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WHY GET A TATTOO? LOCAL ARTISTS SPEAK OUT

There are many reasons for getting a tattoo. Some do it as a way for healing, some do it as a way for more self confidence, and others just wanna get artwork from their favorite artist!

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TOP 5 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR TATTOO LOOKING GREAT

1. Protect tattooed skin from the sun. Always use sunblock while out in the sun for extended periods of time.

2.Moisterize and Hydrate. Moisturizing is essential in most skincare routines. It's a simple but highly effective step for maintaining healthy tattooed skin.

3.Exfloiate. When you get rid of all the grimy dead skin cells, you help uncover the supple, new skin under it. Which is why you’ll often find that skin that’s just been exfoliated tends to feel smoother and softer.

4. Drink plenty of water. 

This may sound like a no-brainer, but many people tend to forget that water is a great source of nourishment for your skin.

Water, plain and simple, hydrates your skin cells and plumps them up. This diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and dullness. Parched skin causes dryness and is a bad

environment for a healing tattoo (see above regarding skin cracking).

5.Tattoo touch ups. Everybody heals at different speeds and our skins' recovery process can sometimes produce outcomes that are less than desirable — sometimes due to the application technique, sometimes due to naturally occurring conditions of the skin. Just please be mindful and tip your artist for time and supplies.