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Hi, this is my first time posting, and I was wondering if you all have any recommendations about tattooing with problematic skin. Basically my skin is super dry, so I use a light moisturizer daily. I was wondering if this would create any problems for a tattoo? In addition, is it recommended to get a test to see if I might react to ink (and how does one go about this)? And one last question, what is the protocol about getting tattooed with acne? Generally my skin doesn't have acne, but I am on minocycline to help suppress it, I don't know if that would be a problem. Basically I just want to make sure that I won't be wasting the time of the artist when I do walk into their studio. Thank you so much!
I was wondering if tattoo ink stains your skin? How long do the stains last? Would certain conditions (Such as heat or sun exposure) make it stain longer? I know it seems dumb and random, but my friend-self appointed patron of all things piercing and tattoo related-says it doesn't stain at all. And I think it would to some extent, considering the fact that when deposited subcutaneously the shit lasts forever... I'm also curious about the longevity of a stain-would it last as long as the ink from say, a sharpie? And the science behind it, why the difference in staying power between the inks? I don't really know why, but I seriously want to know about this.