Tag: Tattoos

Temporary transfer tattoos, often used by children, can disrupt the skin’s protective barrier function

Temporary transfer tattoos, particularly popular among children, can damage the skin’s protective barrier. This is the finding of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine by UGR researchers José Pablo Serrano, Trinidad Montero, Agustín Buendía, and Salvador Arias. Their study analyzed the dermatological effects of permanent tattoos, produced using needles that penetrate the

My New Favorite Body Scrub Leaves My Skin Smooth, Not Oily

We all have our beauty-product pet peeves. OK, I have, like, a dozen. Among them are brands that claim their products are chemical-free (literally impossible), waterproof mascara that is somehow less waterproof than non-waterproof mascara (I'm not naming names here, but I could), and body scrubs that are basically just tubs of oil with a

Here’s Why Your Tattoo Faded So Much

Everyone who gets a tattoo goes into the shop knowing that how it looks at the end of the session is the most sharp and vibrant it's ever going to look. Once healed, work done by a talented, professional tattoo artist will still look fresh and vivid, but from that point on, other factors play

Realistic Temporary Tattoos Are More Popular Than Ever

Thirty percent of Americans have at least one tattoo. For the rest of the population, there's been the option of a temporary version for at least a century. But it's just recently that fleeting tattoos have become a varied and nuanced art form much like their permanent counterparts. Many companies now collaborate on designs with

Melanin Should Not Be an Obstacle for Tattoo Artists

Deciding on a tattoo can be tricky. The design, the placement, the size — all of these decisions are critical. But the decision that is arguably the most crucial is choosing your tattoo artist. And for Black and brown people, specifically those with dark skin, this decision can prove to be the most difficult due