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Tattoos were once thought to only be for big and burly men. They�d have an image tattooed onto their forearm and often it would symbolize a major event or a special person within their lives.
Tattoos have changed a great deal since then but the general idea of placing a mark on your body in a permanent way is still very appealing to many people today.
A discreet place for a tattoo is on the ankle. Ankle tattoos are one of the most popular types of tattoos. Most ankle tattoos are small and the design can reflect a part of the personality of the person who has it.
Some common designs in ankle tattoos are a tribal symbol, a floral arrangement or an initial. An ankle tattoo can be small enough that it isn�t noticeable unless the person is very close. Many professional women choose this type of tattoo because it isn�t overbearing and at the same time it allows them to carry something personal on their bodies always.
Once you have decided on a design and coloring for your ankle tattoos you�ll want to visit a reputable establishment that does tattoos. Looking through the yellow pages is one route but if you know anyone who has a tattoo you should ask them about their experience. Quite often they�ll be happy to share with you and they may recommend a place for you to visit.
After deciding on a tattoo parlor you�ll want to discuss with the artist your concept. If you come there without a design in mind they will be able to show you a range of images that you can choose from. Most people prefer a smaller design for ankle tattoos and if the artist feels that yours is too large, they will work with you to bring it down to a scale that is more appropriate.
At this time they will also explain the procedure involved with receiving ankle tattoos. It does involve the use of needles and therefore most people find eating a light meal about an hour before their appointment preferable. This helps to keep the blood sugar levels up and if you are even a bit uncomfortable around needles this can be very important.
It�s very important to care for your ankle tattoos. Tattoos can become infected without proper care and this can occur on any part of your body.
When you first receive your ankle tattoos you�ll be given a list of instructions to follow. This includes the proper way to clean and care for the tattoo.
Avoiding sunlight is important within the first few days after your tattoo. This means you�ll want to keep your ankle covered if you spend a significant amount of time outside. This also helps to keep the colors of the tattoo vibrant for years to come.
Salt water or chlorinated water is also not advisable for an ankle tattoo. Therefore you�re wise to stay out of any pools or hot tub in the days immediately following your tattooing. The chemicals can alter the look of ankle tattoos and lead to bleeding of the colors. This means that the color will be altered and for anyone who has recently received a tattoo that can be disappointing.
Ankle tattoos are a fun way to try a tattoo. They are also a great way to express your individuality and unique sense of style.
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