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Why do so many people assume that young girls with tattoos are just following trends and will regret it later?

January 27th, 2011 No comments

Personally, I don’t have one, but I’m contemplating it.

I’ve heard so many people say, "Oh, it’s just a fad, and you’ll regret it in 10 years." I know many girls my age {20} or slightly older that have tattoos they love. They did not get them because they wanted to jump on the bandwagon, but because the tattoos were special and meaningful to them. I also know many women {ages 30-60} with tattoos they got in their early 20’s who say they wouldn’t be the same without them and don’t regret them in the slightest.

Why do so many people assume that tattoos= future regret?

the people who say that are idiots

they are just cynical…

they think, that because they dont like tattoos, they are ‘not following a trend’
when actually, there is no trend… tattoos are for those who really want one

im getting one soon! and im not gunna regret it

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Why Do Girls Tattoos Fade

November 25th, 2009 No comments

Why do tattoos fade?

Unfortunately this is something that is inevitable – all of your girls tattoos will fade at some time. You may be lucky and it may take 15 – 20 years or you could be very unlucky and your dream tattoo could start to fade in as little as 5 years

There are quite a few reasons why your sexy, cool girly tattoo will start to fade and the rate in which it will fade – these are the main ones.

Sunlight

Now you should know by now that sunbathing is very bad for your skin so you might look great with your tan now but it’s going to age you and your Ink. The sun is probably plays the largest role of all in fading your tattoo – so slap on the sun block.

Basically the sun burns the epidermis and the dermis and becomes damaged – this can cause the pigments to break down as its in the dermis that they are lodged.

Certain tattoo pigments in girls tattoos are more prone to breaking down in the sunlight and these are usually in the magenta range of purples and violets and white pigments particularly don’t like the sun much.

Poor Quality Inks

Now technique obviously plays a big role in weather the ink stays put after your tattoo is finished, the quality of the ink used also plays a vital role. Don’t forget that the tattoo ink is a foreign body in your dermis and your body will attack it to try and rid itself of it by flushing it out. If the ink can’t stand up to the pressure the body puts on it then it will fade much quicker – use a decent reputable brand of ink.

Bad application of the tattoo

As said above – technique plays a vital role – the tattoo ink needs to be inserted into the dermis at the correct depth. Too shallow or too deep and it’s not going to last as long.

Aftercare (Important)

You need to look after your tattoo once it’s finished – see my section on tattoo aftercare.

But just to reiterate Don’t pick the scabs, Don’t go in a swimming pool because of the chlorine, stay away from steam rooms and don’t go sunbathing – not until your girls tattoo is fully healed.

Do moisturize your tattoo once healed – keep your skin in good condition and your tattoo will look good for longer.

Anna x

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Tattoo Aftercare

November 6th, 2009 No comments

Tattoo Aftercare

Hi All,

I thought I’d write a quick piece on what I’ve researched into the very important subject of the aftercare of your new sexy tattoo. I mean you’ve made the decision on what dreamy girls tattoos you are going to have and you want to make sure that there are no problems. I am going to discuss the different aftercare routines you should be thinking about following. I shall also try to answer some F.A.Q’s on a girls tattoo care.

Well let me start by saying that the main worry about a fresh tattoo is infection so the overriding theme with all the main aftercare routines is cleanliness. One of the common questions are should I use cream, should I bandage or should I let it air dry.

Do antiseptic creams lift ink?

You have to remember that a tattoo is a wound that is trying to heal so you have to keep it free from germs or infection will set in. Antiseptic creams are great for killing germs but if used improperly they can lift ink causing your beautiful tattoos to fade – BUT only if used incorrectly.

Creams such as Savlon, Bepanthen, A&D and germoline are fine to use but stay away from Polysporin based antiseptic spray as this is quite potent and can have an adverse effect on your tattoo.

If you are going to use creams then you need to use them sparingly, maybe 2 or 3 times a day and only putting a light film on. Use only until scabbing has started or the cuts have sealed and the tattoo has started to peel.

Antiseptic cream is a great line of defense and used as stated above is a good start to your aftercare as it really cuts down any risk of infection and will leave your tattoo looking great.

Should I bandage my Tattoo?

After you have had your new girls tattoo finished your tattoo artist may wrap it in cling film. I would advise you go home and gently wash your tattoo in warm water and pat it dry and then re apply some fresh cling film until the bleeding has stopped.

Don’t apply a bandage as it can clog the pores and harbor a lot of bacteria and cause infection.

Wash your tattoo daily and leave to heal in open air.

Dry healing

This is where you basically leave your tattoo to heal in the open air without the use of antiseptic creams or moisturizers. You just wash your tattoo with warm water and a mild soap and leave to naturally scab and heal. This is good for those that are sensitive to creams and moisturizers but can be extremely itchy when your sexy tattoo starts to peel and not feel so sexy.

To sum up – Do’s

Cover your tattoo for at least 3 hours after completion.

Keep it clean – Wash your tattoo daily with a mild a non-scented soap.

If using creams – use sparingly.

Leave it to dry in the air or wear clean, loose fitting clothing if it is covered.

Don’t worry that there is a small amount of ink in the peeled skin – this is normal.

Don’ts

Pick, Rub or scratch at your tattoos even when it’s peeling.

Soak your tattoo in the bath or go swimming for at least 2 weeks – avoid until the tattoo is healed.

Don’t allow lots of direct sunlight ( i.e. sunbathing ) on your tattoo for first 2-3 weeks.

Shave, wax, epilate etc. the tattooed area until it is healed.

Most importantly if you have any questions or worries then consult the artist who did the tattoo or if infection does set in seek medical advice. Make sure you keep it clean and you are happy with your aftercare routine.

Anna x.

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