It is estimated that approximately twenty to thirty percent of all tattoos done are neck tattoos. That is up almost ten percent over just ten years ago. And that’s probably due to the fact that tattoos that are visible all the time are coming into vogue. That includes hand tattoos, face tattoos and of course the ever popular neck tattoo. It used to be that people would get tattoos that could easily be covered up by clothing. But, that was when tattoos were still taboo. Now that over sixteen percent of the population is sporting a tattoo, people began to look for ways to push the tattoo envelope. And what better way to do that then to get a tattoo placed on your face or neck. And really anything that can be placed on the rest of the body can become a neck tattoo. But, there are some ones that seem especially suited to the neck area. Those include tribal, Maori and floral designs. Also, stars and small insects are additional tattoos that seem to fit rather well on the neck. Some people push it even further by including things such as skulls, eyes or even Sanskrit in their neck tattoos.
A question often asked when deciding on getting a neck tattoo is, will it be more painful than getting a tat on other parts of the body? Because the skin on the back of the neck is thinner, the needle naturally comes closer to the bone which does make getting a neck tattoo a little more painful. Of course, it all depends on the individual’s physical and psychological makeup. Another thing to consider when getting a neck tattoo is the healing time. A tattoo usually heals in about three weeks but a neck tattoo might take a little bit longer. This is due to the motion created by the movement of the head which causes the neck tattoo to scab quickly. As a result, you might need to re-ink a neck tattoo to fix some of the patchiness. Luckily, these re-ink sessions are not as painful as the initial session. The last consideration to be made when making the decision on whether or not to get a neck tattoo is the fact that it can’t easily be concealed like other types of tattoos. But, these tattoos are not without their positives though. One advantage of a neck tattoo over hand or a foot tattoo is that they are less prone to infections.
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