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    Aloa guys n gals

    Is anyone tattooed in here ? what are your experiences with getting tattooed or making one ? Are there Tattoo-Artists in here ? Do you have any tips for the after-care (after all the skin is heavily perforated)

    I just got through my first session (as a customer) and in a couple of weeks i will have my second to complete my Tattoo (right arm from Delta to ellbow). I dont have Fotos yet but I will up some pretty soon. (you are welcomed to post fotos of your tattoos of course )

    So the first impression was...wtf...that doesnt hurt as much as everyone always saying...the second (when the Tattoo-artist pulled out that nasty 7 needle thing for filling jobs) was...YES that hurts...sheeeesh....but it was worth the pain (and the money...omg that was expensive and will be expensive the next session).

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    Just keep lots of moisturizing lotion on it so it doesn't scab up. But if it does, which it shouldn't, don't pick at it. That's about it. Oh, and also it's good to keep it covered with saran wrap for the first 24 hours, as that helps prevent scabbing.

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    make sure the lotion you use isn't something like Neosporin that is designed to help you heal up, because it may damage the tattoo. After all, you want to have a scar, so to speak. Also, in the future you want to keep it from getting too much sun because it'll fade. If you must take it to the beach, be sure to put plenty of sun block on it.

    but your tattoo artist should tell you these things

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    thx guys different Artist different tips so i was tempted to ask

    I use "Bephanthen" which is a very fat ointment. The Artist said its really good and he has no negative experiences with it.

    So question again = anyone in here tattooed or involved with tattoos ?

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    hehe, yeah ive got my first tattoo a month ago or so, between the crotch and the navel. prolly get more when i have the money.
    good thing ive gotten past the worst part, my artist said any other place should be like a walk in the park =). this one hurt pretty much hehe

    for tips, ive heard, never trust the 'street' word about tattoos, like treating it with different kinda shit and so on. always ask someone who really knows.
    ive got a pic if u wanna see, tho its nothing fascinating,

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    I'll show, but they're pretty jailhouse:

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    copies I drew of Tom Sullivan drawings from the book in Evil Dead. Done by a friend about a year before he became a professional, when I was 19 I think. I found out maybe a year ago that, despite what he told me at the time, I was the third person he's ever actually tattooed (the two others being my girlfriend at the time and my brother, both of whom got theirs before me that same night). 5am, in my filthy kitched, listening to Danzig, for $40 and a Monte Cristo sandwich. That's how to get fuckin tattooed.

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    I'm heavily tattooed... leg sleeve, one arm sleeved, half-sleeve on the other... stuff on my chest...

    when I get tattooed, I use neosporin or vitamin a&d ointment (contrary to dave's suggestion...it works really well. you DON'T want your skin to become scarred or raised.) and wrap it w/ saran wrap and a buncha ointment for the first three nights and let it air during the day, this keeps it from becoming hard w/ scabs... once it starts peeling I use curel lotion (or anything w/o perfumes/dyes)... but only after it starts peeling. mine usually heal in about a week or so. all the ones I have are pretty bright, and this method heals em quick and without too many problems. also, once it heals, I religiously use 30-45 spf sunblock on it whenever i'm out in the sun. the sun kills tattoos.

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    oh yeah, my half-sleeve... gotta get more pictures of my newer stuff...

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    edit- and my leg...
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    some of the other arm-
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    haha- dave, me too- my leg was colored on my friend's kitchen table one session, before he got his studio set up...

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    I'm constanly amazed at how vibrant the colors of a properly done tattoo can be

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    man.. awesome cotron.

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    Cody knows how much i would sex him cause of those tats...HOOOMMMMOOOO....haha....

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    im up to about 10 so far
    this is the only pic i have of my ink tho

    (posted this before...but oh well )

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    wash with antibacterial soap twice a day. dont stay in the shower to long while doing this. pat dry with a soft cloth. put about a tear drop size thing of a and d ointment on the tattoo. after its healed switch to a hand lotion. AND DO NOT PUT HAND LOTION ON IT FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS! and remember tear drop size amount of a and d ointment. DO NOT WRAP YOUR TATTOO!!!! WITH SARAN WRAP!!! the only time this is done is if it absolute neccasary. the reason this is done to prevent cltothing from sticking to your skin (or bed sheets) and ripping your tattoo off(happened to a artist that i work with at the shop) and unless its something on your chest or back you will be fine. you want to make sure that the tattoo gets plenty of air. more air equals faster healing time and less complications. DO NOT USE NEOSPORIN OINTMENT!!!

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