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What is a tattoo?

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Tattooing process

Hygiene and tattooing

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Are you crazy? Are you getting a tattoo in Turkey?

"Are you crazy? Are you getting a tattoo in Turkey? Are you sure that's a good idea? Do the tattoo artists even know what hygiene is? I've heard that they often use toxic colors. And anyway: You should think about a tattoo like that, it shouldn't be a holiday souvenir!"

The reactions to your tattoo plans can often turn out to be something similar. And you can even understand them, at least in part: Usually, you don't think it's a particularly clever idea to let a few asterisks be stuck on your shoulder on vacation, blessed with the sun and the ease of being. And yes, there are certainly a number of black sheep among the felt millions of tattoo shops that would bring tears to the eyes of the inspectors of the health authorities at home.

You had carried the tattoo plan around with you for a long time. It should be colored, on the inside of the forearm. Only: what exactly? A flamingo? A hummingbird? At some point you knew: you want flowers. Just flowers. The risk that at some point you might not like them anymore seemed low to you. You will also find it rather romantic to think that the flowers will eventually fade with the skin. That doesn't make the thought of ink in aged skin so unbearable.

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But your ideas weren't exactly concrete - until you were in Side. There you finally had enough time to think it over carefully. A friend reminded you of how great poppies are, and when your mother also sent Hermann Hesse's poem “Julikinder” for her birthday, in which these flowers appear, it was clear: poppies had to be tattooed. A flower typical of Turkey should also be included: the knapweed. This is how your design came about.

But: Who should sting you? They had no tattoo experience and didn't know how to go about it. When deciding to find the right tattoo artist in areas such as Istanbul, Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya, Kemer and Kusadasi, we are at your side with advice and action to find the right tattoo artist and studio. Tattoos should not be taken lightly, because you will wear them on your skin for a lifetime.

What is a tattoo?

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A tattoo is a motif that is applied to the skin with ink or other color pigments.

For this purpose, the color is usually stuck into the second layer of skin with the help of a tattoo machine through one or more needles (depending on the desired effect) and an image or text is drawn. The tattoo represents a form of body modification that can only be removed with great effort by technology.

About the history of tattooing

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Again and again it was tried to find a place of origin of the tattoo. Because of the diverse and scattered information scattered all over the world, it can be assumed that the custom of tattooing has developed independently and independently of the different peoples of the world. The oldest evidence of tattoos comes from South America and Europe. In northern Chile, 7,000-year-old mummies were found with tattoos on the hands and feet. Over 5000 years ago, the Ötzi glacier mummy bore several characters that were placed under the skin with needles or small incisions.

Tattoos can have very different functions and meanings. The literature mentions functions as a membership sign, ritual or sacred symbol, expression for demarcation (see also Bourdieu) and exclusivity, means of enhancing sexual stimuli, jewelry, protest (punk) and, last but not least, that of political opinion. In any case, it is always a decision of each individual. You may like it or not!

Tattoos originally had the stigma of a sailor or convict in the West, but have enjoyed greater popularity since the 1990s at the latest. What began predominantly as an expression of a youth culture that also includes piercing and branding can now be found in broad sections of society. Children use adhesive pictures that can be easily removed, but operate under the term tattoo. Similarly, there are so-called henna tattoos that are not stuck into the skin but painted on. Only the horny layer of the epidermis is colored here. Since these keratinized cells desquamate continuously, the alleged tattoo disappears after a few weeks.

Tattooing process

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In the 1990s, tattoos became a real fashion trend. So-called tribal tattoos in particular experienced their heyday here. Tribals (also called Irban) found their way under the skin in various forms. Under the joking name of ass antlers, it was particularly common among female wearers to find a tribal tattoo placed on the rump.

