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Tattoos: Messed up tattoo, san francisco tattoo
san francisco tattoo: Danielle- Yes, if you cover the whole infinity symbol it may need to be somewhat bigger, how big will depend on the flower and style. But maybe you can just have the symbol made thicker so it will be smooth, this will keep it the same size. Different...

Tattoos: Raised lines & lumps old tattoo, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Allison, Two things cause this; an over worked tattoo and impurities in the pigment. If it is impurities you probably notice that this reaction occurs when your body is overheated. At that time the pores are opening and trying to disperse the impurities...

Tattoos: tattoo, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Dave, Henna pigment is an organic compound. So is tattoo pigment. It would be ill advised for you to get a tattoo if you are allergic to organic compounds. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me...

Tattoos: tattoo, tattoo san francisco, tatto
tattoo san francisco, tatto, tattoos : Dexter- Henna and tattoo pigments are made of different ingredients, so being allergic to one doesn t necessarily mean there will be a reaction to the other. There are few allergies to tattoo pigments, mainly reds. I ve been tattooing for over 15 years...

Tattoos: tattoo healing, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Leanna, You are having an allergic reaction to the healing compound you are using. Discontinue use of all creams, ointments, lotions and oils immediately. Let it dry out. The condition should clear in 7 to 10 days. If doesn t or if the condition worsens...

Tattoos: Tattoos, tattoo san francisco, tatto
tattoo san francisco, tatto: Heather- Is the red you are talking about the red splotches between the head and wing and under and between the wings? That actually looks like it is tattoo pigment to me. Might it be red shading around the bird to compliment the red heart? If you haven...

Tattoos: Tenderness and swelling normal??, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Anna, Often the body will perceive a tattoo on the (extremities, ankle, foot, hand), as a sprain so it heals the same way. This also means that you must treat it the same as a sprain. Elevate and use hot and cold compresses. Try to stay off of it as much...

Tattoos: Tenderness and swelling normal????, tattoo san francisco, tatto
tattoo san francisco, tatto, tattoos : Anna- It isn t uncommon for foot tattoos to swell or even bruise, it isn t even super uncommon for it to be tender for some time. So it likely is in the normal healing process. Remember you are on your feet and it puts stress on the healing process. It...

Tattoos: White tattoo healing pale grey - normal?, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Olivia, There are 2 things going on with your tattoos. The first and foremost is that they were overworked. I can see definite scarring in the tattoos. Plus the fact that you became bruised and welted tells me that the tattooist did not know what they were...

Tattoos: apprenticeships, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Chico, This is not a learn on your own profession. You MUST try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a machine or needle and starting to tattoo. There is a...

Tattoos: Bruised 6 months after a tattoo, tattoo, tattoo healing
tattoo, tattoo healing, tattoo san francisco: Karla- Bruising under the arm is pretty common, it is a pretty sensitive area. Still, after six months, I d have expected it to have gone away, unless there is situation where the skin is has problems with bruising. Sometimes with solid black tattoos,...

Tattoos: eyebrow and eyeliner, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Joyce, The pigment is translucent which means that darker colors will always come through lighter colors. It is extremely difficult to lighten darker colors. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me...

Tattoos: Swollen hand tattoo, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Amber, It is not unusual for a tattoo on the extremities to swell but what you described sounds like an infection. Please consult with a physician IMMEDIATELY! I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let...

Tattoos: Tattoo Bleeding Ink, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Chrys, Pigment Bleed is an indication that the tattooist who did your work went into the skin at an angle with the needle. When this happens the pigment did not go into the skin glands properly and the spread will continue creating a haze under the skin....

Tattoos: Tattoo ink blown thrrew skin, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Mario, Pigment Bleed is an indication that the tattooist who did your work went into the skin at an angle with the needle. When this happens the pigment did not go into the skin glands properly and the spread will continue creating a haze under the skin....

Tattoos: foot tattoo, tattoo, tattoo healing
tattoo, tattoo healing, tattoo san francisco: Jill- Feet tattoos are tricky, Because of the nature of the skin on the foot, as well as shoes, tattoos on feet often don t look as nice as on other parts of the body. Ink falls out and the lines blur quicker than other parts of the body. It looks like...

Tattoos: Infected tattoo healing, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Brooke, As long as you are not seeing any red bumps around the outside of it you can continue to use a thin coat of A&D Ointment on it no more than 3 times a day to keep it moist. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance...

Tattoos: Itchy and bumpy tattoo, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Asiah, If there is clear yellowish fluid coming out of it please contact a physician immediately, you may have an infection. Please remember; Oral antibiotics are OK to take but do not use any creams, oils, lotions or ointments on it as it will only complicate...

Tattoos: Rash around tattoo, tattoo, tattoo healing
tattoo, tattoo healing, tattoo san francisco: Emma- A rash around a fresh tattoo is pretty common. It generally means you need to use less of the aftercare product as it is irritating the skin. Try stopping all creams or ointments and just wash once a day and it should start to clear up in a couple of...

Tattoos: Tatoo help please, tattoo, tattoo healing
tattoo, tattoo healing, tattoo san francisco: Emily- Once the skin has healed over and there is no longer any scabbing and the skin is back to normal, it is safe to resume all normal activities, including a nice hot bath. Just remember to sun screen it before exposing it to sun. Good Luck! Sasha...

Tattoos: Brown spot by tattoo, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Raven, That looks like a mole. Some moles can remain skin tone until aggravated then turn brown. I can see that he tattooed over it which is a huge breech in proper procedure. You also have another mole on the other side of the tattoo. Please keep an eye...

Tattoos: nipple skin graft piercing., tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Toy, You would have to do it as a sub-dermal piercing and I would stronly recomeend the ring for sanitary and safety reasons. At the first sign of rejection of the jewelry remove immediately to keep from affecting the graft. I hope this has been of some...

Tattoos: Tattoo, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Kelsey, I have always recommended that people with your condition NOT get tattooed. There is an increased risk of skin cancer and your skin really will not properly hold the pigment making for a poor tattoo. I am afraid that you will have to find other...

Tattoos: Help with my tattoo!, tattoo, tattoo healing
tattoo, tattoo healing, tattoo san francisco: Christina- I sounds like you are wanting a very personal tattoo so it would be important to look around your life and find inspiration there. English is the only language I speak, so I cannot advise on other languages, and would encourage caution and double...

Tattoos: KS Tattoo Artists, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Jasmine, I highly recommend Abraxis Tattoo Co. in Lawrence and the owner Carlos to do your work. I trained him and he understands the challenges in tattooing darker skin. Here is their Facebook page link: www.facebook.com/abraxastattooco and their phone...

Tattoos: Nipple Piercing, pierce, piercing
pierce, piercing, pierces: Gerald, Anyone who pierces a nipple without it being erect (pumped), does not know what they are doing. The nipple should always be erect when getting a piercing. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please...

Tattoos: Temps, tattoo, tattoo healing
tattoo, tattoo healing, tattoo san francisco: James- Most temp tattoos do not really look or act like the real thing. I think they use a kind of body paint in movies, but it isn t going to last long. There is also some airbrush body paint that supposedly lasts a week or so, but it I m doubtful. For...

Tattoos: ?, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Martha, The chances of a tattoo going deep enough to cause nerve damage is very slim. I would say that you may be having some other issues that you may need to consult with a Chiropractor or Physician about. I hope this has been of some help to you....

Tattoos: Microdermal Hip Piercings, piercing, pierces
piercing, pierces, pierced: Cheyenne, Microdermal piercing is illegal in the state of Kansas. You will have to contact studios in the state you are closest to for the service, i.e.; Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma. I cannot recommend just one studio on this subject because...

Tattoos: need help with creatimg an arm sleeve tattoo, arm sleeve tattoo, sleeve tattoos
arm sleeve tattoo, sleeve tattoos, paw prints: Tamara- Art is so subjective and personal, especially tattoo art. This is a bit more complicated a questions for this format and it needs much more personal attention. What I would suggest is to take a look online at some shops in your area, check out...

Tattoos: painful swollen arm, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Leanne, Sometimes the body perceives a tattoo on the extremities (arms and legs), as a sprain so it tries to heal it in the same way. I would advise elevating it and placing ice on it for a day. If the swelling and pain does not subside contact a physician...

Tattoos: percentaged, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Bear, Most studios will charge some sort of fee for an apprenticeship whether it is a flat fee or a percentage of the work the apprentice does. Percentage payments are not unusual and many shops charge their tattooists a percentage for chair rental. ...

Tattoos: Stretch marks, stretch marks
stretch marks: Melanie- You could do the butterflies, but I might suggest you look into skin needling as it can work really work well for stretch marks. I ve done it for all kinds of skin tones, including African American tones. I d recommend you look in your area...

Tattoos: Scared Overworked Black tattoo, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Charles, The truth of the matter is that it is a very poorly done tattoo. It is overworked and scarred. Unfortunately it will not get better. My advice would be wait for 90 days for total healing to take place then locate a skilled, qualified, experienced,...

Tattoos: soap issue, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Porsher, I do not recommend the use of any soap of any kind on a healing tattoo. Rubbing soap on a new tattoo can cause the protective layer to fall off before time taking out color and leaving scarring. I only recommend clean water rinse during the healing...

Tattoos: Is my tattoo blown out? What happened?, tattoos, tattoo
tattoos, tattoo, tattooing: Elizabeth, You have several problems with the tattoo. The reason that area looks the way it does is because he went way to deep at that point causing a deep scarring and a blowout. The rest of the tattoo is scarred as well and very poorly rendered. Also...

Tattoos: tattoo care, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooed: Lisa, Sorry it took a day or so to get back to you I was checking the list of ingredients. Yes, it should be safe to use on an existing tattoo as I see no abrasives I am aware of in the ingredients. If you notice any sort opf reaction however please discontinue...

Tattoos: What do you think of this website?, pierce, piercing
pierce, piercing, pierces: switsocospi, Quite frankly I am appalled by that website. First off ear piercing guns are dangerous; ripping the skin and unable to be properly sterilized. S econdly no one under 18 years of age should ever be pierced for any reason. Because the body...

Tattoos: Pimples in my tattoo, infection?, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Jorge, You have had an allergic reaction to a cream, ointment or lotion you have used on your tattoo. Doctors are not familiar with this condition and therefore often prescribe the wrong treatment for it doing more harm than good. The cream the Doctor gave...

Tattoos: loss of sensation, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooed: Kaitie, Nerve damage resulting from a tattoo is extremely rare. It sounds to me, based on what you ve told me, that you have something else going on that is not related to the tattoo at all. My advice would be to contact either a Chiropractor or a Physician...

Tattoos: Big itchy red bumps around tattoo after 1 week
Steph, Allergic reactions can occur on different areas of the body without affecting other areas. The vaseline buildup that you mentioned would not cause that type of reaction. What you described does sound like an allergy. If you have a major concern about...

Tattoos: RASH AROUND TATTOO HELP!!!!, tattoo, tattoo healing
tattoo, tattoo healing, tattoo san francisco: Carolyn- It isn t uncommon for there to be reactions to aftercare, even if you ve used it before. The first thing is to stop all aftercare products. Sometimes the skin is just over stimulated by after products and a&d is made of almost all petroleum jelly,...

Tattoos: Tattoo Trouble, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooed: Keana, Please discontinue all use of creams, ointments and lotions immediately and consult with a physician. You are allergic to the healing compounds you have been using and you have a severe infection. Please take care of this as soon as possible. ...

Tattoos: ???, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Kevin, The main problem I see with the tattoo (besides not much definition), is that they overworked the tattoo. Because of that you can expect some scaring to occur. My advise is to wait at least 6 months for the damage to adequately heal then seek out...

Tattoos: breast reconstuction scar coverage, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Cathy, I was the one that developed the scar cover-up Technics that are used by most knowledgeable artists today. I use to do the Sturgis Rally and if I still did I of course would refer you to me. But since I no longer do the rally I will refer you to...

Tattoos: Generate ideas for my tattoo?, tattoo, tattoo healing
tattoo, tattoo healing, tattoo san francisco: Kaitlin- The best way to have a tattoo designed is to do some research into local tattoo artists. Look for artists who does work you like and are inspired by. Then talk to a couple of artists and see who has ideas that you like and who seems like a good...

Tattoos: tattooing on scars, tattoo, tattooing
tattoo, tattooing, tattoos: Amber, I am the one that developed the procedure in 1978 that most professional tattooist use today to do scar cover-ups. Any design will work over a scar. Below is what is involved in covering a scar. 1. It is time consuming. Depending on the individual...

Tattoos: I've been doing some research...
Madison- Apologies for the delay. You have asked interesting insightful questions. They are pretty involved and require a bit more time than this format can offer. I d recommend you talk to local tattoo artists and see if you can set up a time for a brief...

Tattoos: Allergic reaction ?, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooed: Anne, IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE HYDRO-CORTISONE CREAM! Hydro-Cortisone compounds and intensifies the reaction. What is happening is an allergic reaction to the Vitamin E Oil you were using. Vitamin E Oil should NEVER be used on a tattoo until...

Tattoos: apprenticeship
The best way that I know of to get an apprenticeship is to simply walk into different shops with your portfolio and talk to the master artist there. You can also tried LinkedIn, on my group Tattoo Artists and Body Art Enthusiasts , where there are regular...

Tattoos: Best placement for a tattoo?
Caitlin, The ribs are very little affected by moderate weight gain. Keep in mind that all areas of the body are affected by severe weight gain. The length of time white holds is determined by the PH level of the skin. It varies from person to person but...

Tattoos: Your location?, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooed: Brittanie, As long as the scar is at least 1 year old we can cover it, no problem. My studio is in Topeka, Kansas. Please visit my website http://www.ubtat2d.com for contact information. Please keep in mind that I work by appointment only. I will be honored...

Tattoos: top ball, piercing, pierced
piercing, pierced, pierces: Shiarbriance, Without seeing a photo of the piercing it is hard to give you a definitive answer. However, based on the info you have supplied I can tell you that a barbell should never be used for an initial navel piercing. For proper healing to take place...

Tattoos: apprenticeships, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Jeremy, The best way to start is by following the law. There are no short cuts. For the most part the so called Tattoo Schools are a rip off and most states do not recognize them. My best advise is for you to comply with Oklahoma statues and find a studio...

Tattoos: Abdominal/Torso Tattoos and Weightloss/gain, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Gabriella, First off congratulations on your weight loss. Though it is true that the skin stretches with weight gain it unfortunately does not return to it s original state with weight loss. This does not however mean that you cannot think about tattoos....

Tattoos: Blow out, tattoos, tattoo
tattoos, tattoo, tattooing: Brad, Based on what I am seeing in the photo your skin is healthy. I do not believe that the blowouts are due to older skin, it looks like poor tattoo work to me. Also, it appears that you have a slight infection, please consult with a physician immediately...

Tattoos: Question, Pierce, Piercing
Pierce, Piercing, Pierced: Janie, I have absolutely no idea who put forth that type of erroneous information but it is false. You cannot have your tongue pierced if you are tongue tied. It can cause difficulty in swallowing and damage to teeth. Please disregard that information as...

Tattoos: In Home Tattoo, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Vincent, You should have a huge concern because he has lied to you. The state of Pennsylvania does NOT allow in home service. ALL Tattooing and Piercing MUST be done out of a licensed facility. The reason for this is to prevent and deter blood borne pathogens...

Tattoos: Gold Tattoo on Darker Skin, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Destiny, First off please be aware that there is no such thing as Gold, Silver, Bronze, Brass or Copper tattoo pigment. To create pigments like that you would need to add flakes of metal or use chemicals to them that you would not want in your skin. Metallic...

Tattoos: Can a person under the age of 18 get
Each province in Canada is a different jurisdiction when it comes to this matter, as the industry is regulated provincially and not federally. Generally, however the answer is : A person under 16 cannot get a tattoo, period. A person between 16 and...

Tattoos: Tattoo Blowout?!?, tattoo removal
tattoo removal: Matthew, Tattoo pigments are translucent and darker colors will always show through lighter colors so covering with flesh tones is not possible. Also be aware that despite what you have heard laser removal IS NOT 100% effective, neither are removal creams....

Tattoos: MANY tattoos, tattoo, tattoos
tattoo, tattoos, tattooing: Dick, It really wasn t as difficult or monumental a task as it may seem. The tattoos were done with a stamp with changeable numbers. The device was much like the one that is used to tattoo the ears of cattle and in fact the modern device which resembles...

Tattoos: Tattoos
Those particular types of tattoos(thorny armbands) have no real meaning, but the Maori tribals DO have meaning. African Americans usually get the same dark ink and bright color tattoos as everyone else. There really is no difference. As for age, it doesn...

Tattoos: Use of Glycerin
You have been totally misinformed! There is absolutely no problem with the use of glycerine! As a matter of fact the optimum aftercare products have water and glycerine as their two main ingredients! The water soothes the tattoo and the glycerine lessens...

Tattoos: 2nd degree burn tattoo, scar tissue, second degree burn
scar tissue, second degree burn, getting a tattoo: Kelly, Most scar tissue can be tattooed after it has healed for at least 1 year. However, if you keloid once, getting a tattoo there is a very good chance that you may keloid again. It s a risk that you may have to take if you re wanting to get the area...

