How To Make Your Tattoos Look Better Than Ever

Illustrated by Mary Galloway.
Your body is a blank canvas, and choosing a design to display on it forever can be fun, exciting, and even a little scary — in the best way. But, if done wrong, your fresh ink could become something you’re ashamed of — and that’s quite labor-intensive (and expensive) to get rid of.

That’s why learning how to choose a tattoo artist you’ll love, along with proper aftercare, is so essential prior to getting inked. Before you step into the parlor, read up on these fail-proof tips for getting and maintaining ink that’s healthy, vibrant, and something to be proud of for years to come.