Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Best Way To Hide Your Tattoo

Tattoos are pretty common, yet they still hold a certain stigma, depending on they design and location of your tattoo. There are those people who regret a particular tattoo, especially if their career takes them into a more conservative peer group.
I was once at a wedding and was surprised when the bridesmaid removed her shawl at the end of the evening to reveal a giant eagle tattoo across the back of her shoulders. The low backed dress couldn't hide it, so the shawl was customized to cover up her tattoo, at the bride's request. I'm sure anyone with an obvious tattoo can come up with a similar story of suddenly needing to hide their body artwork.
For many years, traditional cosmetics were put to work in an attempt to hide a tattoo. Unfortunately, liquid or powdered make-up doesn't have a lot of staying power. It's not designed to come in contact with clothing, and will rub off, often staining the clothing. Furthermore, it doesn't last terribly long, especially in warm weather or if you are engaging in physical activity.
Many tattoos are too dark to be covered with a shade that matches a person's natural skin tone anyway, resulting in an obvious attempt to hide a tattoo. Aside from full body armour, you may think you have no viable options for hiding your skin etchings.
Hollywood has been hiding body art on film stars for generations. What works for them can work for you too.
Airbrushing is used by movie makers, photo editors and others cover everything from tattoos, blemishes, bruises or birthmarks. While it is considered a cosmetic make-up, the compound and application of airbrushing is well beyond any regular foundation. It's a spray on make up that offers complete and flawless coverage, while still appearing natural.
Airbrushed make-up is not applied like traditional liquid or powder foundations, so it does take a little practice to apply it correctly. However, for those wishing to keep their tattoos out of the spotlight, airbrushing is a solution that actually works.

Top 5 Fears About Your New Tattoo

#1. Will it hurt? Yes, a little. It has never hurt anyone bad enough to stop the tattoo. Tattoos are made by the creation of small holes into the top-most area of the skin. When the needle separates the skin to make these holes it feels like a warm to hot pressure against the skin. Not enough pain to stop but mildly uncomfortable. It will hurt less with simple relaxation and regular breathing. Everyone will respond differently to a tattoo and will experience a different level of discomfort.
#2. Will I bleed? Yes. In some types of tattooing, a needle tip's shape will cause smaller holes or larger holes, allowing for the ink to enter the skin. A smaller needle tip will not allow for much blood to pass through the skin but larger needle tips will allow a very small amount of blood to pass through it. Your skin will also push natural saline (salt water) through these small holes which may make the trace amounts of blood appear to be larger than they are. On a medium size tattoo(about the size of a business card) the amount of blood is less than o.o1ml, barely calculable.
#3. Will the tattoo fade away? No, Tattoos are permanent. A tattoo done with proper technique, will last your lifetime. However the application techniques is only part of the process. A client must be prepared to care for their tattoo, keep the skin cleaned, away from ultra-violet light (the sun, tanning beds) and exfoliate the dry skin away to have the best results.
#4. Will I faint? No. Some clients have fainted but is very uncommon. If you have eaten a light meal before the tattoo, you will be fine. A trained artist can identify the warning signs for this and in some cases can stop the tattoo to allow the client to have a soda and some candy to increase your blood sugar.
#5. Can I catch something? No. Tattoo suffers an unfounded stigma of association to transmission of blood-born diseases. Health Canada can not prove a link between modern tattooing and these conditions so they chose to include non-related studies from 3rd world countries in order to create a fictitious link. In the U.S., studies have found no links and even The Center for Disease Control, C.D.C., has concluded that even though it is possible, it has never happened. Out of all cases of Hep-A,B,C transmission reported in 37 years (1966-2003), 1,690,458, and HIV/AIDS transmission reported in 25 years (1982-2007), 1,147,697, only 4 were attributed to tattoos. Those cases were investigated and found to be false reports.
Things to know. Tattooing has been safe for studios choosing to use modern techniques. These techniques have advanced with time but even at a time when they were less advanced the techniques were enough to keep a client and artist safe. Tattooing should only be done on a clean, healthy and sober individual.

Find Your Celtic Tattoo Design You Have Been Looking For

The Celtic tattoo is very popular amongst a vast majority of people. The Celts are the ancient native people whose origin is in Europe. This specific body art is classed as one of the most attractive designs and it is good for males as well as females. Different Celtic signs are now used as tattoos. They are not complex and yet very beautiful. They come in different types and designs. The following are example of these designs: The Celtic Knot tattoo design, Celtic cross tattoo, Celtic spiral tattoo and the exclusive tattoos containing designs of animals and plants.
The most common of them all is the Celtic Knot tattoo design and they form the basis of the these designs. The Celtic knot tattoo is the symbol of infinity and looking at one, you will notice it is designed in such a way to extend towards infinity. Celtic tattoos can be designed and combined with other tattoo which gives the completed tattoo an exquisite and beautiful look. It can also be used as a border around another
The Celtic cross tattoo design is very popular, especially amongst Christians. Those who are tattooed with this design symbolize their faith towards Christianity in this way. This is one meaning of this type of tattoo but there are other meanings as well. The two lines of the Cross in the horizontal and vertical direction are a symbol of stability towards the two opposite powers.
Another favorite of theses designs are the Celtic armband tattoos which is smaller in size and also very attractive. There are different types of designs in Celtic Armband tattoos which are flowers, hearts, snakes, spirals etc. So, nothing stops you from creating your own design by mixing and matching the designs.
The Celtic Butterfly tattoo design is very common amongst women and they do differ from the traditional butterfly design. In the Celtic Butterfly tattoo, the Butterfly tattoo design is in fusion with the Celtic Knot tattoo. Traditionally the these were made of just one basic color, but with the Celtic Butterfly tattoo more colors are used to make the it more attractive and revealing. A perfect place to show off this your design, is on the lower back of women.
Celtic tattoos which possess the images of animals, are also very popular. They include the pictures of creatures like lions, birds, snake, dragons, lizards and spiders etc. The book of Kells is the most important source of the Celtic tattoo design which belonged to the medieval times. This book forms the basis of the Celtic tattoo designs which is loved by so many nowadays. If you have decided to get a Celtic tattoo then ensure it is mixed with different colors to give your tattoo that amazing and exquisite look.
The internet has lots of Celtic tattoo designs to choose from. When deciding on a tattoo, ask the opinion of friends and colleagues to help you choose. You have to give it a lot of thought before getting your body inked, as this is for life. Please seek the help of a professional tattoo artist who knows best and don't forget, please check out the medical aspects involved before getting yourself inked.