Tattoos: 2nd question (Care for rash/weeping tattoo), hypoallergenic soap, cuts and scrapes
hypoallergenic soap, cuts and scrapes, hypoallergenic lotion: EJC, Once a tattoo has broken out in a rash you should put nothing else on it. It needs to dry out now to totally let it heal from the reaction. DO NOT USE NEOSPORIN OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENTS ON A TATTOO EVER! In order for a tattoo...

Tattoos: 3-5 year tattoos, permanent nothing, death god
permanent nothing, death god, ur time: Charli, Yes it is a hoax and a scam! Tattoos are permanent! Nothing is forever except diamonds, death, God and tattoos. I hope this has been of some help. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- www.ablazable.co...

Tattoos: 3 weeks old tattoo-still very painful, old tattoo, kathleen kathleen
old tattoo, kathleen kathleen, dry your eyes: Kathleen, I tried to send this immediately to you yesterday, however, ALLEXPERTS was down and I could not respond. So sorry! Dry your eyes, it will be alright! You have indeed had a severe allergic reaction to the ointment that you are using. Discontinue...

Tattoos: 4 YEAR OLD TATTOO.., dead skin cells, annie annie
dead skin cells, annie annie, old tattoo: Annie, Apparently there were some impurities in the pigment which was used. It can take sometime before they work themselves to the surface. Such as a splinter is rejected by the body so too are the impurities in the pigment. Give it some time and they...

Tattoos: 6 months old tattoo, impurities, pigment
impurities, pigment, blogtalkradio: Mark, More than likely what is happening is a rejection of impurities in the pigment. In much the same way that the body rejects a splinter your body is rejecting some impurities in the pigment. The only thing you can do is let nature take it s course and...

Tattoos: African Americans and Tattoos, tattoo pigments, ear piercings
tattoo pigments, ear piercings, dark orange: Kemmyj, First off let me congratulate you for thinking this through. Lets deal with the keloid first. Ask the tattooist that you pick to run a clean needle loaded with alcohol across the skin in an inconspicuos place. Wait 7 to 10 days to see if it keloids....

Tattoos: Aftercare, collar bone, painful experience
collar bone, painful experience, adverse effect: Chris, First off, NEVER use Tattoo Goo or Triple A on a tattoo. The Goo and the Triple A both have an adverse effect on a tattoo. I will not let my clients use either one. If you would like to see a list of proper care instructions please visit my FAQ...

Tattoos: Aftercare Inquiry, tattoo aftercare instructions, chlorinated pool
tattoo aftercare instructions, chlorinated pool, main ingrediant: Shannon, Chlorine is the main ingrediant in bleach and just like bleach chlorine can pull the color out of a fresh tattoo. Also prolonged exposure to water during the healing period can cause the protective layer to come off of the tattoo before it is fully...

Tattoos: Aftercare, antibiotic ointment, new tattoo
antibiotic ointment, new tattoo, tattoo studio: Hi Kelly! Sorry for the delay in answering. I recommend Tattoo Goo for the care of your tattoo from the day you get it through the life of your tattoo. You can purchase it from almost any tattoo studio for $5-$10 a can. If you can t get it, my second choice...

Tattoos: Age, getting a tattoo, legal guardian
getting a tattoo, legal guardian, 16th birthday: Dear Steph, I noticed that you are really wanting a tattoo. Well at 16yr old, maybe it would be best that you put it off a few years like about 18.So that you can really have time to think about it. I dont know the laws of getting a tattoo as a minor in the...

Tattoos: Allergic Reaction?, rare pigment, purple pigment
rare pigment, purple pigment, itchy bumps: Angela, Whatever ointment you are using for healing discontinue use of it immediately! Without actually seeing the tattoo it will be hard for me to give you the exact answer on what is going on with your tattoo. However, what I can tell you is this.......

Tattoos: Allergic Reaction to A&D Ointment?, bacitracin, red bumps
bacitracin, red bumps, simple answer: Diana, Here is the simple answer to your question.... Stop using anything on it, including soap. It is OK to shower and let water flow over it but all you are doing is aggravating the skin by putting chemicals on it. Please discontinue use of all ointments,...

Tattoos: Allergic Reaction?, baby oil, skin condition
baby oil, skin condition, benadryl: Jodi, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Our ISP has been down for a few days. It just went back up this morning. I m going to tell you that you should not have been tattooed. Your artist should have told you that if you had psoriasis and...

Tattoos: Allergic reaction to A+D ointment tattoo, sleeve tattoo, pimples
sleeve tattoo, pimples, ointments: Jermaine, You did have an allergic reaction to the A&D ointment. It happens. The best thing you can do at this time is let it dry out. The pimples should disappear in 7 to 10 days. For a list of healing alternatives please visit my FAQ page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html...

Tattoos: Allergic reaction, red bumps, alternative healing
red bumps, alternative healing, red ink: Mike, You ARE haveing an allergic reaction to the A&D ointment. The allergy can develop at anytime because the bodies chemistry is in a state of constant change. Just because you were not allergic before does not mean that you will not be allergic later....

Tattoos: Allerigic to Ink, aloe vera gel, pure aloe vera gel
aloe vera gel, pure aloe vera gel, itchy bumps: Abby, Unfortunately Doctors do not know anything about tattoos and thier causes. What happened was that you probably experienced an allergic reaction to the original healing ointment you used on the tattoo, it happens. What you should have done at the time...

Tattoos: Apprenticeship, formal apprenticeship, certificates of achievement
formal apprenticeship, certificates of achievement, words of advice: Abi, What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist or piercer in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a machine or needle and starting to tattoo or pierce. There is a lot to...

Tattoos: Apprenticeship catch-22, scratcher, local shop
scratcher, local shop, disposables: Unsure apprentice, You have already answered your own question.... If you would not allow the guy to tattoo on you why would you want to apprentice under him. Sounds like an unknowledgable individual to me. I applaud your determination and your desire to...

Tattoos: Approximate costs, etc., chest piece, approximate costs
chest piece, approximate costs, best bet: Whitney, Below are the answers to your questions in the order in which you asked them: 1. It is impossible for me to give you a price. Different studios charge different rates. There is no overall average rate. You will have to ask the studio that you...

Tattoos: Asian tattoo, onion top, living in singapore
onion top, living in singapore, skilled artist: Bob, More than likely it was a design that was created for her by a skilled artist. Whatever meaning it had is something that was strickly personal to her. Any skilled, qualified, licensed tattooist could design a simular design for you. Do your footwork...

Tattoos: abdomen tattoo: myth or fact?, old school style, oil massages
old school style, oil massages, natal baby: Julia, First off let me apologize for taking a few days to get back to you. I had to go out of town on the spur of the moment and just got back. Anytime that you tattoo in that area there is always the chance of stretch marks. One way to reduce them...

Tattoos: acne & Tattoos, shoulder blade, ammount
shoulder blade, ammount, acne: Terri, The answer to both of your questions is YES! Yes acne would affect the tattoo and how it heals and yes you are more prone to infection. I usually advise people with acne to stay clear of tattoos in the area of the affected skin. Please reconsider...

Tattoos: aftercare, tattoo artist, tattooist
tattoo artist, tattooist, blogtalkradio: Errica, I will answer your last question first; A red reaction can occur at anytime and may be triggered by a change in the bodies chemistry. Now as for aftercare.... My advise is to always follow the instructions given to you by your tattooist, especially...

Tattoos: albums, nick anderson, zach wilde
nick anderson, zach wilde: I don t know which album you are referring to or why you are asking me, but copy this url and paste it into your browser: http://www.zakk-wylde.net/discography.htm I hope this helps. Please let me know why you would ask me about this. Does it have something...

Tattoos: allergic reaction, triple antibiotic ointment, allergic reaction
triple antibiotic ointment, allergic reaction, adverse effects: Chris, You have several alternatives that you can use. First though let me just tell you that Neosporin (or any triple antibiotic ointment) as well as bacitracin have adverse effects on a tattoo and should never be used for healing. For a list of healing...

Tattoos: allergic reaction??, avon skin, soft oil
avon skin, soft oil, lubriderm: Leslie, You are having an severe allergic reaction to the ointment you are using. Please discontinue use immediately and let the tattoo dry out. Do not use anything else on the tattoo. The condition should clear in aprox. 7 to 10 days. If it does not contact...

Tattoos: allergic reaction to the tattoo ink, red bumpy rash, drawing salve
red bumpy rash, drawing salve, tattoo ink: Rhiannon, You and your husband are having what is called RED REACTION it is an allergic reaction to red pigment and is often brought on by usage of a poorer grade of pigment. It will eventually clear up but it can take anywhere from a few months to five...

Tattoos: allergic reaction???, drawing salve, color tattoo
drawing salve, color tattoo, zodiac signs: Mikie, Stop using ointments and creams on the tattoo, you are just aggravating the condition. The reaction you are having is called RED REACTION it is an allergic reaction to red pigment. It can sometimes lay dormant for years then something such as chemical...

Tattoos: allergic to yellow ink??, red blotches, allergy problems
red blotches, allergy problems, yellow ink: If you have seen a Doctor who said use hydrocortisone and it s working, I would go with the flow. Additional tattooing may cause some allergy problems but as I said if the hydro is working, it becomes a minor problem. You can also ask your artist to try a...

Tattoos: allergy, sleve, drx
sleve, drx, possiblity: Sharon, An allergic reaction to pigment can occur at anytime. You said that you, started getting very itchy especially when I was warm. That tells me that there may be impurities in the pigment that are irritating your skin. Some poorer grade pigments...

Tattoos: ankle tattoo, tattoo pigments, carbon elements
tattoo pigments, carbon elements, keloid: Angela, If you are prone to Keloids it is not a good idea to consider a tattoo. It really makes no difference where on the body you get the tattoo you may still keloid if your skin is that type. Most tattoo pigments today are made from orgainic compounds...

Tattoos: apprenticeship, formal apprenticeship, professional artist
formal apprenticeship, professional artist, words of advice: Sam, If you are serious about tattooing what you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artistin a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a and starting to tattoo. There is a lot to...

Tattoos: apprenticeship, grunt work, follow ups
grunt work, follow ups, life on earth: John, A nice professionally put together portfolio is a huge help. Also a resume and business card does not hurt a thing. They really will not give a hoot about your college, that is not what this is about. It s about the art! Door to door is the best and...

Tattoos: apprenticeship, artistic talent, tattoo shop
artistic talent, tattoo shop, tattoo artist: Each shop and artist has different ways to decide to take on an apprentice, so it may take a while to find the shop where you will fit in. All I can suggest is that you keep checking into every shop you see until you find the one that will be wlling to train...

Tattoos: apprenticeship cost?, apprenticeship, blogtalkradio
apprenticeship, blogtalkradio, gypsy: Ron, That is an average cost. What you will pay for an apprenticeship is dependent on the skill and fame of the artist and studio. Do a little research and make sure that they are a qualified and experienced trainer before putting out that type of money...

Tattoos: apprenticeship requirements, apprenticeship requirements, crap job
apprenticeship requirements, crap job, going in the right direction: Anya, I get questions like yours all the time. Many schools, including Red Cross, have Pathogens courses. The Alliance of Professional Tattooists offer courses at most of the major tattoo shows. A 18 month to 2 year apprenticeship is normal and you will...

Tattoos: apprenticeship, words of advice, tattoo artist
words of advice, tattoo artist, skin type: Megan, What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a needle and starting to tattoo. There is a lot to know from sterilization to placement,...

Tattoos: appretice, flying by the seat of your pants, seat of your pants
flying by the seat of your pants, seat of your pants, life dream: Well, Melissa, it s a difficult business to get into. Sometimes you just get lucky, but most of the time you have to jump through hoops to get in the door. Here s my advice to you...If being a tattoo artist is your life s dream and you can t see yourself pursuing...

Tattoos: appreticship, inland empire, cailfornia
inland empire, cailfornia, footwork: Diane, The best thing to do is footwork. Go door to door in person and visit with the different studios and let them know that you are interested in an apprenticeship. All studios take in apprentices it is just weither you impress them enough to get what...

Tattoos: aprenticships, formal apprenticeship, aprenticeship
formal apprenticeship, aprenticeship, tattoo artist: Peggy Anne, I get questions like yours all the time and we have developed some courses that can help you tremendously towards distingusing yourself in a SEA OF APPRENTICESHIP SEEKERS by putting into your hand knowledge, transcripts and certificates of...

Tattoos: aproach to artists, formal apprenticeship, tattoo artist
formal apprenticeship, tattoo artist, tattoo artists: Michael, To become a better artist you have to become a more intelligent person. The is no substitute for education it is by far more powerful than ignorance. You also have to add into that determination. If you are not willing to pursue your dream no matter...

Tattoos: aricle on piercing, savage magazine, paisano publications
savage magazine, paisano publications, piercers: Elena, Several sources come to mind: http://www.ubtat2d.com http://www.sekpress.net http://www.bme.com I would also suggest that you pan past issues of Savage magazine which is published by Paisano Publications. I am sorry but I do not know any...

Tattoos: artistic quality?, artistic quality, img photobucket
artistic quality, img photobucket, gypsy: Sherrie, Don t take too much stock in what your friends say.... The photo you sent was kind of fuzzy but from what I could see of it the lines were solid and the colors bold. Also I looked at your tattooists gallery and she does clean work. Are you happy...

Tattoos: artists recommendation, time adam, foot work
time adam, foot work, little foot: Adam, I am not familiar with the studios in Louisville but I have heard of an artist that use to work in one of the studios there that had a good reputation by the name of BODINE. I don t know if he is still in Louisville and not sure which studio he is...

Tattoos: aspiring artist, hey gypsy, tattoo artist
hey gypsy, tattoo artist, aspiring artist: Kristine, You do not need to go to art school to obtain an apprenticeship but artistic talent helps. What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist or piercer in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying...

Tattoos: Bad outline, poor artwork, blogtalkradio
poor artwork, blogtalkradio, tribal tattoo: Ed, By not going to a skilled, qualified and licensed professional you opened yourself up for all sorts of complications such as disease and poor artwork. The scratcher you went to went under the skin at an angle and unfortunately it will continue to spread....

Tattoos: Bad Tattoo, scarring and Infection, professional studio, raindrop
professional studio, raindrop, raindrops: Aliza, Before I can answer your question I need just a little more info: 1. Did you go to a licensed, qualified, experienced professional studio to get your tattoo done? 2. What type of sterilization did they use? 3. What brand of ink was used? 4....

Tattoos: Bad Tattoo, bad tattoo, tattoo shops
bad tattoo, tattoo shops, tattoo shop: Jean, First off please forgive me for taking a couple of days to get back to you. I have been under the weather and have just now got back online. If it is a reputable studio it should not only be licensed but should also have insurance. The owner should...

Tattoos: Bad tattoo or allergy to red ink, local health department, bad tattoo
local health department, bad tattoo, tattoo shop: Jean, OH MY GOD! I got the photo s you sent. My STRONG advise to you is DO NOT GO BACK TO THAT BUTCHER! First off you had a severe infection it is a wonder that you did not get extremely ill. Secondly he not only went WAY TO DEEP he turned your skin into...

Tattoos: Belly button piercing, captive bead ring, scar tissue
captive bead ring, scar tissue, piercer: Miranda, An initial navel piercing should always be done with a 316 LVN Surgical Grade Stainless Steel 14 gauge 1/2 captive bead ring. It takes a total of 6 to 9 months to heal but the initial healing period is 2 months. After 2 months you can change it...

Tattoos: Belly button piercing, dead skin cells, skin oils
dead skin cells, skin oils, piercing shop: Well Tammy, without seeing the piercing in person, it s hard to tell you what can be done to it. The white junk is a mixture of dead skin cells, plasma, and skin oils. It normally indicates that the piercing is still open and that a ring could be reinserted...

Tattoos: Big Brother tattoo, cherokee alphabet, apache cherokee
cherokee alphabet, apache cherokee, elder brother: Jered, Dick Warsoki is the expert on this. He is a very busy person. What I would advise is this; Phone his studio and ask to speak with him. His phone number is on the websites I gave you. You might also want to contact the three tribal councils through...

Tattoos: Bird/sparrow tattoos, bird sparrow, enduring love
bird sparrow, enduring love, gypsy: Mark, Generally any bird tattoo represents one of 2 things; Freedom or Love. A tattoo that incorporartes a Swallow signifies enduring love, as a Swallow always returns home. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of further assistance...

Tattoos: Bird Tattoos, swallow tattoo, two birds
swallow tattoo, two birds, beaks: Em, The swallow tattoo is, as you have already read, a sign of enduring or everlasting love. Any enhancements are an extension of it s meaning. A letter might represent the first letter of your lovers name i.e; D=Debbie, J=James. Carrying a heart is just...

Tattoos: Black ink tattoo complication, dead skin, baby oil
dead skin, baby oil, tattoo artist: Matthew, It sounds to me like you have dead skin over the top of the tattoo. What happens is new skin is trying to form and can t because of the layer of dead skin. Discontinue use of all lotions and ointments immediately and use baby oil on it at least...

Tattoos: Bleeding ink???, takeing care, healing times
takeing care, healing times, finished art: As your tattoo is less than a week old, you can exspect some healing times. If you are worried about the points on your stars, stop back by the shop where it was done and talk to your artist. Without seeing the work, that s about the best I can advise you...

