering tattoos, keep in mind that they are a permanent part of your skin.  Because tattoos are created with permanent ink being placed underneath the skin, they are a lifelong fixture unless you later decide to have them removed.  image001.jpgHaving a tattoo removed involves surgery, which is very expensive and carries it’s own risks.  As with any surgery, there is always the possibility of complications.  If you are thinking of getting tattoos, it’s best to make sure that you really want them in order to avoid having to later go through surgery just to remove them.

Tattoos can be very expensive depending on the size of the design.  They can range from the tiniest of symbol to a large detailed image.  Because tattoos can be priced very high, many parlors offer an unconventional, yet practical, way to purchase your design of choice.  Many businesses offer a convenient layaway plan with the tattoos being created after the last payment is made.  Read More

Henna Tattoos – No Pain, Just Stain

Madonna, Sting, and Demi Moore have recently “discovered” what Hindu brides have known for centuries: henna paste decorates the body with temporary tattoos. Usually applied to the hands and feet, the body becomes a canvas for patterns of scrolls, vines, or flowers that last for a few weeks.

HotInked.com - Henna TattoosHenna paste, or mendhi, takes from a few minutes to a few hours to apply depending upon the bodily location and the desired detail of the design.  After the drawing with cones or syringes is finished, the paste dries to allow the color to become absorbed by the skin. While this takes only 10-15 minutes, the paste should be left on the skin for another 6 hours to achieve the most lasting affect. A sugar and lemon mixture dabbed on the dried mendhi deepens the final color. When fully dry, the crust falls off on its own. Read More