What Tattoo Should I Get?

The best part about getting tattoos is that it lets your creative juices flow, also a learning experience into your own center; learning who you really are and finding out What torches you will carry with you forever more.  The Skin you live in now will be same you will look at for a very long time. Give yourself time to come up with a tattoo design that will mean something truly personal to you, which you won't mind looking at for the rest of your life.

How much will it hurt to get a tattoo?

Today's tattoo equipment makes getting a tattoo less painful that in years past.  Your level of pain tolerance and location you choose to have your tattoo placed on your body will be the determining factors of how much it will hurt. When you choose a place that is directly over the bone, like your ankle, this is going to hurt more than a place with lots of meat on it, like your shoulder. It is debatable on whether the outline or fill in is more uncomfortable. Each person has their own opinion on this.

Will I still be able to get a job after I get a tattoo?

Having a tattoo will not exclude you from gainful employment.  That is going to depend upon the company. Tattoos are more acceptable in this day and age and most companies don't mind, unless they are super conservative. Think about your profession and the criteria for dress. If you are worried you can always get a tattoo in a place that will be covered by your clothing, while you are working.

What age can I get a tattoo?

State law in South Carolina is 18. Valid ID Required at the time you acquire your tattoo.

How much will my tattoo cost?

This is going to depend on what tattoo you choose. Bring in your own design or come browse through over 10,000,000
Ink Wave Tattoo designs. More complex and larger sizes will cost more than smaller less complex designs.

How can I be sure its safe?

You can rest assured that at Ink Wave Tattoos your safety means everything to us. We use a new needle for each piece of art we give you. You will be watch as the tattoo artists install an unopened needle into the tattooing equipment before they begin.

What if I don't like my tattoo after its all done?

This is the reason to choose your design and placement carefully. Your choices will be limited. Some tattoo designs can easily be added to or covered by another tattoo. Some designs will have to be professionally removed, which is much more expensive that the tattoo itself. You will be able to get the idea of what you tattoo will look like, before the artist begins inking, by looking at the stencil outline placed on your skin. Now is the time to speak up if you see that you are not going to like your chosen tattoo design and location. Any desired changes or adjustments should be mentioned at this time.

How do I know if my tattoo is infected?

The symptoms of infection are severe pain, pus (with or without blood)  discharge from the tattoo area, extreme swelling, red hot feeling, or a foul smell from the tattooed area, or If red lines appear to be running away from your tattoo, from under the skin. 

If you think your tattooed area is infected do not wait to be treated by
a medical professional. 

With proper care you should have no problems.