Tattoos: Bleeding, medical problem, gypsy
medical problem, gypsy, blogtalkradio: Sharon, If you suddenly are experiencing a lot of bleeding with a tattoo (or anything else for that matter), then I would strongly suggest that you contact a physician for an examination as there may be a medical problem that needs to be addressed. I...

Tattoos: Blisters?, dragon tattoo, touchup work
dragon tattoo, touchup work, red crater: Daniel, Any artist other than the original (and sometimes the original), will charge you for the touchup. Cost depends on the area where you live and the skill of the artist doing the work. You may have to do some footwork to find the right person to assist...

Tattoos: Blood in my tattoo, professional tattoo artist, nick anderson
professional tattoo artist, nick anderson, scab: I assume you already have the answer to your question by now, but in case you don t: Yes, the blood will come out as it heals up. If I understand your question right, you have blood forming a scab which will likely come off in the days after you get your...

Tattoos: My Boyfriend's First Tat, itchy bumps, blogtalkradio
itchy bumps, blogtalkradio, ointments: Nita, Your boyfriend has had an allergic reaction to the healing ointment he used. Discontinue use of all lotions, creams and ointments immediately and let the tattoo dry out. If the condition hasn t cleared in 7 to 10 days please have him contact a physician....

Tattoos: BREAST CANCER SCAR, skin pigment, scar tissue
skin pigment, scar tissue, nerve endings: Roberta, Yes, scars can be covered and skin pigment matched but it is a difficult and tedious process. Also, if the scar is raised there will be an indistinct area in the tattoo (where the scar is) that will be raised. Below is what is involved in covering...

Tattoos: Branding, solid shape, good resources
solid shape, good resources, butter knife: You are talking about a Single strike brand which is done all at one shot. Also done are running brands that are done in parts. I don t do either style anymore as Fla has a bug up its b*tt about any kind of branding. You can contact the New York shops that...

Tattoos: Bumby Tattoo, drawing salve, laser removal
drawing salve, laser removal, la toya: La Toya, It sounds to me like you had an allergic reaction to the pigment, especially if it contained red. In it s current state you cannot tattoo over it. One thing you can do is check with a skilled and qualified licensed artist and see if it will be...

Tattoos: Bumps on tattoo, zoe zoe, impurities
zoe zoe, impurities, pigment: Zoe, Apparently there were some impurities in the pigment which was used. Such as a splinter is rejected by the body so to are the impurities in the pigment. Give it some time and they will eventually push out of the body with little if any effect on the...

Tattoos: Bumps after three weeks, artsist, lubriderm
artsist, lubriderm, goosebump: AP, The problem is with the Lubriderm. Lotions should never be used in the healing of a tattoo! Please discontinue use of the Lubriderm immediately you are having an allergic reaction to it. Let the tattoo dry out and it should clear up in about 7 to 10...

Tattoos: Bumpy Itchy Tattoo, anklet tattoo, bag balm
anklet tattoo, bag balm, dead skin: Sugi, Yes, it sounds like you definitely had an allergic reaction. I m not sure what you used but I recommend A&D Ointment and some people to end up with allergic reaction to that. Use bag balm if this in in fact what you used and had the reaction to, for...

Tattoos: bad shading, recolored, blogtalkradio
recolored, blogtalkradio, new ink: Lisa, Unfortunately tattoo pigment is transparent which means that darker colors will always show through lighter colors. You will probably not be able to lighten it, sorry. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance...

Tattoos: bad tattoo reaction, keloid scar, keloid scars
keloid scar, keloid scars, lotus flower: Deborah, Red reactions do resemble keloid scars but they are not. Much in the same way the body pushes a splinter out of the body it does the same with the pigment. It can take up to 5 years for the pigment to totally leave the body. The scared area should...

Tattoos: bad tattoo, dragonfly tattoo, bad tattoo
dragonfly tattoo, bad tattoo, laungage: Almost any tattoo can be lightened by using whites. Black only turns gray, because it is a dominant color, but when it s gray it s still an improvment over what you had. Find an artist that speaks the same laungage as you do, so that they will understand what...

Tattoos: how does one become a tattoo artist?, quality tattoo, aritsts
quality tattoo, aritsts, hard job: Hi Erin! To become a tattoo artist, you have to do what s called an apprenticeship . What you have to do is, get some of your drawings or paintings or other artwork together and make a portfolio, really highlight your strengths, and take it in to...

Tattoos: How do you become a tattoo artist?, whole lot of things, cross contamination
whole lot of things, cross contamination, art portfolio: Dear Melissa, There s a right way and a wrong way to become a tattoo artist. The wrong way is to order equipment from a company who sells to unlicensed, non-shop-affiliated people to tattoo at home. Don t do that, it will only hurt you and alot of other...

Tattoos: becoming a tattoo artist, formal apprenticeship, tatto artist
formal apprenticeship, tatto artist, certificates of achievement: Christina, What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist or piercer in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a machine or needle and starting to tattoo or pierce. There is a...

Tattoos: belly button peircing scar, belly button peircing, belly button ring
belly button peircing, belly button ring, scar tissue: Aleasha, Yes, scars can be covered but it is a difficult and tedious process. Also, if the scar is raised there will be an indistinct area in the tattoo (where the scar is) that will be raised. I think it is great that you have designed your own personal...

Tattoos: belly button piercing, belly button ring, navel piercings
belly button ring, navel piercings, scar tissue: Hello Jamie; Sorry to hear about your problem with your navel piercing. From what you have told me, I belive your piercing is being rejected . This happens in about 20% of navel piercings. The best thing to do is to visit a local shop and let the piercer...

Tattoos: my belly ring ripped =[, sincerley, healing time
sincerley, healing time, belly ring: Well the normal healing time for a professional navel piercing is around 4-6 weeks. As I don t have any idea of what you used or how you did this, I can t give you a solid answer. You already tried and it fell out and now you want to let a friend do it for...

Tattoos: big itchy pimples on my tattoo, pimples, tatto
pimples, tatto, allergic reaction: Cristine, You are having an allergic reaction to the ointment you are using. Please discontinue use immediately and let the tattoo completely dry out. Do not use anything else on it. The condition should clear in 7 to 10 days. If it does not please contact...

Tattoos: big problems, speed bump, lot of ink
speed bump, lot of ink, scabs: Cheryl- So sorry to hear about your problem! I m not sure what s happening to you and what you re describing IS rather unique- it sounds, though, like SOME sort of allergic reaction. Although, WHAT it is (exactly) that you re allergic to is anyone s guess....

Tattoos: birthmark / low blood pressure, low blood pressure, losing blood
low blood pressure, losing blood, blood loss: I would talk to my Doctor before settling on the idea to get a tattoo. I do not know what, if anything could happen when you get tattooed with this low blood pressure thing, and your Doctor would be much better to ask. As you said there isn t that much of...

Tattoos: birthmark/safety, mahalo nui, hawaii sun
mahalo nui, hawaii sun, birth mark: Christina, NEVER tattoo over a birth mark. If the tattooist you are seeing is a true, licensed, skilled and knowledgable professional they will tell you the same thing. Disrupting a birthmark or mole can lead to malinoma. You can get close to a mole or...

Tattoos: black and blue, tattooist, upper leg
tattooist, upper leg, appearence: Ellen, I regret to tell you this but the black and blue is from a poorly done tattoo. Apparently the tattooist that did your work entered the skin at an angle causing the pigment to run under the skin giving the appearence of a Bruised tattoo. I would...

Tattoos: black dots, tattooist, dots
tattooist, dots, gypsy: Renee, Without actually seeing the tattoo it would be hard for me to tell you what the spots are. It just may be something that your artist added artiscly. You will probably have to speak with your tattooist about this. I hope this has been of some help...

Tattoos: black ink Allergy, japanese tattoo, tattoo artists
japanese tattoo, tattoo artists, reputable shop: Jacob, Unfortunately Doctors do not know anything about tattoos and thier causes. What happened was that you probably experienced an allergic reaction to the original healing ointment you used on the tattoo, it happens. What you should have done at the...

Tattoos: black ink, blue moon, black sun
blue moon, black sun, tattooist: Melissa, You can tattoo black on black but no other color. Darker pigments will always show through lighter pigments. Please visit a skilled, qualified, licensed tattooist to get your tattoo fixed. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be...

Tattoos: black star tattoo, black star, gypsy
black star, gypsy: Jose, A black star has no meaning, except what a person chooses for it to mean. Usually a star is a nautical symbol, that is all. I hope this has been of some help to you and if I can assist you further, please contact me. The GYPSY http://www.ubtat2d.com...

Tattoos: black tattoo, black tattoo, touch ups
black tattoo, touch ups, dark eye: Almost all black work requires a return trip for touch-ups. Let it fully heal for 1-2 months and return to the shop so the artist can touch-up the blacks. Good Luck & Good Ink! TD ( Down here is redneck lands, 1 black eye is proof the girl s been told!...

Tattoos: blistering, tiny blisters, new tattoo
tiny blisters, new tattoo, tattooist: Ashley, Though it is extremely rare you may be having an allergic reaction to the blue pigment in the tattoo. You may also be having an allergic reaction to your healing ointment. Without physically seeing the tattoo it is very diffulcult for me to give...

Tattoos: blisters, pacman frog, socks and shoes
pacman frog, socks and shoes, safe side: Dee, A tattoo should never blister. You may have an infection. I would advise visiting a physician as soon as possible to be on the safe side. Hope I ve been some help to you. If I can be of further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY http://ubtat2d.com...

Tattoos: a blistery rash, blistery rash, charlie horse
blistery rash, charlie horse, two hearts: Jen, First off let me apologise for taking a couple of days to get back to you, I have been having computer problems. More than likely you have a slight infection NOT a Red Reaction. You are also having an allergic reaction to the healing ointment...

Tattoos: blood inside the tattoo..., tattooist, blue ink
tattooist, blue ink, permanent damage: Angelica, You will not be able to tell if there is permanant damage until the tattoo heals but from what you have told me it sounds like the artist overworked the skin. Please visit http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html for a list of proper care instructions....

Tattoos: blotchy blue, redone, proper time
redone, proper time, blogtalkradio: Jeff, I usually urge people to wait at least 30 days before having a tattoo redone to give the skin proper time to heal both internally and externally. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know....

Tattoos: blotchy tattoo, white cotton panties, petroleum jelly
white cotton panties, petroleum jelly, lubriderm: Marilyn, The products you used for the aftercare of your tattoo is what caused your problem. You should never use any creams, lotions, oils or petroleum jelly in the care of your tattoo. Also if you were using soap on the tattoo that would have also caused...

Tattoos: blue ink allergy?, drawing salve, tattoo places
drawing salve, tattoo places, sleeve tattoo: Shelby, Unfortunatly I have no good news for you on this subject. You are suffering from a condition known as BLUE REACTION. It is very rare and usually occurs with Red pigment. Basically what has happened is you have experienced an allergic reaction...

Tattoos: blurring, reticulated python, big snake
reticulated python, big snake, grandfathers day: Elisha, Modern tattooing is a lot different than it was in our Grandfathers day. Modern technics help to insure that the blurring you refer to is minimal at best over time. The best thing you can do is homework! Visit the studios and tattooists you are...

Tattoos: body piercings, formal apprenticeship, needle selection
formal apprenticeship, needle selection, certificates of achievement: Cheyenne, What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified piercer in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a needle and starting to pierce. There is a lot to know from sterilization to placement,...

Tattoos: bruses, bruise, gypsy
bruise, gypsy, blogtalkradio: Shawn, It is not advisable to tattoo over a bruise. Please wait until you are healed. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.com Be sure to tune into my...

Tattoos: brusing / running ink, edison new jersey, ink spot
edison new jersey, ink spot, middletown nj: Tommy, Check with The Ink Spot in Edison, New Jersey. Highly professional and qualified I recommeend them highly. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.co...

Tattoos: bumps on inner arm portion of tattoo, inner arm, purities
inner arm, purities, nick nick: Nick, You are probably looking at 2 things here. First the pigment that was used on you probably has impurities in it. Secondly, the tattooist may have gone too deep and into the muscle tissue. It takes some time for the bodie to start rejecting the purities...

Tattoos: bumps in old tattoo, old tattoo, tribal sun
old tattoo, tribal sun, red heart: Kristen, The impurities will come out through the surface of the skin. They are not something you will physically see as they will slough off with your naturally occurring dead skin. The bumps can last anywhere from a month to several years and you may...

Tattoos: bumps only on the black of a 2-3 week healed tattoo, punch biopsy, black onyx
punch biopsy, black onyx, resuls: Millenium is a well known company, and I would wait for the results of the punch biopsy so that you have a clearer idea of what you are dealing with. I did have one other tattooist tell me that he had black ink seep or spread around the tattoo he had just...

Tattoos: bumps after tattoo, button area, lower back tattoo
button area, lower back tattoo, tattoo ink: Danny, More than likely it is an allergic reaction to the healing ointment she used. My advise is to discontinue use of ALL ointments, creams and lotions immediately. If the condition has not cleared in 7 to 10 days please consult a physician. I hope...

Tattoos: bumps on tattoo never healed, dermatologist, black ink
dermatologist, black ink, allergic reaction: Well first off, even though it s been a month, the tattoo is not healed. It can take up to 6 months for the tattoo to fully heal. Relax and let nature take its course. If you still have the bumps in 5/6 months, consult a dermatologist and see what they have...

Tattoos: bumps on tattoo, tattoo artist, hand lotion
tattoo artist, hand lotion, allergic reaction: Alese, First and foremost you are not suppose to wash the tattoo with any form of soap during the healing period and you are definately NOT to use hand lotion on it. For a list of proper care instructions please visit http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html ...

Tattoos: bumps, inner arm, soap and water
inner arm, soap and water, bacitracin: Hi nick! I m feeling like there are two strong possibilities here. The first (and most likely) is that you may be using too much tool for the job . Tattoos usually have a similar reaction when you clog the pores around the area. My advice...

Tattoos: bumpy tattoo, baby oil, brown dye
baby oil, brown dye, dry skin: Arlene, The baby oil is not for bumps it is for layers of dry skin over the tattoo. If you are allergic to a particular color you should by all means avoid it for future tattoos. As your body rejects the BAD pigment the condition will eventually subside....

Tattoos: burn and tattoo, scar tissue, nerve endings
scar tissue, nerve endings, hello my friend: Lauren, There is no definative answer to this question. I have seen it both ways. Either way she will probably have to have the tattoo touched up. Here are some guidelines to follow: Yes, scars can be covered but it is a difficult and tedious process....

Tattoos: A Calus?, colors of the rainbow, brownish color
colors of the rainbow, brownish color, blogtalkradio: Jani, First off let me apologize for taking so long to answer your question. My computer was in the shop and I just got it back. You have a layer of dead skin over the top of the tattoo. Use baby oil on it during the next 7 to 10 days to lift off the...

Tattoos: CHINESE SYMBOL, kanji translation, chinese symbol
kanji translation, chinese symbol, msn: Karen, I am going to suggest to you that you do what I would do to locate the meaning of a KANJI design.... Use your favorite search engine such as MSN and type in the search string: kanji, chinese, eternity. There are a lot of sites on the web that deal...

Tattoos: Choosing a tattoo, lower abdomen, shoulder blades
lower abdomen, shoulder blades, groin: Basically, most tattoos that are symmetrically designed for the lower back or the shoulder blades or chest would be good for an abdomen. Make sure that the shape of the tattoo compliments the contour of your body. I hope that this information is helpful..good...

Tattoos: Cincinnati Scar Experience, skin grafts, cincinnati area
skin grafts, cincinnati area, youngen: Jennifer, Not sure of the name of the studio he owns but there is an artist in Youngstown that I have heard some very good things about by the name of Youngen you might call the studios there to locate and talk to him. If he can t help you I bet he can...

Tattoos: COLORED TATTOO, bandage, gypsy
bandage, gypsy, tattoo: Ashely, You are NOT suppose to cover the tattoo after the original dressing is removed. DO NOT cover it again and use very little A & D ointment, just enough to moisturize it. For a list of proper care instructions please visit my FAQ page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html...

Tattoos: COVERING A BLACK TATOO, black ink, lettering
black ink, lettering, initials: Well Marie, black ink is the only color that can t be covered by any other color, other than more black. Black is the most dominate color and it won t matter how long you wait, it s going to take a good artist, and/or a larger tattoo to be able to hide the...

Tattoos: Color Fading, tiger balm, gypsy
tiger balm, gypsy, back pain: Melissa, As long as the tattoo is aged, that is to say over 30 days old, there should be no problem with the tattoo fading. Hope you get well soon! I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. ...

Tattoos: Color match, color match, newness
color match, newness, black pigment: Chris, First off let me apologise for taking a few days to get back to you. My status was suppose to be set to vacation and I wasn t suppose to be available for questions for a few days. I am sorry for the glitch and that you had to wait. Most all black...

Tattoos: Concerned about fading, colored stars, tattoo artist
colored stars, tattoo artist, 19th birthday: Brittany, What you have heard is true! The feet and hands are high wear areas and the tattoos in those areas do fade regardless of the skill of the artist. I have been tattooing for over 29 years and I will not guarantee anything below the ankle or wrist....

Tattoos: Contest/distribution, cd copies, independent project
cd copies, independent project, cd booklet: Dear Bill, I am very interested in this contest of yours. And would like to know more about it. I do like to make tattoo designs of my own in my spare time. And am really considering the offer of your contest. If you could please email some more information...

