| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:14 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1048 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 ... 42  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:09 pm 
Offline
Lime and a Coconut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:42 am
Posts: 3592
Location: Smugville, CA
I don't use ANYTHING on my healing tattoos! Honestly, the only people I know whose tattoos got infected were people who were constantly messing with them, putting more goop on and washing multiple times a day.

I've had several artists say this, and I agree: the body knows how to heal itself. About 6-8 hours after the tattoo is finished I remove the bandage, gently wash with water and mild soap, pat dry gently with a towel, and then let it just have some air. I wash 2-3 times a day and use a non-stick bandage only if the area could be exposed to dirt or could be rubbing up against something (like a bra strap or the lacing of a shoe). If the area is excessively swollen, I will put some quick-absorbing calendula or arnica gel on the skin immediately around the tattoo but not on it. I don't even look at lotion until the scabs have dried up and fallen off.

_________________
Crazy rating: Double plus crazytown bananapants ~Jordanpattern
Too much woo, you guys. Too much woo ~Tofulish
Sews Before Bros


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:13 pm 
Offline
Plays The Sims 2 religiously
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 7407
Location: Portland, OR
Image
Image

BISON

_________________
i would schmear marmite on a moist scrotum for Mars. - interrobang?!
"Not everything." ~ mumbles (1973-2013) - mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:23 pm 
Offline
Bought a used copy of Natural Harvest
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:29 pm
Posts: 6126
Location: Land of Maple and Beavers
That forking rules, Mars!

_________________
Did you notice the slight feeling of panic at the words "Chicken Basin Street"? Like someone was walking over your grave? Try not to remember. We must never remember. - mumbles
Is this about devilberries and nazifruit again? - footface


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:40 pm 
Offline
Fair trade, organic mistletoe
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:52 am
Posts: 3507
Location: Toronto
Lovely!

_________________
"I'd rather have dried catshit! I'd rather have astroturf! I'd rather have an igloo!"~Isa

"But really, anyone willing to dangle their baby in front of a crocodile is A-OK in my book."~SSD


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:14 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm
Posts: 1389
Location: Boston, MA
Mars that is so amazing!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:42 pm 
Offline
Mediocre Tart
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:55 pm
Posts: 4661
Mars! That's amazeballs! Who did it?

_________________
"Because sure, I like David Bowie, but not that much."

"I will take a drugged, sex-crazed, punk rock commie over Mrs. Thatch any day of the week" - Vantine

"I just finished building my Irn Bru cellar!" - Steffers!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:17 pm 
Offline
Remembers When Veganism Was Cool
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Posts: 2483
Location: Midlands, UK
That is really great. Mars.

_________________
"The lack of obstacles between me and cake is one of the best things about being a grownup for sure." - coldandsleepy

"and by "load of facts" you mean a bag of flaming poop, right?" - supercarrot


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:09 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:10 pm
Posts: 3972
Location: St. Louis
!!!!

_________________
Space has stared into the tiny syrup holes of our shame and it does not judge us. - Amandabear

I have a blog: http://upthefolks.tumblr.com/
art: http://upthefolksstudio.tumblr.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:34 am 
Offline
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:37 pm
Posts: 1084
Location: Western Mass
I have never wanted a bison tattoo and then Mars posts this forking awesome thing! Holy shiitake it's beautiful!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:00 am 
Offline
Plays The Sims 2 religiously
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 7407
Location: Portland, OR
interrobang?! wrote:
Mars! That's amazeballs! Who did it?

Jacob Redmond at Atlas Tattoo. He's amazing. I feel like I'm not just saying this because it's on me, but there really is something extrordinarily special about it.

_________________
i would schmear marmite on a moist scrotum for Mars. - interrobang?!
"Not everything." ~ mumbles (1973-2013) - mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:30 pm 
Offline
Thinks Plants Have Feelings
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:28 pm
Posts: 57
Image
My first tattoo by leraustin(PB, on Flickr
My first tattoo! A long time in the making! Yay!!

_________________
Everything will be all right in the end. If it is not all right, it is not yet the end.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:49 am 
Offline
Vegan Since Before There Were Vegetables
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 10304
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
leraustin wrote:
Image
My first tattoo by leraustin(PB, on Flickr
My first tattoo! A long time in the making! Yay!!

That's a gorgeous piece!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:44 am 
Offline
Thinks Plants Have Feelings
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:28 pm
Posts: 57
vijita wrote:
leraustin wrote:
Image
My first tattoo by leraustin(PB, on Flickr
My first tattoo! A long time in the making! Yay!!

That's a gorgeous piece!


Thanks! So happy with it!

_________________
Everything will be all right in the end. If it is not all right, it is not yet the end.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:04 am 
Offline
Aired her grievances, lost the feat of strength
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 4212
Location: Brighton, England.
Mars, I love your tattoo so much that I'm contemplating trying to get an appointment with your artist when I'm in Portland next year!

