One of the most talked about regarding tattoo placement is breast tattoos. This also relates to the fact that breast has been a very common topic to discuss. Throughout the forums on the World Wide Web can be seen that people argue about the esthetic and security of breast tattoos. Less people feel that breast is a ‘grey’ area to be used as body canvass.
Breast Tattoos aren’t Something New
Women from native tribes all over the world had tattooed their breasts since ancient times. In Egypt, the remains of successful female prostitutes had tattoos on their breasts and stomachs. Native American females from Northern tribes, the Maoris at New Zealand, and the Polynesian had breast tattoos. These tattoos were used as a mean of communication; expressing sexual growth and making women more attractive.
Women and Their Ink
Many women with breast tattoos choose to be tattooed to recollect a certain point on their lives. Some women get breast tattoos to celebrate sexuality, to make their bodies look more beautiful and more eye-catching.
Whatever the reasons for a woman in getting a breast tattoo, it is something that must be considered carefully and cannot be taken lightly. One must remember that this tattoo will be with her the whole time. There will be times when she’s with her partner for the first time, when she’s breastfeeding, and when she enters her twilight.
Considerations Regarding Breast Tattoos
Infection – Risk of infection is the most obvious thing to be worried for by women in getting breast tattoos. This should be their main consideration in getting tattoos in any part of the body. Take the decision seriously, and find a well-known tattoo artist who considers all safety aspects and medical practices. The best tattoo artist is the one that prioritizes safety and sanitary. However, you still need to do some research and get some references if possible.
Breast shape changing and it will affect the tattoo – in many cases, this is true. Breast skin will stretch during pregnancy and deplete due to natural aging. Sometimes these things will change the look of the tattoo. If a woman has small breast and treat her skin well, the tattoo tends not to change as time passes. All tattoos can become “blur” from time to time, wherever the tattoos are.
The tattoo ink will poison my baby if I decide to breastfeed – this is an urban myth that is proven to be false stated by people who do not understand the concept of body art. There hasn’t been a single case that documents “a dying baby because of tattoo ink” as a result of breastfeeding!
Social stigma – if you feel worried about what other people say about your tattoo, you better reconsider in getting it. The beauty of breast tattoo is that it is not visible. If it is visible, it might result in different opinions.
Most breast tattoo designs have feminine theme. Flower motives, barbed plants, and soft spider wed are elements that you might want to consider for nature theme tattoos. Unicorn, star, moon, and fairy are some of the fantasy theme that is also suitable for breast tattoos.
Spare some time in choosing your tattoo design. Talk to your tattoo artist for inputs and suggestions about your tattoos. Make sure that the artist feel comfortable to work on your body, and you are also feel comfortable when he/she touches you personally.