Tattoos: Contraindication for a nose pierce??, cheek muscles, nose pierce
cheek muscles, nose pierce, facial nerve: My answer to this question is simple. If the Doctors can t figure out what the problem is, I would belive that piercing your nose may not be the best idea. While the nose is mostly cartiladge, it does have some nerves which may be involved with youur cheek...

Tattoos: Cover Up Tatto, tattoo pigments, snake tattoo
tattoo pigments, snake tattoo, black armband: Taryn, There is no such thing as a flesh colored pigment that will cover old tattoos. Tattoo pigments are translucent and darker colors will always show through lighter colors. In order to adequently cover a tattoo you need LOTS of color and detail. Trying...

Tattoos: Cover Up Tattoo, coverup tattoos, sea turtle
coverup tattoos, sea turtle, skilled artist: Erin, Here is the good news for you.... Any tattoo can be covered by a skilled artist with any design that has enough detail and color. Darker colors; brown, blue, green, red, etc. are ideal coverup colors. Birds, Dragons and Roses make excellent cover-up...

Tattoos: Covering up black arm band, skilled artist, tribal armband
skilled artist, tribal armband, arm band: Troy, The first thing I m going to tell you to do is visit my website at www.ubtat2d.com - Go to my gallery and look at the cover ups I ve done. A skilled artist can do the same thing. It does not matter what you have to cover up, the one key thing to remember...

Tattoos: Covering exsisting tattoo!, tattoo pigments, two elements
tattoo pigments, two elements, tattooist: Lindsie, In order to cover a tattoo properly you need two things, Color and Detail. As long as you have these two elements in equal balance you should have no problems as long as your tattoo is done by a skilled, qualified, licensed artist. Do not use designs...

Tattoos: Covering up a Tattoo, grease paint, progressive thinker
grease paint, progressive thinker, free spirit: Shannon, Sorry that your friend is that narrow minded and backward but not everyone can be a free spirit or progressive thinker. Hopefully your friend will learn someday that your tattoos are a enhancement and are nothing to be ashamed of. It is a shame...

Tattoos: Coverup colors, coverup, blogtalkradio
coverup, blogtalkradio, gypsy: Bill, You have thought this out and the good news is that you figured out the answer to your question yourself. There is nothing more that I can add. Good luck with your TAT UPGRADE! I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further...

Tattoos: Cracked Tattoo, aftercare instructions, black tattoo
aftercare instructions, black tattoo, tattooist: Sash, Your tattooist should have told you that the wrist is a diffulcult area to heal. If the protective crust is still on the tattoo then the cracking you are seeing is normal. If however the tattoo is totally healed and you still see cracks then it may...

Tattoos: after care, new tattoo, h2ocean
new tattoo, h2ocean, tattoo studio: These care instructions are the same as what I give my clients. I have compiled them based on personal experience. Leave your bandage on for 2-4 hours. When you take it off, wash the tattoo with your fingertips and antibacterial soap until it is not slimy...

Tattoos: after care, aloe vera gel, body art studio
aloe vera gel, body art studio, j c hall: J.C., You should only use Vitamin E on a tattoo after it is totally healed (aprox. 30 days). Vitamin E is good for the skin and will not effect the tattoo. You can accomplish the same thing with pure aloe vera gel. I hope this has been of some help to...

Tattoos: After care - raised tattoo, vitamin e cream, definitive cause
vitamin e cream, definitive cause, small of my back: Karine, In order to give you a definitive cause, I will need a little more information. Is there any redness or bumpiness around the outside of the tattoo, or is it only inside the tattoo? Also, is there any red pigment in your tattoo design? Is...

Tattoos: after care, tattoo after care, new tattoo
tattoo after care, new tattoo, h2ocean: Hi Neo! I m great..how are you? Here are my own proven tattoo after care instructions: Leave your bandage on for 2-4 hours. When you take it off, wash the tattoo with your fingertips and antibacterial soap until it is not slimy anymore from plasma. After...

Tattoos: career in tatoo and piercing, tattoo artist, buissnes
tattoo artist, buissnes, stable job: Martyna, What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist or piercer in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a machine or needle and starting to tattoo or pierce. There is a lot...

Tattoos: chinese symbols, first name meanings, babel fish
first name meanings, babel fish, traslations: Kayla, The reason why you cannot find a CHINESE translation of your husbands name is because there is no such thing as a single symbol for western names. Kanji, whether it is CHINESE or JAPANESE uses a symbol to describe objects or descriptions. For instance...

Tattoos: color came out, foot tattoo, blogtalkradio
foot tattoo, blogtalkradio, gypsy: Lori, First off let me apologize for taking so long to answer your question. My computer was in the shop and I just got it back. Though it is true that foot tattoos do fade quicker than other tattoos if done correctly they should last more than a couple...

Tattoos: color changed, yellow pigment, tattoo work
yellow pigment, tattoo work, allergic reaction: Keana, You are having an allergic reaction to the red pigment. It s rare but will happen and is usually brought on by a poor grade of pigment. The reaction will eventually subside as your body rejects the pigment (can take up to 5 years). My advise to you...

Tattoos: color over color, blank spots, little mistakes
blank spots, little mistakes, pigments: Reniet, I really hate it when I have to tell someone this but it sounds to me like you went to someone that did not know what they were doing. You should never walk away from a tattoo with BLANK SPOTS. These are called Holidays and it shows that your...

Tattoos: color fading, tattoo pigment, anti biotic
tattoo pigment, anti biotic, healing process: Lauren, It could be one of a number of things causing this.... Use of a triple anti-biotic ointment, which has an adverse effect on the tattoo healing process. Use of Vaseline, which will draw the color out of a tattoo. Pigment rejection by your body. Or...

Tattoos: color question, color question, tattooist
color question, tattooist, blue ink: Molly, Darker colors will always cover lighter colors. You should have no problem covering the blue if you go to a skilled, qualified, licensed tattooist. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know....

Tattoos: the color white on a tattoo, white pigment, ph levels
white pigment, ph levels, tattooist: Norman, White pigment is not like any other pigment, some people hold it, some don t. Whether or not a person holds white is dependent on the PH levels in a persons skin. If the PH levels are too high the body will absorb the white, too low and it will...

Tattoos: color, professional tattooists, white pigment
professional tattooists, white pigment, skin type: Veronica, Tattoo pigments are translucsent and let light pass through. Because of this lighter colors cannot go over darker colors without the darker colors showing through. This is also an effect of skin types. Darker skinned people will take colors differently...

Tattoos: coloring, apprenticeship, gypsy
apprenticeship, gypsy, holes: John, You are doing it wrong. I would strongly recommend that you seek out an apprenticeship and get proper training. If you have trouble finding an apprenticeship please visit http://www.sekpress.net I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can...

Tattoos: colour., tattooist, gypsy
tattooist, gypsy, lena: Lena, Unfortunately no it won t. It is an indication that your tattooist amy have not only gone too deep but may have also entered at an angle. It will continue to spread and you may have to have something added around the outside to disguise it. I would...

Tattoos: concerned, rare reaction, tattooo
rare reaction, tattooo, ity: Dashofsuga27, You may be having an extremely rare reaction to the color purple. Red reactions are more frequent but I have saw reactions to blue and purple also. Purple is comprised of both blue and red. There is probably a good chance that the red that...

Tattoos: copyright of tattoos, little billabong, royalties
little billabong, royalties, gypsy: Bridie, They are both copyrighted symbols. However, if you go to a studio who pays thier royalties there should be no problem..... for the studio. As for you, the companies that own the copyright are not going to seek you out and file against you. My advise...

Tattoos: correcting a tattoo, tattoo pigments, blogtalkradio
tattoo pigments, blogtalkradio, skeleton hand: Elaine, Tattoo pigments are trascluscent and darker colors will always show through lighter colors. You cannot cover ANY pigment with white, sorry. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. ...

Tattoos: cover an old tattoo, old tattoo, blogtalkradio
old tattoo, blogtalkradio, tattooists: Mike, In order to cover an old tattoo with a new one you have to use a lot of detail and color. Without detail and color you will not be able to cover it adequetly. Detail is essential to the blending of the two designs. Tribal and lettering are very poor...

Tattoos: cover up/scar tissue, black tattoo, scar tissue
black tattoo, scar tissue, nerve endings: Al, Yes, scars can be covered but it is a difficult and tedious process. Also, if the scar is raised there will be an indistinct area in the tattoo (where the scar is) that will be raised. Below is what is involved in covering a tattoo. 1. It is time...

Tattoos: cover up, tattoo pigments, coverups
tattoo pigments, coverups, gypsy: Jason, Tattoo pigments are translucent and darker colors will always show through lighter colors. Now with that said: Any tattoo can be completely covered by a skilled, qualified, licensed professional regardless of what color it is. You will have to do...

Tattoos: covering up Red, flower petals, google search
flower petals, google search, shades of green: Hi Mary! If you want to cover up a color with another color, you have to go darker. Orange might tint the red that you have, and depending on how old the tattoo is, it might be pretty convincing, but it ll never REALLY lighten it up. If you like the...

Tattoos: covering scars with tattoos, fancy artwork, natural pigment
fancy artwork, natural pigment, pigment color: Simone, Yes, scars can be covered but it is a difficult and tedious process. Also, if the scar is raised there will be an indistinct area in the tattoo (where the scar is) that will be raised. A licensed, qualified and skilled Permenant Cosmetic Technician...

Tattoos: coverup, coverup, blogtalkradio
coverup, blogtalkradio, gypsy: ARLYN, Once the mole is removed and the scar has had a year to heal and your Doctor OK s it, then you should be able to get the area tattooed. Remember, it s important to clear it with your doctor first! I hope this has been of some help to you. If I...

Tattoos: Daughters Tattoo, local health department, blogtalkradio
local health department, blogtalkradio, gypsy: Linda, Please contact a physician immediately. Your daughter has a severe infection that should be attended to immediately. Also consider reporting the studio where she got the work done to your local health department. I hope this has been of some help...

Tattoos: Designing My Own Tattoo..., playboy bunny, cursive writing
playboy bunny, cursive writing, tattooist: Jenniah, The best thing you can do is sit down with a tattooist in your area for a consultation. Show them your design and have them make recomendations or create an original design for you. It sounds like the tattoo is pretty light so there should be no...

Tattoos: Designing my Tat, tattoo artist, second opinion
tattoo artist, second opinion, alana: Alana, First off it will be good for you to understand that the detail and subject matter of the tattoo determines the end size of a tattoo. You can only go so small with a tattoo before it turns into a Blob in your skin. I do not know how small your...

Tattoos: Developing varicose veins in tattooed area, varicose veins, getting a tattoo
varicose veins, getting a tattoo, blogtalkradio: Kristina, I have never known Varicose Veins to affect a tattoo a fully healed tattoo. You should have nothing to worry about. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.com...

Tattoos: Discoloration following tattoo, cold compresses, couple days
cold compresses, couple days, streaks: Lori, Sounds like the tattoo is inflamed. This is not uncommon with tattoos done on or near the ankles. Treat it like a sprained ankle. Elevate it and apply cold compresses. If the redness persists or you notice streaks or puss contact a physician immediately....

Tattoos: Distortion, thanks in advance, gypsy
thanks in advance, gypsy, tattoo: Nahum, Yes it can. Also be aware that the wrist is a high wear area and that will also have an effect on your tattoo. I hope this has been of some help. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- www.ablazable.co...

Tattoos: Dragon tattoo, gold dragons, eastern dragons
gold dragons, eastern dragons, black dragons: Troy, First off let me apologise for taking a few daysw to get back to you. My status was suppose to be set to vacation and I wasn t suppose to be available for questions for a few days. I am sorry for the glitch and that you had to wait. Eastern Dragon...

Tattoos: Dragon and tiger Tattoo Meaning, ying and yang symbol, tiger tattoo
ying and yang symbol, tiger tattoo, tattoo meaning: Marty, First off let me apologise for taking a couple of days to get back to you. We have had severe storms in my area up to and including tornadoes. In oriental culture the Dragon is The defender and the Tiger is the agressor. If placing these to designs...

Tattoos: Dried out after reaction, now what???, aloe vera gel, pure aloe vera gel
aloe vera gel, pure aloe vera gel, baby oil: Bill, Once all the pimples are gone then use baby oil on the tattoo for 7 to 10 days. The flaking you are experiencing is dry skin and the baby oil will help remove it. After the dry skin is totally gone you should be able to get the tattoo touched up....

Tattoos: Dry, cracked tattoo, tattoo studios, mild soap
tattoo studios, mild soap, aquaphor: Allie, Aquaphor is one of the worst things to use on a tattoo. It is a product that is sold by tattoo studios that want a little more of your money. Discontinue use of it immediately! If there is no scabbing left on your tattoo and it is looking like cracked...

Tattoos: Dry, and odd looking skin outline around the Tattoo., dead skin layers, random color
dead skin layers, random color, neosporin: Elizabeth, I am sorry to tell you this but you did everything wrong that you could have possibly done from using triple anti-biotic ointment to soaking the tattoo then picking the scab. Chances are that you have scarred the tattoo. You may even have dead...

Tattoos: dark skin, blues and reds, skin blues
blues and reds, skin blues, bright colors: David, Bright colors should work fine on you. Gypsy usually advises African-American people to go with purples and those types of colors, so, if you are just dark from tanning or have olive colored skin, blues and reds should work fine on you. Gypsy...

Tattoos: darkened tattoo, tattoo pigments, brown skinned woman
tattoo pigments, brown skinned woman, new tattoo: Melissa, Your tattooist should have told you that tattoo pigments are translucsent which means that darker colors will always show through lighter colors. I am olive skinned and tattoo pigments show up dark on me. The darker the skin the darker the pigments...

Tattoos: How deep for proper tattooing., wise idea, imput
wise idea, imput, apprenticeship: Aaron, The advice that you were given was given to you from my 30 plus years of experience in this business. I could have marked this question as I DON T DO HOME WORK QUESTIONS (which I have the option to do), but I decided to help you out by letting...

Tattoos: discoloration around tattoo, dark discoloration, perminate
dark discoloration, perminate, black n blue: Ranisha, It sounds to me like you have been the victim of an unskilled and inexperienced tattooist. The condition you are experiencing is called a Blow Out and it is caused when the needle is inserted at an angle too deep within the skin. I am afraid...

Tattoos: dotty tattoo, dove soap, petroleum jelly
dove soap, petroleum jelly, consern: Candy, I have absolutely no idea why your tattooist would tell you to put petroleum jelly on your tattoo, that is the worst thing you can do. Petroleum jelly removes the color from a tattoo. For a list of proper care instructions please visit our FAQ page...

Tattoos: dragon colours, black anger, asian dragons
black anger, asian dragons, meaning of colour: Nick, Generally the color in Asian Dragons have more to do with states of emotion than with age. Though it is generally assumed that a Golden Dragon is the oldest and wisest of Dragons. Think about associated mood colors and you can easilly interpret Dragon...

Tattoos: drawing design, tattoist, tattoo artist
tattoist, tattoo artist, original art: Mary, The first thing that I will tell you is that the key word here is ARTIST You have to make sure that you find a TATTOO ARTIST not a TATTOIST. There is a difference. Make sure that you look at their portfolio of original tattoos they have done. For...

Tattoos: drawing on fresh ink, gentian violet, skin scribe
gentian violet, skin scribe, pen marker: Hi Heath! You should be alright after three days or so. But I would definitely recommend using a skin scribe or medical marker, as they are inked by gentian violet instead of ink, which is better for you and less irritating to your skin. Good luck! Oh, and...

Tattoos: dry heal tattoo, baby oil, dead skin
baby oil, dead skin, new skin: Dan, New skin will continue to grow under the dead skin and could cause a calus type condition. Please take the time to use the baby oil you ll be glad you did. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let...

Tattoos: dry, raised tattoo, alpha hydroxy, red ink
alpha hydroxy, red ink, yellow ink: Your tattoo condition sounds like red ink reaction, however, usually, reactions are rather immediate, rather than taking six months to begin. Another possibility is that the artist who did your tattoo may have overworked your skin to the point that it scarred,...

Tattoos: dry tattoo, triple antibiotic ointment, new tattoo
triple antibiotic ointment, new tattoo, aftercare instructions: Francis, You should NEVER use Neosporin or any other form of triple antibiotic ointment on a new tattoo. In order for a tattoo to heal properly it MUST heal naturally, from the inside out. Triple antibiotic ointments cause the tattoo to heal from the outside...

Tattoos: Ear Tattoo, position thanks, tender area
position thanks, tender area, peircing: Lotus, The ear is a tender area and over time a tattoo on the ear will have a tendency to spread causing it to blur. The reason for this is that the ear is the only body part that continues to grow through your entire life and as the tissue spreads so does...

Tattoos: Ear Tattoos, continued., heather heather, pain intensity
heather heather, pain intensity, cartiledge: Heather, Most artists will discourage this type of tattoo for several reasons: fading, pain, cleanliness, health codes, etc. You might want to reconsider placement options. I hope this has been of some help. If I can be of any further assistance please...

Tattoos: Effect of weight loss and pregnancy on a tattoo, stomach area, baby congratulations
stomach area, baby congratulations, upper thigh: Kristina, YES!!! Definitely wait until after you lose the desired weight. Your skin will be altered and the tattoo will not look it s best if you gain or lose weight. It doesn t matter where you get the tattoo it will still not look the way it should. Same...

