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SOLO CHRISTO

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I have wanted to get a tattoo since I was in my early 20s but never really felt that committed to any idea I’ve had to contemplate having it on my skin for life. I’ve also never been convinced that I wouldn’t regret getting one years down the line.
At some point this year, however, I just knew without doubt that there were two words that I wanted inked on my skin… and I wanted those words to be a testament to my God and Saviour, to the One in whom I place my trust and faith..
“SOLO CHRISTO” – By Christ AloneI’ve been a believer in God since my childhood.
I’ve been a follower of Jesus since my early twenties.
I believe “…there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

 

Solo Christo’s meaning is not a fluffy “Jesus is the only way to Heaven”. It is referring to the greatest act of love and sacrifice known to all mankind, throughout all of history. God’s absolute love for me [and you] was shown through Christ’s death by crucifixion, His descent into hell – and ultimately through His Resurrection from death.
God is love, He is perfect, and because He is perfect evil cannot be in His presence. We do bad things – be those thoughts, words or actions – and God will hold us accountable for those actions. But our God is a loving God, so to save us from our separation from Him, He sent someone to take the punishment for those bad things we do. He sent His Son, Jesus, to die in our place.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

So the decision is ours to make. Either we accept and acknowledge that sacrifice, and ask for God’s forgiveness – or we ignore it and do nothing.

I’ve made my decision…

By Christ Alone

“And the leaves of the trees will be for the healing of the nations.”

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My wife and I both got tattoos together on the same day – she’d been trying to talk me into it for about six months, but when I was growing up, my mum told us off if we wrote on the back of our hands in biro, so I it took some convincing to get me to do it. We’d both been through some difficult circumstances right before getting them, and so both of our designs say something about hope. Mine says (in Greek) “And the leaves of the trees will be for the healing of the nations.” It’s from a Bible verse found in the book of Revelation, describing what heaven will be like. The passage says that there will be a great city with a river flowing out of it, and trees growing on either side of the river, and “the leaves of the tree will be for the healing of the nations.” It’s a reminder to me that there is always hope, and that God will one day make all things right.

Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

Please do:
  • Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo!
  • When you get home: Remove bandage within 2-3 hours after getting your tattoo. Do not re-bandage.
  • Wash your tattoo with an anti-bacterial liquid soap. Be gentle, do not use a washcloth or anything that will exfoliate your tattoo. Only use your hands.
  • Gently pat your tattoo dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, or use a fabric with a rough surface.
  • The first 3-4 days: Rub a small amount of ointment on your tattoo. You may use Bacitracin, A&D, Neosporin, or Tattoo Lube– whatever you know you’re not allergic to. Always use clean hands and do not place your fingers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo. Make sure to rub the ointment in so that it is not shiny, or greasy– you want the thinnest amount possible. Pat off any excess ointment with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not use Vaseline, petroleum or Bag Balm. Wash, dry and apply ointment 3-5 times daily, as needed.
  • On the first night, you may want to wrap your tattoo in saran wrap to prevent sticking to your bedding. Do not use any cloth bandages or pads, as the fibers of this material can adhere to your open tattoo and hinder the healing process.
  • Wear clean, soft clothing over your tattoo for the first 2 weeks– nothing abrasive or irritating. For a foot tattoo: go barefoot as much as possible. If you must wear shoes, first wrap your clean tattoo in saran wrap, then cover with a clean cotton sock before putting on your shoe. Avoid sandals or flip flops for this period to prevent chafing and damage to the tattoo.
  • After day 4: On the 3rd or 4th day your tattoo will begin to peel. This is normal! Do not pick at the skin. Begin using a mild, white, unscented lotion, free of dyes or Perfumes.
  • Use lotion for minimum 2 weeks, 1-2 times daily.
Things to avoid:
  • Do not pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub or irritate your tattoo.
  • You can shower, but you may not soak your tattoo for 2 weeks. No swimming, soaking or hot tub.
  • You may not expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3 weeks, after that you must use sun block.
  • Do not wear abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.
  • Do not let anyone touch your tattoo, unless they wash their hands.
  • Beware of gym equipment, wash it well before using it.
You can also
  • Ice your tattoo to reduce swelling.
  • Elevate your tattoo, to reduce swelling.
  • Take short showers.
If you do not take care of your tattoo, it may become infected or damaged. Infections are very red around the outside of the tattoo and may have thin red lines extending from it. It may ooze, pus, or bleed abnormally. If you think your tattoo is infected, seek medical attention immediately.

