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Apr
18

Tips to prevent your Tattoos from Fading!

Posted by Disha Singh on April 18, 2008
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Guy Aitchinson’s Arm Tattoo

(A tattoo by Guy Aitchison)

Fading tattoos become a cause of worry on our face. 🙁 After spending a huge amount to get a tattoo design etched on our skin it gets really very painful to see that tattoo fading.

You can blame your tattooist for this tattoo fading to some extent but it can be your fault also. Yes, your fault of not giving proper aftercare to the tattoo and tattooist’s fault of not placing the pigment in appropriate layer of skin.

There are many reasons behind the fading of tattoos and you should take care of these things: 💡

  • Check that your tattoo artist does not place the pigment on the epidermis, as this constantly sheds dead skin cells to make room for new skin cells. The pigment should penetrate into the middle layer of the skin. Even the middle layer rejuvenate its cells but developing a healthier eating habits help to supply your skin with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants so that it remain youthful and slows down the process of regeneration of new skin cells.
  • Proper care for about 3-4 weeks is required by a new tattoo. Timely moisturizing and application of ointment is necessary because this will avoid scabbing as scabbing can pull up some of the pigments.
  • Like our skin even our tattoos need good protection from sun rays. As sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays break down our skin and cause wrinkles similarly they can break down the pigments used to color our tattoos. Therefore, application of liberal amount of SPF sunscreen lotion is recommended on the tattoo wherever you move out in sun or go for swimming. In case of swimming and sweating remember to reapply sunscreen lotion over the tattoo.
  • Selection of colors is another factor responsible for the fading of a tattoo. Keep in mind that dark colors like black, blue and greys are more resistant to fading than other colors like red, orange, yellow, purple, magenta, etc.

🙂 So, friends I hope these tips were helpful to you and you’ll always keep them in mind. 🙂

Mar
09

How well you know Homemade Tattoos?

Posted by Disha Singh on March 9, 2008
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Yes guys, today I’m here to talk about Homemade Tattoos.

First and the foremost thing to remember is – do not share your needle or ink with anyone as this increases the risk of infection.

Making tattoo ink is a work of patience: Light some candles or ‘diyas’, collect the soot and mix this soot in mustard oil. The ink is ready.

Okay, let’s start making the tattoo needles: Take a piece of bamboo and cut it into very thin needles from this piece make as many as possible, as while tattooing you won’t have to take break to make new needles. First make the outline of the tattoo design by dipping the tip of needles into the ink and then pricking it into your skin. Combine some more needles together and use it for shading the outlined tattoo (the number of needles will consider the width of the line). Then fill the design by pricking ink into the skin with the help of numerous needles.

The procedure of making tattoo ink and tattoo needles is given by a local tattooist Aman Devrani.

Some people use sewing needles also but a great care should be taken to sterilise the needle.

You people might be happy to know how you can ink yourself without spending a huge amount. Hold on for a second and realise this fact that the price charged by your tattooist is for your safety and good. The ink and machines used by the professional tattoo artists are made especially for tattooing synonym to your health safety. Remember there is no price for good health.

Homemade tattoos are also made by using ballpoint pens, fabric paints (which are toxic), and tattoo guns made with small motors and metal wires. By not following proper hygiene and precautions people put themselves at risk for infections including hepatitis-c, HIV, Staphylococcus Aureus and various other life threatening diseases.

Oct
16

Philips Electronic Tattoo: A conecpt to be introduced after 15 years!

Posted by Disha Singh on October 16, 2007
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Have you ever imagined how the body art will change in next coming decades? If not then take a look at this sensual video and see something which is beyond imagination! My mouth was wide open when I saw this up-to-the-minute Philips electronic body art project, Skin: Tattoo. Philips Design is again pushing the boundaries and confusing us with its latest contribution to the body art industry.

The SKIN; Tattoo project investigates the use of ‘electronic’ ink that would allow people to have dynamic tattoos with an infinite number of display options. In much the same way as make-up is put on and taken off to suit the occasion, a tattoo could alter whenever desired. The tattoos could even change in response to gestures or emotions, which opens up novel ways of communicating and interacting with others.

Still there are many questions hovering my mind like: how will this ‘electronic’ ink work, will it be safe on the skin, how durable is it, etc. etc.