Tattoos: Estimate and studio, getting a tattoo, simba
getting a tattoo, simba, gypsy: Leli, I cannot give you an estimate on a tattoo. The rates vary from region to region, studio to studio and artist to artist. Most studios charge by the hour and what you would pay is contengent upon the fame and skill of the artist you pick. Rates can...

Tattoos: Exercise and new tatoo, tricep extensions, getting a tattoo
tricep extensions, getting a tattoo, rule of thumb: Bill, A good rule of thumb is 7 to 10 days or after all the scabbing has flaked off to begin your routines again. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.com...

Tattoos: Extemrely heavy scabbing on tattoo, soap and water, red ink
soap and water, red ink, pigment: Eric, First off you should not be using soap and water on the tattoo as it has a tendency to knock the protective layer off too soon causing a loss of color. You may be experiencing a condition known as Red Reaction This is an allergic reaction to the...

Tattoos: Eyebrow, Labret, and Scrumper piercings., curved barbell, bottom teeth
curved barbell, bottom teeth, facial region: Brit, 1. The dry skin syndrome is normal around piercings especially in the facial region. Skin moisturisers should help. Migration can occur at anytime. 2. The Labret was placed to high if it is affecting the teeth. I would advise removing it, letting...

Tattoos: Eyebrow Tatooing and "Eyeliner", eyebrow tatooing, micro pigment
eyebrow tatooing, micro pigment, check licenses: Candace, First off. Please forgive the length of time that it took me to get back to you. For some reason I did not receive notice of this question as I usually do. There really is no danger if you go to a skilled qualified and licensed technician. Please...

Tattoos: Is an ear lobe fistula permanent?, gauge jewelry, ear piercings
gauge jewelry, ear piercings, external portion: Chris, I appreciate your detailed description. Sometimes people do not give me enough info to be able to give them an informed response. Your answer is quite simple; The body is resilient and New Skin will grow over the holes however, the tunnel that...

Tattoos: ear tattoos, ear tattoos, anything else like that
ear tattoos, anything else like that, words of inspiration: Halley, Three things that I have been able to use in the ear with great success are geometric designs (not too tight), bologna tribal and vines. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The...

Tattoos: eczema and tattoo's, malignant melanoma, eczema
malignant melanoma, eczema, blogtalkradio: Steve, You should never tattoo over any skin abnormality such as eczema, psoriosis, birthmarks, moles, rosetta, etc. It can cause the abnormality to become affected and lead to malignant Melanoma or in the case of eczema cause it to spread. It is my advice...

Tattoos: education, formal apprenticeship, certificates of achievement
formal apprenticeship, certificates of achievement, tattoo artist: Samantha, What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist or piercer in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a machine or needle and starting to tattoo or pierce. There is a...

Tattoos: education, formal apprenticeship, body piercer
formal apprenticeship, body piercer, words of advice: Felisha, Let me apologize that it took so long to answer your question - my computer was down, and has taken most of the day to get it going again. What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified piercer in a licensed studio....

Tattoos: Faded Tattoo, faded tattoo, blogtalkradio
faded tattoo, blogtalkradio, tattooist: Alyssa, The tattooist you visited was apparently inskilled. From what you have described he over worked the tattoo and you may have some scarring. I would strongly urge you to seek out the assistance of a skilled, qualified, licensed tattooist to rework...

Tattoos: Fading color, purple clouds, tricky area
purple clouds, tricky area, tattooist: Chris, The fading is more than likely caused by an inexperienced tattooist applying a tattoo in a tricky area. The fading mor than likely is a result of too light a touch and the blurriness is a result of too heavy a touch. In otherwords the tattooist wasn...

Tattoos: Fading a tattoo, hydrogen peroxide, fading cream
hydrogen peroxide, fading cream, baking soda: Linzi, There s two terms that should never be used together regarding tattoos.... Hydrogen Peroxide and Fading Cream. Both will severly damage the skin, especially the fading cream which is full of grit and acts like a sandpaper. Also, applying baking soda...

Tattoos: Fading, small circles, pigment
small circles, pigment, gypsy: Ryan, It sounds like you have what are called Holidays these are small areas where the artist either did not get the pigment in strong enough or just missed. If your artist guaranteed thier work just go back and ask them to fix it. As for the hair.......

Tattoos: Fainting, tattooist, money in your pocket
tattooist, money in your pocket, true professional: Katie, Hi, the person that pierced your tongue probably did not tell you this but to do a sexual piercing on a minor (which a tongue piercing is), is a felony and could possibly get your parents in trouble with the authorities. A true professional will...

Tattoos: Family Crest Positioning, pledge of allegiance, suit of armour
pledge of allegiance, suit of armour, family crest: Jim, First off let me apologize for taking so long to answer your question. My computer was in the shop and I just got it back. Family crest tattoos were originally carried on banners or upon the chest of a suit of armour either engraved within the armour...

Tattoos: Fingernails, kerotin, nerve endings
kerotin, nerve endings, nail bed: Michael, The finger nail bed is made up of millions of little nerve endings and the pain factor would be off the scale. Plus damage to the kerotin of the nail could cause irrepairable damage and calsification. I strongly advise against any action along...

Tattoos: First Tattoo Concerns, foot and ankle tattoos, biker fest
foot and ankle tattoos, biker fest, red heart: Terri, The major problem with foot and ankle tattoos is the condition you just described. Not everybody experiences this condition but some do. Because of the stress placed on the ankle and foot as well as the extreme distance from the heart causing...

Tattoos: First Tattoo, initial reaction, taking your time
initial reaction, taking your time, gut feeling: Melting, Thank you for the recognition. If you are uncomfortable with the person who did your tattoo and you feel like something was wrong trust your gut feeling and find a diiferent artist and studio. Never 2nd guess an initial reaction. To see a list...

Tattoos: Firt tattoo question..., friend whos, tattooist
friend whos, tattooist, blogtalkradio: Kendra, A skilled, qualified and licensed tattooist should already know the proper needle depth. For a list of what to look for in a tattooist or studio please visit http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be...

Tattoos: Follow-Up Question, speedy reply, touch ups
speedy reply, touch ups, nashville area: Jessica, The rule of thumb that I have always followed is this: If they messed you up once, why would you want them to mess you up again?! Do some footwork and check out the studios in your area but my advise is to avoid the shop the did the damage in the...

Tattoos: Foot Tattoo, foot and ankle tattoos, red streaks
foot and ankle tattoos, red streaks, foot tattoo: Nicole, Foot and ankle tattoos are one of the hardest types of tattoos to heal. They often stay red and swollen longer than other areas of the body. They are also prone to infection. Treat the tattoo like a spained ankle keeping the foot elevated and using...

Tattoos: Foot tattoo, touch ups, tender areas
touch ups, tender areas, foot tattoo: Dru, First off let me apologize for taking a couple of days to get back to you. I have been under the weather and I just now got back online. Please be aware of two things. First getting a tattoo on your foot will be very painful as this is one of the...

Tattoos: Foot tattoos and water, foot tattoos, blogtalkradio
foot tattoos, blogtalkradio, water park: Kayla, Four days will not be long enough. The tattoo must stay out of the water for 7 - 10 days or until all scabbing is gone. Please visit http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html for proper care instructions. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I...

Tattoos: Full Head Tribal Tattoo, tattoo prices, tribal tattoo
tattoo prices, tribal tattoo, blogtalkradio: Twytch, Tattoo prices vary from region to region. What you will pay is dertermined on where you live, your local economy and the fame of the artist or studio. Minimums can range from $50.00 to $250.00 and hourly rates can go anywhere within the same range....

Tattoos: Funny., fighting the law, tattooists
fighting the law, tattooists, touchy subject: Lizzie, Here are the facts: Tattooing is illegal in Oklahoma. Anyone tattooing in Oklahoma is breaking the law. There is no regulation of tattooing in Oklahoma which puts people at greater risk for disease. That is not my prejudice, biased opinion or belief...

Tattoos: Bird/sparrow tattoos, sparrow tattoo, nautical star
Tattoos: Bird/sparrow tattoos, sparrow tattoo, nautical star, inparticular

Tattoos: How do you become a tattoo artist?, tattoo artist, apprenticeship
Tattoos: How do you become a tattoo artist?, tattoo artist, apprenticeship, good luck

Tattoos: big problems, lot of ink, tattoo
Tattoos: big problems, lot of ink, tattoo

Tattoos: black star tattoo, black star, anarchist
Tattoos: black star tattoo, black star, anarchist

Tattoos: bumps on tattoo never healed, tattoo
Tattoos: bumps on tattoo never healed, tattoo

Tattoos: after care, fragrant products, antibacterial products
Tattoos: after care, fragrant products, antibacterial products, moisturizer

Tattoos: Ear Tattoo, redone, cartilage
Tattoos: Ear Tattoo, redone, cartilage, ears

Tattoos: Got my first tattoo. Serious Allergy, barbed wire, extensive research
Tattoos: Got my first tattoo. Serious Allergy, barbed wire, extensive research, flake

Tattoos: no subject, big toe, tattoo
Tattoos: no subject, big toe, tattoo, money

Tattoos: Hives all over after tattoo, alovera, benadryl
Tattoos: Hives all over after tattoo, alovera, benadryl, roses

Tattoos: head tattoo?, skull cap
Tattoos: head tattoo?, skull cap

Tattoos: health precautions when i give my first tattoo, professional piercer, antibacterial soap
Tattoos: health precautions when i give my first tattoo, professional piercer, antibacterial soap, lubriderm

Tattoos: Itching, propionate, red ink
Tattoos: Itching, propionate, red ink, petals

Tattoos: how will i know when mt tattoo is healed all the way
Tattoos: how will i know when mt tattoo is healed all the way

Tattoos: Lip Tattoo, lip tattoo
Tattoos: Lip Tattoo, lip tattoo

Tattoos: Lower Back Tattoo
Tattoos: Lower Back Tattoo

Tattoos: getting licensed/certified, apprenticship, time cause
Tattoos: getting licensed/certified, apprenticship, time cause, tattoo artists

Tattoos: lip piercing, tattoo place, piercin
Tattoos: lip piercing, tattoo place, piercin, paper towels

Tattoos: Making your own ink, plastic cd, long sentence
Tattoos: Making your own ink, plastic cd, long sentence, cd cases

Tattoos: Meaning of razor blade, cut throat razor tattoos, good ol days, straight razor
Tattoos: Meaning of razor blade, cut throat razor tattoos, good ol days, straight razor, tattoo shops

Tattoos: Meaning, hollister california, tattoo
Tattoos: Meaning, hollister california, tattoo, hell s angels

Tattoos: Minors and tattoos, blaine high school, clean environment
Tattoos: Minors and tattoos, blaine high school, clean environment, rest of your life

Tattoos: I'm starting to get worried...., clogged pores, chest piece
Tattoos: I'm starting to get worried...., clogged pores, chest piece, excess oil

Tattoos: meaning of spider & webs tattoos, cob web, spider web
Tattoos: meaning of spider & webs tattoos, cob web, spider web, amount of time

Tattoos: Naval tatoo, nautical miles, sailors
Tattoos: Naval tatoo, nautical miles, sailors, swallows

Tattoos: nickel soldered needles
Tattoos: nickel soldered needles

Tattoos: Old school bird tattoo meaning, fists, swallows
Tattoos: Old school bird tattoo meaning, fists, swallows, sailors

Tattoos: Owning a tatoo studio, tattoos piercings, tattoo shop
Tattoos: Owning a tatoo studio, tattoos piercings, tattoo shop, good businessman

Tattoos: penis tattoo, shiny head, spongy tissue
Tattoos: penis tattoo, shiny head, spongy tissue, vancouver canada

Tattoos: problem with tattoo, touch ups, ingrown hair
Tattoos: problem with tattoo, touch ups, ingrown hair, skin problem

Tattoos: the procedure of giving a tattoo, tattoo artist, inexperience
Tattoos: the procedure of giving a tattoo, tattoo artist, inexperience, spaulding

Tattoos: Reaction to red ink, oral medication, military man
Tattoos: Reaction to red ink, oral medication, military man, red ink

Tattoos: Ripped out navel ring, rubbing alcohol, bactroban
Tattoos: Ripped out navel ring, rubbing alcohol, bactroban, ooh

Tattoos: raised black outline on 4 year old tattoo from?, tattoo, exact same thing
Tattoos: raised black outline on 4 year old tattoo from?, tattoo, exact same thing, tattoos

Tattoos: reaction to sunlight??, poison ivy, benadryl
Tattoos: reaction to sunlight??, poison ivy, benadryl, tanning bed

Tattoos: rib cage tattoo as a first, tattoo, pain tolerance
Tattoos: rib cage tattoo as a first, tattoo, pain tolerance, armpit

Tattoos: rook piercing, natural sea salt, bottled water
Tattoos: rook piercing, natural sea salt, bottled water, human body

Tattoos: Sparrow Tattoos, san juan capistrano, maritime tradition
Tattoos: Sparrow Tattoos, san juan capistrano, maritime tradition, prison tattoo

Tattoos: Sparrow, sparrow tattoo, naval tradition
Tattoos: Sparrow, sparrow tattoo, naval tradition, nautical miles

Tattoos: Spider web Tatoos, spider web, elbow
Tattoos: Spider web Tatoos, spider web, elbow, opponent

Tattoos: Sweating after a new tattoo, personal experience, whole life
Tattoos: Sweating after a new tattoo, personal experience, whole life, good luck

Tattoos: Swollen foot/ankle, foot tattoo, shoes
Tattoos: Swollen foot/ankle, foot tattoo, shoes

Tattoos: Symbolism of tattoos, sparrow tattoo, refrence
Tattoos: Symbolism of tattoos, sparrow tattoo, refrence, sparrows

Tattoos: shading, correct answer, ridicule
Tattoos: shading, correct answer, ridicule, good luck

Tattoos: spider veins cover-up with tattoo
Tattoos: spider veins cover-up with tattoo

Tattoos: swollen tattoo, exact reaction, tattoo
Tattoos: swollen tattoo, exact reaction, tattoo

Tattoos: Tats in Oklahoma
Tattoos: Tats in Oklahoma

Tattoos: Tattoo around my wrists, seven virtues, seven deadly sins
Tattoos: Tattoo around my wrists, seven virtues, seven deadly sins, cosmic spirit

Tattoos: Tattoo Care, color clothes, mild soap
Tattoos: Tattoo Care, color clothes, mild soap, tattoo guy

Tattoos: Tattoo'd leg swollen and pain, free soap, lubriderm
Tattoos: Tattoo'd leg swollen and pain, free soap, lubriderm, pinks

Tattoos: Tattoo Insurance, lloyds of london, coverage plan
Tattoos: Tattoo Insurance, lloyds of london, coverage plan, slip and fall

Tattoos: Tattoo Meanings, sparrow, birds
Tattoos: Tattoo Meanings, sparrow, birds

Tattoos: Tattoo rash, lubriderm, curel
Tattoos: Tattoo rash, lubriderm, curel, vaseline

Tattoos: Tattoo spreading, tatto, three friends
Tattoos: Tattoo spreading, tatto, three friends, tattoos

Tattoos: Tattooing pelvic area, pelvic area, tattoo artist
Tattoos: Tattooing pelvic area, pelvic area, tattoo artist, butterfly

Tattoos: tattoo apprentice
Tattoos: tattoo apprentice

Tattoos: tattoo business
Tattoos: tattoo business

Tattoos: tattoo meaning, loss of a loved one, black star
Tattoos: tattoo meaning, loss of a loved one, black star, tribes

Tattoos: doing tattoos, melons, grapefruit
Tattoos: doing tattoos, melons, grapefruit, needles

Tattoos: tattoos while getting big, own skin
Tattoos: tattoos while getting big, own skin

Tattoos: traditional gypsy tattoo, gypsy, good luck
Tattoos: traditional gypsy tattoo, gypsy, good luck, tattoo

Tattoos: Wrist tattoo, chubby guy, layers of skin
Tattoos: Wrist tattoo, chubby guy, layers of skin, tattoo artist

Tattoos: wrists, moreso, veritas
Tattoos: wrists, moreso, veritas, nerves

Tattoos: to fade a tattoo, tattoo pigment, cosmetic pigment
tattoo pigment, cosmetic pigment, permanent eyeliner: Marge, Sorry no there isn t except time. This is a case where going to an experienced person is more beneficial. I know people will say, Well how can a person become experienced if they don t do the work. Thats the catch 22. If you get your work done...

Tattoos: faded tattoo, faded tattoo, tattooist
faded tattoo, tattooist, gypsy: Jonathan, A lot of things can cause fading from improper aftercare to artist error. Without physically seeing the tattoo it would be diffulcult for me to determine the problem. Please visit my FAQ page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html and read the care...

Tattoos: fading and blending, hebrew letters, tattoo artist
hebrew letters, tattoo artist, tiny spaces: Hi Shayna! Lettering as a rule shouldn t be any less than 1/2 inch tall. Less than that and you run a big risk of blurring together. However, that s for english letters, i m not sure about hebrew letters, i know that they are a lot more simple, and...

Tattoos: fading color, tattoos fade, redone
tattoos fade, redone, pigment: NIK, There are a couple of things that can be done to resolve your problem..... Unfortunately all are painful. Depending on how fresh the tattoo is you can have the artist go over it with an alcohol dipped needle this will sometimes bleed out some of the...

