From inner lip tattoos to tattoos on the soles of the feet, there really isn’t a part of the body that you can’t tattoo. New ideas for tattooing and piercing are constantly being invented, so we weren’t too surprised to learn of a tattoo trend that is recently picking up steam: nail tattoos. Similar to cuticle tattoos, nail tattoos are semi-permanent tattoos that are applied with a single needle. This blog post discusses the trend in detail and why this may be one tattoo trend to avoid.
Nail tattoos can be found all over Instagram. They are tattoos that go into the nail, take anywhere from one to three hours to complete, and grow out as the nails grow out. Nail tattoos are being touted as a smudge free manicure. Most are minimal designs done in black ink, but some are full color designs on the nail.
What is the appeal of this tattoo trend? For one it is the only type of tattoo that is completely pain free. Those who have them swear the tattoos do not hurt at all and feel like a gentle hum or the vibration from a massage chair. Another benefit to these tattoos is that they grow out. Even if you hate the design, it will be gone in four to six months.
We think this is one tattoo trend that may be worth skipping. It’s expensive. Nail tattoos can run upwards of $100 dollars. You need to have an expert apply the tattoo (or at least someone with a very steady hand) because tattooing a nail is much different than tattooing skin. It takes more concentration and attention to detail. Not knowing how to tattoo on a nail could lead to a cracked nail or infection. If the ink goes too deep, it may be placed in the nail bed (the tissue that your nail rests upon and hurts when a nail gets pulled up). That will result in the ink being permanent, as it will not grow out like the nail will. And, most importantly, nail tattoos are really bad for your nails.
Fingernail tattoos will grow out over time, but skin tattoos will not. They are permanent. The good news is that tattoos can be removed with laser tattoo removal. If you have a tattoo that you are looking to get a tattoo removed and live in the Greater Milwaukee Area consider Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic. We offer physician performed laser tattoo removal that is safe, affordable and effective. Call us today for your free consultation and to get started on your laser tattoo removal journey.