Entertainment Fashion & Style Tattoo Process: How exactly is a tattoo done? Share PINTEREST Email Print Fashion & Style Tattoos and Body Piercings Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Hair Fragrance Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Karen L. Hudson Contributing Writer Karen L. Hudson is a tattoo artist and contributing writer for Byrdie. our editorial process Karen L. Hudson Updated May 25, 2014 Question: Tattoo Process: How exactly is a tattoo done? Tattoo Process: How is a tattoo applied? What can you expect to experience when going to get a tattoo? Answer: While I can't explain the exact process for fear of those who try to do such dangerous things themselves, if you're interested in the basics of how a tattoo is applied, I have an article just for you. Check out The Tattoo Process, Step by Step for a complete article with photos on almost exactly how a tattoo is applied.