Post by billclinton on Apr 6, 2009 21:33:40 GMT -5
Went for my second wash just now and I'm half peeled.
And yes my artist told me all about the sunscreen. Ill have to get in that habit before Roo for sure, can't have my pretty blue fading! Speaking of color, any ideas on how I could mix in some more on mine? I've been thinking of a ring of yellow after the blue, and maybe some green around the edge.
if i were you i wouldn't go outside the final outline. i think maybe put purple around the inside blue and between the branches. and then another color with the blue in the outside ring. maybe yellow or green. when its good and heeled you can test out what colors you like with washable markers!! ;D
^^^ Don't take this the wrong way, but your arm appears freakishly long in that photo.
For the sake of argument, the warm water opening your pores and losing ink thing doesn't make sense to the scientific medical part of my mind. The ink isn't in your pores, it's deep in your dermis. I don't think you can lose it that way. I'm not trying to call you out or anything, it's just my opinion. I think that there is a lot of lore and "wives tales" around tattoo care. There's not a lot of studies being done to study what works and what doesn't;
I just washed mine carefully with unscented soap and used unscented lotion on it. When I expose it to the sun, I use sunscreen.
Post by candynickel on Apr 13, 2009 21:58:31 GMT -5
I am a major lurker; rarely poking my head out. But I think I'll contribute. I really wish I had cool stories to go with this but I was young and didn't really dig the whole "thinking things through" scene.
So on that note... Can anyone guess my name? C'mon. I'll give you three tries but you'll only need one. The story behind this is I was in a kitchen and a guy asked my bf at the time if he wanted a tattoo. Then I, believing it could be a "bonding" experience, got one too... At least it wasn't his name. It is on my lower back so yes, it's a tramp stamp. Also, it looks crooked b/c I'm holding a camera with my right hand to my back. Just to clarify. This tat: not the best idea I've ever had.
The symbol below it is a celtic-style cancer symbol. Look close and you'll see the yin-yang/69-type thing. Another bonding experience with people I don't talk to anymore... So the bonding really didn't work, I suppose.
I wouldn't mind getting more tattoos but I they'd really have to mean a lot to me this time... Anyways, have a lovely day, all!
Johnny Cornseed was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced corn trees to large parts of the east coast. He became an American legend, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance of corn.
Post by billclinton on Apr 14, 2009 17:59:00 GMT -5
I'd like to expand into possible a half sleeve. Just need to figure out what to put in it haha. I'm already thinking I want something in graffiti. Either incorporated with my tree or my other forearm. And its amazing what some people. A coworker was talking about how I spent "half my paycheck" in my tattoo then kind of balked when I explained what the tree of life meant. Needless to say when I told him the motivation behind me getting it he felt like a jackass. Just a reminder to keep your mouth shut if you don't really know someone past.
popping in here to comment about other people's comments about tattoos:
My friend just got a really cool tattoo - watercolor-ish cherry blossoms over her shoulder and partly onto her chest and arm. So pretty. We were out Friday night and another friend asked her "do you really want that for the rest of your life?"
Seriously? a) it's an awesome piece, b) my friend already has 4 or 5 tattoos and c) um, yeah, it's already there. You don't make negative comments about something someone can't change. (though the cherry blossoms do cover up the tattoo she had removed)