Getting a tattoo from a friend who is inexperienced is not a good idea if you value your health and safety. Professional studios have complete care procedures in place to ensure your safety and sterilization of all the tools. A simple cut from an unsterilized needle can lead to health complications.
Supporting your friend’s business is a cool idea and can be done by buying their services or products. This approach works only if they own a professional business and using their services won’t compromise your safety. If your friend has launched a clothing brand, we encourage you to buy some stuff from their shop.
If your friend thinks that they can offer tattooing services at home after watching some YouTube tutorials, never fall for this. Tattooing is an art and requires an experienced professional to do the job. Several tattooists have diplomas and professional training to run tattoo studios. Do you think someone can master the art of tattooing in two or three YouTube tutorials?
Offering tattooing services is not just about drawing skills. Only professional tattooists are allowed to run professional tattoo studios under law. We have seen several cases where things went wrong as people have trusted their friends to give them a tattoo.
How Do People Fall For Trusting A Beginner Friend?
Tattoos and being a tattoo artist may seem cool and most beginners try to experiment their skills on their friends. If you are looking for a professional tattoo studio and your friend offers free tattoo services, don’t go for it.
Here are some common justifications that you might be pondering when considering getting inked by your beginner tattoo artist:
- He can do it as he has seen many videos tutorial on YouTube
- He knows how to keep his environment clean, so I don’t need to worry about anything
- My friend is offering free of cost services so I can save money
- Tools and needles are new, so I don’t need to worry about germs
- Although he is a beginner, he can do a good job
What Is Wrong With Getting A Tattoo From A Friend?
Well, getting a tattoo from a friend of yours seems like a great idea as you are going to save money. Professional studios can be costly as they charge more for their expertise.
But several things are wrong about the idea of getting a tattoo from your friend, such as:
- Tattooing is an art, and it requires a lot of experience. You cannot learn it from YouTube only
- Wearing gloves does not guarantee that the working space is clean from germs
- You can get the disease from his unhygienic tools and medicines cost you even more
- New and expensive tools do not mean that everything is okay and you don’t need to worry about germs and the spread of disease
- He might not be able to deliver the desired results, and you might end up with a bad tattoo
Health Risks Related To Getting Tattoos From A Beginner Friend
The world is going crazy about Coronavirus, and there are many other diseases that can be caused by the use of unsterilized tools and needles. Most of the beginners think that wearing gloves is enough to keep the other person safe.
Here are possible threats to your health if you don’t get a tattoo done at a professional studio where they take safety seriously:
- Infection spread
- Allergies due to ink
- Bacterial Infections
This post was written by J Michael Taylor. J Michael Taylor is an artist and owner of Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery. Black Amethyst is the best amongst tattoo shops in Clearwater FL. They provide an art-first approach to custom tattooing in a gallery setting.