I'd still call your doctor and ask their opinion. I'm betting that they might advise against it, you know docs and liability. But, if I were in the same position, really wanted it and was in good health, I'd probably go ahead and do it.
My wife's an RN and I just asked her. She said that she wouldn't think it would be a problem as long as you keep any appendectomy incision bandaged and clean your tattoo as recommended.
Hey everyone, I just had a laparoscopic appendectomy 8 days ago. Everything went well. There were no complications. Normally I wouldn't consider getting tattooed for awhile due to possible immune system problems. The thing is, one of my favorite artists is in town next weekend. He moved from Mass to Brooklyn and if I don't go see him next week I may have to wait a year or so before he's around again. I just want to get a small piece of Dan Higgs flash on my arm nowhere near the site of the surgery. Do you guys think this would be ok or am I putting myself in danger? I know people are going to say "ask your doctor" but I'd like the advice of people who actually have and know about tattoos. Thanks in advance.
You have a lovely new tattoo.
Tattooing isn't science, it's art and you can't set a clock by how long a tattoo will take. Your artist, who I assume you trust to tattoo you, will always give you a best guess. It may take longer; it may take less time.
You do realize how much goes into tattooing, right? Your artist has to come up with a design, a piece of art, from whatever concept you have in your head and translates that into a tattoo on your skin. There's design, drawing, and setup among other things that happen way before the needles hit your skin. If you feel like you are being ripped off over what you think is 30 minutes, you need to think long and hard if tattooing is for you. Enjoy the ride! Let go a little and you will have a better experience.
I have never seen a menu of prices and that concept will not serve you well on your tattoo journey. Where do you live where you haggle over everything?
And I really hope that you tipped your artist.
I'm getting a lady head tattoo in January, and I've been of the mind to get it on my rib cage. The more I read and hear, the more uneasy I get about that location. I'm not worried about the discomfort, so much as I am the supposed difficulty in tattooing on that area. Is that a legitimate concern, or should a good artist be able to do the same quality of work on my rib cage as he would on my calf or arm? I haven't talked to my artist yet - just thought I would get some feedback on here until I speak with him.
In thinking about other location choices, I want this tattoo to be concealed most of the time...especially at work. Don't want back, arm, thigh. Only other options I would consider would be chest or lower leg.
If the artist has no qualms, is there any reason I should be hesitant about going with rib cage?
What was the prettiest tattoo you've ever seen and/or tattooed on a girl and why?
What is the most attractive spot for a girl to have a tattoo?
Is the lower back really that bad of a spot?
Are the ribs the new lower back tattoo?
Or is behind the ear the new lower back tattoo?
Lets see some tattoo pictures as well......