You’ve been inked… Did it hurt? Did it take ages? Do you loooove it? There are loads of questions that everybody’s asking you right now about your new piece of art. But has anyone asked you if you know how to look after it?...

Of all the criticisms levelled at the fine art of tattooing perhaps the greatest is that it's a form of self-harm. The negative connotations of this perception are extensive. The driving notion is that getting a tattoo is a sign of mental illness. Yet to the...