Is CBD the Future of Tattoo Aftercare?

CBD (AKA cannabidiol) is making big waves in the health world. It’s celebrated as a safer alternative to more mainstream painkillers. Why is that? Unlike other painkillers on the market, it’s natural, won’t get you high, and there’s no side effects. CBD products must have less than .3% THC in it – THC is the psychoactive in cannabis. This limit is what guarantees you won’t get high. It's non-toxic to humans - even in high quantities. This mean you can’t overdose like other painkillers. The World Health Organization’s study concluded that CBD is very well tolerated. There are [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

What’s the big deal with tiny tattoos?

You’ve probably noticed a trend in the tattooing world – small, minimalist tattoos. They’re all over Instagram and Pinterest – but what makes these small tattoos so compelling? The rise of tattoos with young adults might indicate that the stigma of tattoos is finally over, but when asked about considerations when getting tattooed, many Millennials pick tattoos that are easily hidden for work and occasions where tattoos might not be welcome. Thinking this way, the small tattoo makes the most sense.  So are people just searching “small tattoo” on Pinterest and bringing the first image that catches their eye [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Protect Your Tattoo in the Summer

What are you doing to protect your tattoos this summer? We all know that sun is bad for your skin, period. But did you know that it’s also damaging to your tattoos? Exposure to the sun can prolong healing in a new tattoo and fade and blur the inks in older ones. Treating your tattoo right and protecting it with sunscreen is the key to having great ink in your golden years. Why is H2Ocean’s Sea Life SPF 45 the sunscreen we’ve chosen to carry for you? Sea Life makes taking care of your tattoos a no brainer. [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

“Can I go to Japan if I have tattoos?”

This is a question very rarely asked –yet it should be. Since irezumi (traditional Japanese tattoos) are so popular worldwide, there’s no reason tattoos would be a problem there… right? Wrong! While evidence suggests that tattooing was the norm in the culture for centuries, the Edo Period (1603-1867) changed that. During this time, criminals and courtesans were marked with tattoos, creating a stigma. As well, bakuto (gamblers) were getting full body tattoos, and allowing these tattoos to show while they dealt cards. It's believed this eventually inspired the tattoos of the yakuza (gangsters). Eventually, tattoos were outlawed – [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments