So, rubies, let’s talk tattoos. Have you got one? If not, do you want one? And if you want one what and where would you get one? These are often just a few of the questions that come to mind when the subject of tattoos comes up. Oh, and let’s not forget those judgmental stares from friends and family members if you ever had to mention that you do indeed have one.
Getting a tattoo has become very mainstream and almost fashion-focused in this day and age. Gone are the days that tattoos were considered rebellious and badass. Because now, you are guaranteed to know at least a handful of people that have a tattoo. With the thousands of people getting inked each day it’s become more of a way of expressing yourself and experiences through the use of art on your body.
NOTE TO SELF BEFORE GETTING A TATTOO
For those first-timers reading this let’s not forget tattoos are a huge commitment and this decision shouldn’t be made lightly – to help you through the decision-making process we have come up with a few tips that you need to remember when getting your first tattoo.
- Remember it’s permanent so take your time when deciding on the design and placement of your tattoo
- Do some research on the different tattoo parlors out there
- Smaller is always better
- It’s really not sure – the worst pain would be your foot or fingers
- Always ask yourself am I still going to love it in 40 years’ time?
- Always follow your tattoo artist’s advice
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Look after your tattoo – it’s on your body forever
For those of you that are on the fence about getting a tattoo – guys its 2020 and if we have learnt anything its that life is far too short to not do the things you want to do for yourself.
We are so lucky to have some incredibly talented tattoo artists and studios in and around South Africa that create the most beautiful designs. We have included a number of these local tattoo studios below – for those of you who are looking for that sign to get a new tattoo and want to go to a new tattoo parlor – here it is!
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Buzz Buzz 🐝 . . . Fun little #bee #foottattoo for @marionlautar by Nikita Jade Morgan . . . @flashheal @electrumstencilproducts @blackclaw @creamtattoosupplyza . . . WALK INS WELCOME! Call – 021/422/2963 Email – [email protected] . . . #traditionaltattoo #neotraditionaltattoo #beetattoos #feettattoos #blackclawneedle #sethciferrimachines #workhorseirons #dynamicink #stencilgreen #capetowntattoos #kakluckytattoos #capetowntattoo #cutetattoos #cutetattoo #420
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no. 67 Soul ✖️ Seven (a lil throwback) Handpoked on @loweandglow ••• . . . ✨ Sammy ✨ I couldnt be more stoked with our creation 〰️ What beautiful placement *errrmergerd👌🏼 May this desconstracted heptagon, a shape made from 7 triangles each representing a section of your soul, guide you now and into forever – ever. Afterall, we are all such multifaceted beings – free flowing, creating and constantly evolving. May your creative journey continue unfolding with much magic and love ✨ . . . ••• #skinart #handpokedtattoo #handpoke #geometrictattoo #sacredgeometry #lineworktattoo #tattoolove #blackworktattoo #tattooedwomen #manipura #underboobtattoo #gyspysoul #chakratattoo #solarplexus #sacredgeometrytattoo #theartoftattoos #handpoked #protectionspell #magick #yogatattoo #spiritualawakening #girlswithtattoos #tattooart #dotworktattoo #cleavage #inkedbabes #capetowntattoo #tattooedwomen #divinefeminine #femininetattoo #feminineenergy 🌙
Small delicate tattoo designs are particularly popular with some of the most popular designs being of suns, arrows, feathers, infinity signs, flower designs, and of the moon. When it comes to placement these are the most common areas your wrists, ankles, behind your ear, on your foot, or on your arms.
Let’s not forget those tattoo fails – you know those tattoo designs you think will be cool forever like a tribal symbol or dolphin or to make it that much worse your ex’s name #cringe
Cheryl Cole‘s tattoo of roses is next level commitment – who knew anyone could love roses that much!
Justin Bieber is known for having a body covered in tattoos but some of them just do not make any sense like this one – who has hands coming out of their feet? ANYONE?!
Who can forget Miley Cyrus and her love for inking almost anything she loves onto her body – she MUST really love Vegemite.
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So rubies, for those of you on the fence after reading all there is to know about tattoos would you consider it? For those rubies that already have been inked before do you regret yours at all? Let us know in the comments section below.