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Is it Normal for a New Tattoo to Peel?

Is it Normal for a New Tattoo to Peel?

There are so many things that our body does on a regular basis that we are not aware of or may just take for granted. The cycle of dead cells shedding from the surface of our skin is typically one of those rather benign occurrences. Unless of course you do an exfoliation treatment, and then you may actually SEE an abundance of little particles of skin flaking off. In the earlier weeks of a tattoo healing, a more extreme cycle of natural exfoliation takes place鈥攖his is normal and expected
Relief and Remedies for Chafed Skin

Relief and Remedies for Chafed Skin

It may not officially qualify as an onomatopoeia, but it鈥檚 one of those words that makes you kind of cringe and feel uncomfortable when you say it鈥攃hafed. It鈥檚 one of those things that doesn鈥檛 seem like such a big deal, until it鈥檚 happening to you. And then, oh boy, what you won鈥檛 do to find some real relief to soothe your chafed skin.  Chafing happens when skin rubs against skin or against another surface repeatedly鈥攃ausing friction鈥攁nd then some type of moisture is introduce. Th
Healing Stages of A Tattoo

Healing Stages of A Tattoo

This may not surprise you to learn that the healing stages of a tattoo are not ones you can set an alarm clock to, but how long does it take for a tattoo to heal? Some will take longer to heal than others. There are a few variables that affect the healing of a tattoo. If the tattoo is placed near a joint like the ankle, knee or elbow, or anywhere that flexes (like a wrist), then it will take longer to heal than ones that are placed in an area of the body that moves less. Also, larger tat
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
How to Get Rid of and Treat Scars

How to Get Rid of and Treat Scars

Isn鈥檛 our skin truly amazing?  Although it鈥檚 literally paper thin, it serves a leading role in offering protection, regulation and sensation for the body. And as soon as there is any kind of break in the skin, our bodies detect that opening as a potential gateway for danger (i.e. bacteria and infection) so all it wants to do is close the gap and seal it up ASAP. But, because our body is so efficient and simply wants to 鈥渟eal the deal鈥 as quickly as possible, it doesn鈥檛 seem to care much