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Welcome To Body Creations Ink in Springfield, MO

by on Oct.20, 2009, under HOME


Body Creations Ink was established in Ozark, MO in 2006. This “neighborhood friendly” tattoo shop has been a cornerstone of Ozark’s tattoo culture for three years. Our alumni boasts a plethora of tattoo names from all over the good ole USA who have been making the world a more beautiful place with their ink.

To find the best tattoo artist for your needs, check out the photos of our tattoos in our gallery. We specialize in custom tattoos. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, come and meet with one or our artists who will be glad to help you design your permanent art. We also have a massive selection of tattoo designs that are ready to go. Come on down and have a look! Even if you’re just browsing, this is a great place to start researching your design. Our library of hundreds of art books from around the world are available for your research. The expert advice of our experienced artists will put you on the right path!

If you have general questions, please check out the FAQ page to see if the answers are there. If you need more information, or would like to book an appointment, give us a call!

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After Care Tips

by on Nov.04, 2009, under AFTER-CARE

Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

Do not re-bandage the tattoo.

Do not apply Vaseline, lanolin or petroleum based products.

Do not apply alcohol.

Do not rub, scratch or pick at the tattoo.

Do not expose the tattoo to direct sunlight, swim or soak in sauna, steam bath or bathtub for two weeks.

Be sure clothing touching your tattoo is clean and soft.

A tattoo is considered minor surgery. It may bleed a bit at first but it will stop within a couple of hours. Most artists recommend the tattoo be kept bandaged overnight or for at least two to five hours. Once the tattoo is exposed, wash it carefully in cold water, gently applying antibacterial soap with fingers (never use a cloth) to remove all surface blood.

Rinse with cold water, pat dry with a clean towel, and air-dry for 15 minutes. Then, gently and sparingly apply a thin layer of Tattoo Goo. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day for 7 to 10 days. After 5 to 14 days, the tattoo may start to peel (this is normal ñ like a sunburn) and scab. DO NOT pick or peel the skin away. Let it fall off naturally during washing or application of Tattoo Goo. Fresh skin will soon replace the dead skin. Colors may fade during the process, but will return when healing is completed.

Body Piercing Aftercare Instructions

Cleaning Instructions (Oral Piercing)

Rinse mouth for 30-60 seconds with Blue Wave Saline Cleansing Solution after meals during the entire minimum initial healing time. Do not use more than 4-5 times daily and use it over intervals spaced throughout the entire day. Rinse mouth briefly (10-15 seconds) with Blue Wave Saline Cleansing Solution after you are done smoking, or if you ingest anything except water or clean ice between meals. If you are cleaning too often, the top of your tongue will start to turn a white to yellowish color. Continue to clean your piercing, but reduce the number of times you are cleaning it per day.

What is normal? (Oral Piercing)

Swelling of the area is perfectly normal during the first part of healing an oral piercing. It can be greatly reduced by gently sucking (rather than chewing) on clean ice. Chipped or shaved ice or small cubes are best. The majority of the swelling usually lasts for only 3-5 days.

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by on Nov.04, 2009, under FAQ'S

FAQ’s For Body Creations Ink, Springfield, MO

Do tattoos hurt?

Generally, no as tattoo equipment has come along way. Some feel them more than others depending on the placement. Remember this, if they were so painful no one would ever get tattooed. An experienced tattoo artists, not tattooist, will have a light hand and not go to deep. This does make all the difference in the world as the needles will be set to graze the surface of the skin. You do not need to go deep to have a great looking tattoo.
Where is the most painful place to get a tattoo?

Each individual is different from the other meaning, not everyone feels pain the same as the other person. I can tattoo someone on the front shoulder and he/she might not feel it as the other person might say it was intense. Keeping this in mind here are a few places that people tend to complain more often than not

Under arm pits

Stomach or lower hips

Lower back

Under the buttocks or back thighs

Between the thighs




Achilles Heel or back calf area

Can I go in the sun after I get tattooed?

We do not recommend it for 30 days as this will dramatically affect the healing process. Yes, the sun does fade the tattoo over a period of time. Sun damages the skin by pulling all the nutrients from the skin and that is why over exposure to the sun can make skin look like leather or aged. The best protection for your skin/tattoo is to avoid sun altogether, but if you are going to be in the sun make sure you use all natural/organic products as they are non toxic and biodegradable which is better for you and the environment. Look for products with either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, natural minerals for sound UV protection or choose plant-based ingredients, such as green-tea extract, which are high in antioxidants, and their anti-inflammatory properties can help prevent sun damage and minimize burn damage, if it does occur.
Can I go swimming or the lake after I get a tattoo?

Not for at least 2 weeks or 30 days as this can cause serious infection due to bacteria in the lakes and chlorine in pools. The tattoo is an open wound for several weeks and needs to heal and develop a scab or close over.
Do color tattoos fade more than solid black or black and gray tattoos.

