When Star Wars first came out, people all over the world fell in love with it, and it has garnered quite a following. Since 1977, when the first movie was released, fans started buying t-shirts and toys and even getting tattoos that are related to the movies. Still, today, many fans are getting a Star Wars-themed tattoo. In the last Star Wars convention in London, hundreds of fans got their favorite quotes from the franchise tattooed. Fans all agreed on how iconic the franchise is and that it’ll never get old, which is why a Star Wars tattoo is never a bad idea.
If you still haven’t gotten a Star Wars-inspired tattoo yet, it might be time to consider one. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Whether you’re adding to your collection or it’s your first tattoo ever, these tips are a must-know.
The Healing Process
If you’re getting your first tattoo ever, then the most important thing that you need to know is that the healing process can take up to 30 days. After getting your tattoo, you will go through the healing process, and you should know all about the aftercare stages to avoid any complications. Your tattoo artist will recommend certain soaps and moisturizers that you should get right after you leave. Five hours after getting inked, you can remove the bandage and wash the tattoo. However, you should only wash it gently with the recommended soap. The tattoo artist should tell you how often you should apply the moisturizer, and you should follow the instruction, so the healing process goes smoothly. Avoid scratching the tattoo even if it’s itchy. This may cause it to bleed, and you might get infected.
Choosing the Design
Getting inked is never an easy decision, especially when it comes to picking the design. Of course, choosing a Star Wars related tattoo narrows down your options, but still, you’re left with hundreds of inspiring quotes and characters that you can choose from. If you don’t have a specific design in mind, you can start limiting your options by searching for something that has a personal connection with you. A tattoo is never about how it looks, but mainly how it relates to your personality and how you connect with it. You can start thinking about how Yoda’s quotes affected you and choose the one that fits you the most, or a tattoo with the character you love the most.
There are endless options when it comes to Star Wars tattoos, and you might feel like you want them all. However, for your first Star Wars tattoo, you can choose a simple one and see how you’ll feel about it. After a while, if you still love it, then you can go on with your next one.
If you’re indecisive about the design, don’t hesitate to ask your friends. Asking a friend who has a Star Wars tattoo or love it as much as you do can help to narrow down your options. And if you can find someone with tattoos similar to what you have in mind, they will tell you all the pros and cons of having it. So you’ll be able to make up your mind about it. You can also consult your tattoo artist, as they will definitely have more experience on what looks good and what doesn’t. A good tattoo artist will tell you about the most common Star Wars design that you can choose from or enhance the one you have in mind.
Being a Star Wars fan means that you’ve connected with the characters’ journeys and struggles. Getting a Star Wars-themed tattoo seems like the right decision if you’ve spent years admiring the franchise. However, having a new tattoo can be overwhelming, and there are a lot of things that you need to consider before embarking on this journey. At the end of the day, you don’t want a permanent tattoo that you’re not fully satisfied with. If you’re getting your first tattoo, you should do your research and know all about the healing process. It might take weeks for the tattoo to heal, and you should learn whether or not you’ll be able to go through with it. And if you’re adding your first Star Wars tattoo to your collection, then you should choose the design carefully. All of the franchise’s quotes, themes, logos, and characters can account for some great designs, but the perfect one should connect with you.
May the force be with you!