Thursday October 30th, 2008 @ 9:40 PM
Filed under: Tattoos
Hello! I have a quick question.
I plan on starting a large tattoo project on my leg in a few months. What’s the best way to remove the hair from the area beforehand?
I’d rather get it waxed, but would that interfere with the tattoo healing at all? If waxing is ok, what’s the best amount of time to do it before the tattoo work begins?
What about in between tattooing sessions? They’ll be about 4 weeks apart.
I may also be getting a scarification done on or near the pubic area at some point down the road. Would waxing be ok in that case too?
Waxing can cause a lot of trauma to the skin which can be bad for tattoo application.
Your best bet would be to consult with your artist. My artists request that you leave the hair removal process to them in the case of low-hair-concentrated areas (like backs, upper arms, etc)
but surfaces like pubic areas, armpits, lower arms and legs may stand for a gentle at-home shaving as per your regular regime to avoid cuts and razor burn the night before your appointment.
Remember not to use any aftershaves, creams/lotions, numbing agents or go tanning for at least 24 hours prior either.
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