AtomicMagpye

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  1. I reckon it goes a bit like this.... Being tattooed has become more socially acceptable (at least in the UK). This has removed one barrier to being tattooed (at least in the view of some who care about that sort of thing). Tattooing is more accessible. There are more tattoo studios - and it's easier to get an understanding of the process and book an appointment. This has removed another barrier (at least in some who wouldn't have made the effort). Tattooing is now seen as desirable in some social milieu. This has encouraged some who are influenced by that kind of thing to have a tattoo - when maybe that shouldn't be a primary reason. The "being tattooed progression" also appears to have changed with the above. Shoulder to upper arm to (maybe) lower arm to hands (unusual) to face (very unusual) has migrated to lower arm, hands etc as potentially a first tattoo. But then again - "I used to be with it, but then they changed what "it" was, and now what I'm with isn't "it""..... 😕
  2. Hello there - I've been doing a bit of reading around the latest research on how tattoos are maintained - specifically the action of macrophage pigment take up - and how over time the macrophages essentially drop the pigment and there is then a re-uptake by replacement macrophages. Macrophages are involved in various stuff around immune response and (although I haven't found any direct research on this) I would be interested to find out how many people have "allergic" reactions months or years after initial tattoo. It is possible that an individual's immune response changes over time - and at the time of macrophage re-take up (months or years after the initial tattoo) there is a difference in response (however this is just guesswork on my part at this point). Would be great to see more research on this - but I can't find any directly related to tattoos. Ive probably pasted this before - but here it is again - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180306101708.htm
  3. See a doctor. It is rare but there have been cases of inflammatory myopathy as a complication post tattoo - it's been found in cases where people are immuno-suppressed - which could be for a number of reasons. I say "have been cases" - a quick google only brings up one - so it seems very rare - or under-reported. Not saying that's your issue of course - as above - you should see a medical professional (internet forums are not the best place to get any kind of diagnosis). "https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/beware-of-getting-a-tattoo-if-your-immune-system-isnt-up-to-scratch-doctors-warn/"
  4. Viam Est Mars ?... Does Elon Musk have a new tattoo then.
  5. Latest research would seem to suggest It's also going to depend on the initial macrophage response for the particular individual - which is going to vary person to person....and even be contingent on the health of the individual at the time of the tattoo - interesting stuff. The constant replacement of dead macrophages (and ink re-uptake) during the life of the tattoo also seems to me to possibly account for some of the weird "fully healed tattoo doing odd things every now and again" that some of us have experienced - I would love to see more proper research on this. Here's a bit of info: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180306101708.htm
  6. I've gone down the dry healing route for the latest after the crap with the last one - 4 days in and do you know what, I think I'm going to stop with the lotions and potions for aftercare - seems to be healing just fine by itself without me poking at it with salve. Also my clothes aren't covered in crap, which is nice. Anyone else just letting stuff heal by itself these days? -
  7. Scythe action from today... please also note the nineties tribal from a bygone age when things were different... I like it and I've heard it's coming back into vogue at some point or other. ...
  8. Yeah - no. Particularly the Gulf of Mexico or other coastal areas - Vibrio Vulnificus is no joke (although it does have a cool name).
  9. Marvellous! - my first real experience of a motorcycle was riding pillion on my cousin's GPZ750 turbo..... after that I really wanted a bike 🙂
  10. New Bike - picked it up on Saturday.... always wanted one when they first came out - had a zzr600 - and now this one....
  11. @Gingerninja I feel your pain, and hope it's healing better for you now - Ive just had something very similar happen on my 2 headed snek beast :-/... Ive so rarely had a problem healing that I had forgotten what a pain it can be..... I came down with flu (or at least a nasty cold) on the Wednesday after the tattoo - and that appears to have had an impact on how well I'm healing - which is bollocks as we say in the UK.
  12. Also Ginjerninja said: "I had my right knee colored in last Thursday (the line work was done last October). At this point, my left knee cap can stay empty forever!" Utmost respect to both of you - mine was mostly around the knee and not directly over 🙂 - ... somewhat interestingly I think I'm going for a piece next that will mean I have the joys of the knee ditch... and then after that inner thigh - marvellous 🙂
  13. Twin headed tree snake made of trees and snakes around the knee - connects with the green man etc - done today. Knees are interesting aren't they 🙂
  14. MichealShane.... thanks - we've released a load of stuff over the last few years - there's an Album called The Golden Section on iTunes/amazon etc... but you can listen to a bunch of free stuff on Jo's soundcloud page (Jo is the singer) - theres some of her solo stuff on there but if you scroll down there's some Kodiak Island tunes also.... https://soundcloud.com/jobartlett