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Tattoo Aftercare by Random G


Tattoo aftercare by day

How quickly you heal depends on the size of your tattoo and how intricate it is. Bigger tattoos will stay red and swollen longer, because they cause more trauma to your skin.

Day 1

You’ll come home from the artist with a wrap over your tattoo. After 1 to 2 hours, you can remove it.

Once the wrap comes off, you’ll probably notice fluid oozing from the tattoo. This is blood, plasma (the clear part of blood), and some extra ink. It’s normal. Your skin will also be red and sore. It might feel slightly warm to the touch.

With clean hands, wash the tattoo with warm water and a fragrance-free soap. Use Carlton roll to dab and absorb the water and moisture from the tattoo. Leave the bandage off so the tattoo can heal.

Days 2 to 3

Your tattoo will have a duller, cloudy appearance by now. This happens as your skin heals. Scabs will start to form.

Wash your tattoo once or twice a day and dry thoroughly with paper towel. On day 3 you should begin using tiny amounts of moisturizer.

Days 4 to 6

The redness should start to fade. You’ll probably notice some light scabbing over the tattoo. The scabs shouldn’t be as thick as scabs you get when you cut yourself, but they will be raised. Don’t pick at the scabs — this can cause scarring.

Keep washing your tattoo once or twice a day. Apply moisturizer.

Days 6 to 14

The scabs have hardened and will begin to flake off. Don’t pick at them or try to pull them off, let them come off naturally. Otherwise, you could pull out the ink and leave scars.

At this point your skin may feel very itchy. Gently rub on a moisturizer several times a day to relieve the itch.

Days 15 to 30

In this last stage of healing, most of the big flakes will be gone and the scabs should be going away. You might still see some dead skin, but it should eventually clear up too. The tattooed area might still look dry and dull. Keep moisturizing until the skin looks hydrated again.

By the second or third week, the outer layers of skin should have healed. It may take three to four months for the lower layers to completely heal. By the end of your third month, the tattoo should look as bright and vivid as the artist intended.

 

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Still in rehab – Now What?


From that point on I decided to change my confession from addict to, I am a born again Christian. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure what that meant exactly, or what I was supposed to do with myself. The only thing that I was certain of was, that I was alive and going to be well. Things would never be the same again.

The therapists in the rehab suddenly became very concerned about my sudden change in attitude and new zeal for life. They even made me take drug tests as they were convinced that I was still on something. Somehow with all their experience, they could not comprehend that the saving power of Jesus had, saved me…

The next few days proved to be very interesting as the therapists found more issues with my approach to my old habits and the way forward. After all, I was cured…

As always.
Love and respect
G

Life Begins – The truth


Thirty years old, with nothing but a kit bag and what you could call a hectic past. I have something else, something very valuable and powerful enough to change everything.

You may ask yourself – What exactly is the truth? A question answered in a multitude of ways. This is mine…

Some other words for truth are: reality, certainty, genuine, legitimate, honest and loyal. It is no wonder that through history people have fervently pursued and tried to figure out what the truth is. Maybe, this is because we were all created to believe in something much bigger than ourselves and what we can see on this earth.

The Truth is a light that shines and illuminates every shadow that clouded or darkened your mind. It brings with it answers and clarity to questions that you could never with any certainty realize or understand without it.

In my case, I just stopped asking. I was completely sold out to the fact that there are just no answers outside of the here and now or what can be seen or felt. My way of dealing with this was quite simple. I became fully dependent on stimulating my body and soul. I ran from my meaningless existence intoxicating myself with anything I could get my hands on. This continued for a good decade of my life without taking a break, not even for a day. I became a good and faithful servant to the substances and activities that I called master. Don’t get me wrong. I really thought that I was on top of the my game. A tough guy, respected enough and maybe even feared by some. I thought that I was able to handle anyone and anything that came against me and somehow, I did. I suppose in a way, being emotionally anesthetized made it very difficult for me to get hurt. Or at least that is what I thought.

While at the height of this state, something truly amazing happened. The Truth found me and I realized that I had run out of places to hide from it. I realized that I had a problem that was far bigger than my ability to fix.

This is where my story begins…