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Old 03-06-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Tattoo shops, which one is best??

My dad and I are looking to possibly get tattoos while we are down for vacation next week. We were just wondering which shops are best? Skill wise, cleanliness, and all that kind of stuff! Any info helps!
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My wife and I had a few tattoos done at Scream Ink a couple of years ago. All were great except the last 1 I got. The ink was watered down. Looked good until a few weeks after I got home and then the lines were horrible. Pony did all of ours, and I would never get another one down there!
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I wouldn't get a tatoo on holidays, many are going to require some touch up after healing as everybody's skin reacts a little different to the process, when you get home and need some touch up work most artists don't want to touch up someone elses work.
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I wouldn't get a tatoo on holidays, many are going to require some touch up after healing as everybody's skin reacts a little different to the process, when you get home and need some touch up work most artists don't want to touch up someone elses work.
I never thought of that! Good point, thank you! I only want some small music notes behind my ear, so it isn't anything too major so I was hoping it wouldn't require much touch up for a few years at least. But I'll keep that in mind!!
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I wouldn't get a tatoo on holidays, many are going to require some touch up after healing as everybody's skin reacts a little different to the process, when you get home and need some touch up work most artists don't want to touch up someone elses work.
I'm glad you said this but my thinking was slightly different as to why. Prior to doing my back piece, I always thought about doing a tattoo in Playa as a memory, etc. Then, after spending nearly 40 hours getting my work done, I learned a lot about the industry, artists, quality work, their healing/care recommendations, etc. Now, I don't think I'd ever get a tattoo just anywhere. I'd do a ton of research on the artist, the shop, their sterilization practices, their blood borne illness training, get recommendations from other clients, see their work up close and personal and the list goes on. It's a permanent addition to your body and the last thing you want is some shlock work being done or a potential infection risk or any number of things that can go wrong with a tattoo.

There are A LOT of new "artists" all over the world since the tattoo industry has exploded. There are A LOT of people in every country that should not be tattooing because they just aren't good. Just because you can draw a beautiful picture doesn't mean you can do that same kind of work on skin.

Just be careful about who you choose to get a tattoo from.

P.S. I'm not saying there aren't talented artists in Playa. I'm just saying that (in my opinion) deciding on a tattoo and an artist should involve a lot of research - more than one can do in one week on vacation.
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That all too makes a lot of sense! Thank you very much!! I'm not a hundred percent yet if I'm going to get one while we are down. It's one of the only soon chances I have right now since I'm in college and it's my last break until the end of the semester, so I thought it'd be a cool memory for my dad and I. But I will definitely keep all of this in mind! Thank you all!!!
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I'm glad you said this but my thinking was slightly different as to why. Prior to doing my back piece, I always thought about doing a tattoo in Playa as a memory, etc. Then, after spending nearly 40 hours getting my work done, I learned a lot about the industry, artists, quality work, their healing/care recommendations, etc. Now, I don't think I'd ever get a tattoo just anywhere. I'd do a ton of research on the artist, the shop, their sterilization practices, their blood borne illness training, get recommendations from other clients, see their work up close and personal and the list goes on. It's a permanent addition to your body and the last thing you want is some shlock work being done or a potential infection risk or any number of things that can go wrong with a tattoo.

There are A LOT of new "artists" all over the world since the tattoo industry has exploded. There are A LOT of people in every country that should not be tattooing because they just aren't good. Just because you can draw a beautiful picture doesn't mean you can do that same kind of work on skin.

Just be careful about who you choose to get a tattoo from.

P.S. I'm not saying there aren't talented artists in Playa. I'm just saying that (in my opinion) deciding on a tattoo and an artist should involve a lot of research - more than one can do in one week on vacation.
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I have had three tattoos done in Mexico while on a three week vacation and so have my husband and kids. Before we decided on the place though, we checked out the shop, their sterilization practices, clients that had work done. We have all been really pleased with our tattoos. Some places seemed just as steril if not more steril than places my daughter went to at home. I totally agree though that research should be done...IMO
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I have had three tattoos done in Mexico while on a three week vacation and so have my husband and kids. Before we decided on the place though, we checked out the shop, their sterilization practices, clients that had work done. We have all been really pleased with our tattoos. S[B]ome places seemed just as steril if not more steril than places my daughter went to at home[/b]. I totally agree though that research should be done...IMO
I don't want anyone to think that they shouldn't get a tattoo in Playa because it's in Mexico and not the States or Canada. Certainly didn't mean to imply that. I just meant that, like you also said, you should do a ton of research before deciding.
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I agree! I will definitely look into all of that before I would get it!!
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I am planning on taking atattoo aswell when i am in PDC

does anyone know a website what kind of tattoos (pictures) they make there? I want a cool realy mexican style tattoo...
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I have several tattoos-- some are *art*, and some are for sentimental reasons and are in less visible places. I took my daughter to Playa for her 18th birthday, and we each got a small tattoo there to remember the occasion. I love that tattoo.
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I am planning on taking atattoo aswell when i am in PDC

does anyone know a website what kind of tattoos (pictures) they make there? I want a cool realy mexican style tattoo...
This is my cool Mexican tattoo. I got it at Scream Ink.

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mayby a stupid question but i am quite skinny and have not much fat.. can it be bad if i put a tattoo?
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