[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain.
(I've looked through previous questions about tattoos, and in particular Alaska Jack's recent question
answered a lot of mine.)
I'd like to have a tattoo done of an Ouroboros
, done in an insular art
style similar to (if not directly based on) some of the illustrations in the Book of Kells, in color, and in a continuous, unbroken bracelet-type design all the way around my left wrist. Because I'd like it to be coverable by a wristwatch, the "band" would be no more than 2 cm in width and the "cusp" (the snake's head) would be about 3 cm in diameter.
My questions are:
1) If I wanted or needed to commission this design from someone other than the tattoo artist, do you have any particular recommendations for specific artists, and approximately how much would something like the design described above cost?
2) I've been given to understand that tattooing on the wrist is more painful because the skin is fairly delicate there, particularly on the underside. Any experiences with this? Also, does the presence of veins just underneath the skin increase the risk of infection? Finally, what's the healing time for that area of the body?
3) Any issues with a diabetic getting a tattoo?
Bonus question: does anyone have experience with being tattooed with ultraviolet ink? (Not for this tat, but for another design that I've contemplated.) Expense, complications, satisfaction with the results?