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

Tuesday 16 August 2011

What to expect from a tattoo artist

(Appointments 07445 589064)

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.

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