Friday, June 26, 2009

At the last session we started to tattoo on the top of the left side of my chest. You can see we also finished the background on the top of my left arm/shoulder. I changed my tattoo bandaging and aftercare routine up a bit and the results were a dramatic improvement in healing. After just a few days my tattoo was looking pretty good, which is amazing considering I have some spots from over a month ago that are not 100% yet. Hopefully I can replicate those results after my next session - I have a vacation to Florida planned 10 days after the session and I want to be able to do a little swimming and get out on the beach (after heavy sunblock applications of course).

Oh, I also checked with Shinji and confirmed he does not have a website outside of the Adorned site.

4 comments:

Ryan said...

Cool man, thanks for asking. What type of sunscreen do you use? I'm actually going to the beach for a week and this will be my first time with my work done, any suggestions?

Mike said...

I'm not too picky about sunblock as long as it is an SPF over 30 and waterproof. There have been quite a few articles lately about sunblock and how confusing it can be for consumers with so many options out there and the escalating SPF wars between brands. From cancer.about.com "The American Academy of Dermatology recommends wearing an SPF of 15 or higher for maximum protection. SPF is available in levels from 2 to 60. Does highest mean the best protection? Not necessarily. An SPF of 50 only provides 1% to 2% more protection than an SPF 30."

Justin said...

I'd love some insights into your new aftercare routine, if you'd care to share. I'm having some work done on my ribs, and the part right underneath the armpit takes such a long time to heal due to constant abrasion.

Justin said...

Mike,

I'd love some details about your afercare routine. I'm having some work done on my ribs, and the part right beneath the armpit always takes longer to heal due to constant abrasion.