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Old 31st January 2008, 14:18   #16
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yup phuket actiually i revied the place online sevral fourms and all that and saw the place and a few ppl getting the work done and the new needles and the ink etc etc and then went from there

painful but addictive
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Old 31st January 2008, 17:15   #17
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I waited over 7 years from the time I first wanted to get myself inked. Im happy I waited that long too as I was so fixed upon what I wanted and then at the last minute I saw a crumpled up drawing lying in the shop which I ultimately got on my back.

For now Iv got the outline and some light shading. Will add onto this as time goes by.

Nice one Sam, I expected this from you a long time ago actually
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Default YetiPhotos® - My famous tattoo(day 3) - Warning, marginally graphic.

Finally we finished the tattoo. The rest of it was not painful at all.







And so it was finally finished. I was very pleased.



It is my earnest advice never to tattoo an area of your body that has no fat. It was a bad decision to tattoo the ball of my ankle. It hurt like crazy, it took long to heal and my entire foot and parts of my leg were severely swollen for almost a week after I was done.

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It was not a pleasant experience at all. Next time I'm only inking all my fatty portions, lol. That’s pretty much my whole body except the ball of the ankle and my elbow. I have a pretty lean and mean elbow. Hell, I’ve got two!
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hello all, the friend got the tatoo after all... she got a tatoo of a fairy with butterfly wings on her left hip!!!

thanks to riju, rjstyles for recommending pradeep menon... very down to earth guy

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Noob question, why the cellophene ?
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Noob question, why the cellophene ?
Only for the ride home, to keep it clean and safe. Once home, the clingfilm was off and never used again.
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Sam, how do you go about your normal activities with all the post tattoo care involved? Isn't taking a shower and wearing a shirt and all that gonna be a mess? And does one have to keep applying vaseline and stuff thru the day?
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Sam, how do you go about your normal activities with all the post tattoo care involved? Isn't taking a shower and wearing a shirt and all that gonna be a mess? And does one have to keep applying vaseline and stuff thru the day?
Well, I don't wear a shirt on my legs

The first week requires extra special care. Especially for a heavy tattoo. Line tattoos are easier to take care of.
In the case of a heavy tattoo, medicated moisturizer is a must. If you let the scab form too quickly, dry and fall off too soon, you will not have a dark tattoo.

Later, just some light cream or moisturizer after a bath is sufficient. In a month, it's just part of your skin, all is normal.
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@whatcanthisbe, Sam: nice tats
one doubt here though, Ive heard that getting yourself inked increases the risk of getting skin cancer. Atleast thats what a friend said and successfully convinced me on not getting one done.
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Sam, how do you go about your normal activities with all the post tattoo care involved? Isn't taking a shower and wearing a shirt and all that gonna be a mess?
It depends on how much you bleed, apparently if you have a lot of alcohol in your system you will be spurting blood like crazy Not a very messy affair really, atleast wasnt for me. Skin was tender but next day I was aight.

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And does one have to keep applying vaseline and stuff thru the day?
Actually less is more too. In the sense that dont go overboard applying stuff every few hours.

What Sam means is keep it sufficiently lubed up. If you go overboard your skin wont be able to breathe.

Last couple of months Iv totally forgotten about the ink and not bothered with care :( aaargh

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hi, my question is if i have any skin related problem & if i go ahead in taking the ink session, will there be any harm done coz of it?
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hi, my question is if i have any skin related problem & if i go ahead in taking the ink session, will there be any harm done coz of it?
I am sorry, I must have missed your question.

What kind of skin problem? You will have to elaborate for me to answer correctly. If you are uncomfortable posting it here, please feel free to PM me.
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...It hurt like crazy, it took long to heal and my entire foot and parts of my leg were severely swollen for almost a week after I was done.

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OMG, how did you manage?



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OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!! Just looking at it makes me wince.
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OMG, how did you manage?
OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!! Just looking at it makes me wince.
*Taking a deep breath, filling lings up, sticking chest out and speaking in a deeper-than-usual voice.*

I'm a man, baby. Men can handle these things.
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