This Is What Happens To Your Skin When You Get A Tattoo


Think before you ink is the way you need to operate! Some tattoos look awesome and some look like a blind person or a toddler created them. Have you ever wondered what really happens to your skin when you get a tattoo? Good news is that you can find out what happens to your skin right now.

I like tattoos because they are great works of art and event though I don’t have any, I was curious to find out what happens to your skin when you get one. Humans have been creating these permanent works of art for literally centuries. Throughout different cultures worldwide, we’ve seen tattoo art that varies in style.

I was curious to learn how tattooing actually works so I did some research on it. The art of tattooing is a delicate process that typically requires the use of about five to seven needles. If an artist is working on shading an area then they’ll typically use seven needles and if they are working on fine lines, then usually five needles.

Enough about the needles though! What happens to the skin?

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When getting tattooed, the tattoo ink is injected into your skin and it’s actually injected between various layers of your skin, specifically the dermis. That’s what causes the tattoo to become permanent. This versus simply drawing a tattoo on the top layer of your skin which only affects the epidermis portion of your skin.

Here’s a closeup of someone getting a tattooed.

Please note that I’m not trying to dissuade you from getting a tattoo. I like tattoos and I think some of the tattoo art that exist today is incredible. Just make sure you think before you go ahead and get inked up because forever is a really long time.

This Is What Happens To Your Skin When You Get A Tattoo
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.