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A Lull

January 28th, 2010
On January 20, I logged the following notes:

12:10 PM. Rather than wander in search of ink, I am trying something else. Staying put, here in front of the Amtrak Departures board in Penn Station, and seeing what walks to me.

I have only successfully met 2 of the inked nation in the last 27 days, and I’d like to resume posting more regularly.

I figure, sooner or later, this wintry drought will end.

12:20 A woman walks by with two interlinking gray hearts behind her right ear. I hesitate and decide not to approach her as she walks by. The tattoo didn’t speak to me.

12:35 Still nothing. 5 minutes left in my little experiment.

12:36 Ed Hardy baseball cap.

Experiment Fail.


Do Home Tattoo Removal Creams, Chemical Peels, and Other Systems REALLY Work?

January 27th, 2010

What Home Tattoo Removal Methods Get Rid of the Tat?

Okay, we’ve all seen them: tattoo removal creams that “swear” they work for everyone.

It’s not the “everyone” that bothers me; it’s the lack of mentioning that the type of tattoo makes the difference in effectiveness of these removal creams.

People today are rethinking getting tattooed in the first place for a couple of key reasons:

  1. Many if not most employers prohibit tattoos.
  2. Tattoo removal using surgical procedures is extremely expensive and can risk infection and scarring.

For these reasons, tattoo removal creams and systems home kits have been rising to the point it’s hard to figure out what really works with all the choices of different brands and manufacturers.

The Anatomy of a Tattoo

A traditional tattoo that has been placed using a needle or gun isn’t just on the surface of the skin. It goes through the dermis as well as the epidermis.

It stands to reason, therefore, that the tattoo ink has gone deeply into the skin and cannot simply be scrubbed away. Usually expensive procedures such a laser and surgical excision are required to eradicate tattoos entirely — but those processes can leave the area open to infection and often leave a scar.

Tattoo ink (pigment) varies in the ease of removal as well. Oddly enough, black ink is easiest to remove but colors such as red, yellow, and green are more difficult using even a laser removal technique.

The color(s), size, and length of time a tattoo has been on the skin are all factors that play a role in the ease (or difficulty) of having a tattoo removed and its cost.

Home Tattoo Removal Systems: Reviews

WreckingBalm is a system that uses a cream as well as dermabrasion tool to fade the tattoo over a period of time (normally 4-6 months).

The theory behind this removal process relies on the skin’s natural ability to slough off old skin cells that are replaced by new ones. WreckingBalm is the only system that uses a combination of a sort of chemical peel along with the dermabrasion appliance and testimonials reflect a high level of customer satisfaction. The cost of the system is reasonable compared to traditional surgical removal techniques, starting at $149.

Tat B Gone Tattoo Fading System has been around for many years and is a popular tattoo removal system.

With Tat B Gone, there are 3 steps in the system:

  1. A solution is applied to the skin in order for the next solutions to work effectively.
  2. An activation solution is then applied which helps to break down tattoo ink.
  3. A removal cream then starts the fading action.

The system can fade a tattoo in approximately 6 months, depending on the age, size, and depth/color of ink. The trial kit is $67.50.

Perfect Peel Solutions is a system that is actually a chemical peel that is also used to rejuvenate the skin, remove freckles and birthmarks, as well as tattoos.

TCA-based chemical peels use special agents that caused peeling of the skin in layers, in stages.

The process is simple: Apply the solution to the skin. A tingling or slight burning sensation may occur during the time the chemicals cause a layer of skin to peel off.

Perfect Peel Solutions is a website that carries a line of different, yet effective, chemical peels that vary in price according to manufacturer.

Chemical peels can remove a tattoo in as little as a month, depending on the makeup of the tattoo.

You should absolutely consult with a physician or dermatologist before using any of these systems because people can react differently to chemical compounds.


In other news a nipple was stabbed!

January 26th, 2010

Hello and as you can tell by the headline and picture I have got my nipple pierced.  This is my first piercing and there was no prior thought to it as well, totally spur of the moment only because as I walked through the mall I seen the store The Outer Loop and thought I wonder if I should get my nipple pierced.   As I walked into the store automatically seen all the jewelry some very distinguishably womanly or manly but some not so.  The clerks behind the desk seemed very at home in the place with their tattos and piercings.  No that was not a rude statement just an observation, I myself have four tattoos and now one piercing so I do not judge.  The woman seemed to have a few facial piercings like the dimples on both sides of her mouth, lip, eyebrow but was not scary piercing kind of inviting like hey its cool.  The guy seemed kinda laid back and wanted me to tell him how it is so he knows if he gets it done or not later on.  They told me that male nipples are more sensitive than women and that it would be painful but not for long.  They compared it to that of a tattoo saying that a tattoo is like getting a sunburn and a piercing is initial and thats it.  They told me you only live once and I thought you know what lets do this.  I paid my fee, filled out the paper work and followed the woman into the back where I was instructed to take off my shirt and lie back on one of them hospital type examing beds.  Apon lying down I looked up and was relieved to be staring at a picture of Waldo (from the Where’s Waldo books).  I had been looking for him for years with no luck and then all of a sudden I found the bastard.  I stole a glance to see what she was doing for preparation and was quickly wishing I didn’t.  So I returned my gaze to that happy red and white striped shirt and beanie cartoon character.  She then proceeded to grab my nipple with some kind of clamp and pull, not comfortable at all.  I was instructed to breathe in, exhale, breathe in, exhal…owwwwwwww!  Yes that was when she snuck it in on me and I was gritting my teeth.  But then it was over as she then closed the hoop with a ball screw at the bottom of it.  I stood up hopped up on endorphins and admired it in the mirror.  Stingy alittle but not much.  I put my shirt back on and then tipped her and was on my way outside.   About halfway out of the store (which was very small) I started sweating and feeling light headed.  I quickly made my way to a bench just a few feet in front of the store.  I can only imagine the look on my face as people were walking by.  I didn’t care although because sounds were starting to grow dimmer, like the fading music at the end of the song where they keep singing but someone said okay enough and started to tune them out.  My eyesight got a little cloudy and I felt very sick to my stomache.  By now I was soaked with sweat.  As sound and vision started to return I stood up determined to make it to the mall bathrooms and puke.  As I started walking those same sound and vision problems returned but kept on going this time, although I did think a couple times that I was not going to make the distance.  I evnetually found my wife afterwards and she said I looked like hell, or a ghost, or both.  I drove home and showed her when we got in.  She was surprised and she actually liked it.  Now it is like the 4th day i’ve had this and it doesnt bother me as bad as that first day.  All in all I like it.  Would I get the other one done?  HELL NO!  This one will do.  I don’t really care what other guys think about it.  Some might say “you’re a fag” or shit like that and I am not.  I am sercure in my masculinity.  But anyways I just thought I would share this experience with yall.  Leave me a comment to tell me what you think, or what your thoughts on it are.


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