Specific Goal: I want my audience to better understand the art of tattooing, the application process and the importance of needle sterilization and shop cleanliness.
I. It is estimated that approximately one new tattoo establishment is being opened in the country every day.
II. With the growing popularity of tattoos it’s important that potential clients are aware of the application process and the steps involved to ensure a quality tattoo that is done safely and sanitarily.
III. Tattoos have been around for many centuries but have changed over time in many different ways.
Thesis Statement: Whether it’s to symbolize a loved one, or to cherish a fond memory, tattoos are more than a statement piece, they are a piece of art that require a certain skillset, attention to detail, and knowledge of proper sterilization techniques.
I. Tattoos are an ancient art that have developed and continue to develop every single day.
With advancements in technology, ink, and new equipment,artists are practicing the art of tattooing in new, innovative ways and evolving their personal styles to create a more diverse range of tattoos available today.
A. From Native tribes, to markings used to represent prostitutes carrying certain diseases, tattooing was used for a variety of different markings depending on the culture. B. Tattoos were also used to mark a pregnant woman’s belly and marked along her inner thighs to show she was bearing a child.
II. The application process of getting a tattoo is more than just sitting for an extended period of time, there is preparation and setup that must be done before the stencil is even applied. A. Pain factor plays a huge role in tattoo placement, especially when it comes to the size of the tattoo.
1.The most painful areas to get tattooed are the ankle, spine, and ribcage. Some of the least painful are the stomach, buttocks, thigh and shoulder. This also varies between men and women with different degrees of skin sensitivity. B. After consideration of placement, the tattoo artist must begin to prep their station and their client’s body for the tattoo.
1. The area is rubbed down with rubbing alcohol and shaved with a disposable razor if the tattoo is being applied in a place where there is a lot of hair. 2. The design is then transferred to the skin with thermal paper and checked for placement.