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Join us to watch resident artist Gao Feng (instagram @gaotattoo) cap off a shoulder with a beautiful Japanese traditional dragon! Call 413 527 6574 or go to www.offthemaptattoo.com/freeconsult to book a free consultation with Gao or any of our other talented artists!
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Tattoos For Equality Benefit at Off The Map Easthampton ballroom
Come on down now to get a tattoo today for the Tattoos For Equality Benefit.
Benefit day is one of the highlights of the year since starting the annual event in 2010. Tattoos from this flash sheet will be $100 each this year, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Coalition Against Censorship, meaning that for every tattoo made, $100 will be donated. The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is an alliance of more than 50 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups. NCAC's mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms. NCAC is unique in that they are national in scope, but often local in their approach. For more information:http://ncac.org/about-us
Flash designs were created by Off The Map Tattoo resident artists Tim Senecal, Haley Gogue, Sydney Beene, Mark Tousignant, Nicole Laabs, Laura Jade, Oleg Turyanskiy, Matt Driscoll, Bri Howard, Gabriel Londis, Ben Licata, Maximilian Rothert, Justin Wayne, Asia Rain, Tyler Chaney, Dee Soto, Ryan Muldoon, Ed Lott, Jeff Gogue, Gao Feng, and Kellsey Mull.
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We will be closed on April 1st & April 2nd in observance of Easter. We will re-open on Wednesday, April 4th for regular business hours.
We will be closing early on Thursday, April 5th and closed on April 6th, 7th & 8th for the First Annual Imperial Tattoo & Art Festival located at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center in downtown Jacksonville. For more information on this event and how you can attend please click HERE.
We apologize for any inconvenience this schedule change may cause. During this time please either call the shop and leave a message, or e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you ASAP.
Do you envy the tattoos of others because of the way they look during summer? Then it is possible that they must have been doing some maintenance work on them. Getting your dream tattoo is just as important as the method you will be adopting for your Tattoo Summer skincare. It has become really important given the fact that tattoos are likely to fade out most especially during the first few months that they are executed on your skin.
You need to learn the best Tattoo Summer skincare methods so that you can be envied by others around you. These tips are so easy that anybody can apply them and see the results. However, for best results, it is advised that you are consistent with them. Some of them will be explained below.
Stay Away from Water
If you want your tattoo to stand the test of time, then let this be number one among your Tattoo Summer skincare methods. In your first 2 – 3 weeks of having your tattoo on your skin, you are not supposed to go to the water. Its simple avoid the hot tubs and showering for some time. If by any chance soap happens to get on your tattoo, wash it off immediately.
Always Cover It
In the first 4 weeks of your tattoo, it will be wise for you not to expose it the sun. This is because your tattoo can be easily bleached whenever it is exposed to the sun. Its UV rays can easily penetrate the tattoo. Tattoo summer skincare is very vital in this regards that once you miss it, you may regret it because an exposure to the sun may make the colors to start appearing as black.
Don’t Touch It When It Shows Signs of Wanting to Peel Off
This can be really disturbing most especially when it is your first time of having a tattoo on your skin. What you are advised to do here is to leave it as such is normal and will heal within a very short period of time. Even if are you feeling like its scratching you, don’t touch it because you may remove some of the designs.
Preparing for a tattoo during the summer months does require special care and planning. Skincare is especially important during these months because people tend to spend much more time outdoors in the sun.
A rule of thumb is to avoid spending excessive amounts of time outside before and after your tattoo appointment without sunscreen to avoid burning the skin. A tattoo artist will not be able to tattoo sunburnt skin due to the damage done to the skin. Avoiding tanning beds for at least 2 weeks prior to your tattoo is also important. Tanning beds, just as the sun, emit a UV light that reacts with the ink of the tattoo causing it to fade the ink, therefore making it necessary to avoid them after being tattooed as well.
If you need to spend time outdoors, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends to wear clothing that covers your tattoo, or to apply a SPF 30 or greater sunscreen liberally to preserve the quality of your tattoo. Avoid swimming in chlorinated or salt water for a period of three weeks while your tattoo is healing as well. Each of these are important to keep the skin from drying out, and to ensure the tattoo heals correctly.