Stay away from sushi. Don’t eat deli meat, or canned tuna fish or smoked salmon. Only decaf when you order your Starbucks latte. Oh, and skip the wine or beer with dinner, too. Keep away from the kitty litter. Definitely no hanging out in a hot tub or sauna right now. Don’t color your hair. Well, that may be OK actually, it all depends who you ask….sounds familiar? There are clearly plenty of dos and don'ts during those nine beautiful months it takes to grow a baby, and if
For most of us, living through a global pandemic is unprecedented—unless you are old enough to recall the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. As a result of the pandemic, inevitably we all know people who are near and dear to us who have been sick, and many people are thinking about donating blood or plasma to help others who are in need to recover from their illness. Particularly now, due to Covid-19, the overall availability of blood is lower and viable donors are in high d
If you color your hair or know someone who does, then the concept of a ‘touch up’ is already familiar to you when you see those dark roots or silver grey hairs starting to peek through. Think of tattoo touch-ups as the same idea—but not exactly. Touching up a tattoo is pretty commonplace, even when your original tattoo is done by a highly reputable tattoo artist in a very legit studio. A touch up essentially is tattooing again over your existing tattoo. Although not all tattoos need
No pain, no gain—it’s a nice mantra for the gym when you need a little inspo and something to give yourself that extra push. But let’s be honest, no one scheduled for a new tattoo wants to be told it’s going to hurt—A LOT. We’re all grown-ups here, right? We realize there’s a certain amount of pain and discomfort to be expected with a tattoo, but if you have a pretty low threshold for pain, then you may want to consider where the LEAST painful spot is to put that tattoo.
Summertime means showing more skin, and let’s be honest— if you’ve got a new tattoo, it probably means you’re looking forward to showing it off when you’re at the pool or beach. Sorry to disappoint, but in addition to the obvious dangers of exposing that pretty new tattoo to the sun, you need to be forewarned that chlorine isn't your friend either right now. Although tattoo infections may be rare, if you do expose your new tattoo to chlorinated water, unfortunately you are de