Friday, July 23, 2010
Hello everyone. I was very happy to see that when I came into work today, a package from Anatometal was waiting for me. I was running dangerously low on microdermals but now I am all stocked up! Come get some at Fatty's Custom Tattooz. I will be working all weekend from 12:30 to 8:00. Hope to see you all soon :)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Over the past year or so I've been working really hard to become 100% comfortable with free-handing all my piercings. If you dont know what the difference is, it means piercing without the use of forceps to hold the skin. I'm not saying that clamps are terrible to use; in fact I know a lot of great piercers who use them. I also have become friends with a lot of good piercers who switched over to freehand, and I feel like after much research and personal practice that it makes a world of difference. Ive found it to make piercings less painful with less swelling and a faster healing time. I've also found that with many piercings it has become easier to freehand some things. After free-handing my first navel, I would never go back to the use of clamps. There are a few piercings which I have been struggling to feel comfortable without the use of clamps though: nipples, tongues, frenums and bridge piercings. I've been working to switch over all the way, but I will not pierce with a technique I am not comfortable with. Today was one of the first times I free-handed a nipple and felt awesome about it. It came out great. That is one more piercing I can check off the list. Today is a good day :)
Friday, July 16, 2010
So today I sold a customer a pair of glass single flared plugs to stretch her earlobes with. As i do with a lot of customers I asked her what she used to moisturize her ear lobes. It seems that everyone has their own favorite product and so I kind of like hearing what other people like. She told me she was using castor oil. I am not familiar with this oil at all, and so I looked it up on line and learned that it's a vegetable oil made from the castor bean. I also learned that castor oil is very penetrating on your skin, has anti-inflammatory properties and is very good at generally moisturizing your skin. It's supposedly in a lot of cosmetics and beauty products. I personally have been using emu oil for a few years now on my ear lobes, but Ive heard of using all sorts of things like vitamin E oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, plain lotion, baby oil, coconut oil, ect... I think I might grab some from cvs and give this stuff a try.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hello everyone. I'm back from vacation. I'm relaxed and ready to pierce you guys! I missed the shop a lot actually. I know it sounds nerdy but I missed piercing very much. Today's first piercing of the day made me feel really good about myself. Here is a photo. for some reason I had a really hard time getting a good picture...hopefully she'll come back when it's all healed. That is all for now!
Sunday, July 4, 2010
So tomorrow I'm leaving for Bethany Beach in Delaware. I'm going to be there for a week. If you want to come get pierced next week a nice young man named Ryan will be at Fatty's in place of me. If you must must must get a hold of me you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully I will be able to check my email every day but don't get mad if I don't respond to your message for a couple days. I need a vacation too ya know? Have a happy 4th of July everyone!!!!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Hello everyone. I haven't updated recently because I've been so busy-which is awesome. Today I've lost track of how many piercings I've done. It's great to be this busy again. It was slow for a while and I was starting to get a little worried, but I feel much more positive now. I even had a really sweet girl tip me in cupcakes today. She works at a store near us called "Hello Cupcake". I didn't even pierce her, just took out her nape piercing that was rejecting. I love when people tip me in stuff other then money, it's really cool. In the past I've had customers give me cd's, ice cream cake, coffee, freshly picked basil from an awesome hippie chick, a fossilized alligator tooth from an crazy old man, tea and more stuff I cant even remember. Sometimes I have awesome customers. Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone!