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lape last won the day on January 14 2018

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  1. I think my favorite episode was the Mike Perfetto one. What a guy!
  2. Sweating, specially in the early days of a fresh tattoo is good for you, just you need to keep the salt off- which means you should probably wash it more often (and put on a clean shirt).
  3. Considering that 40% of Americans are lacking vitamin D, most people probably don't go other routes. Norway is at 30%, yet a large part of our population doesn't even see the sun for 6 months (and the sun is too weak to give the rest of us vitamin D). Experts recommend 15-30 minutes of sun exposure to arms and face (depending on skintype). But looking at skin cancer stats, if you're American, then it's understandable to worry more about it as it is the most predominant type of cancer by a long shot. Here it's not even on the list. But the read on what vitamin D deficiency does isn't exactly happy reading either. YOLO or something 😉
  4. So are you saying that the person should be worried that their tattoo got 5-15 minutes of sun exposure? Because I'm saying that's crazy, even if you're on the equatorial line. Tattoos fade regardless over time. How much it fades depends on a million factors (including sun exposure), but they all fade. Did you know you could get cancer from the lack of vitamin D which sun exposure is one of the main sources for? The clue is moderation.
  5. You guys are weird. 5-15 minutes of barely any sun exposure isn't going to do anything to your skin, tattoo or life unless you are in outer space and way closer to the sun than we are. Not even if you were walking on mirrors reflecting all the UV rays right at your fresh tattoo. If I were you, I'd worry more about being scared of the sun. Because the sun is going to be here for a long time and your tattoos will fade regardless of how you care for them.
  6. What green soap has alcohol in it? Isn't that the whole point of green soap that it doesn't need alcohol to clean? I use a medical grade green soap for everyday showers and cleaning tattoos, never had a rash but also mine doesn't contain alcohol or perfume. Even the green soap I use to clean my floors doesn't have alcohol in it..
  7. I don't think I've posted any of these: Grim design by Morten Transeth at Blue Arms Tattoo in Oslo: Morning star by Siggy from Death or Glory in CPH, done at Tattoo Nation in Kristiansand: And a little dragons head by Hanse at Blue Arms Tattoo in Oslo- who is currently at Idle Hands in SF till the end of February.
  8. It's all about the first ~24 hours after the bandage/clingwrap is removed. If it's clean and not oozing (plasma) then you won't get any scabs. If it oozes and/or is dirty you'll probably end up with scabs. This is the reason why I prefer a proper bandage over night (and day after if I have any) instead of that shitty clingwrap which is removed after a few hours. It's basically too fresh and will ooze, and with nothing to soak it up it's going to form scabs. Right now I have one that is a giant scab, and one that healed nicely in 7 days. Guess which one got which treatment...
  9. That looks like a scar... It could be your body reacting to the ink with a similar look, but I've never seen it that extreme.
  10. I have heard that different types of people take color differently. I've heard from 3 different artists that my skin is extremely easy to pack color into compared to other people. And if the person was bleeding a lot during the tattoo then I can see it being an issue. I do think it looks like some weird lines going through the color, as if it wasn't put in with circles which in my experience seems to be the norm, but that could just be the photos.
  11. lape

    Infected tattoo

    Did you got to a professional tattooer? It looks eh... Not professional. To make it heal faster? I'd try to keep it dry and clean. I think it's already past the point where you could make it heal in a nice way.
  12. lape


    My guess would be less than 6 hours
  13. To answer your question, no I do not think a small of back line only tattoo carries the same stigma as a fully blasted bright and bold neck job. And you can probably grow your hair out if it seems to be a problem.
  14. it sounds like you did a horrible job taking care of it to be honest. scabs form when plasma and dirt is allowed to sit on the tattoo. this is why you should have a proper bandage and leave it on over night. lately i've been double double bandage simply because it will put out plasma, and the more plasma you remove the nicer it will heal. ointment is basically dirt during the first few days to be honest... the scab on the right wing looks like it has had an slight infection. you'll probably loose some color. how to heal scabs? don't touch them, don't get them wet. don't put anything on them.
  15. Yeah that's some bullshit. Prior is bad, during is ok and after is mandatory.
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