"When you think of a tattoo or a piercing ... what is your first feeling? What keeps you from taking the plunge? Typically it is fear. For first timers it is fear of the unknown and for others it is fear of the pain, fear of what others will think, and/or fear of relenquishing that hard earned dollar ..."
Just want to remind all you tattoo veterans out there as well as all the newbies that the sun is a NO NO on a fresh tattoo. Please keep your tattoo covered with clothing or whatever necessary for a MINIMUM of two weeks if you step outside into direct sunlight. (No tanning beds either) This is not to be taken lightly because even 10 minutes of direct sunlight is enough to fry a new tattoo. It is not pretty, takes forever to heal, and will cost you money to get it fixed.