Thinking about getting your first tattoo? Any ink enthusiast will tell you that there are a lot of rules to consider — it's not something you do on a whim. Getting the exact artwork you want is a process that starts long before you arrive at the parlor. So we've created this comprehensive calendar. It includes everything you need to know: tips for finding the right artist, safety measures to follow, and aftercare instructions.

The Ultimate Checklist For Tattoo Virgins

Gettin' inked?

Before you get a tattoo…

Guide To Surviving Your First Tattoo

Guide To Surviving Your First Tattoo

Congratulations, you, on deciding on your first tattoo! I’m not going to lecture you about how permanent tattoos are, because you’re an adult and that’s all stuff you’ve heard before.