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QOW: No Shower for 7-9 Days?

February 29th, 2008

“I just got a my first tattoo on Feb. 21, 2008 on my lower hip. The artist told me to keep the bandage on for five hours, after that, take it off and wash it gently with warm water and soap and put an ointment cream on. He then told me to not let it get wet, no matter what, for 7-9 days. Just use polysporen everyday. Are there any other suggestions that you might have, instead of not being able to have a shower for a week? Or should I stick to what he told me to do?” – J.M.


I really try not to interfere with an artist’s aftercare instructions, but
telling you not to shower for 7-9 days is ridiculous! 90% of germ removal
is through washing, not ointments. Antibacterial ointments can only do so
much, and applying layer upon layer of ointment without ever washing it
only sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

There is nothing wrong with showering. You don’t want to take a bath and
soak your tattoo, but gently washing it – at least once or even twice a
day – is not only acceptable, but necessary. Not to mention the fact that
the rest of your body (and the people around you) will thank you for
staying clean!

Use a very mild liquid soap to wash your tattoo and use only your hand -
no cloths or scrubbers. Gently rinse off the soap, BLOT dry with a CLEAN
towel and then apply your ointment.

Don’t go swimming, don’t soak in a jacuzzi, don’t take a bath – but please
do shower!


Diablo Shows Off Her Tattoo on Hollywood’s Biggest Night

February 28th, 2008

Ok, so this is out of the theme, in that I am in no way involved with the photography of this tattoo. But it is a big story and so I thought I’d throw out some ink news.

Diablo Cody won the Oscar for best original screenplay last night, and she made the New York Post front page, along with her pin-up tattoo.

But there’s more to this than meets the eye…

Click here to read about Diablo Cody’s tattoo “drama”.

She actually just recently had “Jonny’s Girl” covered up. Actually quite a fine job…you’d never know it’s a cover-up.

A little plug, here’s her book:

You can buy it here.


Secret number one

February 27th, 2008

i guess i must be doubting a lot.


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