How does it feel to get a back tattoo

Pain when stabbing? That comes to you when tattooing

Keep your nerve!

Tattoos are not for the faint of heart: everyone knows that getting tattoos hurts. But what is really going to happen to you when you jump? In an honest and detailed experience report, we summarize what happens in the body when tattooing and how you can alleviate pain after the sting.

Grit your teeth! - The different tattoo healing phases and their pitfalls

When tattooing, the smallest color pigments are pricked under your upper skin layers with the help of special needles and remain in the fibroblasts of the middle skin layer. Since the color pigments are too big to be broken down by the body, they stay in place and the motif lasts a lifetime. Since when tattooing, depending on the size of the motif, thousands or even millions of small micro-injuries occur in the skin, the first defense reactions are not long in coming:

1. The tattoo session in the studio

Before your first tattoo appointment, you may be a little nervous, but the simple truth about tattooing is this: Tattoo needles are very uncomfortable, but the pain is tolerable for a few minutes or hours. Pricking outlines and cover-ups usually hurts a lot more than painting large areas. It is important that you Request breaksIf the pain hits the mind too hard - would you like to push the tattoo artist away with each new stroke or pop him, ask for a break or end the session for the day. Your head knows, deep down in the subconscious, what your body can endure.

Your head knows exactly what your body can take.

Redness and swelling are completely normal

This is what happens when tattooing in the body:

  • Contour stitches are comparable to lightly scratching the skin; large needles for filling in areas tend to feel hot and burning.
  • Your body recognizes needles and color pigments as foreign bodies and boosts its immune system.
  • The general stress level increases (body and mind).
  • The fresh micro-injuries cause the skin to swell and behave like small inflammations.
  • The tattoo artist often has to touch or wipe freshly tattooed areas and the needle often has to pierce the same area several times - keep your nerves!

2. The first evening

In the first few hours after tattooing, your body is badly damaged and your circulation can drop sharply. When pricking large motifs, you should bring a friend with you to accompany you home after the session. Alcohol and drugs are absolutely taboo! Since your kidneys and liver are already running at full speed from tattooing, you should also avoid pain medication if possible - the worst is already over at this point. Next mild flu symptoms Even your skin shows strong reactions in the first few hours. Redness and swelling are completely normal, wound water also leaks from the tattooed skin.

Tips for relieving pain on the first evening:

  • You can treat wound water and dried blood with our TattooMed Cleansing Gel and wash out some water.
  • Warning: do not shower or dip your arm under water!
  • let the Pro Series Patch or the protective film on the skin, if possible, so that a healthy wound climate is created and no color sticks to textiles.
  • The TattooMed After Tattoo Gel cools and suppresses itching.

3. The healing phase

From day two after tattooing, you can do without permanent patches and let air into your new tattoo. The skin quickly goes into the healing phase and destroyed skin cells around the new color pigments regenerate. During this process, numerous superfluous color pigments are brought to the surface of the skin and repelled, as well as dead skin cells - this causes heavy flaking and itches like crazy, especially with large tattoos. Cooling ointments like that TattooMed After Tattoo Ointments can help and relieve itching.

How to avoid pain and uncomfortable itching during the healing phase:

  • Avoid competitive sports and eat healthy so that the skin can regenerate quickly.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun! This burns and destroys skin cells and color molecules.
  • Scratching is of course absolutely forbidden! In this way, more color pigments than necessary will dissolve and the tattoo will be pale and spongy.
  • Moisturize the skin several times a day - TattooMed After Tattoo protects and cares in one.

Why are narcotics taboo?

In every reputable tattoo studio there is an absolute ban on alcohol and drugs - customers who are drunk are not tattooed in principle. A little sip of pain relief is therefore not in it for you. You should also do it the day before and in the first few days after the tattoo refrain from alcohol and medicationso as not to put additional strain on your body. Because of his blood thinning effect alcohol also causes excessive wound fluid production and can promote bleeding. In this way, the color pigments are literally rinsed out of the skin and all the effort was in vain - with a short period of abstinence, you are doing something good for yourself and your tattoo!