Tattoos: fading in new tattoos, propylen glycol, tanning beds
propylen glycol, tanning beds, free lotion: Mary Jo, Without being able to see the tattoos, read your care instructions you were given or know what pigment your artist is using I am unable to give you an informed opinion on this subject. What I can tell you is this.... you should not be using lotion...

Tattoos: Where to find a certain flash, composite sketch, tattoo flash
composite sketch, tattoo flash, tattoo shop: I would say the same as everyone else you ve talked to...have someone draw it up the way you like it. If you get a general picture of it, you can nitpick details with your artist until it looks exactly like you remember it, kind of like a police composite...

Tattoos: finding a suitable design, suitable design, cudo
suitable design, cudo, tattoo artists: Tony, First off let me apologise for taking so long to get back to you. My ISP has been down for the past few days. Your situation is not unusual. Too many artists have forgotten that YOU are the reason that they are in business. In my studio we do not...

Tattoos: another finger question, street gang, tear drop
street gang, tear drop, last question: Abbaddon, Please be careful over what type of symbolic tattoo you get. A tear drop means different things to different people ie; time served, life taken, etc. including some street gang meanings. Think very hard before getting any tattoo that means a specific...

Tattoos: first tattoo, food acts, nerve endings
food acts, nerve endings, tattooist: Monica, Let s deal with your pain issue first. Tattoo pain can be likened to a sunburn. It is not a hurting pain it is a aggravating pain. I often liken getting a tattoo to stubbing your toe. It doesn t really hurt it just pisses you off. A skilled tattooist...

Tattoos: I got my first tattoo 4 days..., little red bumps, allergic reaction
little red bumps, allergic reaction, gypsy: Jamie, You are having an allergic reaction to the lotion you are using. Discontinue use immediately and let the tattoo dry out. Do not use anything else and let the tattoo heal naturally and everything will be fine. I hop[e this has been of some help,...

Tattoos: Got my first tattoo. Serious Allergy, clobetasol propionate, vitamin e cream
clobetasol propionate, vitamin e cream, allergy shots: Haseeb, What has happened to you is that you have had an allergic reaction, severe, to the Vitamin E cream that the studio you went to told you to use on the tattoo. What I can tell you is this, that first off you should never use cream on a healing tattoo...

Tattoos: first tattoo, tattoo artist, day dream
tattoo artist, day dream, favorite thing: Nicky, Focus on your favorite thing and day dream about it, while getting the tattoo. Just make sure that you relax and breath because if you tense up and hold your breath, it will not only hurt more but you may take a chance on passing out. You can also...

Tattoos: foot tatoo, foot tattoos, nerve damage
foot tattoos, nerve damage, big toe: Teresa, Foot tattoos can be summed up in one sentence; They are more painful than other tattoos and they do not last. All the nerves end in the feet and toes (think stubbing your toe). Also the foot is a high wear area and most often will not allow...

Tattoos: foot tattoo...., foot tattoo, blogtalkradio
foot tattoo, blogtalkradio, gypsy: Kelly, Tattoos on the feet can be very tender. Also please be aware that they have a tendency to make the foot swell during healing. Also tattoos on the feet generally do not hold up well as it is a high wear area. You may have to look at getting it touched...

Tattoos: My friends tattoo, facial tattoo, tear drop
facial tattoo, tear drop, professional career: Emily, A tear drop near the eye usually signifies time served in prison. An upside down tear drop near the eye usually means that the person killed someone while in prison or in some cases that they lost someone close to them while in prison. Please keep...

Tattoos: frustrating tattoo reaction, triple antibiotic ointment, color shading
triple antibiotic ointment, color shading, red dots: Triple Antibiotic is a bad choice for tattoos as it draws out the colors almost as fast as it was put in. On the tube of Triple Antibiotic there is a line that says: Do not use on deep or puncture wounds! Do not use for more that 7 days without a Doctors...

Tattoos: full sleeve, tattoo work, body time
tattoo work, body time, blogtalkradio: Michelle, The best thing to do with any tattoo work that will encompass a large area, such as a full sleeve, is to do it in settings. I recommend to my clients a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 hours in the chair with two weeks between each sitting...

Tattoos: Gecko tattoo, open to suggestions, gecko
open to suggestions, gecko, gypsy: Jessica, Here is the one thing about tattoos that everybody should always keep in mind; It does not make any difference what the traditional meaning of a tattoo is. The only meaning that matters is the meaning it has for you and you alone. If this is a...

Tattoos: General information, getting a tattoo, tattoo parlor
getting a tattoo, tattoo parlor, getting a job: Heida, The answers to all your questions can be found by visiting the faq page on my website at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- www.ablazable.co...

Tattoos: gauging ears, gauging ears, ear lobes
gauging ears, ear lobes, sized hole: Amber, First off let me apologize for taking a couple of days to answer your question. I have been under the weather and just now got back online. One of the things that I see all the time is people trying to gauge up too quickly which can lead to blow...

Tattoos: general pricing, tattoo artists, ankel
tattoo artists, ankel, black and grey: Hi Krissy! YAY for getting your first tattoo! And also YAY for waiting and making sure you want what you want! For the tattoo you described, you could be looking at a range anywhere between $80 and $120. This will vary greatly depending on the shop...

Tattoos: girl's tattoo, lower back tattoos, solar plexus
lower back tattoos, solar plexus, lower abdomen: Hi John! The small of the back is a very popular place for women to get tattooed. Yes, I have given many. I am not sure where a lower back piece originated, I think that it is popular mainly because of its provacative nature. Most lower back tattoos are shaped...

Tattoos: Can give me some clues?, words of advice, professional artist
words of advice, professional artist, piercer: Stan, You re absolutely incorrect, there are a lot of good online schools but you need investigate them first. As far as physical tattoo and piercing schools go, many of them are a rip-off - more concerned with taking your money than with teaching you anything....

Tattoos: green?, india ink, tattooist
india ink, tattooist, pigment: Frankie, Your tattooist went to deep and used a low grade of pigment even possibly India Ink which is toxic. My advise is to watch the tattoo closely and if you notice an infection occuring contact a physician immediately. Please visit http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html...

Tattoos: greenish stain around tattoo, tattooist, glitch
tattooist, glitch, pigment: Adam, First off let me apologise for taking a few daysw to get back to you. My status was suppose to be set to vacation and I wasn t suppose to be available for questions for a few days. I am sorry for the glitch and that you had to wait. There is nothing...

Tattoos: guns n roses appetite celtic cross, guns n roses, gut instincts
guns n roses, gut instincts, apetite for destruction: Lee, You should always follow your gut instincts. You would be absolutely amazed at how much trouble that will save you. If you have any questions at all about a tattooist or studio then you are in the wrong place. If the tattooist in your area are not...

Tattoos: Hand Tattoo, getting a tattoo, palm side
getting a tattoo, palm side, blow out: Be vary carful choosing your artist. Ask them if they ve done this before. Make them show you pictures! The skin on the inside of your fingers can be very thin. It is very easy to get line blow-out. That s where ink travels in the capillaries veins and causes...

Tattoos: Hard To walk????, local health department, tattoo infection
local health department, tattoo infection, least three days: Jennifer, You can never be too careful from a tattoo or piercing that becomes infected. I know of 2 deaths that occured that started with a tattoo infection and I know of several hospitalizations from piercing infections. One led to the person losing their...

Tattoos: HELP!!!!!!, old tattoo, ingrown hairs
old tattoo, ingrown hairs, burned skin: Laurie, It sounds as if you had dead skin covering the tattoo. The sunblock got under the dead skin and created an allergic reaction. Let the tattoo completely dry out over the next 10 days. Do not put any creams, lotions or ointments on it and whatever...

Tattoos: Head Tattoo, Acne medication, acne medication, tiny dots
acne medication, tiny dots, head tattoo: Pete, Due to the medication you are on and because your skin is prone to acne you should strongly reconsider this plan. The body perceives a tattoo as a sunburn and it heals the same way. If the medicine you are taking makes your skin more susceptable to...

Tattoos: Healing Problems, little red dots, tattoo pigment
little red dots, tattoo pigment, blogtalkradio: Sarah, It sounds to me like you have highly sensitive skin that is prone to allergies. The reaction you are describing is an allergic reaction to the lotion you applied. You may also be allergic to the actual tattoo pigment. Though rare it does happen....

Tattoos: Hello, Is it possible..., gypsy
gypsy: Denise, It is possible, but the design will need to be very simple as the area is too small to fit any complicated design. Also, I would recommend that you do not tattoo the underside of the toe - the foot is a high wear area, and the underside will wear...

Tattoos: Hello, Is it possible..., scar tissue, 3 strikes
scar tissue, 3 strikes, philadelphia area: Hi Denise! The reason that tattoo artists are reluctant to tattoo on toes is this: it will look great the day it s done, but then in a few weeks (sometimes months), it s going to fade and become blurry. It s inevitable. Toes get alot of traffic from shoes...

Tattoos: Helpp!!, tattoo artist, tattooist
tattoo artist, tattooist, scabs: Nattie, First and foremost you should never use A&D longer than 10 days. You can get an allergic reaction by using it the length of time you have. Your tattooist should have told you that tattoos on the foot generally do not last as it is a high wear area....

Tattoos: HI. I was having a fairly..., getting a tattoo, pigment
getting a tattoo, pigment, sensitive skin: Natalie, If your skin was rejecting the pigment then your artist did the right thing. Sometimes after a length of time working on a tattoo the skin will refuse to take the pigment. This is usually due to the trauma that getting a tattoo causes to the skin....

Tattoos: Hi,I am considering getting..., getting a tattoo, new tattoo
getting a tattoo, new tattoo, artists portfolios: Hi Dianna! Getting a tattoo is much like choosing a physician or dentist. The shop you go to should be clean, sterile and knowledgeable. Make sure you check out the artists portfolios and watch them work on someone for a few minutes before they work on...

Tattoos: Hi. I have two questions...., vampire designs, angels and cherubs
vampire designs, angels and cherubs, tattoo design: Dianne, Ever hear of the expression, opposites attract? Clashing designs in tattoos make for some of the most interesting artwork and statements that a tattoo can make. Angels and Cherubs set against a background of dark images, will evoke an emotion....

Tattoos: Hi Sharon,I was wondering..., tattoo shops, tattoo artists
tattoo shops, tattoo artists, farie: It usually depends on the size of the tattoo. If it s pretty small, I would say about $60-110 but sometimes tattoo artists like to overcharge, so I would check around other tattoo shops before getting it done. If you have anymore questions, please feel free...

Tattoos: Hi,I was wondering how much..., farie, design art
farie, design art, flash design: BethE, I cannot give you a going rate for tattoos as there is no such thing. As you stated it differs from studio to studio. I will tell you however that most studios base there rates on BY THE HOUR not BY THE PIECE Check the local studios in your area...

Tattoos: High quality ink, but only reacting in a certain spot?, paragraph word, grunt work
paragraph word, grunt work, black onyx: Heather, Here s the bottom line.... I originally answered your question with the I DON T DO HOMEWORK QUESTIONS option I have the right to use. However after sending it I had a change of heart and decided to give you something you could use. I get hundreds...

Tattoos: Higher risk of infection - myths or fact?, cold compresses, ankle tattoos
cold compresses, ankle tattoos, tattoo community: Suzanne, I have never heard of an Infection Barrier and I am an LPN with 31 years in this business but it is true that the ankle and foot is more prone to infection for several reasons. First and foremost the foot is probably one of the dirtiest areas...

Tattoos: Hives all over after tattoo, benadryle, benadryl
benadryle, benadryl, zantac: If you ve had tattoos before using the same colors and not had a problem I would look for something else causing it. Maybe something new you ate. Did you wear new clothes that day? Sometimes new clothes have chemicals in them as a preservative. It could have...

Tattoos: hair removal over tattoo, getting a tattoo, blogtalkradio
getting a tattoo, blogtalkradio, hair removal: Vanessa, I generally tell my clients to wait at least a year before doing hair removal treatments over a tattoo. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.com...

Tattoos: hairless tattoo, personal decision, gypsy
personal decision, gypsy, sweatshirt: JC, No different than an unshaved arm. People don t think about it unless you are in competition. Do what feels right for you, noone will have a bad perception of it either way. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance,...

Tattoos: what would happen if ....., keloid scar, blogtalkradio
keloid scar, blogtalkradio, getting a tattoo: Amanda, How would it look? In a word CRAPPY! I advise people that are prone to Keloid scaring to rethink getting a tattoo as the chance of the tattoo coming out properly are slim. To tattoo over a keloid scar is very inadvisable and really a waste of time...

Tattoos: head tattoo?, head tattoo, switzerland flag
head tattoo, switzerland flag, visible places: Hi Mae! Head tattoos are tricky. The skin on the head is very different than the skin on the rest of the body, it doesn t hold as well, and it will fade a lot faster. Having said that, the design you ve picked out seems to be a good one. nice and simple,...

Tattoos: healed tattoo that is dry, vitamin e cream, black fish
vitamin e cream, black fish, aftercare instructions: Lucie, Please visit my FAQ page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html for a complete and comprehensive list of aftercare instructions up to and including healing ointment alternatives. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further...

Tattoos: all healed up, happy new year, care and concern
happy new year, care and concern, blogtalkradio: Trish, Please visit my FAQ page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html for a list of proper care instructions. Now that it is healed just treat it with the same care and concern that you treat the rest of your skin with. I hope this has been of some help...

Tattoos: healing process of tattoo, sewing needle, tattoo artist
sewing needle, tattoo artist, lot of ink: Vanessa, If that area of the tattoo was worked as much as you indicated then heavy flaking is normal and to be expected. Do not pick the scab let it come off naturally. Under most circumstances all will be well if you let it heal on its own. It should...

Tattoos: healing tattoo..., cocoa butter, baby oil
cocoa butter, baby oil, blogtalkradio: Lisa, Honestly, you should not be using anything on the tattoo until all the scabbing is gone. You may be complicating the situation by doing so. Three weeks is a little long for scabbing to still be on the tattoo. You may have a medical problem. I would...

Tattoos: healing of a tattoo, drawing salve, three roses
drawing salve, three roses, tattoo artist: Glenda, It sounds to me like you have experienced a rare condition called Red Reaction. Basically you are allergic to the red pigment that was used on your tattoo. Eventually your body will completely reject the pigment and force it out of your body....

Tattoos: healing time, tribal armband, polo shirt
tribal armband, polo shirt, healing time: Harvey, Please do not use hand cream on the tattoo that would be a mistake. It sounds like you may have a slight infection. Please contact a physician immediately. I hope this has been of some help. If I can be of any further assistance please let me...

Tattoos: health precautions when i give my first tattoo, sterile needles, tattoo gun
sterile needles, tattoo gun, aprenticeship: Going about an apprenticeship..... I would call around some tattoo shops, ask how much they would charge and how they would do the whole apprenticeship and see which one sounds more promising. Ask how long they ve been doing tattoos, and how they got started...

Tattoos: heavy scabbed/infected tattoo, infected tattoo, dial soap
infected tattoo, dial soap, improper care: Karen, Anytime you contract an infection it is a good idea to contact a physician immediately. An infection can turn deadly pretty quick. If you have heavy scabbing then it means that the studio you went to may have Hammered you. They may have gone to...

Tattoos: help designing my own tattoo, professional tattooist, finding a friend
professional tattooist, finding a friend, gypsy: Ivan, I would suggest making several drawings of what you have in mind then finding a friend or family member who is an artist and ask them to rework it for you until they get exactly what you want. You might also want to talk with a professional tattooist...

Tattoos: How to help a red, overworked tattoo?, time heals all wounds, touchups
time heals all wounds, touchups, prescription strength: Nate, Unfortunately it does sound like you got hammered, expect scarring to occur. There is an old saying that applies in this situation..... Time heals all wounds! And so it is in this case. Just give it time to heal that is all you can do. The damage...

Tattoos: help me 1 more time, web flowers, cherry blossoms
web flowers, cherry blossoms, japanese flowers: Hello again! I think that a dragon sleeve would work to cover up all those things. It ll have to be big, and dark, but it ll work. You could throw in some japanese wind bars and some japanese flowers like cherry blossoms, or peonies. With...

Tattoos: helpp plzz, captive bead ring, professional piercer
captive bead ring, professional piercer, professional piercers: Nicole, If it is a captive bead ring the bead justs snaps in and out between the opening. If the opening is too wide just slightly pinch it together. If you are still having diffulculty please contact a professional piercer for assistance. I hope this...

Tattoos: hi mate I have just started..., formal apprenticeship, hopefuly
formal apprenticeship, hopefuly, words of advice: Pete, Tattooing is not a Learn on Your Own profession. If you are serious about tattooing what you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist in a licensed studio, this is extremely important. It is not as simple...

Tattoos: hives after tattoo, types of allergic reactions, ointments
types of allergic reactions, ointments, alternative healing: Kecia, More than likely you had a reaction to the healing ointment you used not the pigment. If you continued to use the healing ointment after the outbreak it just complicated the reaction. The steroids you physician gave you just agravated it and did...

