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Tattoo FAQ



Everything you wanted to know about Tattoos

This Tattoo FAQ was compiled and written by Stan Schwarz with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Purpose Of This Faq
-02 Copyright And Dissemination
-03 Table Of Contents
-04 What To Expect In Upcoming Revisions
-05 Getting A Tattoo: Does It Hurt?
-06 What About Anaesthetics?
-07 Should I Get A Tattoo In The First Place?
-08 Why Do I Want a Tattoo?
-09 Religious (Christian) Arguments
-10 A Temporary Alternative?
-11 The Decision Process--Making The Big Plunge: Where Can I Find A Good Artist, And What Should I Look For In A Tattoo Artist?
-12 What Kind Of Design Should I Get?
-13 What Kind Of Colors Can I Get?
-14 How To Look Around In The Shop
-15 Asking To See Their Portfolio
-16 What To Look For In Their Portfolio
-17 What Kinds Of Questions To Ask
-18 Another Consideration
-19 What Sorts Of Things To Look For In A Shop
-20 R-E-S-P-E-C-T: What To Ask From Artists?
-21 Re Tattoo Shops Insured?
-22 How Much Does It Cost To Get A Tattoo?
-23 How Should I Act When I Get In That Chair?
-24 Where On My Body Should I Get A Tattoo?
-25 Can I Get Infectious Diseases From Tattoo Needles?
-26 What To Look For In A Sanitary Shop Environment?
-27 Can I Get Aids From Tattooing?
-28 How To Look For Sterilization
-29 Autoclaving To Sterilize
-30 Can My Tattoos Get Infected?
-31 Are There Any Medical Conditions That Will Preclude Me From Getting A Tattoo?
-32 What Is The Alliance Of Professional Tattooists?
-33 Should I Get A Vaccination Shot Against Hepatitis?
-34 When And Where Are Upcoming Conventions?
-35 Tattoo Conventions: What Are They All About?
-36 What Types Of Conventions Are Available?
-37 Why Would I Want To Attend?
-38 Is A Convention For Everybody?
-39 What'S The Atmosphere?
-40 What Kind Of Tattoo Contests Are There?
-41 Can I Actually Get A Tattoo At A Convention?
-42 What Else Can I Find At These Conventions?
-43 Tattooing And Traveling
-44 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me?
-45 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Alabama
-46 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Alaska
-47 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Arizona:
-48 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Arkansas State Annotated @ 5-27-228 (1993) allows the tattooing of minors with the written consent of the minor's parent, legal guardian or legal custodian.
-49 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? California
-50 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Colorado
-51 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Connecticut
-52 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Delaware
-53 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? District Of Columbia
-54 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Florida
-55 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Georgia
-56 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Hawaii
-57 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Idaho
-58 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Illinois
-59 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Indiana
-60 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Iowa
-61 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Kansas
-62 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Kentucky
-63 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Louisiana
-64 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Maine
-65 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Maryland
-66 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Massachusetts
-67 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Michigan
-68 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Minnesota
-69 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Mississippi
-70 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Missouri
-71 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Montana
-72 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Nebraska
-73 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Nevada
-74 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? New Hampshire
-75 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? New Jersey
-76 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? New Mexico
-77 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? New York
-78 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? North Carolina
-79 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? North Dakota
-80 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Ohio
-81 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Oklahoma
-82 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Oregon
-83 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Pennsylvania
-84 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Rhode Island
-85 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? South Carolina
-86 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? South Dakota
-87 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Tennessee
-88 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Texas
-89 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Utah
-90 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Vermont
-91 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Virginia Code of Virginia 18.2-371.3 Prohibits tattooing minors without parental consent. Legislature: http://legis.state.va.us/ Laws: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-371.3
-92 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Washington
-93 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? West Virginia
-94 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Wisconsin
-95 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Wyoming
-96 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? New Zealand
-97 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Portugal
-98 Who Is A Good/Bad Tattoo Artist Near Me? Scotland
-99 General Advice From A Medical Doctor
-100 What Are Some Bad Things For My New Tattoo? Sauna Or Steamroom
-101 What Are Some Bad Things For My New Tattoo? Sunlight
-102 What Are Some Bad Things For My New Tattoo? Preparation-H Hemorrhoidal Ointment
-103 How Do I Care For My New Tattoo?
-104 Minimal Moisturizer Method Ancient Art Tattoo, (Orlando, Fla)
-105 The Huck Spalding Method From Huck Spalding'S "Tattooing A To Z"
-106 The Noxzema Method From Lance Bailey (zaphod@bcu.ubc.ca)
-107 The Faq Maintainer'S Own Method
-108 How Does Weight Gain/Loss Affect A Tattoo?
-109 How Does Lifting Weights Affect A Tattoo?
-110 How Does Pregnancy Affect A Tattoo Near The Abdomen?
-111 Can A Tattoo Be Removed?
-112 Get It Reworked -- Cover-Up
-113 Get It Reworked -- Touch-Up
-114 Get Tattoo Removed -- Tissue Expansion
-115 Get Tattoo Removed -- Sal Abrasion
-116 Get Tattoo Removed -- Staged Excision
-117 Get Tattoo Removed -- Medical Lasers
-118 Fda Ban/Alert Against Tatex USA's Do-It-Yourself Kit
-119 Programs For Tattoo Removal In Juveniles
-120 One Person'S Decision To Tattoo Removal
-121 Ink Colors: Are There Glow-In-The-Dark Inks Or Fluorescent Inks?
-122 Ink Colors: What Colors Are Available?
-123 Ink Colors: Are There Gold Or Silver Inks For Tattoos?
-124 Ink Colors: Can I Get A White Ink Tattoo?
-125 Where Can I Get Japanese "Irezumi" Tattoos?
-126 Kanji [Chinese/Japanese] Characters
-127 When Did Tattooing Start?
-128 How Does A Modern Tattoo Machine Work?
-129 Do Tattoo Needles Become Dull With Use?
-130 How Long Do I Have To Wait Before I Can Donate Blood?
-131 Tattoos And Allergies
-132 Tattoos And MRI
-133 How Do I Temporarily Cover Up A Tattoo?
-134 How Do I Become A Tattoo Artist?
-135 The Dark Side Of Tattooing
-136 "Rape By Tattoo"
-137 Fulfilling Unrequited Feelings With Tattoos
-138 Getting Tattooed In A BDSM Scene Or Relationship
-139 "Property Of" Tattoos
-140 "Culture Vultures"
-141 U.S. Laws Regulating Tattooing
-142 Are There References About Tattoos I Could Look Up?
-143 Tattoos In Movies/Videos
-144 Tattoo Magazines And Journal Articles
-145 Tattoos Books & Magazines
-146 Celtic Art/Tattoo Bibliography
-147 TATTOO ORGANIZATIONS
-148 Current Tattoo Magazines In Print









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