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Wrist Tattoos

August 16th, 2010

Tattoos, and the associated art of tattoo, have seen an enormous growth in popularity over the last few years. This is due to the concept of permanent body art becoming more socially acceptable and the greater availability of tattoo artists.

There are many skilled tattoo artists from whom you can obtain professionally created body art. But if you are unsure what kind of design you would like, most parlours offer catalogue books full of art from which to choose or to base your preferred tattoo design on. You will not only have to select the tattoo design you desire but also the location you would like the tattoo placed. Wrist tattoos are one possibility you can consider and in fact wrist tattoos are one of the most popular types of tattoos.

If you are considering a visit to a tattoo parlour for some artwork on your wrist it is advisable to keep the following in mind:

Pain Level: As with any tattoo you will always experience some pain no matter what the location of your ink. However, wrist tattoos can be more painful than other body areas because the skin is thinner here than on other parts of your body. However, as the available area is comparatively small, the tattoo is likely to be smaller and will therefore be completed quicker. This means that even though the pain may be more intense you should not have to endure it for too long.

Healing Time: Due to their exposed position, and because the hands and forearms are in constant use, healing time for wrist tattoos can be as much as two or more weeks longer than for a tattoo on a less exposed area of your body.

More Touch-Up Work: As already mentioned, the wrists are more exposed than other parts of the body; your wrist tattoo may fade quicker as a result of this greater exposure thus requiring more touch-up work to maintain its appearance.

Good Value: Because wrist tattoos are considerably smaller than the tattoos you would put on other parts of the body, the cost is lower. The larger and more colourful the design you choose, the more you will have to pay, but as wrist tattoos are usually small and relatively simple in design, two colours are often sufficient.

Easily Concealed: A definite advantage in choosing a wrist tattoo is that they are fairly easy to hide if you should need to. Simply by wearing a long sleeved shirt or by using a suitable watch or bracelet you can continue with your professional job or any other situation where a more discrete design is called for. Overall getting a wrist tattoo is a reasonable option, as long as you remember you may have to hide it.

Wearing a tattoo is a great way to express your inner self but choosing where you wish to have the tattoo is just as important, almost as important as knowing what design you want. The location will dictate the dimensions of the tattoo you will be able to have. Wrist tattoos are very popular and worth considering if you desire a smaller, more discrete type of tattoo.

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