21 Jun THESE TIPS CHANGED THE WAY I THOUGHT ABOUT FINGER TATTOOS FOREVER
I was once rudely turned away from a London tattoo studio when asking for a tattoo of a pineapple on my index finger. When I asked for an explanation, I got little more than “they never last, we don’t do them here”.
At Parlour Tattoo, the artists love tattooing fingers because they know that with the correct care your finger tattoo can look awesome AND stand the test of time. So why are finger tattoos more troublesome than tattoos on other parts of your body?
The skin on our hands is thinner, suffers from frequent washing, exposure to the sun (even in the winter months) and constant use. All of these can cause your tattoo to fade. Here’s how you can stop that from happening.
Firstly, you need to find an artist who is confident tattooing fingers, the fate of your tattoo depends on it! Dun dun duhhhhhhh. The rest is down to aftercare. Much like with any tattoo, proper aftercare is essential to ensure your tattoo looks hand-some (apologies) after it’s healed and for many years to come.
We all know how important moisturising is during the healing process, but don’t neglect your moisture ritual as soon as the last skin flakes have shed, (nice). Think of your tattoo like a relationship, you can’t expect it to stay sweet without putting a bit of effort in!
And that effort can be bought in a bottle. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Every bladdy day! Choose a good quality moisturiser with inbuilt SPF15 so your skin remains healthy. And it’s also advisable to avoid wearing rings over the area as constant rubbing is bad news for your tatt!
It’s as simple as that folks! Made even simpler as we give every one of our customers an aftercare pack containing an advice booklet and the essentials you need to make 100000% sure you leave our tattoo studio with the knowhow to help you put two fingers up (last one I promise) to those denying your tattooed finger fetish.
If you’re tattoo regime does slip for whatever reason, (don’t worry we won’t judge, it happens!), give me a call and I’ll book you in for a re-touch, free of charge.
So be inspired! Take up the challenge of thinking up a tattoo design that looks great within such a small area. It’s best to take it easy on the detail to avoid looking like you’ve been doodling on your fingers with a marker pen.
The beauty is in the simplicity.
Whether it’s Love/Hate style knuckle pieces, one-line designs, dot work or whatever, if you have a tattoo idea you’d like to talk through or you’re looking for some inspiration to get started, come in and have a chat with one of our artists over a cup of tea or a Dalston Cola. Our artists are friendly, approachable and enthusiastic about creating your perfect tattoo.
by Jess – Shop Manager