Tattooist Kevin Paul gives his top five tips
3 May 2013 Last updated at 09:39 BST
A group of the UK's leading tattoo artists has called for tougher regulations across the industry.
They want people to be more aware of the dangers of backstreet parlours and home inking kits bought online.
The group, Tattoo Regulations 2013, is led by celebrity tattooist Kevin Paul, who has worked on Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles.
Here, he gives his top five tips for getting a tattoo.