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Two queries:

1. Recommendations for a good, reasonably priced tattoo artist located somewhere along the Fairfield County to Philly axis. I have a design already, I just need it applied. Also, it would heal in a week, right?

2. I'm currently in a "I don't like green food" stage. Suggestions for vegetable recipes to tempt the extremely picky?


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Mar. 8th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
Anything with squash: Danish, marrow, etc.
Mar. 8th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
1. define "heal in a week"--there are variables like size, depth of shading and stuff but I would give it a week of intensive care and 6-8 weeks of babying it pretty well, and it depends on by healed you mean pool ready, workout ready, clothing rubbing against it ready...bad healing leads to scabs and a worse looking tatto for the rest of your life, so, take care o it!

2. try green smoothies? And homemade kale chips...mmm

* The initial post here really has the best, most expert information on tattoos in terms of aftercare, healing times, and where to go despite the apparent quality/source. Really.


"The tattoo will take around 1-2 weeks of really babying it and then an additional 2-4 weeks of going completely back to normal. Tattooed skin actually takes around 6 weeks to absolutely, 100% heal if cared for properly."

Mar. 8th, 2013 10:13 am (UTC)
Tracey at Lucky Soul Tattoo at 214 Amity Road Suite A, Woodbridge (203)397-5825


Last I knew she was one of the best artists in CT if you're looking for vibrant color. The owner, Jim, does some amazing work with black and grey.

As far as healing goes, how big of a tattoo are you looking to get? My little one which is one inch by just over two inches took close to two weeks to fully heal. Also, during the healing process, you want to try to keep the scabbing to a minimum. Here is a link to some good aftercare instructions. But these are just guidelines, follow the aftercare instructions your artist gives you. If you don't do as the artist says, they probably won't do any free touch ups if it fades or if the color comes out during the healing process.

Mar. 8th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Are you looking to be tempted by green vegetables or are you looking for recipes for non-green ones? Personally, I find that roasting does rather remarkable things to almost any veg, changing and enhancing their flavors quite nicely. Alternatively, there are a lot of Indian veg treatments (I hesitate to call them "curries" because it's so much more than just dredging them in commercial curry powder) that basically use vegetables as a substrate for more interesting flavor effects.
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