I had the privilege (thanks Lulu, and everyone I spoke to at the radio station) of voicing my opinions on some of the daily experiences at the shop. The tattoo industry is unconventional, in the very least, and mis-understood at the very most. The main topic of conversation centred around if, how, and when to refuse service to clientele.
After speaking to Bekky and host Jim Richards, I felt compelled to expand on a few points. Continue reading
1. STOP TOUCHING IT! This is probably the number one cause of irritation. After previously touching god knows what throughout your day, you may want to reconsider absentmindedly fidgeting with your new piercing. Any irritation you cause to the piercing, will delay its healing process. If you wouldn’t stick your hands in your mouth, why make contact with an open wound that is your piercing? Check out this article on things you touch everyday that are filthier than a toilet.
2. Max and Mr. Snuggles. I love animals. You love animals. We all love animals. However, pet dander is a leading cause of infection. So while you’re snuggling with kitty cat who’s affectionately seated right on your new navel piercing, you’re slowly infecting your piercing with millions of microscopic cells. It doesn’t matter whether you’re naked or fully clothed frankly, because dander is microscopic, and it is airborne. Maybe re-think having your favourite furry friend sleeping in your bed with you, too. Continue reading