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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:23 pm 
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That forking rules, Mars!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Mars that is so amazing!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Mars! That's amazeballs! Who did it?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:17 pm 
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That is really great. Mars.

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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: 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!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:00 am 
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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.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:30 pm 
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My first tattoo! A long time in the making! Yay!!

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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:49 am 
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My first tattoo! A long time in the making! Yay!!

That's a gorgeous piece!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:44 am 
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My first tattoo! A long time in the making! Yay!!

That's a gorgeous piece!


Thanks! So happy with it!

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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: 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!

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PostPosted: 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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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: 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?

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 Post subject: Re: The All-New Official Tattoo thread!
PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:55 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: 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.

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PostPosted: 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!

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Got outlining done for a tattoo of Effie!

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PostPosted: 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!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:37 pm 
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