No, this is a myth and if any tattooist, not tattoo artist, tells you this does not know what he/she is talking about. The difference between a tattooist and tattoo artist is experience in the field and being able to do custom work as oppose to just being able to do flash work, which is tracing. An experience tattoo artist will be able to give you the best advice and aftercare for your tattoo. Now, ultimately the tattoo is your responsibility. Meaning, what you do with the tattoo when you leave the shop is your responsibility. We can only give you advice and aftercare and this should be followed to the letter. If you do not follow the instructions given, there is a greater chance that your tattoo will not heal properly.
Can you tattoo over scars and or stretch marks?

Yes, depending on the severity of the scar and or stretch marks. We often call this camouflaging. Which means taking away or drawing attention away from the scar and or stretch mark. Depending on the severity of the scar it can take a while to heal and lay down. Some scars are raised (keloid), which means the scar is deep and is very hard to tattoo over. This means, the cells of the skin are damaged (depending on the severity) and will have a hard time accepting the ink as opposed to healthy cells accepting the ink with ease. Tattooing over scars and or stretch marks takes a very skilled tattoo artist. Knowing this, please make sure the tattoo artist has proven ability through his/her portfolio.
Can I tattoo a mole?

We do not recommend it. More often than not moles are benign, but if the mole indicates a change in color a problem may be arising. If the mole is tattooed over you can not see the change in color. If the tattoo artist is skilled in this area he/she shall recommend tattooing around the mole and incorporating the mole into the tattoo.
Can you use numbing cream?

Topical antiseptic only works with broken skin and generally does not last long ( 15 – 30 minutes). The skin does not accept the ink as well due to the numbing ingredients in the topical solution. Most tattoo artist will not recommend it or even carry the topical solution.
How much do tattoos cost?

The saying, “you get what you pay for” is absolutely correct. Quality work does not come cheap. We have been in the business for over 15 years and seen many tattooist care more about the money than the quality of the tattoo. The clients are like a herd of cows get them in and get them out. The more tattoos I do the more money I make. The faster a tattoo goes the quality of work goes out the window. Tattoos are not about how fast they can get done, but the quality of the tattoo. We have seen many customers come in and regret their tattoo because they went cheap and it shows. We do many cover – ups from tattooist that have no business calling themselves tattoo artists. Never, ever, ever haggle over a tattoo. We are not a pawn shop and it is very disrespectful to the artist.
Are tattoos safe?

Absolutely, as long as you are in a reputable licensed and health inspected shop. Here is your safety check list:
Is there an autoclave (Sterilizing machine)?

Ask to see the shop and how they sterilize everything. You have a right to ask for these things and the shop should never hesitate to show you around

Are they licensed and insured?

Look around the shop for cleanliness

Are there gloves involved in setting up for the tattoo

Are the needles packaged and sterilized

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by on Nov.05, 2009, under ARTISTS

Tattoo Artist/ Owner
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Scott Davis

by on Apr.07, 2012, under ARTISTS

I have been creating with my hands since I was very young. If I was not taking apart something and rebuilding it, I was drawing, air brushing, and doing all types of painting. I am honestly not fully satisfied unless I am creating something with my hands. I come from a long line of engineers, musicians, and artists. So, I guess you can say it is in my blood to create.

I have been drawing since I was a young kid, but did not truly see my potential until I was in junior high school. My 7th grade art teacher accused me of tracing and copying my assignments. It made me so mad that I had to get my mother to verify that I was actually doing the drawing. I always had my sketch book with me. My sketch book was filled with graffiti style cartoons and art. My teachers were amazed at my abilities and I was offered scholarships to art schools along with being offered a job with Walt Disney.

Tattooing came into my life around 14 years of age. I saw a tattoo on this guy arm of a naked lady. I asked him what it was and he told me it was a tattoo. I never really heard or maybe paid attention to tattoos until then. I never really new you could tattoo art on a person so I started looking into tattoos as much as a 14 yr old could do.

I built my first tattoo machine out of a tape deck and pen. I did my first tattoo on a friend and it turned out pretty bad. It was a pot leaf that looked like a feather or a fern. I went pretty deep and scared him up pretty bad. It was proof that I needed a ton of practice.

I have been tattooing on and off for about 15 years now. Tattooing has never been real popular until all the reality shows kicked in. Body modification in all forms were kept real underground. Tattoos are now looked at as art instead of trash. People from all walks of life are getting tattooed and this has opened up a whole new world for tattoo artists.

My favorite form of tattooing is realism, fantasy realism and Japanese art. Those forms of art bring a great challenge to me as I bring to life a persons friend and or family member. Japanese art is fantasy realism at its best. I can go on what seems like forever with Japanese art.

I get paid to do what I love for a living. I can not ask for anything better. As long as I can create with my art and be challenged everyday, I am an extremely happy man.

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What’s new!

by on Aug.10, 2012, under BLOG

We have just uploaded a bunch of new pictures to our gallery so head over there and take a look or come on in to our new location in Springfield, MO.

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