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Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?

Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?

Stay away from sushi. Don鈥檛 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鈥檛 color your hair. Well, that  may be OK actually, it all depends who you ask鈥.sounds familiar? There are clearly plenty of dos and don'ts during those nine beautiful months it takes to grow a baby, and if
Donating Blood and Tattoos

Donating Blood and Tattoos

For most of us, living through a  global pandemic is unprecedented鈥攗nless 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
When is it Time for a Tattoo Touch-Up?

When is it Time for a Tattoo Touch-Up?

If you color your hair or know someone who does, then the concept of a 鈥榯ouch up鈥 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鈥攂ut 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
The Least Painful Place to get a Tattoo

The Least Painful Place to get a Tattoo

No pain, no gain鈥攊t鈥檚 a nice mantra for the gym when you need a little inspo and something to give yourself that extra push. But let鈥檚 be honest, no one scheduled for a new tattoo wants to be told it鈥檚 going to hurt鈥擜 LOT. We鈥檙e all grown-ups here, right? We realize there鈥檚 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.
Is Chlorine Bad For Tattoos?

Is Chlorine Bad For Tattoos?

Summertime means showing more skin, and let鈥檚 be honest鈥 if you鈥檝e got a new tattoo, it probably means you鈥檙e looking forward to showing it off when you鈥檙e 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