I get asked questions about finding a tattoo artist or shop almost every day. While choosing a tattoo artist has a lot to do with appreciation of style, ensuring you're getting work done in a safe and clean tattoo studio simply means making sure the shop lives up to (if not exceeds) industry standards.
How Do I Choose A Tattoo Shop?
Tattoo shops nationwide are not all subject to the same health and safety codes. It's interesting to find that many states do not require tattoo shops to be licensed or meet any standards at all- look here for a list of tatt...
Since I started to talk to people about Nurse Mary J and tattoo aftercare, lots of really great questions have come my way. I made a FAQ page so that it would be easy for you to find the answers to the most common questions people ask.
I thought some questions were better to answer in blog form, so today I'll start a series discussing some of the other things people ask me a lot.
Can You Help Me Find a Quality Tattoo Artist?
It's funny... I almost always get this question via email, and no one ever tells me where they live!
First, you can visit our small (but always growing!) list of tattoo art...
Before you leave the tattoo shop, your artist will go over proper aftercare routine with you. Some artists are sponsored by an aftercare line, and will be able to put their recommendation right in your hand. Others may have a few options on the shelf, and some may just give you some guidelines to follow and make you find your own aftercare from choices at the drugstore. Nearly every artist will recommend that you find an aftercare product that:
*has no dyes or fragrances
*no petroleum products
*no alcohol or other drying ingredients
Last time I blogged, I decided to start on a journey of busting Tattoo Aftercare Myths. I wanted to split the topic up, so that I could give each myth proper attention. I am trying to keep things short, but I'm rather verbose by nature, so it's a challenge for me.
Well, usually it's a challenge. Today's topic is a bit of a cheat. Much of the information that needs to be written today was written in yesterday's blog! That makes things easy, right?
THE MYTH: You Should Use Neosporin On Your Tattoo We are talking about Neosporin and other generic tripple antibiotic medicated c...
Tattoo aftercare doesn't seem like it should be a confusing subject, but it is! The FDA does not play much of a role in skincare, so there is no governing body to insist an ingredient is not beneficial or possibly even harmful for tattoo application. Artists from different backgrounds recommend different aftercare techniques depending on how they were taught. They base their thoughts on observation and experience. As a client and fresh canvas, you know that you want to take the artists recommendations because you know he's the expert on ink... but he said something that was opposite of what you'v...