The tattoo process basically consists of puncturing the skin, whereby a dye is introduced into the skin at the same time as the piercing. It is important to ensure that the stitch is neither too superficial nor too deep. In the first case, the stored dye would only be introduced into the cell layers of the epidermis. This would have the consequence that if this layer of skin was continuously renewed, the color particles would grow out and reject outwards at the same time as the epidermal cell layers. In the second case, if the puncture is made too deep in the skin, the bleeding will wash out the colors. Those color pigments that are stored in the middle skin layer (dermis), namely in the cell type of the fibroblasts, are durable.

The most common method in the West is working with an electric tattoo machine. Here z. B. with the help of two coils generates a magnetic field that moves a number of fine, soldered to a rod needles quickly back and forth. Another tattoo machine works with an electric motor, which generates the up and down movement via an eccentric.

There are different ways to have the tattoo removed, but it is very complex. So you should think very carefully.

Hygiene and tattooing

Best tattoo artists in Turkey

Strict hygiene regulations must be observed when tattooing. These are not always checked, so some caution is advisable. HIV, hepatitis and various other infections can occur. Tattoo studios in Turkey are now subject to strict requirements and controls, which has been very beneficial to general health security in this area. Interventions, sterilization processes, cleaning and disinfection measures are now documented there in writing.

There is no typical training like in the skilled trades. If you want to learn the art of tattooing, you go informally to a tattoo artist. The basic techniques can usually be learned in 2–3 years.

Many years of experience and knowledge are also required to have the tattoo removed. Almost the same career in practice.

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11 comments

  1. Posted by Tobias aus Side| 25.10.2022|

    Hallo Ihr Lieben,

    Ich habe vor, mir ein Tattoo stechen zu lassen. Aber ich weiß nicht was ich mir stechen und wie groß ich es machen lassen soll.

    Ich möchte mir ein Tattoo stechen lassen, weil ich es einfach Geil finde, Ich finde, dass die eintätowierten Motive auf der Haut, den Charakter der jeweiligen Person widerspiegeln. Aber ich kann mich nicht entscheiden wie ich fortfahren soll.

    Deshalb meine Fragen:

    Was war euer erstes Tattoo (wenn ihr eins habt), wie groß war es und wo habt ihr es euch stechen lassen?

    Was für Motive könnt ihr mir empfehlen oder sollte ich lieber viiel kleiner anfangen, mit Symbolen oder Namen?

    Hoffe, dass sich jemand hier findet, der oder die mir helfen kann.

    LG Tobias

     

    PS: Ich lebe in Side und stehe Euch Urlaubern mit Rat und Tat zur Seite, wenn Ihr vor Ort etwas braucht tobi8612@web.de

    • Replied by Gerhard| 26.10.2022

      Hallo Tobias,

      ich würde dir raten dir nicht einfach irgend etwas (das du vielleicht auch bei anderen gesehen hast) tätowieren zu lassen! Es muss DEIN Motiv sein, das etwas für dich bedeutet!

      Ich selbst habe nachdem ich mir überlegt habe mich tätowieren zu lassen noch einmal ein Jahr gewartet vor allem weil ich warten wollte wie sehr mir das Motiv auch dann noch gefällt.

      Ich würde mir nicht irgendein Symbol und schon gar keine Schrift (Namen etc.) tätowieren lassen. Du musst bedenken dass das für immer bleibt.

      Die Größe musst du für dich selbst entscheiden, mein erstes ist etwas kleiner als ein A5 Blatt (etwas seltsamer Vergleich..). Ich liebe mein Tattoo noch heute, aber ich habe es mir nur für mich stechen lassen. Überlege es dir gut und dann entscheide für dich allein!

       

      LG

    • Replied by Tobias aus Side| 26.10.2022

      Danke Dir Gerhard. Sehr guter Tipp, daran hab ich auch nicht gedacht. Ich werde auf jeden Fall dein Rat befolgen. Du hast schon recht damit.

    • Replied by Randii| 27.10.2022

      Ich finde: Je mehr Tattoos, desto weniger Charakter, da es auch nur eine Art Hautmaske ist. Schön sieht es auch nicht wirklich aus.