Laser Tattoo Removal

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Tattoo removal is most commonly performed using lasers that break down the ink in the tattoo. The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body, mimicking the natural fading that time or sun exposure would create. All tattoo pigments have specific light absorption spectra. A tattoo laser must be capable of emitting adequate energy within the given absorption spectrum of the pigment to provide an effective treatment. Certain tattoo pigments, such as yellows, greens and fluorescent inks are more challenging to treat than darker blacks and blues, because they have absorption spectra that fall outside or on the edge of the emission spectra available in the tattoo removal laser.

Widely considered the gold standard treatment modality to remove a tattoo, laser tattoo removal requires repeat visits. The newer Q-switched lasers are said by the  to result in scarring only rarely and are usually used only after a topical anesthetic  has been applied. Areas with

thin skin will be more likely to scar than thicker-skinned areas. There are several types of Q-switched lasers, and each is effective at removing a different range of the color spectrum . Lasers developed after 2006 provide multiple wavelengths and can successfully treat a much broader range of tattoo pigments than previous Q-switched lasers.

The amount of energy (flounce/joules/jcm2) is determined prior to each treatment as well as the spot size and treatment speed (Hz/hertz). To mitigate pain the preferred method is simply to cool the area during treatment with a medical-grade chiller/cooler and to use a topical anesthetic. During the treatment process the laser beam passes harmlessly through the skin, targeting only the ink resting in a liquid state within. While it is possible to see immediate results, in most cases the fading occurs gradually over the 7–8 week healing period between treatments.

 

Newly Tattoos Fonts

Tattoo fonts are good for your text tattoos. Nowadays, text tattoos becomes more and more trendy these days since more and more people choose words, names, short quotes and meaningful sayings to express themselves through their tattoos.

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Infection

Unsterile tattooing equipment and needles can transmit infectious diseases,Even if the needles are sterilized or never have been used, It is extremely important to make sure that all tattooing equipment is clean and sterilized before use. it is important to understand that in some cases the equipment that holds the needles cannot be sterilized reliably due to its design.

Infected Tattoo

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Tattoo placement : what is the best spot for you

Check out this article of the best areas to get discreet tattoos that you can still flash and show off during the summer! We’ll also give you advice on taking care of your new ink as well as the level of us pain you might experience.

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1. Leg
Your leg is the best place to get tattooed for both men and women if you work in a profession that might question your professionalism if it’s visible. No matter where on your leg you get inked, you’re able to cover up the leg with either slacks or jeans, and then show it off later on the basketball court, the pool, the beach or even at the gym. That way, you can still show it off outside the workplace without getting reprimanded.

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2. Forearm
The forearm is one of the most comfortable places to get a tattoo, and could even serve at the location for your first tattoo. The pain level sits in the orange at innermost section of your forearm; however, the close you move to the inside of the elbow, the more pain you will experience.

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3. Inner Wrist
To begin the list of the best places to get tattoos, we have the wrist placement. This is a great placement because it is said to be low on the pain scale, it’s good space for smaller tattoos or words, and can also be hidden for work. Stack on a couple bracelets or a watch and voila! Depending on the size of your tattoo, and depending on your body, it will heal rather quickly.

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  4.Shoulder
This is one of the best universal spots for tattoos. No matter what your gender is, the shoulder tattoo is one of the most popular between males and females because it does not take away from a person’s masculinity or femininity. It also is a great spot to put your first or second tattoo because of how discreet the location is. Ladies, if you get it in the right spot, you might still be able to wear a sleeveless shirt to work and your tattoo won’t even see the light of day. Men, you can wear a t-shirt, maybe even a tank top, and your tattoo won’t show at work.

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5.Finger
These tattoos have been around forever, but since we are talking about discreet locations, let’s focus more on the inside parts of your finger. The finger tattoo is slowly becoming more popular, specifically the inner parts. These are great location because unless your are pulling your fingers apart and shoving them in your co-workers’ faces, 9 times out of 10, it won’t be seen. If you want to cover it up, you can wear any type of right and that will likely take the distraction away from your finger tattoo.