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Infected Tattoos Warning

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While we understand that every now and then a tattoo will get infected even with the proper care and attention, generally, whether or not a tattoo gets infected comes down to how well it was cared for. We’ve posted before about infected tattoos and attempted to give you all the tools you need to avoid any sort of mishaps. However, despite our efforts, infected tattoo pictures and concerns continue to be a daily occurrence. Let this gallery be a warning to you all. Tattooing breaks the skin and leaves it open and vulnerable for a few days while it heals. If you don’t protect the affected area during this tattoo, you will wind up ruining your tattoo and possibly end up significantly impacting your health in a negative way. Don’t be like the people featured in the gallery below and take care of your tattoos properly.  Read More »

The Risks of New Tattoos . . .

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It’s the moment of truth. Your tattoo artist has wiped way the cleanser and you are looking in the mirror or down at your fresh tattoo.  Most of us have total satisfaction with this event.  The time, thought, energy, physical endurance and the financial investment all comes to fruition in this single moment of the reveal. There are few experiences that compare to the sweetness and satisfaction of seeing your freshly completed tattoo for the first time! For many, this is when your tattoo looks its absolute best, fresh, crisp and the ink is in its truest color. This is the very same moment your tattoo is its most vulnerable two risks that can weaken or distort the color, cause breaks in the line work, bubble up and leave the tattoo open to nasty infections. Risk One – Abrasions.  The simplest things like a towel brushing over your new tattoo or the dreaded moment you wake up in the morning to find your sheets stuck to your fresh tattoo or the way stiff uniforms or clothing rubs on your tattoo. Not to mention the agony of your dog jumping on it! All of these things can cause abrasions, knock off scabs that have formed, compromise the quality of your ink but they can frickin’ hurt too! Risk Two – Dirt. No matter how meticulous you are about the care of your tattoo, dirt will get in open skin. Soap or topical after care products are not a barrier and still ...Read More »

11 Tips on How to Care for Your New Tattoo

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Got a new tattoo? Now what? Here you will find our top 11 tips on taking care of your new tattoo. There are so many aftercare recommendations and products out there, some deliver and some don’t, however- the most important thing (which is #1 on this list) is to listen to your tattoo artist– he or she will inform you precisely what you must do to properly care for your tattoo, all based on the results they’ve seen over many years of experience. The vast majority of tattoo healing problems are because the clients/customers fail to follow directions. The instructions you’re given are very important. Now, these pointers below are for general care, and they are very basic, time-tested guidelines. If any point differs from what you are instructed, follow the advice of your artist. And remember that people have different types of skin, allergies, potentials for reactions, etc, so everyone will naturally heal differently. Top 11 Tattoo Aftercare Tips: 1– Pay attention to what your tattooist tells you and do precisely what he or she instructs. If she/he is a professional with experience, they will certainly know what product and healing technique works best for their own work, in general, and for their clients in particular. Keep in mind, if you change the aftercare for whatever reason the tattooist is not obliged to touch up your tattoo free of cost. It is your responsibility to take care of your tattoo once you leave the studio. 2– DO NOT WRAP ...Read More »

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