Tattoos: hoe to give a tattoo, apprenticeship, good luck
apprenticeship, good luck, tattoo: If you could get someone to show it to you, that would be great b/c I can t tell you how much and I don t know much about the speeds so I can t help you with that one. And if you are commited to be a pro someday, I would take an apprenticeship so you know...

Tattoos: "homemade" tattoo, boyfriends name, india ink
boyfriends name, india ink, girls name: Dennise, As you already know, what your son did was very foolish. Not only is he cutting himself, which in and of itself is a huge problem, but the ink he used was probably Higgins, Pelikan or India Ink all of which are toxic. Not to mention the chance...

Tattoos: Infected Tattoo, microscopic grains, infected tattoo
microscopic grains, infected tattoo, color pigment: Rochelle, First and foremost color, such as red, should never be used to outline a tattoo as it WILL spread through the skin. Color pigment is of a different composition than the black. The black is a carbon based liquid which will stay where it is placed,...

Tattoos: Infected Tattoo, infected tattoo, new tattoo
infected tattoo, new tattoo, shades of blue: Lower leg tatts hurt longer and take longer to heal as well due to the way blood flows to the area. Apply 1 or 2 drops of Vasaline Intensive Care Lotion to the tattoo ONCE a day and otherwise leave it alone. Rub it in, and pat it dry with clean toweling. White...

Tattoos: Infected tattoo? or allergic reaction, local health department, infected tattoo
local health department, infected tattoo, doctors orders: Mrs. Fosoty, First off stop using Neosporin on your tattoo. Triple anti biotic ointments are the worst thing you can use on a healing tattoo. At this point you should just let it dry out. Do not put any more ointments, creams or lotions on it. It also definately...

Tattoos: Infected tattoo?, fish scales, dead skin
fish scales, dead skin, red bumps: LEIF, What happened was you experienced an allergic reaction to the healing ointment you used. Your tattooist should have told you to discontinue use of all ointments and lotions immediately and let the tattoo dry out. Your continued use of lotion is only...

Tattoos: Infected?, rough surface, tattooist
rough surface, tattooist, dead skin: Sharon, It sounds to me like the tattooist that worked on you may have gone too deep. This would cause the reaction you are describing as well as the longer healing period. What the white rough surface over the face of your tattoo is probably dead skin....

Tattoos: Infection, tattooist, gypsy
tattooist, gypsy, bet: Elizabeth, That is probably a good bet. Why someone would tattoo an area without proper cleansing in the first place leaves me dumbfounded but there is a chance you may have an infection because of it. I would advise that you contact a physician immediately...

Tattoos: Inflammation, tattoo tattoos, prolapsed discs
tattoo tattoos, prolapsed discs, boring world: Sable, The best advise that I can give you is that if you have any reservations at all no matter what the reason then you should not get a tattoo. Tattoos are not for everyone. If everyone was tattooed it would be a very boring world. I hope this has...

Tattoos: Ink allergy?, little red bumps, slow healer
little red bumps, slow healer, saran wrap: Firstly, NEVER use saran-wrap on a tattoo. You have been cooking your new design. Also, the saran wrap is holding in bacteria. You are definitely having a allergic reaction to the neosporin - neosporin should NEVER be used on a tattoo for any reason. Please...

Tattoos: Ink Bleeding, black ink, good luck
black ink, good luck: Let it heal first and after it has then look at the design. When tatts are first done there will be some ink on the skin which should wash off over the first weeki or so. If it s not right, go back to the shop where you had it done and talk to the artist....

Tattoos: Ink bleeding into fine lines?, crease lines, ankle bone
crease lines, ankle bone, tricky area: Emma, The ankle is a tricky area especially for an unskilled tattooist. BLEEDING and BLURRING is caused by a tattoosit inserting a needle at an angle and too deeply. Unfortunately the tattoo will continue to spread. You will have to disguise the damage...

Tattoos: Ink Fading, freak thing, tattoo work
freak thing, tattoo work, blogtalkradio: John, First off let me apologize for taking so long to answer your question. My computer was in the shop and I just got it back. The answer to your question is very simple; You are probably going to an unskilled tattooist who is using inferior pigment....

Tattoos: Ink fading in tattoo, lubriderm, hand lotion
lubriderm, hand lotion, scab: Jessica, The best way that I can answer this for you is to first go to my FAQ page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html and read the list of proper care instructions listed there. You will start to get a pretty quick idea what happened to your tattoo once...

Tattoos: Ink too far?, proper sterilization, possibily
proper sterilization, possibily, professional studio: Amy, That possibility is there but your description does not coincide with the symptoms of an overworked tattoo. What you have described sounds like an infection. Please contact your physician immediately! I hope this has been of some help to you. If...

Tattoos: Take Ink Hard, dense skin, skin cells
dense skin, skin cells, sister and brother: Scott, Some people have trouble accepting pigment. Most times it is caused by two problems dense skin cells and hydration. people who tan alot have these problems. Try drinking more WATER to hydrate your body and eliminate sun for a couple of months and...

Tattoos: Ink Quality, tattoo pigments, quality inks
tattoo pigments, quality inks, blogtalkradio: Ken, Tattoo pigments are translucnt which means the darker pigment will always show through lighter pigment. There are a lot of pigments on the market but none made exclusively for darker skin (which will always show the pigment up dark). Some of the best...

Tattoos: Ink Transfer, scented soap, ink transfer
scented soap, ink transfer, time hand: Amanda, A little seepage is normal immediately after getting tattooed as the body will reject any pigment it cannot absorb. I personally do not recomeend Tattoo Goo or any simular product to my clients. I have found it to be nothing more than a scheme...

Tattoos: Irezumi, old orchard beach, orchard beach maine
old orchard beach, orchard beach maine, old orchard beach maine: Nic, Most of the Irezumi artists that I know are out on the west coast. I am going to refer you to Mad Hatters in Old Orchard Beach, Maine and talk to Lou Robbins. He has been in the business a long time in the North East and if anyone knows where a good...

Tattoos: Irritated tattoo?, red bumps, pin up girl
red bumps, pin up girl, aprox: Ian, You are having an allergic reaction to the ointment you are using. Please discontinue use immediately and let the tattoo dry out. The condition should clear in aprox. 7 to 10 days. For a list of healing alternatives please visit my FAQ page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html...

Tattoos: ITCHING!, new tattoo, horriable
new tattoo, horriable, allergic reaction: Desirae, First off you should not be putting any sort of creme on your tattoo. Secondly, you should never wash a fresh tattoo, the soap irritates it and can impact in the open pours causing itching and dullness. Lastly, sounds like you may be having an...

Tattoos: Itching, benadryl, scabs
benadryl, scabs, pigment: Mandy, This is usually caused by two things in combination with each other. A tattoo that was rendered to deeply and a poor grade of pigment. Much like the way the body rejects a splinter you are now rejecting the impurities in the pigment. You will probably...

Tattoos: Itchy bump like pimples on tat, itchy bumps, pimple
itchy bumps, pimple, pimples: BJ, First off stop using the lotion you are only aggravating the problem. Usually when pimple type bumps appear around a tattoo it is caused by an allergic reaction to the healing compound. But if you are having the same reaction other places on your body...

Tattoos: Itchy bumps on old tattoo..., itchy bumps, impurities
itchy bumps, impurities, pigment: Bambi, Apparently there were some impurities in the pigment which was used. Such as a splinter is rejected by the body so to are the impurities in the pigment. Give it some time and they will eventually push out of the body with little if any effect on...

Tattoos: Itchy foot tattoo..., care lotion, intensive care
care lotion, intensive care, good luck: Sounds like a reaction to the material of the shoes. Try using a little bit of Vasiline Intensive Care Lotion on your feet just before you go to work so that it lubracates your foot and causes less iratation to the tattoo. Good Luck and Good Ink! TD...

Tattoos: Itchy pimples, white pigment, blogtalkradio
white pigment, blogtalkradio, pimples: Mary, Your body is rejecting the white pigment which happens sometimes. The white pigment may have had some impurities within it and that may have started the rejection in much the same way that the body rejects a splinter. It will eventually pass once...

Tattoos: Itchy Tat, prickly heat, tattooist
prickly heat, tattooist, blogtalkradio: Alex, First off let me apologise for taking a couple of days to get back to you, my computer was in the shop. In much the same way that the body rejects a splinter so to is your body rejecting impurities that was in the pigment which was used on you. The...

Tattoos: Itchy Tat, detective work, mths
detective work, mths, pigment: Jan, It could be any number of things. The pigment may have had impurites in it. Your body may be trying to reject it if there is a compound that it does not like in the pigment. Also, have you made any changes to your lifestyle? Have you started tanning?...

Tattoos: Itchy tattoo, drawing salve, benydryl
drawing salve, benydryl, getting a tattoo: Anna, You are having what is known as a Red Reaction. That is an allergic reaction to the red pigment in your tattoo. This reaction can occur at anytime though it most usually happens right after getting a tattoo it can occur a year later. Unfortunately...

Tattoos: Itchy tattoo, burning sensation, soap and water
burning sensation, soap and water, blogtalkradio: Tina, The tattoo should not be itching or burning. Please discontinue use of the A&D ointment immediately and contact your physician as soon as possible about a possible infection. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further...

Tattoos: Itchy tattoo, lubriderm lotion, flare ups
lubriderm lotion, flare ups, alergic reaction: Shar, It could be a combination of both or it could be a lower grade or contaminated pigment which was used. Without seeing the tattoo it would be hard for me to give you an informed opinion on this subject but it sounds as though you are having an allergic...

Tattoos: Its all gone wrong!, bio oil, tattooist
bio oil, tattooist, blogtalkradio: Liz, I see what you mean. That is a pretty nasty and poorly done tattoo. It is very apparent that the tattooist went way to deep and overworked the tattoo. You may have to travel to find a skilled, qualified and licensed tattooist to correct your work....

Tattoos: infected tattoo, infected tattoo, blogtalkradio
infected tattoo, blogtalkradio, gypsy: Bleu, If it looks infected it probably is. I would recommend contacting a physician immediately. Infections in tattoos can lead to severe complications so please see to treatment as soon as possible. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can...

Tattoos: infected tattoo, infected tattoo, blogtalkradio
infected tattoo, blogtalkradio, tattoo artist: Sarah, What probably happened was that the scabbing fell off before the tattoo was healed completely. This will pull out the color and cause scarring. The best thing that you can do is to let the scab fall off naturally. Do not pick it or scrape it or bump...

Tattoos: infected tattoo, infected tattoo, blogtalkradio
infected tattoo, blogtalkradio, staph infection: Roger, Your mom has a severe infection and she needs to seek medical attention immediately!! If this is a staph infection or if she is diabetic it could be life threatening. Please get her medical attention ASAP. I hope this has been of some help to...

Tattoos: infected tattoo, infected tattoo, calfs
infected tattoo, calfs, scab: Tommy, Sounds to me like you went to the wrong tattooist. Not only did you get an infection but they apparently went too deep otherwise it would not have scabbed as heavy as you have described. Unfortunately there is not much you can do except let time...

Tattoos: infection??!??, sun size, yellow sun
sun size, yellow sun, scab: Brian, Sounds like the yellow area was overworked. DO NOT pick the scab let it flake off naturally. You may have to contact a skilled, qualified, licensed profeesional to rework the tattoo after it heals. I hope this has been of some help to you. If...

Tattoos: infection?, gypsy, lotions
gypsy, lotions, blogtalkradio: Alicia, First off let me apologize for taking so long to answer your question. My computer was in the shop and I just got it back. You may have a slight infection or you may be allergic to the A&D ointment. The first thing you should do id discontinue...

Tattoos: infection, cheap jewelry, lifestyle changes
cheap jewelry, lifestyle changes, surgical steel: Heather, Are you sure it s surgical steel? Have you changed the jewelry in your navel recently? Did the same person pierce your nipple and your navel? Unfortunately, a lot of people are buying cheap jewelry and passing it off as surgical steel. If you...

Tattoos: info please?, needle bar, ultrasonic cleaner
needle bar, ultrasonic cleaner, pigment: A stainless steel workstation is a good thing. The surface used for tattooing should be non-porous and easily cleaned. Some artists solder their own needles to the bar, some buy them pre-made. In any case, they should open the sterilization package in front...

Tattoos: ink, 3 - 4 hrs later..., color tattoo, tiny holes
color tattoo, tiny holes, bandage: The best thing for you to do is follow the instructions the artist gave you. Do not touch, scratch or pick the tattoo. Don t rub it excessively. Allow it to scab, put unscented lotion on it to stop the itching, and let the scab fall off by itself. Otherwise,...

Tattoos: ink bleed, dermis layer, scar tissue
dermis layer, scar tissue, new edge: Hi Patti! Hmmmm. i m guessing that you mean the ink at the top of your tattoo looks blurry. (not that it s actually bleeding =)). It s possible this will go away, but it s more probable that it will not. It s possible that the reason this...

Tattoos: ink carriers and allergic reaction, alcholic beverages, allergic to wheat
alcholic beverages, allergic to wheat, best bet: Every company that makes inks has their own formula for their inks. And none of them will tell anyone what is in their inks. Your best bet is to understand that most inks do have some kind of alchols mixed in it, so be careful and think long and hard about...

Tattoos: ink fading, scab, redone
scab, redone, blogtalkradio: Danielle, Tattoos on the back of the hand generally do not last. But whether or not you can hold them for any length of time is dependent on several factors: skill of tattooist, quality of pigment, condition of skin, etc. You might want to consider going...

Tattoos: ink opinion, black pigment, impurities
black pigment, impurities, inks: Jason, In order to use Pelikan as a viable tattooing pigment it must be double boiled to 2/3 consistency. This pasturizes it, helps to remove impurities and sets consistency. In other words.... you are creating the same pigment that most blacks already...

Tattoos: ink problem, double whammy, getting a tattoo
double whammy, getting a tattoo, proper questions: Jason, Your problem is not within the pigment but within the person applying the pigment. That is a very poorly rendered tattoo and the person who did it on you does not know what they are doing and really should stop now before they mess up more people....

Tattoos: ink problems, sterilization autoclave, proper sterilization
sterilization autoclave, proper sterilization, streph: Ashley, The problem is the INK , the person that put your life in danger and the GUN. Tattooing is not something that is done AT HOME nor should it ever be done with HOME MADE equipment. You have opened yourself up for a whole lot of complications....

Tattoos: ink reaction (help), benadryl, blogtalkradio
benadryl, blogtalkradio, dermatologist: Rob, If you are having a reaction to the pigment all you can truly do is let nature take it s course and let the body reject the pigment. It may take anywhere from a few days to a few months but eventually it will clear up. You can use Benadryl cream on...

Tattoos: ink, ink fixx, aftercare instructions
ink fixx, aftercare instructions, blogtalkradio: Elyse, Stop using anything at all. Over use of any after care product can damage a tattoo. No aftercare product should be used longer than 7 to 10 days. For a list of proper aftercare instructions please visit my FAQ page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/faq.html...

Tattoos: innerlip tattoos, lip tattoo, inner lip
lip tattoo, inner lip, tattooist: Alicia, What you will pay is dependant on the region where you live and the skill and reputation of the tattooist that you pick to do your work. You will need to contact studios in your area to see what their going rates are. Inner lip tattoos can last...

Tattoos: Just interested, best whishes, veins and arteries
best whishes, veins and arteries, tattooist: Plasma is a part of blood. It is the clear liquid that lets the white and red platelets flow through your veins and arteries. It showing up in the tattoo process is normal and to be expected. Only is the last few years have the Newbies started mentioning...

Tattoos: itchy bumby skin, itchy bumps, cancerous condition
itchy bumps, cancerous condition, impurities: Savage, We generally find that this condition is caused by impurities in the original pigment which was used. The impurities may set dormant in the body for years then a sudden chemical change in your body triggers a rejection of the impurities. It is...

Tattoos: itchy bumps around tattoo, tattoo pigment, itchy bumps
tattoo pigment, itchy bumps, blogtalkradio: Ace, First and foremost you should NEVER use any form of lotion on a fresh tattoo. The lotion has some of the same compounds in it that professional tattoo pigment has and it acts as a thinner on fresh work plus it can actually dull not brighten a tattoo....

Tattoos: itchy bumps on tattoo, itchy bumps, family crest
itchy bumps, family crest, pimple: Nicky, Your artist was correct in telling you to stop using the A&D ointment. You have had an allergic reaction to the ointment. You need to stop washing it also. All you are doing at this point is irratating it. The Pimples will be gone in about 7 -...

Tattoos: itchy bumps, itchy bumps, tattooist
itchy bumps, tattooist, benadryl: April, It sounds to me like the tattooist that worked on you may have used a pigment that has a lot of impurities in it. Just like the body rejecting a splinter your body is trying to reject the impurities, which it will eventually acheive. Try using some...

Tattoos: very itchy raised tatoo, allergic reaction, pigment
allergic reaction, pigment, gypsy: Myraferrer00, If the color is red then you may be having what is typically refered to as a red reaction. This is an allergic reaction to red pigment. You can use Benydryl to help releive the itching but beyond that there is not much more that can be done...

Tattoos: itchy raised tatt, mosquito bite, van halen
mosquito bite, van halen, dragonfly: Sorry I did not get back to you sooner (van halen concert) but I m gonna try and answer this now. Is it itchy like there would be a mosquito bite on it, like that kinda itchy or what? Tattoos raise sometimes, most of mine are, but I don t know what to tell...

