I've seen a lot of tattoo blogs flipping shit because a person will have tattoos on their hands, but not full sleeves. Mod opinions on hand tattoos sans full sleeves? Does it matter, is it annoying or bad?
It’s not annoying or bad, but, a good tattoo artist may question a person who wants a hand (or facial) tattoo if they are otherwise very lightly modded. It’s been a few times I’ve seen people get a slogan/words tattooed across their knuckles whilst not heavily modded, or with a job that would allow that, and have ended up down the creek without a paddle.
It’s not that the artist will try and dissuade the customer from getting them done, but you really need to think before getting a very visible tattoo when lightly modified. It’s more a ‘making sure they’ve thought that they really want it and what impact it could have on their lives’ rather than it’s annoying or whatnot.
It doesn’t annoy me, nor is it bad, and it doesn’t really matter to anyone but the client in question, but it can really hinder future prospects with regards to jobs (I don’t want to sound like a whiny whiny FINK ABOT UR FUTUREEEE person, but with facial/hand tattoos, it’s important) and other aspects.
At the end of the day, if the client has thought about all the possibilities and what the modification could mean for them in the future, a good artist will tattoo them. They’re just trying to help :3
I just uploaded this… I figured it could help you out a bit when looking for specific information or when people are looking for advice on stretching. I have highlighted parts that are very important, or things that are ignored (stretching too fast, blowouts, etc).
So, out of curiosity, how do you feel about tattoo conventions ? World renowned body modification artists like Brian Decker along with famous tattoo and piercing artists attend and work for days. Technically, that is no different than an “at home” environment considering nothing is sterilized or autoclaves other than the supplies they bring.
Working at a convention is nothing like working from home. All artists performing have to bring their own autoclave and ultrasonic. Portable or otherwise, they still have to be brought. An artist will bring all the supplies they need and more, to ensure they can provide the best experience to any customer or client that comes their way.
The area an artist is working in will not be carpeted. It will have a lino or other hard floor that will be cleaned with a medical grade cleaner after anyone other than the artists working have stepped into their sterile area. There will be a supply of running water in the convention so all artists can provide thorough cleanliness to the clients. All other surfaces will be scrubbed down with a hibiscrub type cleaner or equivalent.
The artist will be as clean as they are in their own studio. An artist’s space at a convention becomes their studio, and they will treat it with the respect and cleanliness it deserves.
How is this the same as an ‘At Home’ environment? Would the world heavyweights in the body modification world endorse something as dangerous as that? No, of course they wouldn’t. The best artists in the world perform at conventions for good reason, because it’s a fun and friendly environment to show off your work, make friends and see new innovative techniques. If it was the same as an ‘at home’ situation, none of that would happen, and they wouldn’t be endorsed by the best body modifiers on the planet.
Pierced my ears, stretched them to 00s back down then to 4s, pierced my septum, and my lip a total of 4 times. Nothing bad happened to me. Just shows you have to know what you are doing then again my friend pierced her own tongue soooo like wtf broski keep your shit clean and it wont get infected.
And i take it by clean you mean you have a class B/A autoclave in your studio which is regularly disinfected? No. You probably don’t.