Loved Shahid’s cool tattoo in Udta Punjab? Here are 10 India-inspired tattoo designs for youhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/india-inspired-cool-tattoo-designs-2864289/

Loved Shahid’s cool tattoo in Udta Punjab? Here are 10 India-inspired tattoo designs for you

In case you're thinking of getting a tattoo soon, here some pretty cool Indian-influenced designs to get your inspired to select your own.

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Following the winged tattoo sported by Udta Punjab star Shahid Kapoor, there has been a renewed interest among the youth to get inked. In case that includes you too, here some pretty cool Indian-influenced designs to get your inspired to select your own. Also, some basic dos and don'ts that you should always keep in mind before and after getting a tattoo. But first, have you heard of the 3W formula of tattooing? It means "What you get done, who you get it done from, and where you get it done from." (Source: edel_ink/Instagram)

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To help you get started in the right direction, here are some things to keep in mind before and after getting a tattoo. (Source: tattoo.cultr/Instagram)

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* Before anything else, select a proper tattoo artist. Check his/her reviews and artworks and arrange for a consultation. Second, check the hygiene of the artist as well as the studio. Most importantly, give yourself enough space and time before getting inked. (Source: tattoo.cultr/Instagram)

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* But things don’t end here. Getting a tattoo is an amazing feeling but maintaining it is difficult as even slight negligence and carelessness can wreck an intriguing piece of body art and turn into a disaster. The most important thing that you need to remember is that once the tattoo is complete, resist the temptation to open the plastic wrapped around your tattoo and never touch it with dirty hands. (Source: davidedasly/Instagram)

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After-care plays a very crucial role and if followed properly, can give you best results. Here are a few pointers by the BodyCanvas founders, who have been in the business since 1998. (Source: inking_sam/Instagram)

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* Once you remove the cling wrap (after keeping it intact for a minimum of 2 hours), wash your tattoo gently with the help of your hands with a mild, fragrance and alcohol-free soap. Do not use a loofah to remove excess blood, ointment and ink. (Source: kalkatattoo/Instagram)

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* Pat dry only using a tissue towel. Do not rub it. Then, apply a super thin layer of Nivea cream. Your tattoo should be visible and the extra cream should be wiped off gently. Repeat the process three to four times a day. (Source: lisavetattoo/Instagram)

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* Avoid the gym for one week and swimming for two weeks. (Source: rahulghare/Instagram)

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* Never touch your new tattoo with dirty hands or fingernails. Also, do not wear tight fitting clothes. (Source: pranayooo/Instagram)

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* Try not to expose your tattoo to direct sunlight for two weeks. After the healing process is over you can wear a sun-block. (Source: pranayooo/Instagram)