About David

David has been drawing and sketching since he was 12 years old and is now utilising his skills to produce some of the very best tattoos in Milton Keynes.

He can be contacted on: 07445 589064

Or 'Walk In' to arrange a convenient appointment:

Nationwide Building, Bilton Rd, Fenny Stratford, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1HW

David's Body Armour Tattoo Studio

David's Body Armour Tattoo Studio

Friday 5 January 2018

Tuesday 16 August 2011

What to expect from a tattoo artist

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The Tattoo artist should be working in a clean and disinfected area, and should wear disposable protective gloves.The autoclaved sterile equipment should be opened in front of the client and all inks dispensed into single use cups.The area of the tattoo should be shaved and disinfected. The outline is then tattooed onto the skin using a single needle or a tight round grouping of three or more.

An expert tattooist should be able to put down a clean and consistent line without going too deep.
Not going deep enough will leave a scratchy line, going too deep allows the ink to spread out under the skin.

When the outline is complete shading and special effects are usually added with a combination of needles.

After the skin has been cleaned again colour can be introduced. To create even blocks of colour, the artist needs to overlap the lines.

Usually there is a little bleeding, and what bleeding there is stops a few minutes after work is complete.

A final clean is needed to prevent infection, and a dressing of gauze or a simple piece of clingfilm is wrapped over the finished tattoo to protect it, which you will be asked to keep on for at least two more hours.

when unwrapping your tattoo, be careful not to catch it on rings/nails. Wash with hot water and a mild soap, using the ball of the palm of your hand.

DO NOT! Submerge your fresh tattoo in water for long periods of time. Allow only a maximum of twenty seconds under water.

after you have cleaned your new tattoo pat dry with a good quality paper towel and leave to air for fifteen minutes.

Apply a little ointment to your tattoo smoothing it in one direction until it is completely absorbed.
It is important to NOT leave any film of cream over your art work as this will soak the scab and it will swell up like a sponge absorbing any excess ointment.

Repeat care instructions at least three times daily until healing is complete.


Once your tattoo is healed you may bathe as normal. You may also expose it to sunlight, but remember even after healing, too much direct sunlight on your art will cause the colours to fade somewhat.

Tuesday 5 January 2010

Health - What your tattooist MUST know

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There are few health risks provided your tattooist knows what he or she is doing, is using sterilized equipment and is working in hygienic conditions.

However, at any time that the skin is pierced, there are health risks. This includes being tattooed. You therefore need to be aware of what can go wrong. There is little risk of picking up any infection, if the equipment is properly sterilized. If not, you are most likely to contract some of the blood borne infections, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS.

You can protect yourself from hepatitis B by being vaccinated at least 6 months before hand, but there are no vaccinations against hepatitis C or HIV. Hepatitis B is a potentially serious infection, and quite a few people who have hepatitis B are not aware of it, as they have no symptoms.

Around a quarter of those infected will develop acute hepatitis, of which maybe 10 percent will become carriers who can affect others. They may go on to develop liver disease, and a few will die. Hepatitis B is highly infectious and can be passed in only tiny amounts of blood, so it is very possible to catch it from an infected needle - there is around a 20 percent chance. The virus is very hard to kill and can survive indefinitely outside the body.

To eradicate it, instruments must be heated to 250 degrees fahrenheit for at least thirty minutes in an autoclave.

By contrast, the chance of getting HIV from a contaminated needle are one in 200, because to transmit the disease at least 0.1 ml of blood needs to passed from an infected source. In tattooing, there is no blood in the needle, so a significant amount of blood cannot be passed across.

The HIV virus will not survive for more than a couple of days outside of the body, and it can be killed externally with boiling water and a number of disinfectants. The only acceptable method of sterilizing instruments is an autoclave, which is a steam, heat and pressure unit used in hospitals. Instruments are placed in special pouches to go into the machine and indicator strips change colour when the sterilization process is complete.