There has been a rise in the demand for tiny, tattoos in recent years. I’m here to help. It makes sense that someone who is able to ink their own tattoos would choose smaller, sometimes thinner pieces of art over larger ones that take up too much space on their body.
Some people prefer smaller tattoos for professional reasons. That’s why models such as Hailey Bieber or Bella Hadid have them. Others simply love the look. They’re also small enough to be carried almost anywhere. However, Ash Aurich, a New York-based tattoo artist, recommends that you stick with your legs and arms.
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What should I do to get a tiny tattoo done?
Because they are more easily faded, artists recommend that you avoid small tattoos on your feet and hands. Aurich points out that fine-line tattoos are more difficult to achieve, and will require extra visits to complete touchups.
For small tattoos, what should the aftercare look like?
No matter the size of your tattoo, it will take between three and four weeks for them to heal. It is important to clean them often as part of the aftercare process.
Aurich says, “We recommend washing it twice daily, morning and evening, for at most two weeks, with Aquaphor and unscented soap.” He also points out that ink contamination can occur if the ink is not properly cared for.
Although it is common to scratch, don’t do so. You can ask the artist about what wrapping materials they offer to prevent your pet from getting to your tattoo. Also, you should not drink alcohol prior to or after your appointment.
Most people don’t want to have tattoos done in summer, as you aren’t allowed to sunbathe, swim or tan for three weeks. For gym-lovers, it’s best to take a longer rest day and not sweat for 48 hours.