DIY Tattoos (Stick 'n' Poke)

Step 8: Aftercare

Afterwards you should clean the tattoo again and put something on it to protect it like saran wrap.

After a few hours you should be able to take the saran wrap off and use regular unscented lotion for a few days. Keep the tattoo out of sunlight for the first 2 days as well.

Hope you enjoyed this instructable, Please comment with any improvements or experiences. I want to thank my friends Rachael, Laura and Misha for letting them document the tattooing process. Im actually too much of a wussy and didn't get one, but now i wrote up this instructable i really should.

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jadronx1 year ago
be careful with inks, try to use water-based ink, or calligraphy ink (higgans) if you use ink for a regular pen your body will reject the ink and for some people can be a very painful dangerous process...rotting flesh ect.

i have had great results with just the calligraphy ink used here. i highly recommend it.
Thanks! I have a cute lightning bolt on my wrist :) Great tutorial, easy to follow
awesome instrcutable. as an idiotic teenager, I had the ill advised idea of just slicing my skin open (i think i burned it actually...) and pour ink into it. needless to say it was pretty stupid and the ink didn't stick. now, as a slightly less idiotic 20-something I will try this method :) thanks!
imoshroom2 years ago
i did it, and it thanks for tutorial and good luck with your own tattoo...
runfromnuke3 years ago
 I'm a little confused about wrapping the needle with thread.  Do you tie it to both ends, or do you run it through the eye and then wrap?

Also, will this method work with different colours if you keep changing the needles and thread for different colours?
frenzy (author)  runfromnuke3 years ago
You start wrapping at the base and follow up the needle and back down, then tie it off. If you wrap it tight enough it will be good

As long as you can find the different ink, you could do it.

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