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  1. Tattoo advice

    I personally love the little peek you get at the collar of your shirt; it would prompt me to ask more about what’s on the rest of your chest. I would hold off on a couple of months, maybe even a year, before settling into a decision about what you want to do. I know I personally had a small adjustment period when I went from not see my tattoos to having one that peeks out of my collar and one smack dab in the middle of my forearm. Also, it sounds like you may feel more “complete” and settled into the tattoo once you have the surrounding pieces you mentioned.
  2. One man's journey with a cover tattoo

    I love the new piece. It always amazes me how some artists can truly camouflage a cover-up so you can’t see it unless you already knew it was there.
  3. I am not sure where to put my tattoo, could you help me?

    Tattoo design/placement depends on a lot of factors - your personal anatomy being a huge one. Future tattoo placement is something that should also be considered. With that said, I like seeing pieces that curve like that on the side boob of women.
  4. Red ink healing question

    Ouch. That looks painful. I am so happy I haven’t had any adverse reactions to color. The only issue I’ve ever noticed is that my body eats up pink like no other. It looks like my pink areas were never even tattooed.
  5. Bra strap question

    Trial and error? Listen to your body’s cues. If it’s unclmfortable to wear the straps normally, then go back to the alternative.
  6. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    Wow, that’s gorgeous.
  7. Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    That’s pretty. It always amazes me to see and hear about the different pain tolerances and levels according to different people. For example, the tattoo on the top of my foot was a cake walk, but so many people have issues there. What did your husband get?
  8. First visible tattoo. Pics>

    Super fun design. I really like this.
  9. Hello

    Thanks ☺️
  10. New tattoo then working the next day ^^^ there's the link to the thread
  11. New tattoo then working the next day

    Have you considered getting Tegaderm and healing it that way? I am a medic, so I am constantly moving and brushing up against items and patients at my job. I had to go back to work the day after i got my forearm tattoo, and I used Tegaderm on it to help protect it and to help heal it. I had absolutely no issues and would absolutely recommend this method. The Tegaderm is great because it helps provide a barrier in case your new wound is exposed to something, but it also helps reduce pain if you accidentally brush up against something. Good luck and happy healing!
  12. Is your tattoo infected and aftercare FAQ

    I’m not sure what’s going on with your tattoo, but I recommend going to a Dermatologist at this point. It seems like you may need a higher level of care and/or treatment than what a general practitioner can give you.
  13. Hello

    I hardly ever back down from a challenge. 😜 The owl piece was from just 2 days ago. It’s wrapped up in tegaderm now. We have another session to go. (Bryan Neal at American Tattoo in Knoxville, MD) The heart is in my R inner forearm. My grandpa had almost the exact one in the same location. (Tony “Trustworthy” at Jack Brown’s Tattoo Revival in Fredericksburg, MD)
  14. Hello

    Hey all. My name is Kitty. I’ve been lurking the site for a couple of months, and I decided to finally take the plunge and join y’all. I found the forum when I was researching Tegaderm for healing tattoos, but I stayed because of the helpfulness and passion of the people here. I have a few tattoos, but just finished the first session of my Harry Potter owl piece on my chest yesterday. Oy! What a pain!!! But it was sooo worth it! I’m looking forward to getting to know all of ya.