      Wenn ich das auch so höre, hört sich das an, als ob du es mehr aus Gruppenzwang tust oder einfach, weil du es bei den Freunden schön findest.

       

      Wie schon gesagt wurde, solltest du dir das aber immer genau überlegen. Ich meine man verändert sich im Laufe der Zeit und findet ein Tatoo iwann nicht mehr so gut. Also wenn du dir eins stech lassen willst, musst du dir sicher sein, dass du es auch noch in 20 Jahren gut findest.

    • Replied by Tobias aus Side| 27.10.2022

      Danke auch Dir Randii. Das werde ich in Erwägung ziehen :)

    • Replied by Tobias aus Side| 28.10.2022

      Nun, da ich derzeit in Side lebe, werde ich mich hier nach einem Tattoo Shop in Side umschauen. 

      Werde zuerst mal die Shops absuchen, die hier aufgelistet sind. Wenn es wirklich so ist, dann kann ich es mir überlegen auch bei einem der hier empfohlenen einen Tattoo stechen zu lassen. 

      Ich werde Euch bescheid wissen lassen.

      LG ihr lieben

    • Replied by Nathan| 30.10.2022

      Hallo Tobias,

      Ich habe mir letzten April in Side bei Side VIP Lounge Tattoo (den Link dazu habe ich Euch einfachshalber hier eingefügt https://www.travelassistant24.com/PC63821/de/side-vip-lounge-tattoo ) eins machen lassen und bin sehr sehr zufrieden damit. Die holen dich vom Hotel ab, im Laden bekommst du Tee (Tschai) spendiert und während du deinen Tee geniesst wirst du beraten über den Ablauf. Dann kannst du dir in einem Katalog auswählen, was für ein Tattoo du haben möchstest oder kannst deinen eigenen Wunsch oder Skizze vorlegen. Die Jungs sind alle Künstler.  Mein Tättowiermeister, selbst hat er sich master of Tattoo genannt :) war Mustafa.  Er war einsame Spitze. Ich hätte gerne hiwr mein Tattoo hochgeladen aber leider können wir das hier nicht. Das wäre mal ein Vorschlag...;) 

      Gruss aus Bornheim

  2. Posted by Stephen Oliver| 27.09.2022|

    Can I go to the sea or pool with a tattoo?

    • Replied by Admin| 27.09.2022

      A tattoo should actually be considered as an unhealed wound. Therefore, keeping your tattoo sterile and not neglecting its care is very important both for your health and for the colors and quality of the tattoo. As with any wound, contact with water can cause the area to become infected. You should take some precautions to prevent this risk. The first of these is not to let your tattoo come into contact with water. In addition, it is also important to do the care recommended by the tattoo artist, to use the necessary creams and to ventilate your tattoo. Since not being able to swim in the sea during your vacation can be annoying, it would be more appropriate to arrange your tattoo appointment according to the end of your vacation. For more detailed information on this subject, you can visit the tattoo artists we work with and contact them.

  3. Posted by Roman| 23.09.2022|
    Hahahaha die Überschrifft hat mich umgehauen :) Denn, genau mit der selben entsetzlichen Frage wurde ich auch konfrontiert, als ich mich "outete" mir in der Türkei einen zuätzlichen Tattoo stechen zu lassen.
    Lieber Mustafa von "Alanya Ink Tattoo Side Vip Lounge". Auf diesem Wege nocheinmal vielen Dank für den absoluten gelungenen Drachen, den Du mir letzten Monat gestochen hast. Er ist genauso geworden wie ich ihn mit gewünscht habe. Die ganzen tollen Details sind mir erst zuhause vor dem Spiegel aufgefallen. Genial.
    Im Urlaub war ich etwas zu fertig um alles zu realisieren :)))

    Also nochmals DANKE!

    Ich komme gerne wieder...
    • Replied by Admin| 23.09.2022

      Lieber Roman, Deinen Gruss leiten wir an Mustafa gerne weiter.

      Liebe Grüsse

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