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Body art is very popular in today's society. Some is more temporary, like piercings, but tattoos are more permanent. Working in a tattoo shop, you'll find that more people plan their tattoos, but those who come in for piercings are more spontaneous.

Because piercings can be removed, people tend to be more relaxed about getting one done. If you don't like it in the future, it can easily be removed and the hole will close up. Tattoos just aren't that way, which is why more people tend to plan out their tattoos.

Tattoos are permanent on the skin. Although, there are methods of removal, more people leave a tattoo than get it removed, even if they hate it.

Personally, I'm a little off. I plan both my tattoos and my piercings. I don't want to go through the pain to decide later that it's not something I want anymore. Now, that doesn't mean that I haven't removed any piercings, because I have, but I most have been removed from complications not because I've changed my mind about them.

When it comes to getting a new tattoo, I tend to think about it for months before actually getting it done. I tend to dwell on it, change my mind, wait, and then finally get it at least 6 months or more after the initial thought. Whereas, when it comes to piercings, I may wait a few months before getting the piercing.

And, of course it all depends on money. When getting a new piercing or tattoo, it costs money, and tattoos are more expensive to get and to have removed. This is another reason people tend to think about them and plan them versus make them more random and spontaneous.

Everyone is different, but as a general, average rule, piercings are spontaneous and tattoos are planned.


I have never used the product, but may tattoo artist and even some piercers recommend the product for healing tattoos and piercings. H2Ocean is said to properly heal tattoos and piercings without complications.

The product doesn't clog the skin or contain and wax or petroleum that could potentially cause irritation. The product is said to be most effective when used alone or with other H2Ocean products; never use the brand with other products. The manufacturer claims that it is best used alone.

For tattoos, the company says to apply the product 3 to 6 times a day, depending on your skin. For dry skin, use the product more often. When healing tattoos using H2Ocean, use the cream until most of the oozing has occurred (which takes about 6 to 12 hours), and then use the H2Ocean foam for the remainder of the healing process.

When healing piercings, use the H2Ocean spray. The spray is said to fight off bacteria so that the piercing can heal without getting infected. Personally, the sprays only clean the outside of the piercing, and for a new piercing, you want something that can clean inside the piercing. You can use H2Ocean spray to soak the piercing; just spray some in a cup or on a cotton ball to soak the piercing all the way through.

The spray is safe for all piercings, and has been tested on everything from cartilage piercings, belly button piercings, facial, and genital piercings. Spray the piercing at least 3 to 5 times a day.

You can use the H2Ocean spray on cuts, canker sores, pink eye, bug bites, burns, acne, blisters, razor burn, and other basic abrasions, as well as tattoos and piercings. H2Ocean is a product that is pH balanced, hypoallergenic, and an isotonic formula that can be used for just about anything.

When it comes to using the product on tattoos and piercings, I personally would rather stick with other methods of healing to include A& lotion for tattoos and saline for piercings. They are proven methods of aftercare, whereas H2Ocean and other over-the-counter products are new to the market and have been less tested.


Minors Getting Tattoos and Piercings

December 20th 2009 14:24
Belly buttons, nose piercings, cartilage piercings, and tattoos are all very common among young teenage girls and boys. Girls think they have to have their bodies pierced so that they're noticed, and boys will just be boys. But, is it right? Should parents really let their 13 year old daughter get her belly button pierced, or should dads go with their 14 year old sons for a first tattoo.

Personally, that's a no if you're asking me, but a parent will do what a parent wants to do when raising their child(ren). In some cases, it's easier to agree to it so that the child doesn't go behind the parent's back and do it anyway; at least that was one parent's excuse for letting her 15 year old daughter get a tattoo.

Young teens don't know what they want in life and really don't understand the consequences that may accompany a new piercing or tattoo. And, when it comes to tattoos, they are forever, at 16 does the child really know that for the rest of his/her life, having 'Luck' or 'Thug' tattooed on the body is what they're going to want?

So many adults get their tattoos removed a year, and their reason is, 'I got the tattoo when I was young and dumb and don't want to feel ashamed of it when people see it and ask about the tattoo. It's easier that it's gone than having to hide.'

Piercings are simple and can be temporary, but the scars can last a lifetime. Piercings can lead to mild to severe infection that shouldn't be taken lightly, Scarring from a piercing may be a lot easier to live with than a tattoo that is regretted later in life, but it's still not going to be pretty and depending on where it is, it may be very visible.

Most young girls don't realize that at 12-16 their body is still growing, and the navel piercing isn't going to just stay in one spot, it's going to migrate. Is it really worth getting the piercing, and having toe get it done again when it starts to migrate?

When it comes to jobs, young kids don't think about what they will do with a wrist tattoo, nape tattoo, or any other visible tattoo. Most employers WON'T hire people with visible tattoos and excessive piercings no matter what they're qualifications are. Arm tattoos can be covered, but what about the rest? And what about the summer? Do you really want to wear long sleeves in 90F heat? Some people do it, but is that for you?

Piercings and tattoos shouldn't be taken lightly. There are potential consequences, and no you do not want your child going behind your back to get it done anyway, but as a parent, should you just give in and let them do something you don't want them to?


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