How does a tattoo effect Buffy?

Maddy Keesling, Marche Beadles, Jake Skedgell

The Tattooing Process

Step 1: Shave the area thats being tattooed Step 2: Apply the stencil to desired area Step 3: Start the outlining the tattoo Step 4: Shading and Coloring Step 5: Clean and put protective ointment of the tattoo Step 6: Bandage up the tattoo Step 7: Aftercare to avoid infection

Effects on Each Layer of the Skin

The tattoo needle goes through two layers of the skin, the epidermis and the dermis. Since the outer layer, the epidermis, sheds off and and gets new skin cells, they have to go deeper in te skin. The ink and needle go through the epidermis and go to the dermis which makes the tattoo permanent.

Potential Health Risks

The potential health risks of getting a tattoo are few. There are however some things one should be awre of before getting one. The first and probably the most common health risk is infection. One shoud make sure that they are getting the tattoo from a well established parlor and that the artist is wearing gloves and is using new sterilized equiptment. There are smaller risks as well including alergic reaction. Although major reactions are not very common, one should make sure that they are not allergic to the dye before deciding on getting a tattoo.

Potential Future Aesthetic Consequences

Tattoos change over time as our skin sheds off its old cells and regenerates new ones. this can alter the color of the tattoo making it lighter and harder to see the picture. The sun can also have a very negitve impact on a tattoo making the pigments fade very fast. Also, as a person ages and their skin starts to get loose, it can very much alter the tattoo making it very hard to make out the lines and sometimes ruining the tattoo altogether.