Why Do Tattoo Artists Shave You?

Why Do Tattoo Artists Shave You

Why Do Tattoos Artists Shave the Skin Anyway? – There are a few reasons why tattoo artists prefer a smooth, hair-free area when tattooing:

  • Shaving helps to clear a path to the skin so it can be properly cleaned before the procedure
  • Hair can get in the way when applying the stencil, potentially distorting the linework
  • The tattooing needles may push strands of hair back down into the skin, which can cause infection