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Does it hurt? Where does it hurt the most?
How long does it take to heal? What about the aftercare?
Can I get old work covered, reworked or even removed?
What about sterilization?
Can I get any diseases from a tattoo? Is it safe?
Can I bring my own design?
How old must I be to get a tattoo?
Is it permanent? What about the colors?
Can I get a tattoo over a scar?
Will my tattoo get infected?
How are tattoos priced?
Can I take any drugs to ease the pain?
Can I be allergic to tattoo ink?
Will my tattoo stretch out if I gain weight or get pregnant?
How long should I avoid water contact?
Are the needles used for piercing sterilized also? What about the body jewelry?
Are the needles used for tattoos always the same?
Is there blood involved in the tattooing process?

 

Q.: Does it hurt? Where does it hurt the most?

A:
They don't hurt Ric one bit. Yes, of course they hurt! It's a needle going in and out of your skin at 3 trillion miles per hour! Unless you are a complete freak of nature or have the skin of a Wild Boar, It's gonna hurt. Basically it depends on the place where you get it. Everybody is sensitive on different places on his body.

Q.: How long does it take to heal? What about the aftercare?

A:
The amount of healing time required will vary from person to person depending on their health as well as the type and location of the tattoo, usually 7 - 14 days. Most commonly, you will need to take care of your new tattoo for the first two weeks, applying products that speed the healing process. The tattoo is fully healed after the scar tissue is completely gone. Still you should talk to Painless Ric, he will know what's best for you! Please see our aftercare section.

Q.: Can I get old work covered, reworked or even removed?

A:
Sure! Every tattoo, old or not, can be covered with something else. The only problem is to cover a tattoo that is already really dark, because the artist can't use a lighter color to go over it. If you really decide you want to remove a tattoo, there is always the possibility of a laser treatment. Painless Ric's has been specializing in coverup work for over 30 years!

Q.: What about sterilization?

A:
Sterilization is the most important thing in a tattoo studio. If they are a professional studio, they have to be as clean and careful about sterilization as a doctor, a dentist or a hospital. They have to use the same kind of equipment used in the medical profession for sterilizing.

Q.: Can I get any diseases from a tattoo? Is it safe?

A:
There are blood borne diseases such as HIV, hepatitis and syphilis that are life
threatening and can be spread without adequate precautions. Getting a tattoo CAN BE COMPLETELY SAFE as thousands of people have tattoos applied each year. Painless Ric's has been the leader in implementing proper sterilization techniques for years, long before it was fashionable or regulated.

Q.: Can I bring my own design?

A:
Of course you can!

Q.: How old must be to get a tattoo?

A:
You MUST be 18 years of age and able to prove it. Please see our section on the law.

Q.: Is it permanent? What about the colors?

A:
Yes it is, but every tattoo will age. It depends on your skin, the placement, how often it is exposed to the sun, and how you take care of it in the healing process and so on. If you have it once you will have it for your entire life. Unwanted or older bad looking tattoos can be covered with a new one or be removed with a laser.

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Q.: Can I get a tattoo over a scar?

A:
Usually, Yes. But it depends on the size of the scar. We can't tell you if it is possible or not without actually seeing the scar. Come on in (bring your scar), and we'll take a look!

Q.: Can I be allergic to tattoo ink?

A:
This is very rare. About 95% of the people on this planet are not. The ink is always improved and they use only materials in it most people are not allergic to. If you are still uncertain you could ask in a studio if they would be willing to "test" some ink on you. You will probably have to pay for it because even for just one dot under your skin they have to go through the same sterilizing and safety procedures as if they where doing the actual tattoo.

Q.: Will my tattoo stretch out if I gain weight or get pregnant?

A:
Yes, it will. The tattoo will go with the skin. This means, if you gain a 100 pounds your tattoo will also get stretched, together with your skin. On the other hand if you lost the 100 pounds again the tattoo would be in the exact same shape as before. The only thing that might happen is the colors could fade a little due to the stretching process.

Q.: Will my tattoo get infected?

A:
If you don't keep it clean while it is healing, your tattoo can get infected, just like any open wound. A tattoo consists of depositing pigment beneath the surface of the skin through a series of minute puncture wounds. Any time the skin is perforated, there is the risk of an infection from microbes. We recommend the use of an anti-bacterial soap, when cleaning a healing tattoo.

 
Q.: How are the tattoos priced?

A:
It depends on a number of things: Where do you want to have it, the size, is it color, or just black and white? Our prices are clearly posted and we'd be happy to quote you for custom work.

Q.: How long should I avoid water contact?

A:
You can take the first shower about two hours after you get tattooed. But don't soak the new tattoo to much in water and try to go easy on it with the shower gel. All shower gels have chemicals and perfumes in them that are not really helping the healing process. Don't worry it's not like you will get infected with something, but using too much gel or rubbing too hard on your tattoo could fade out the colors. You should not take a bath or let the tattoo soak in any kind of water too long, for at least 2 weeks or until the peeling is finished. Seawater can even speed up the healing process a little but again do not soak in it.

Q.: Are the needles used for piercing sterilized also? What about the body jewelry?

A:
YES. Piercing needles are brand new and autoclaved also.

Q.: Is there blood involved in the tattooing process?

A:
Yes there is! Talk to us about it if this makes you squeemish.

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