Hey momma. So recently I discovered that Tylenol and Advil can increase the amount of blood on your period. So I just wanted to let y'all know because for a while I would take Tylenol on my period and there would be an uncontrollable amounted blood. I looked it up and Motrin (ibuprofen) will help with all the same symptoms and lower the amount of bleeding. So for anyone with heavy flow I recommend ibuprofen. It works really well on me. I wish I'd know sooner.Hopefully you can spread the word! 😊
I once fell in love with a girl who literally broke my heart into a million tiny pieces. But even after all the tears I still found myself in love with her . It was like no matter how many times she hurt me, I’d always find a reason to forgive her. Whenever people would tell me she was a shitty person I’d get mad and defensive. Like you don’t know her, she doesn’t mean to hurt me. I mean what do you expect she was my first everything. Literally she was my everything. I was so in love with her I never thought anything she did was wrong or I tried to justify all her actions. It took me awhile but eventually I realized I didn't deserve to be treated that way. Like it wasn’t okay. I realized that if she really did love me she wouldn’t of treated and hurt me the way she did. Sometimes loving somebody just isn’t enough. It just breaks my heat to see people bent out of shape over a person who isn’t worth shit. Nobody deserves that. You should be with somebody who wants to have you and treats you like you deserve to be treated. That acts like you put the stars in the sky and looks at you with no fear. Somebody who really loves you. Never forget indecision is in fact a decision. You deserve happiness, don’t settle for somebody who only has you around when it convenient for them.
Chris talking about why he initially turned down the role of Captain America and what eventually made him change his mind. So glad he changed his mind, because he really is Captain America with his insecurities and ability to push through them.
Now that you have your new tattoo, you’ll want to take good care of it! As a collector, you need to be aware of a few things that can turn a beautiful work of art into a disappointing mess. The first week of healing is critical to how your piece will look for the rest of it’s life, so let’s take a look at some things that should be avoided during this time…
You may not realize, but there’s a fine line between over-caring and under-caring for your tattoo. After removing your bandage, you should gently wash your new tattoo with an antibacterial, fragrance free soap & hot water. When you exit the shower, be certain not to rub your tattoo with a towel. Let it dry on it’s own.
Every tattooer has a different method to heal their tattoos, and this is really due to trial and error. A regimen that may work perfectly for you, may work terribly for a friend – and vice versa. If you choose not to “dry heal” (use no lotion or ointments) a fragrance free lotion should do the trick. What ever product you choose to use, avoid the temptation to slather on more than the recommended amount. Ointments like Vaseline and A&D suffocate the pores, making it hard for the skin to breathe. Your skin needs to breathe to promote and speed the healing process – which is why most professional tattooers will recommend lotion, or butters such as Aquaphor, Lubriderm, After Inked, Redemption, Hustle Butter, Aveeno, Bapanthem, (if you hail from the UK) or Unrefined, Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil for sensitive skin types. The more organic & natural, the better for your skin… ingredients you can pronounce… seriously.
2. Sleeping on top of your TattooSo, if you get a tattoo on your back, you need to sleep on your belly for a few days… If you can sleep with your tattoo exposed, that would be best. If not, you can place a clean thin towel between you and the sheets. If in the morning your sheets are stuck to you, follow the same instructions as a stuck bandage, don’t peel the sheet off, take the sheet with you to the shower and wet it off with cool or lukewarm water.
This one is pretty self-explanatory.
Our hands and the hands of our friends, family, lovers, and children are all equally filthy. Do not touch your tattoo unless you have freshly washed your hands. Keeping your tattoo clean is Rule #1 in the healing process and washing your tattoo a few times a day will avoid a potential infection.
During this two week healing process, you will also want to avoid prolonged water contact. Yes, of course you can shower, and washing your tattoo a few times a day is encouraged – but you shouldn’t submerge your tattoo in baths, hot tubs, swimming pools, or salt water. Standing water = unhealthy bacteria & irritants . Icky. You’ll want to avoid all of that during your first 2-3 weeks with a tattoo.
Sunblocks and screens are typically not formulated to protect wounds and the like. You will feel your fresh tattoo burning if it’s exposed to sunlight. Listen to your body, if your tattoo feels hot and irritated, stay out of direct sunlight. If you must be out in the sun, keep that baby covered.
6. Picking & Scrubbing
Your tattoo isn’t falling out and there is no cause for alarm! Scabbing is a very normal part of the tattoo healing process.
DO NOT PICK THE SCAB. Don’t scrub it either.
Scabbing will typically be the same color as the pigment that was used. If you pick or scrub your scab, you risk pulling out the color or causing hypertrophic scarring. Let the tattoo heal by itself. Patience young Padawan.
7. Not asking for advice!
Professional tattoo artists do everything possible to ensure safe tattooing practices. However, we are not medical professionals. If weird shit is going down with your tattoo, don’t hesitate to consult with your artist or a doctor right away.
And there it is. While there are a ton of ways ruin a new tattoo, these are the top 7 culprits. Exercise a little care, and common sense and you will enjoy your tattoo for years to come.