As they become more readily available, more artists and clients are turning to pain management products, and today we’re gonna discuss the pros and cons, review different options, and share my personal experiments.
Being tattooed is a vulnerable experience. An important part of protecting yourself (and others) from abuse and harassment in the tattoo environment is understanding what is and what is not necessary during the tattoo process.
Pain is super subjective and something that’s super painful for one person may be no big deal to someone else. Let's explore how pain tolerance and threshold differ and how they each affect the way your experience your tattoo.
Tattooing over self-harm scars was an important step in Amanda’s journey through trauma counselling and sobriety. A reclamation of the way she wanted to see herself and a chance to change the story her skin tells.
In tattooing, consent is an ongoing, voluntary, and informed agreement to participate in the tattoo procedure.
When you’re the artist, you are already in a position of authority, so it’s your responsibility to create a safe environment for your client and demonstrate to them that their choices will be respected.
A colour patch test is a small and subtle application of various tattoo inks, with the intention of seeing how each colour heals. I am currently working on a project to catalogue and share how colourful tattoos heal on melanated skin.