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Author:  Erika Soyf*cker [ Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:09 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Mars [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:13 pm ]
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BISON

Author:  paprikapapaya [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:23 pm ]
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That forking rules, Mars!

Author:  j-dub [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:40 pm ]
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Lovely!

Author:  Pi. [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:14 pm ]
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Mars that is so amazing!

Author:  interrobang?! [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:42 pm ]
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Mars! That's amazeballs! Who did it?

Author:  dropscone [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:17 pm ]
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That is really great. Mars.

Author:  booberthefraggle [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:09 pm ]
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!!!!

Author:  GymClassZero [ Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:34 am ]
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I have never wanted a bison tattoo and then Mars posts this forking awesome thing! Holy shiitake it's beautiful!

Author:  Mars [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:00 am ]
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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.

Author:  leraustin [ Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:30 pm ]
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My first tattoo by leraustin(PB, on Flickr
My first tattoo! A long time in the making! Yay!!

Author:  vijita [ Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:49 am ]
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leraustin wrote:
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My first tattoo by leraustin(PB, on Flickr
My first tattoo! A long time in the making! Yay!!

That's a gorgeous piece!

Author:  leraustin [ Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:44 am ]
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vijita wrote:
leraustin wrote:
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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!

Author:  jojo [ Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:04 am ]
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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!

Author:  thisheregiraffe [ Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:14 pm ]
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Everyone in this thread has such awesome tattoos. Mars, I LOVE yours!

Excessive flash, but here's my most recent one!
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Author:  Niev [ Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:13 pm ]
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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?

Author:  Catalina [ Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:35 am ]
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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.

Author:  paprikapapaya [ Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:28 am ]
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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.

Author:  lillianp [ Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:55 am ]
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Got this text about a month ago. This was taken the same day and it was dark, so it's all weird flash-y.

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Author:  creep [ Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:57 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Niev [ Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:58 pm ]
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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.

Author:  strawberryrock [ Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:42 am ]
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Guys I just got my first tattoo! I was terrified but then it wasn't really that bad.

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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!

Author:  strawberryrock [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:53 pm ]
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Got outlining done for a tattoo of Effie!

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Author:  GymClassZero [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:03 pm ]
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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!

Author:  Randy Lahey [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:37 pm ]
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Had this one done a couple of weeks ago, very happy with it.

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