Tattoos: itchy tattoo, reddish glow, blogtalkradio
reddish glow, blogtalkradio, red splotches: Tabitha, You are having an allergic reaction to whatever ointment you are using. Discontinue use of all ointments, lotions and creams immediately and let the tattoo dry out. The condition should clear in 7 to 10 days. The red glow is probably an infection....

Tattoos: itchy tattoo, purities, tattooist
purities, tattooist, muscle tissue: Jenny, You are probably looking at 2 things here. First the pigment that was used on you probably has impurities in it. Secondly, the tattooist may have gone too deep and into the muscle tissue. It takes some time for the bodie to start rejecting the...

Tattoos: Japanese Kanji Tattoo, mafia yakuza, kanji symbol for strength
mafia yakuza, kanji symbol for strength, japanese mafia: The different japanese people belive all kinds of things about tattoos. Untill just a few years ago the vast majority of japanese belived that only thugs and the Japanese Mafia (yakuza) even had tattoos. As you are happy with the design you have, I wouldn...

Tattoos: KELOID EFFECT, tea tree oil, keloid scar
tea tree oil, keloid scar, scar tissue: Hi Joey! The best thing you can do at this point is to try to break up the scar tissue that has formed, it might never go away completely, but you can work at it. You have to massage the area a lot to get the scar tissue to break up, a good lotion...

Tattoos: Kelis' Tat, tattoo artist, kelis
tattoo artist, kelis, gypsy: Mizz-T, The only clear photo that I know of is located at URL http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo/celeb-kelis.htm I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.com...

Tattoos: Keloids, ear piercings, 3 outta 4
ear piercings, 3 outta 4, prone skin: Prem, The simple answer to this is that if you are prone to keloid scarring then it will happen also with a tattoo. You are probaly not a good candidate for tattooing. I hope this has been of some of some help. If I can be of any further assistance please...

Tattoos: Keloids, surgical stainless steel, body chemistry
surgical stainless steel, body chemistry, cartlidge: Jenna, I am sorry that you were treated rudely. Unfortunately those people that are only out for your money and do not care about you are the ones that act like that. I live near Oklahoma and I hear a lot of complaints from people there such as what you...

Tattoos: Keratosis Pilaris and Tattoos, skin disorder, skin cancer
skin disorder, skin cancer, blogtalkradio: Bigbilly, First off let me apologise for taking a couple of days to get back to you, I was out of town visiting family for Christmas. You should NEVER tattoo over ANY skin disorder as there is an increased chance of malanoma (skin cancer). If you were...

Tattoos: kenji symbols, kenji symbols, talisman
kenji symbols, talisman, internet search: Sue, I have 2 sites for you to explore, http://www.nuthatch.com/kanjicards/ and http://www.kanjisite.com/ You can also do an Internet search for Kanji and a lot of sites come up. I hope this has been of some help. -The GYPSY- www.ablazable.co...

Tattoos: how will i know when mt tattoo is healed all the way, scabs, scab
scabs, scab, barb wire: Hi Melissa! First of all, nothing sounds out of the ordinary to me. It sounds like everything is moving right along. Usually a tattoo takes between 4 - 6 weeks for it to heal COMPLETEY. Now, it will SEEM healed sooner than that usually between...

Tattoos: Do you know of any tattoo..., jonathan shaw, city tattoo
jonathan shaw, city tattoo, fun city: Nelly, First off let me apologise for taking a couple of days to answer. We have had some severe weather up to and including tornadoes. I am going to recommend you to Jonathan Shaw at Fun City Tattoo. One of the finest professional artists I know. He...

Tattoos: Laerning the right way the 1st time..., full time job, studio atmosphere
full time job, studio atmosphere, sacrafices: Daniel, No it is not sufficent training. Proper training takes approx. 1200 hours in the studio atmosphere. That is a year to year and a half of hard work. My apprenticeship in 1976-1977 took 18 months to complete. If this is something that you want bad...

Tattoos: Laws about tattooing over a scar, ohio health, blogtalkradio
ohio health, blogtalkradio, tattoo artist: Erin, Please visit http://www.ubtat2d.com/laws.html for a list of laws for Ohio. I would also suggest contacting the Ohio Health and Human Services Department for further info on the law governing tattooing. I hope this has been of some help to you....

Tattoos: Learning to pierce..., body pierce, piercers
body pierce, piercers, piercer: About the only safe and proper way to learn to pierce is to apprentice yourself to an experienced piercer. As I am now working in Florida, I can t be too much help with shops in the New York area. I would suggest that you get on the phone, calling all the...

Tattoos: Learning the Trade, professional tattooist, boys in town
professional tattooist, boys in town, art portfolio: The market for tattoo artists is pretty saturated, thus being part of the reason the boys in town don t want to help you out. The road to becoming a professional tattooist is a rather long one, especially for a female. But the way to start is to gather...

Tattoos: Leg Numbness after tattoo, leg numbness, getting a tattoo
leg numbness, getting a tattoo, nerves: There are a lot of nerves is your spine. The tattoo needle doesn t go deep enough to actually hit any of them but the vibration from the machine could have aggravated them a little. It could also be from the way you were sitting for your tattoo. Give it a...

Tattoos: Lettering Cost, ukrainian words, getting a tattoo
ukrainian words, getting a tattoo, region location: Sam, Rates vary from studio to studio depending on region, location, skill of artist, fame of artist and experience of artist. You will have to do a little footwork and visit the studios in your area to get a price on what you are wanting. Keep one thing...

Tattoos: Lettering Question, tattoo artist, future point
tattoo artist, future point, black letters: Becky, Though it is true that tattoos that are to small have a tendency to blur over time putting white around it will do little to help. Tattoo pigment is translucent and as such darker colors will always show through lighter colors. You may at some future...

Tattoos: LICENCE, pahrump, blogtalkradio
pahrump, blogtalkradio, licensing requirements: OGMIST, Please visit http://www.ubtat2d.com/laws.html for a comprehensive list of laws and licensing requirements for all 50 states. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.com...

Tattoos: Liability Waiver, professional studios, licensing board
professional studios, licensing board, liability waiver: Jed, It has nothing to do with the FDA. Each licensing board has regulations that they issue to the artists and the studios that they license and regulate. To my knowledge, though regulations may vary from State to State, they all have one thing in common;...

Tattoos: Lip Tattoo, lip tattoo, explanation mark
lip tattoo, explanation mark, chemical makeup: Alyssa, Due to the high acid content within the mouth lip tattoos NEVER last. More than likely what has happened to you is that your body has absorbed the pigment. Sometimes this absorbtion takes place quicker than other times. It depends on the individuals...

Tattoos: Lip Tattoo, lip tattoo, proper questions
lip tattoo, proper questions, footwork: Tyler, Lips are tricky and the tattoo will fade in time due to the acids in the mouth. Plus be aware that this form of tattoo is very painful. You may find yourself having to do some footwork to find the right artist. For a list of proper questions to...

Tattoos: Little white itchy bumps, itchy bumps, moisture therapy
itchy bumps, moisture therapy, scabby: Ben, You are having an allergic reaction to the lotion you are using. Discontinue use immediately and let the tattoo dry out. Do not use anything else and let the tattoo heal naturally and everything will be fine. FYI: You should never use Vaseline...

Tattoos: LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC TATTOO, cherokee alphabet, indian translation
cherokee alphabet, indian translation, native american tattoos: Jerred, Check with Dick Warsoki at Grinn and Barrett Tattoos in Omaha, Nebraska. The URL for their website is http://www.gb-tattoo.com He is the foremost authority on Native American tattoos. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any...

Tattoos: Location and Fading, freaky links, current rates
freaky links, current rates, gypsy: Michelle, Fading should not be a factor if you go to a skilled, qualified and licensed professional. That area is a bit tender but it is not as bad as you would think. Rates are dependent upon the area where you live, they vary from region to region. Check...

Tattoos: Looking for recommendation, dc metro area, consultation appointments
dc metro area, consultation appointments, fine artists: Koffibean, There are so many fine artists in both of those regions that can meet your needs. Please visit http://www.tattoodirectory.com There you will find a comprehensive list of the best artists in the business. Start your search there. I would suggest...

Tattoos: Looking for a tattoo shop in Pittsburgh, memorial portrait, blogtalkradio
memorial portrait, blogtalkradio, buddah: Ellis, I would recommend BUDDAH S in Erie. They are highly professional and very competent. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.com Be sure to tune...

Tattoos: Lower Back Tattoo, tender area, thin girl
tender area, thin girl, rachel rachel: Rachel, The lower back is a tender area to recieve a tattoo under normal circumstances. If you are exceptionally thin you may experience a little more discomfort than usual. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance...

Tattoos: Lower Back Tattoo, pacific tattoo, blogtalkradio
pacific tattoo, blogtalkradio, judy parker: Michelle, The lower back is one of the most tender areas to receive a tattoo but it is not unbearable. Keep in mind that if tattoos were that painful then there wouldn t be that many people with a tattoo. There are a lot of places I could recommend but...

Tattoos: Lower back tattoo, jonathan shaw, brooklyn new york
jonathan shaw, brooklyn new york, getting a tattoo: Yan, I would strongly recommend waiting until the weight is lost before getting the tattoo done as distortion could take place due to the skin shrinkage after weight loss. I am going to refer you to Jonathan Shaw at Fun City Tattoos in New York City. Highly...

Tattoos: Lower Back tattoo, back tattoos, tender area
back tattoos, tender area, getting a tattoo: Sheila, First off let me apologize for taking a few days to get back to you. My email has been offline. The lower center back is a tender area but keep this in mind.... If it was that painful there would not be that many people with lower back tattoos....

Tattoos: how to learn tattooing?, art portfolio, professional art
art portfolio, professional art, tattoo artist: Hi Gordon! So you want to be a tattoo artist? The first thing you should do is compile a nice and professional art portfolio. Take it around to every tattoo studio you can and check them out to make sure they are knowledgeable, sterile and professional, then...

Tattoos: leg swelling, socks and shoes, work alot
socks and shoes, work alot, pillows: Hi Cale! I wouldn t be worried if i were you. It s a pain, but you should be in the clear pretty soon. Swelling usually only lasts between 4 days and a week. Being on your feet all day can cause some irritation though, so i would suggest to...

Tattoos: lettering size on tats, lettering size, old english font
lettering size, old english font, two cherries: Stephanie, You went to the wrong place! I have myself rendered lettering as small as 1/4 high. The only limitations on size in lettering is in font style. Some fonts can only go so small before you lose definition. For instance, if you wanted an Old English...

Tattoos: licence, tattoo artists, s board
tattoo artists, s board, board of health: Lucas, Licensing requirements vary from state to state. While one state requires only $50 and a blood test, another state requires 1200 hours of training with a licensed trainer. Since you did not tell me where it is that you live, I can t tell you what...

Tattoos: licencing, licensing requirements, gypsy
licensing requirements, gypsy, mississippi: Adam, Please visit my laws page at http://www.ubtat2d.com/laws.html There you will find a link for the licensing requirements for Mississippi. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The...

Tattoos: license, licensing requirements, gypsy
licensing requirements, gypsy, blogtalkradio: Arnold, Please visit http://www.ubtat2d.com/laws.html to view the laws and licensing requirements for Missouri. I hope this has been of some help to you. If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. -The GYPSY- http://www.ubtat2d.com...

Tattoos: getting licensed/certified, grunt work, tattoo industry
grunt work, tattoo industry, fake skin: Hi Zee! Thanks for your interest in the industry. In order to become a licensed tattoo artist in any state, you first have to complete an apprenticeship. The best way to find one is to take your art portfolio around to all the shops in your local area and...

Tattoos: licensing, formal apprenticeship, tattoo artist
formal apprenticeship, tattoo artist, words of advice: Rick, What you should do first is try to find an apprenticeship with a qualified tattoo artist or piercer in a licensed studio. It is not as simple as buying a starter kit, picking up a machine or needle and starting to tattoo or pierce. There is a lot...

Tattoos: licensing, board of cosmetology, state department of revenue
board of cosmetology, state department of revenue, licensing board: Kurt, Check with your local licensing board. Usually it is the Health Department or Board of Cosmetology they should have all the info that you need to comply with State regulations. Don t forget to check with your city and county officials to see what...

Tattoos: licensing, tattoo artist, health regulations
tattoo artist, health regulations, oregon department: http://www.ablazable.com/laws/oregon.html This website contains the Oregon Department of Health regulations for tattooing application and licensure. If you have more detailed questions, I recommend contacting them. I am in Texas, and I am familiar with...

Tattoos: lip piercing, tender area, gypsy
tender area, gypsy, complete list: Taryn, The lip is a tender area. The piercing is going to feel like a cross between biting your lip and pinching it. It is very importnat to keep both the inside of the mouth and the outside of the mouth clean during the healing period. Please visit my...

Tattoos: lip tatoo, gypsy, acids
gypsy, acids, joshua: Joshua, Whoever told you that was either pulling your leg, did not know what they were talking about or just was misinformed. NO, it will not show on the other side of the lip. It will however eventually disappear due to the acids in the mouth. I hope...

Tattoos: lip tatto, lip tattoo, gypsy
lip tattoo, gypsy, tattoos: Matt, To let an unskilled tattooist work on your friend or any one else for that matter is extremely foolish. You should only get done by a slilled, licensed, qualified professional who will give you the proper care instructions at the end of the procedure....

Tattoos: lip tattoo, lip tattoo, blogtalkradio
lip tattoo, blogtalkradio, gypsy: Lizette, Pain is relative to the individual. Lip tattoos are a little painful and yes they do fade over time due to the acids in the mouth. I generally advise my clients against them but the ultimate decision on whether to get one or not lies with you....

Tattoos: lip tattoo, cosmetic pigment, tattoo pigment
cosmetic pigment, tattoo pigment, lip tattoo: Jorden, The tattooist that told you that did not know what they were talking about. Permenant Cosmetic pigment fades quicker than regular tattoo pigment. But regardless of what you use the tattoo will still fade due to the acids in the mouth. There is no...

Tattoos: lip tattoo, touch ups, lip tattoo
touch ups, lip tattoo, inner lip: Megan, If you do not get it done by a skilled, qualified, licensed professional that is familiar with this type of procedure you risk a chance of infection and possible tearing of the flesh of the inner lip. I hope this has been of some help to you....

Tattoos: lip tattoo, lip tattoo, laser removal
lip tattoo, laser removal, gypsy: David, Most lip tattoos fade over time because of the acids in the mouth. Just relax and let nature take it s course. If you want you can contact a physician about laser removal but you should really just take a WAIT AND SEE attitude. Hope I ve been...

Tattoos: lip tattoo, skin condition psoriasis, lip tattoo
skin condition psoriasis, lip tattoo, proper questions: Jen, Psoriasis is definately a problem and one that I advise anyone with it to not get tattooed. Tattooing can complicate and in some cases help to spread the condition. In my studio we refuse to work on clients that have or have develpoed psoriasis. ...

Tattoos: lip tattoos, inner lip, splotch
inner lip, splotch, tatto: Karol, The amount of time that an interlip tattoo lasts is dependent on the amount of acidity within a persons mouth. They can last from a few days to several months. There may be a hint of the tattoo left within the lip but there will not be a black splotch....

Tattoos: How long to wait before fixing up a tattoo, tattoo artist, tattooist
tattoo artist, tattooist, red bumps: Jonathan, Being Hispanic has nothing to do with your problem. If you followed the care instructions to the letter then the problem lies with your tattooist and an allergic reaction. It sounds to me like your tattooist over worked the tattoo, that would...

Tattoos: How long will this take?, garland of flowers, kelis
garland of flowers, kelis, rib cage: Emily, First off let me apologize for taking a couple of days to get back to you. I have been under the weather for a couple of days and I have not been in my email because of it. A tattoo that size will take anywhere from 10 hours on up depending on...

Tattoos: looking for a Tatto Artist in the Reno, NV area, reno area, tatto artist
reno area, tatto artist, reno nv: Jen, I do not know anything about the studios in Reno what I can tell you is this. Nevada has some good tattoo and piercing laws and does not tolerate violations of the regulations. The amount you are going to pay is determined by several factors; Fame...

Tattoos: lost, impurities, pigment
impurities, pigment, gypsy: Valerie, Apparently there were some impurities in the pigment which was used. Such as a splinter is rejected by the body so to are the impurities in the pigment. Give it some time and they will eventually push out of the body with little if any effect on...

Tattoos: lotions for tattoos, aloe vera gel, curel lotion
aloe vera gel, curel lotion, tractor supply store: Mary Jo, As I stated, I personally use bag balm for any tattoo I myself get and have never had any problems with it. Petroleum in very small amounts as those found in other products other than Petroleum jelly are not harmful to the tattoo. Veg. glycerin...

Tattoos: lower body, body tattoo, personal choice
body tattoo, personal choice, tatto: Alo, The location of the tattoo is a personal choice and decision. Any place is COOL as long as it is the place you want it to be. Also, what you get tattooed is likewise a personal choice. It must be something that has a meaning to you and you alone!...

Tattoos: lower back tattoo, lol thanks, medical procedures
lol thanks, medical procedures, wedding day: It s called an epidermal and having a tattoo is no reason to not get one. Just another old Moms tale to get you to keep your body all nice and clean for your wedding day. Kinda funny in a way talking about tattoos stopping medical procedures. Good Luck &...