From vajazzling (applying crystal ornaments on the shaved mons pubis) to tattoos, there’s basically enough freedom to decorate your lady bits however you fancy. This is a wonderful time to live, don’t you think?
Vaginal tattoos, as you can see, are not a new concept. For as long as tattooing has been around, there have certainly been those few daredevils or think-outside-of-the-boxers who have spiced up their nether regions. It’s your choice, no judgment!
So, if you’re the type who wants to jazz things up a bit, or who has an insatiable lust to stand out from the crowd in your uniqueness, we got you covered. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about getting a vagina tattoo, aka a vattoo.
An anatomy lesson first, yay! The vagina can be found in the front of your rectum, behind the bladder and between the vulvae and the cervical tube. The vulva, However, the outer part is what we call the genitals.
This basically negates the accuracy of the term “vagina tattoo” but alas, it’s catchier than calling it a vulva tattoo. And a vagina tattoo is actually a term used for the broader anatomy…
What is a Vaginal tattoo?
A vagina tattoo is a tattoo that’s on the pelvic area as a whole, where pubic hair grows. Many tattoo artists consider anything below the line of the panty to be a vaginal tattoo.
In order to determine pricing and marketing, some artists might include the lower abdomen along with the front of your hip (near your groin).
Why do women want a vaginal tattoo?
The idea may seem absurd to some. Others might find this form of body art appealing for a variety of reasons.
A vagina tattoo can be hidden easily, which would then not affect someone’s ability to get hired for work or to have family and friends be ashamed or disapproving. Tattoos are often frowned upon by many societies. self-expression is seen in a negative light.
A vagina tattoo can be worn underwear or swimwear and no one will ever notice it.
From scars, to stretch marks and pregnancy, many women have marks that they’re not a fan of ‘down there’.
Vaginal tattoos can cover these lines effectively, giving women the chance to have more control and be adored for their bodies. This is especially true for people who are unhappy with their bodies. It can then affect their sex lives.
But this kind of tattooing isn’t only limited to the mainstream visual imagery we see. Women could choose cosmetic blending, which is when scars are covered up by tattooing them in the same colors as one’s skin tone. This has one drawback: tattooed skin is not able to tan. It may also be more obvious if the skin around it is exposed to sunlight.
Many women choose a vaginal tattoo because they like how it looks. Just as you may love your inspirational quote tattoo on your inner wrist, or your sleeve tattoo, it’s just a matter of preference.
A vagina tattoo also makes a bolder statement than anywhere else, and can actively draw people’s attention to this part of the body.
Expectations: Getting a Vagina Tattoo Q & A
Q: Is it painful to get a vaginal Tattoo?
One of the most painful places to get tattoos is the vagina. This involves pulling the skin along the pubic bone and tattooing. It can be uncomfortable for those with low mobility or even unbearable. Pain threshold.
For that reason, it’s advised that your first tattoo be elsewhere in order to test your level of pain. If you’re hoping to get a vagina tattoo because it’s discreteTo get an idea of how it might feel, you can test the entire process on your glutes (butt).
Q: Should I remove my pubic hair before I get a vaginal Tattoo?
Yes. You should wax the entire area at least one day before you have your scheduled vaginal tattoo. While you could choose to shave, waxing will provide the best results and aid in healing.
It is not a good idea to have your pubic hair waxed the day before your tattoo. This will cause irritation and disrupt the healing process. If you have hair there, many artists will not tattoo your vagina.
Q: What can I do to prepare for a vaginal tattoo on the day?
A bath or a shower is the most respectful thing that you can do on a tattoo day. Just as you’d probably not enjoy your face being buried in the crotch of someone who had not bathed, the tattoo artist will be spending some quality time up close and personal.
You’ll want to make it as pleasant of an experience as possible. It’s just good etiquette.
Q: Is it possible to get a vaginal tattoo while on my period?
However, you can. Make sure to take a shower or bath before doing so and to use a tampon. It’s completely up to you if you feel comfortable getting a vagina tattoo whilst Your period though. If you have to change your tampon, the artist can give you breaks.
Q: Can I have sex after getting a vaginal tattoo?
It’s for the best to avoid Receiving oral sex Penetrative Sex after getting your tattoo. Reactions to heat, sweat, or friction can slow down healing and cause irritation.
If bodily fluid gets into your healing wound, it is possible for your tattoo to become infected by sex after a vaginal tattoo.
Q: After getting a vaginal tattoo, can I still masturbate?
It is best to avoid oral sex, penetration sex, or both Masturbation While your vaginal tattoo heals. You’ll want it to heal as quickly as possible without any worries, irritations, or infection, and abstaining from any stimulation, friction, or impact will help things speed up.
Q: Can I exercise after getting a vaginal tattoo?
Similar to above. You should not exercise after you have had a vaginal tattoo. This could lead to a longer recovery and can result in a larger scarring area.
Q: How long does it take for a vaginal tattoo to heal?
Like any other type of tattoo, the healing process is affected by how you care for it. Two weeks is the best time for healing, but it could take up to six months.
It’s advised to drink a lot of water during the healing process, but only if your tattoo is in such a place that going to the toilet won’t irritate the wound.
Hopefully, that answers all of the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about getting a vagina tattoo! We’d love to hear about your experiences with a vaginal tattoo if you’ve ever had one or did it.
Helena is a sex-positive freelance copywriter in her early 30’s from Cape Town, South Africa. She’s travelled and lived in various countries in Asia and Europe for almost a decade, and continues to live her dream — traveling the world independently as a copywriter. Her extensive experience in the industry includes writing for magazines and companies as well as articles on sexual health and escort.