For a lower back placement, choose a top that’s loose and can be pulled up, like a t-shirt or cami, along with elastic-waist bottoms that can be pulled down, will do. For a design that takes up your entire back, Velvet recommended a bikini top that you can untie while you’re laying down.
Can I wear a bra after a spine tattoo?
Yes, wearing a bra can affect a tattoo if it hasn’t healed completely. If you must wear a bra, choose one based on the position of your new tattoo. Avoid bra designs that won’t give the tattoo room to breathe. Tattoos around your back, mid-riff or chest region always look great.
How do you take care of a spine tattoo?
Gently wash the tattoo with antimicrobial soap and water and be sure to pat dry. Apply a layer of antibacterial/Vaseline ointment twice a day, but don’t put on another bandage. Gently wash your tattoo area twice a day with soap and water and gently pat dry before reapplying the antibacterial/Vaseline ointment.
What is a tattoo blowout?
Tattoo blowouts occur when a tattoo artist presses too hard when applying ink to the skin. The ink is sent below the top layers of skin where tattoos belong. Below the skin’s surface, the ink spreads out in a layer of fat. This creates the blurring associated with a tattoo blowout.
Do spine tattoos age well?
So, tattoos in this area are not exposed to the sun that much. Since they are concealed from the sun, they don’t fade as fast as they would in other places. All this can help your tattoo age well. Plus, the back is such a large area that allows you to go for any size tattoo you want.
How painful is a back tattoo?
Tattoos on the spine are widely agreed to be very painful. While they are not as bad as ankles or the back of the knee, spine tattoos are on highly sensitive skin that is thin and sits against bone and nerve endings.
How do you shower with a back tattoo?
It’s fine if your tattoo gets a little wet, but it shouldn’t be submerged in water or left under running water for long periods of time. Keep time in the shower to a minimum, and be gentle to avoid irritating your newly tattooed skin. This means skipping the loofah or washcloth — at least over the inked area, anyway.
Can I get an epidural if I have a spine tattoo?
A lower back tattoo won’t necessarily prevent you from having an epidural, a common type of anesthesia, during labor. The exception would be if the tattoo is: Raised and scaly.
What hurts more piercing or tattoo?
Piercings could hurt more than tattoos, but it depends on where you’re getting the piercing. Also, some describe piercing pain as very short and intense, while tattoo pain can be drawn out and consistently painful.