Today a 3D tattoo has become really popular with each tattoo being a unique piece of art. Surprisingly this trend of 3D tattoos is not only followed by the younger people but also by people from the older generation. We all know that tattooing is not new and has been around for quite some time, but it has been observed that in the recent years the whole tattooing world has become really advanced and sophisticated.
We would like to reiterate that a tattoo stays with you for ever and one should go for a tattoo only if they are willing to spend the money, bear with the pain and also willing to go with the pain if they want it removed later on in life.
Actually the tattoo designs that seem like 3D are actually done in 2D and then the 3D look is skillfully achieved with the use of shading.. It is quite like the shading you see on paintings with the illusion of 3D being created. This is the popular way that 3D tattoos are done and preferred.
However you will find that there is another level in 3D tattoos. One that involves the part of the tattoo being raised in the physical sense rather than mere shading to give the 3D effect. To create this effect, injections of hyaluronic acid underneath the skin where the tattoo has been done is give. What happens with this method is that you get contours that provide 3D effect by bringing the level of the skin where the tattoo is above the usual level of the skin. The difference in height is about 2 millimeters.
You have to know the drawbacks of tattooing with this method. Over time the hyaluronic acid that is under the skin will start depleting. This means that the skin will smooth over time and the 3D effect will vanish leaving you with a flatter tattoo. The effect of this method can last anywhere between six to twelve months depending on the way the body of the person with 3D tattoo metabolizes it.
You will find sourcing an artist who is willing to work with hyaluronic acid a difficult task. It is not something that artists do generally and find this technique quite tough. In fact you need some training and immense skill to do this well.
It does not matter how you get the 3D tattoo, but you can be sure that you will find yourself the focus of much attention and discussion due to those hot looking tattoos.
How to take good care of a tattoo?
Here are some basic tips on how to take care of a new tattoo:
- Ensure that your hands are completely and properly clean
- Removal of bandage on the tattoo should be done gently after moistening it with some water to prevent it sticking
- Cleanse out the tattoo with very mild soap and tepid water
- Ensure that you gently rinse out all soap
- Pat dry with some tissues
- Apply the ointment or lotion with the fingertip very gently but making sure it is absorbed
- Use a tissue to remove excess
From the 2nd to the 14th day do the following:
The tattoo will start to peel and flake and you will even see tiny bits of colored skin coming off. This may make the tattoo look a little hazy but do not be concerned as this is quite normal. Keep the tattoo clean and dry as instructed above. Apply lotion about 6 times a day using only small quantities.