Do different skin types affect the tattooing process?
by Content Team on Jul 27, 2023
You’ve thought about the overall design, placement, colors, and even the tattoo artist you would like to use. However, you probably have not thought about your skin type even though it’s one of the first things an artist should note. These professional and amateur tattoo artists discuss how different skin types affect their tattooing process below.
Skin Type Plays A Huge Role In The Tattoo Process
Different skin types have a big impact on the tattooing process, and for tattoo artists with limited experience, it can be a huge risk.
For example, oily skin reflects light, makes it harder to apply stencils, and may slightly change the color of ink after it is applied. If there are oil pockets underneath the skin, [the] color won't stay well. All of these issues could lead to a worse result.
Dry skin is usually an indication of thinner skin, which increases the risk of tattoo blowouts. A tattoo blowout is when ink is applied deeper than the correct skin layer, causing the skin to spread out and blur.
Some clients have sensitive skin that easily turns red, and sometimes skin can be sensitive to certain color pigments.
In order to prevent issues, it's important for clients to find a knowledgeable artist who has ample experience working on many skin types. These tattoo artists are able to properly respond and adjust to different skin types to ensure the tattoo process goes very smoothly and the end result is beautiful.
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