Learn how to evaluate if a tattoo shop is clean enough for you to get tattooed there. This article is for tattoo clients, but professionals may find some valuable information in here as well.
Before you start showing off your new ink, it's important to get the aftercare right! Follow these tips and your fresh ink will be looking fabulous in no time!
1 in 5 UK adults are tattooed, and while the internet is swimming with information on how to care for your new ink, there's much less available when it comes to keeping your tattoo looking fresh for longer.
Keep your tattoos looking fresh and vibrant with DIY tattoo scrubs. You don’t need to shell out excess cash for exfoliators made “exclusively for tattoos.” Here are simple recipes using just 3 ingredients found right in your kitchen pantry!
While tattoos are permanent, the ink pigments that form your art can degrade to look dull and lifeless with time or improper care. Although fading is an inevitable process (just like aging), learn the dos and don'ts to slow the process.
Whether you are thinking about getting your first piece or you have a few already, here are some bits of advice and wisdom that I've collected about getting tattooed. Some of these are from personal experience, while others are from the experiences of other people or tattoo artists themselves.
Planning a sleeve tattoo? This article will guide you through how to build a design, how to pick out a theme, what the process will be like, and what to expect in terms of cost and pain.
If you're planning to get tattooed at a convention, it pays to be prepared. Here are 7 things I wish I knew beforehand.
Aftercare advice varies from place to place. Some people have some really bad ideas. Let's discuss the strange and contradictory tips you've heard and discuss what really works.
Before you get inked, it's never a bad idea to investigate your chosen artists' sanitation techniques and safety tools. This protects you and them, so don't hold back!
The healing process for anyone with a new tattoo can be confusing and nerve wracking, especially if it's your first. This is a guide to help you understand and deal with the tattoo healing process.
Answers to everyday questions asked to people who are tattooed. Tattoo etiquette explained for people getting a tattoo and what not to say to someone with a tattoo.
Want to know if you can get your new tattoo wet? Read on to find out when you can start bathing, showering, soaking, or going swimming with a new tattoo... or just cleaning it.
Once comfortable with the aftercare process, I adjusted the routine to fit my needs and the way my body heals. These may not work for everyone. When in doubt, follow aftercare instructions from your artist.
Get reviews of the top three aftercare lotions and find out what the best lotion is for you to help your new tattoo heal.
Video and photos of Ed Denny, aka "Sailor Eddie," owner of Bonnie & Clyde's Tattoo of Philadelphia, PA. Sailor Eddie has over 42 years of experience in the field of tattoo art.
Your new tattoo doesn't feel or look right and you're concerned you may have an infection. Learn the symptoms of an infected tattoo and find out how to deal with it.
Are you experiencing swelling and bruising of your new tattoo? Are you concerned that it's not healing correctly? Read this article for information on the body's healing process with your new tattoo.
Learn what is in a numbing cream, what it does, how it works, how to use it, and which to choose.
Find out how much a new tattoo will hurt and learn what you can do to reduce the pain after getting one.
Tattoos are a permanent work of art on your body. Take care in how you design and care for your tattoo. In this article, I answer all the basic questions and share my personal tattooing experience.
So, you want to get your very first tattoo? This article discusses what to expect before, during, and after getting tattooed and includes helpful tips and considerations for each step in the process.
Thinking of getting a tattoo? Awesome! But be sure not to make a mistake you will regret. Here are ten pearls of wisdom that will have you saying "hell yes!" instead of "what the hell?"