Harry Potter

hpAre you a fan of Harry Potter? Are you a die hard super fan wizard of Hogwarts, down with the muggles fan of Harry Potter? Well we have just the thing for you! To commemorate the opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Orlando Florida we will be holding a special on select limited Harry Potter inspired designs! This is your chance to get that unique Potter tattoo and prove your love! We took extra care to design unique uncommon ideas for you!

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Tattoo Aftercare Products

Here at Copper Fox Tattoo Company we like to keep our aftercare simple yet effective.

Taking care of a new tattoo isn’t rocket surgery, as long as you follow our advice. In this post I will go over soaps and after care products.

When you get home remove the bandage from your new tattoo and wash with warm, soapy water. You can’t go wrong with Dr. Bronners Castile Soap , if you don’t have this use a mild non-scented soap. For years before I discovered Dr. Bronners I used Dial Antibacterial Soap to clean my fresh tattoos. When washing the tattoo use your hand and activate the soap until you clean all the plasma from the area. This is the most important  part of the caring of your new tattoo because any plasma left on the tattoo will coagulate and form a scab which can result in possible trauma to the tattoo while healing.

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After you clean and rinse your tattoo thoroughly, pat the tattoo dry with a clean towel. You will want to allow your tattoo to air dry for around 30 minutes before applying your aftercare product. Choosing an aftercare product can be quite a task due to the abundance of products marketed specifically for tattoos. We used to carry and sell Ink fixx but I personally was not a fan of the smell or the waxy residue feeling it created. I use Aquaphor and have done so for 8 years, however I have pondered switching to a natural aftercare product. I will document my experiences in future posts so check back often for updates on the following products.

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Once you have chosen your aftercare product apply a thin layer on the tattoo. I can not stress enough on using a minimal amount of aftercare product. A little goes a long way and you don’t want to suffocate the tattoo this will only complicate healing.

Once your tattoo heals you have more decisions to make into protecting your tattoo from the sun. Upon doing research I have realized just how many new companies have jumped on the tattoo bandwagon. I am not  as familiar on this as I would like to be, but something tells me there is no real difference from these products and the regular sunscreen market. Perhaps I will sample a few of these over the summer to see if there are noticeable differences such as fragrance, longevity, and application.

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So I end this blog with an invitation to you, the reader, to share your experiences with after care products.

Finger/hand/side of feet Tattoo FYI

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Example from Google Image search

Example from Google Image search

Example from Google Image search

Example from Google Image Search

Example from Google Image Search

Example from Google Image Search

Example from Google Image Search

With the popularity of visible tattoos on the rise, with the encouragement of social sites like pinterest and tumblr, we have noticed an increase in the interest of below the wrist and above the collar tattoo requests. If you have been thinking about getting a new tattoo in the aforementioned areas please take the time to visit and read the link provided below. As a shop we try to educate you in what makes a good, long lasting tattoo instead of a future regret.

http://electricalivia.tumblr.com/post/51739086191/hand-neck-finger-face-tattoos-and-why-i-wont-do-them

Star Wars

If we had to rank favorite tattoo subjects Star Wars inspired tattoos would be a heavy contender. It’s not everyday we get requests for this, but, we would love to change that. So if you have been thinking about adorning your skin with this cult classic come on in and let us help you make it a reality!

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Aayla Secura

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TIE Fighter

Japanese Oni

in Japanese folklore, a type of demonic creature often of giant size, great strength, and fearful appearance. They are generally considered to be foreign in origin, perhaps introduced into Japan from China along with Buddhism. Cruel and malicious, they can, nevertheless, be converted to Buddhism. Though oni have been depicted in various ways in Japanese legend and art, sometimes also as women, they are characteristically thought of as pink, red, or blue-grey in colour, with horns, three toes, three fingers, and on occasion with three eyes.

Here are a couple of Oni tattoos done by Mikey

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The happiest place on earth is our neighbor!

When it comes to Disney characters, we have done many. Here are a few that our artist have had the pleasure of creating for our clients. So if you are considering one for yourself, hopefully this will inspire you to come and get it!

By Melissa

By Melissa

By Gina Marie

By Gina Marie

By Berol

By Berol

By Gina Marie

By Gina Marie

By Melissa

By Melissa

Lilo and Stich Disney

Lilo and Stich Disney by Mike

Mickey and Minnie Mouse kiss

Mickey and Minnie Mouse kiss by Gina Marie

Grumpy By Gina Marie
Grumpy By Gina Marie