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      THIS IS A SITE FOR ARTISTS, NOT CLIENTS (Please read before posting)   04/18/2018

      I'm seeing a lot more questions from people who are looking to get tattoos, asking about ideas, healing instructions, etc. These are questions you should ask YOUR  LOCAL TATTOO ARTIST, not random people on the internet. This site is specifically for tattoo artists and those looking to get into the trade by way of an apprenticeship. Don't be shy! Google local artists and drop by a shop or two, check out their portfolio of work and talk about your ideas with a professional who can help you achieve the best tattoo experience. 

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  1. Tattoo healing; lines change?

    Hi everyone! So, I got tattooed on the back of my neck last Friday. The tattoo artist seemed knowledgeable, the place was clean, and it was a good overall experience. I didn't get the standard bandage; she used SecondSkin, so I had to leave it on for 4 days. I then removed it and started cleaning it twice a day with water and soap. I also apply moisturizer 2-3 times a day. I noticed the ''shape'' of the tattoo seems to be changing. It's hard to take pictures because of its awkward spot. I attached a ''freshly made'' picture, a ''day I removed the bandage'' and a ''one day after I removed the bandage''. Pretty sure it started scabbing (not heavily though, as it's not even itchy or anything). Let me know if it's normal please! I'm a bit afraid it won't go back (at all) to what it looked like freshly done. Thanks! S.
  2. Tattoo healing; lines change?

    Second Skin was a patch used for burnt victims. She told me to leave it on for 4 days and that it regenerates the skin and forms a ''blister'' (I checked it out online, it's legit!) It's really evolving from day to day, it looks pretty good today! Already peeling.
  3. Tattoo healing; lines change?

    Also; the tattoo doesn't hurt nor was it ever sensitive (except while being done). I feel fine!
  4. Tattoo and Holiday!

    Awesome, thank you!
  5. Tattoo and Holiday!

    Hi everyone! So, I don't have any tattoos at the moment but I've been wanting a specific one for the last 6+months. I decided I finally have the guts to do it, but I have some timing questions: The tattoo will be about the size of a quarter. It's basically just a symbol, black ink. It will be located at the top of the neck, just below where the hair starts. I am thinking of going in next week. I am leaving for Bali in a bit more than 2 months. From what I read, the tattoo SHOULD be healed enough to be able to tan/swim. Considering the location of the tattoo, it won't really be ''soaking'' or directly exposed to the sun since my hair will be down most of the time/the angle will not be too risky. What do you guys think? Should I even worry about the ''going on Holiday'' point or with such a period in between I should be good? Thanks!