A tattoo is often a symbol of an untold story. A girl that just walked by you must have got the words her mom said while taking her last breath. Or a guy at the cafe who has her love’s name inked on his arm. Tattoos convey a story that words cannot say, conveying emotions deep inside the heart.
There are things you should know before you get a fine tattoo.
Meet Lauren Winzer.
She is a 27-year-old Australian tattoo artist. She is an artist based at Hunter and Fox Tattoo in Beaconsfield. Flawless, fierce, she knows her shit, the perfect one to tell you all about fine tattoos. “The delicate, fine tattoo is really popular right now because the style has opened up a greater audience for tattoos,” she told. “So many more people are being tattooed because they now realise they don’t have to get something huge.”
1. You should know that all artists can work with fine lines but not all do.
“There’s a bit more risk with smaller lines because there’s less space for correcting,” says Winzer. “But it’s the same fundamental principals as any other tattoos. You need to be precise and steady.”
2. Delicate tattoos are pretty and you fall in love with them.
3. You might experience less pain in getting a thinner tattoo than you would while getting a thicker one.
“They tend to hurt a little less for the most part because the grouping of needles is much smaller,” says Winzer. “That said, I’ve definitely had a few fine ones that hurt just a much as a traditional tattoo.”
4. Since delicate tattoos are more fiddly, they may take a bit longer than usual.
The extra time in the studio will always be worth in the end.
5. When you are working with “stretchy skin”, it’s best to go for a bigger, less detailed design.
It is more likely to last longer. The same is advisable for the skin on ribs and fingers, as those areas do a lot of moving.
6. You can get a delicate tattoo, anywhere on your body.
7. Contrary to the belief that tattoos last forever, delicate tattoos are more likely to change.
“It really depends on the person, but as skin moves, stretches, and grows, finer tattoos can become harder to read in time,” says Winzer.