_________________
Blog: Vegan.In.Brighton
Not-For-Profit Bakery: Operation Icing
Twitter: @veganinbrighton


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:14 pm 
Offline
Has gasoline in her veins
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:58 pm
Posts: 3332
Location: pdx
Everyone in this thread has such awesome tattoos. Mars, I LOVE yours!

Excessive flash, but here's my most recent one!
Image

_________________
"I rebuke this thread in the name of Jesus." -Jagadeesh


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:13 pm 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:44 pm
Posts: 1145
Location: Transplanted to St. Louis
Question! If I want to get tattoos on my legs, but I still want the option of being able to wax my legs in the future (for a special event maybe? I don't know), will waxing damage my tattoo?

Edit: How much does weight gain and loss, and muscle gain and loss really affect the tattoo? Does it have to be a dramatic change for it to screw it up?

_________________
Real vegans eat nothing but organic, grass-fed grass. - FootFace
I avoid protein on principle. - IsaChandra
I used to dress up like Wonder Woman but I didn't grow up to an Amazon Princess who dabbles in bondage and flys an invisible jet. -idatetattoedguys


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:35 am 
Offline
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:23 pm
Posts: 1073
Location: Montana
Niev wrote:
Question! If I want to get tattoos on my legs, but I still want the option of being able to wax my legs in the future (for a special event maybe? I don't know), will waxing damage my tattoo?

Edit: How much does weight gain and loss, and muscle gain and loss really affect the tattoo? Does it have to be a dramatic change for it to screw it up?

I can't help much with the waxing since I never have, but I don't imagine it being an issue. Tattoos are in a deeper layer of skin and shouldn't be affected at all. As far as weight, mine has fluctuated by up to 60 pounds in the time I've had my tattoos and I can't tell any difference. My tattoos are on my back, forearm, wrist and ankle. I think the ones most likely to be affected would be stomach pieces, but again I think it takes a large change to affect it.

_________________
Cereal killing cookie monster


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:28 am 
Offline
Bought a used copy of Natural Harvest
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:29 pm
Posts: 6126
Location: Land of Maple and Beavers
Waxing shouldn't be an issue for the reasons stated by catalina above. I have tattoos on my arms and get my arms waxed and it's been fine. I've also gained weight with my tattoos with no issue.

_________________
Did you notice the slight feeling of panic at the words "Chicken Basin Street"? Like someone was walking over your grave? Try not to remember. We must never remember. - mumbles
Is this about devilberries and nazifruit again? - footface


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:55 am 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:03 pm
Posts: 2252
Location: I can't believe it's not England!
Got this text about a month ago. This was taken the same day and it was dark, so it's all weird flash-y.

Image

_________________
"Vegan to me means Oreos for breakfast." -Poopiebitch
"tl;dr: I quit working to drink beer paid for with gift cards" erikasoyf*cker


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:57 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3654
Location: Nashville, TN
I've lost about 50 pounds and can't really tell a difference in my tattoos. I have them on my feet, calves, neck, chest, and upper arm.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:58 pm 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:44 pm
Posts: 1145
Location: Transplanted to St. Louis
Thanks, guys! I'm really pleased! My biggest concern about getting tattoos was what would happen if my weight fluctuated. Glad I'll still have the waxing option. Now, to find a parlor with vegan ink.

_________________
Real vegans eat nothing but organic, grass-fed grass. - FootFace
I avoid protein on principle. - IsaChandra
I used to dress up like Wonder Woman but I didn't grow up to an Amazon Princess who dabbles in bondage and flys an invisible jet. -idatetattoedguys


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:42 am 
Offline
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:15 pm
Posts: 2529
Guys I just got my first tattoo! I was terrified but then it wasn't really that bad.

Image

It's a line from the Gershwin song Summertime, which my dad used to sing me every night at bedtime. Next tattoo is happening November 16!

_________________
"No one with hair so soft and glossy could ever be bad at anything." - Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:53 pm 
Offline
Kitchens Planning Manchester
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:15 pm
Posts: 2529
Got outlining done for a tattoo of Effie!

Image

_________________
"No one with hair so soft and glossy could ever be bad at anything." - Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:03 pm 
Offline
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:37 pm
Posts: 1084
Location: Western Mass
I am seriously wanting this Dark Mark tattoo. I can't stop thinking about getting it. My mom is thinking it'll ruin all chances of a career but 1. My forearms are covered in small but obvious scars anyway and 2. Cardigans, right?

EDIT: Nice tattoo, that's cute!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:37 pm 
Offline
So Totally Yiffy

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:45 pm
Posts: 43
Image

Had this one done a couple of weeks ago, very happy with it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1048 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 ... 42  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer