We have all grown up with the idea of using ice packs for injuries – after we sprain an ankle or strain a muscle to help reduce swelling as well as for post athletic recovery; in fact, we have been doing this for 40 years now. Over time, with advances in both technology and medicine, according to the latest research, ice packs should only be used for pain and for no longer than 10 minutes. Why? It seems that the application of ice for longer than 10 minutes impedes tissue repair, and this would also apply to use as an aftercare treatment post tattoo removal. Read more
The skin, the largest organ in the body is important as a defence mechanism and its health is a function of our immune system which includes what we put in our bodies. From ageing, acne, skin conditions such as eczema and even cosmetic procedures such as tattoo removal, abrasive and ablative skin care treatments, and the condition of the skin including its protective barrier is very important. What can complicate maintaining healthy skin is that the formation of vitamins and any reaction in the body requires certain complex biochemical processes. Stress, environmental and genetic factors can cause these processes to break down at different points creating individual patterns and problems for that person. Oral supplementation could be helpful here in some cases to rebalance the body, but what can we do for the skin?
We have all seen tribal tattoos and are probably quite comfortable with them, but what happens when someone’s “cool design” crosses over someone else’s cultural identity? Read more
There are some great Aussie tattoo events coming up soon. Thousands of like-minded people that share your passion for ink ensures you’ll be immersed in the latest tattoo trends and techniques. An Australian tattoo expo is a great opportunity to explore the vibrant world of body inking, and also to bump into the best tattoo artists. You might find a local tattoo artist that can turn your vision for a great tattoo into reality. With live tattooing, daily tattoo contests, music, and performances on the schedule, making time for Australian tattoo expo in your calendar is something you won’t regret!
Each year there are national tattoo expos in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and smaller shows across Australia. So what’s coming up near you? Check out our list of upcoming Australian tattoo events in 2019.
Many people who have tattoos would generally agree that once they had one, it was hard to stop. With the rapid increase in popularity of tattoos over the last two decades, the number of tattoo parlours has grown as well as their repeat visitors. Statistics tell us that 1 in 4 people in Australia have tattoos, but are tattoos addictive?
Humans have been tattooing their skin for thousands of years. Otzi, a 5000 year old European mummy was found to have over 50 tattoo markings over his body. A tattoo can be cultural, a remembrance, a constant reminder of a thought process, a prayer, religious, or simply a work of art. The reasons behind a tattoo can be very personal, spiritual, tribal, decorative or whimsical.
Is it actually tattoo addiction that drives an urge for further body modifications? Our biochemistry might hold some of the answers.
Do you want more effective tattoo removal? Looking at your immune system is one way to really improve the tattoo removal process! Our laser machine that is specifically designed for tattoo removal is highly effective at breaking up the ink particles, however, it is your body that actually removes the ink! Your immune system is the work horse for tattoo removal. Read more
Chicken Soup Good for the Gut, Good for the Soul
Cold and flu season beware! Here is an easy recipe to help your immune system repair.
What’s great about this soup?
Simple- antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and contains potent antioxidants. Read more
With the rapid increase in tattooing, there has also been a rapid increase in the demand for tattoo removal. Choosing where to go and deciphering all the marketing, including Pico v’s Nano technology, is not only really confusing but also time consuming.
The only real difference between picosecond and nanosecond lasers for tattoo removal is the pulse speed, pure and simple. Both are extraordinarily fast and both shatter the ink and shatter it well. The confusion for people seems to lie in the marketing campaigns by Pico companies. Marketing is a very powerful tool and if we want to speak recently, is very capable of spreading “fake news”. New research from MIT has found that fake news travels far faster and is much more likely to be retweeted. Elections can be won and lost by it. Wrong decisions can be made due to it.
Have you ever wondered what most people ask us during a consultation for tattoo removal? Generally, there is a lot of confusion about the procedure, all the marketing claims they have heard about as well as queries and concerns regarding their skin quality following the laser treatment.
We see alarming cases of tattoo removal gone wrong all too often. Many people come to our clinic with tattoo removal disasters caused by inexperienced laser technicians, the wrong laser equipment, lactic acid injections, tattoo removal creams as well as plenty of scarring from tattoo artists being too heavy-handed.