Tattooing involves the placement of pigment into the skin’s dermis, the layer of dermal tissue underlying the epidermis.
After initial injection, pigment is dispersed throughout a homogenized damaged layer down through the epidermis and upper dermis, in both of which the presence of foreign material activates the immune system’s phagocytes to engulf the pigment particles.
As healing proceeds, the damaged epidermis flakes away (eliminating surface pigment) while deeper in the skin granulation tissue forms, which is later converted to connective tissue by collagen growth.
One of my favorite styles of tattooing is the feverish abstract art movement that has its greatest popularity in France, Belgium and even Montreal but is created by top artists around the world. One of those artists is Loic of Needles Side Tattoo in France.
Loic, who has been tattooing for ten years, has his studio in Thonon Les Bains but you can also find him doing regular guest spots around the world.
He likens his tattooing to DJing: “A DJ uses different musical elements and effects to create one unified sound. I do the same but with images, using different artistic styles to create one discernible picture.”
It is the dipping into the individual paint pots with the contaminated needle again and again with a sequence of patients, that the transmission of disease is likely to occur.
I had to post about it, along with their Facebook page link and of course some examples. Truly awesome work and wicked design, too bad to get any ink from him would require travel to France.
To see more of Loic’s work, check his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Xo%C3%AFl-Needles-Side-TattOo/117449854938676)
Loic, Tattoo :
Because it requires breaking the skin barrier, tattooing may carry health risks, including infection and allergic reactions.
Modern tattooists reduce such risks by following universal precautions, working with single-use items, and sterilizing their equipment after each use.
Look here :
He is the chief. He calls the shots…