Neck tattoos have always been one of the trendiest areas of body art. It's not surprising since tattoos here can be inked in any part of the body and they are usually easily hidden when necessary. Neck tattoos have become even more popular with celebrities like The Queen. It is also a very sexy and interesting place for a tattoo.
Neck tattoos can be inked on any part of the body – lower back, shoulder blade, arm, ankle, forearm, etc. – but because of their visibility, you can choose from the various popular tattoo placements. There are some popular tattoo placements for neck tattoos: in many cases, these placements are not very visible. They can either get a small or low visibility tattoo, like this simple Game of Thrones-themed tattoo on the front of the neck:
o Common: Because of its central location in the neck, the more common designs for neck tattoos tend to be those that are inked right underneath the neck skin. These include stars, flames, tribal designs, angels, and other symbols and shapes. As stated earlier, they may get a little or low visibility, depending on skin tone, color of the skin, and the design itself. However, they still can be more widely seen in certain light skin tones.
o Painless and Inexpensive: Because of its central location, the cost of tattooing a tattoo on the neck is relatively low. This means that a tattoo artist who specialises in neck tattoos can charge much higher prices compared to a regular tattoo artist. Also, since it is not often covered during regular tattooing sessions, cheaper prices can also be afforded by the tattoo wearer. But at the same time, tattooing neck skin is not without risks. It can cause scars, infections, blisters, or other similar conditions; if you are not well informed before getting your tattoo, it is better to take your time in getting it done.
o Low Visibility: Unlike lower parts of our body, like the arms or legs, which can be easily covered by a short or long-sleeved shirt, the tattoo inked on the neck is usually visible to everyone. Depending on how many tattoos you have inked, your neck may be exposed to hundreds of people every day. This means that getting your tattoo can be quite painful for you. Moreover, because it is often so easily visible, it is a good choice for people who do not want to advertise their body's images – even if you do not intend to.
o No Good Inks: If you choose your tattoo design carefully (just like when choosing any tattoo) it can be quite difficult to come up with good tattoos for your neck. For one, an ink that does not sit well on the skin can easily bleed and fade; it can also cause irritation to the skin. This means that getting a tattoo inked on your neck can sometimes be quite difficult. Even if your ink stays put, it may fade or crack easily due to factors like sun, wind, and water. If you decide to get inkwork done on your skin, make sure that the artists you use are experienced enough and use the right type of ink.
o Pain: Another disadvantage of getting neck tattoos is that the pain associated with tattooing. Since you cannot fully cover the skin, there is going to be some pain involved. This pain can be minimized, though, if you follow certain tattooing technique. Also, since there is less ink used for this type of tattooing, the healing time tends to be shorter. If you can minimize the pain during tattooing, you will be able to enjoy the designs more.
The best way to ensure that you get neck tattoos that stay visible for a long time is to follow these three tips. Choose the design wisely and work closely with a professional artist so that the ink does not fade. Use tattoo placements to ensure that it is visible, and choose the right procedure and equipment so that you do not experience too much pain. Also, use quality tattoo kits and practice with your ink before getting your actual tattoo done. By following these tips, you will be able to have the best tattoo experience possible.