Tattoo Studio

Almost everyone has the right to express one’s personality. It can be through the clothes you are wearing, a particular hairstyle, a choice of music or a tattoo design which defines who you are deep inside. There are a lot of ways of self-expression, but the most dominant and visible is getting a tattoo from a studio in Gold Coast.

Brief overview or history

Getting a tattoo has been a practice which probably began during the Neolithic times. The said activity has been proven in many instances like the discovery of a mummified preserved skin, ancient art, and some relevant archaeological records. Both ancient art and archaeological finds of possible tattoo tools suggest that tattooing was practiced by ancient men and women during the Upper Paleolithic Period in Europe.

In a separate discovery, tools believed to be used for tattooing were found and dated back about 12,000 years old or approximately 5th to 4th millennium BC. The culture had also spread during the Medieval times when the Celtics and other Germanic tribes tattooed themselves before fighting in a war.

Tattoo defined

It formally refers to a mark ( whether a person or a part of a body) with a permanent design, usually done by inserting pigments into punctures in the skin using a special needle for that purpose.

The setting

Getting a tattoo is just like going to a parlour or a barbershop to have a haircut. The word “studio” would literally mean a venue where a movie or TV show is shoot and aired. For photography, it’s a perfect spot to take images or pictures from a model. In the same manner, a tattoo studio can also be a venue for different types of body piercings. The place is usually painted black along with images that customers choose from any of the design. In addition, there’s either a chair or a couch where the tattoo session is done in Gold Coast. A waiting area is also provided for walk-in and regular customers.

The tattoo artist

There is no known school for learning how to place a tattoo to the human body. Most of the tattoo artists have mastered the craft by years of training and experience. For beginners or enthusiasts, the activity can be self-taught with the use of a guide or a book to follow along with the process. As long as you’ll have a keen eye and a steady hand, you’ll have the confidence in doing what you love, and that is making a mark on everybody’s lives.

 Tattoo materials

A perfect tattoo would not be possible without the following provisions:

  • A tattoo machine
  • A tattoo needle
  • Tattoo ink
  • Tattoo towels
  • Skin prep tattoo products like alcohol and absorbent cotton
  • Tattoo bandages and medical tapes
  • Tattoo lighting
  • Sharp containers

Raw materials

Have you ever wondered what tattoo artists use to create permanent marks on your body? Here are the possible  items:

  • Carbon (soot or ash) – use to darken the ink on your skin
  • Pigments include the following chemicals:
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Beryllium
  • Calcium
  • Lithium
  • Selenium
  • Sulphur

Makers or manufacturers of tattoo ink typically blend heavy metal pigments and or make use of lightening agents such as lead or titanium to reduce or minimize production costs. High demands for this type of service make it a little more expensive during peak seasons. However, tattoo prices go down when it’s the off-season.