Checkered flag tattoos are a great choice for people who want to get a tattoo that is reminiscent of the racing flags seen in car races. They may be as simple as two checkered flags crossed at the base or they can incorporate other racing images like cars and flag girls.
Checker tattoos can also be used to remember a loved one who passed away in a race or other similar event. Many of these designs feature a skull or crossbones and sometimes the letters “RIP” on a pendant.
The first step in getting a checkered tattoo is to find a good tattoo artist. Make sure they are licensed and have a reputation for making clean, beautiful work.
They will probably give you some aftercare instructions, both verbally and on paper. These should be followed to prevent an infection and to maintain the health of your skin.
If you choose to get a checkered tattoo, ask your artist to clean up any blood or other fluids that may have been on the surface of your skin afterward. This can be done using a warm towel and ointment.
When you have your tattoo done, the artist will take a picture of it for their portfolio. This can be done when the ointment has been applied or it can be taken later.
Depending on the location of your tattoo, you might be asked to lie down or sit on a chair while the artist works. This can be uncomfortable for some people, but it is a small price to pay for the work that you will have forever on your skin.