Tatu Derm

Tatu Derm Review from Tattoo Radar

Professional Tattoo Aftercare Product Review: Tatu Derm

The Product: Tatu-Derm Aftercare

The Review:

First having seen this roll of adhesive futuristic stuff at Hell City in 2008, I was pretty impressed with the presentation and conceptual idea of the thing. I did not stick around to see the tattoo that was on “demo” heal. I did not try it out myself. I recently picked up a roll of this stuff for about $20.00 from Eikon. I want to let you know that it has a dual purpose. If you use EMLA or a pain management topical, this stuff is really helpful in ensuring proper absorption and quicker / easier than plastic wrap. Now for the actual real life intended purpose of this stuff, I know there is a lot of debate about using plastic wraps, dry healing, after care yadda yadda yadda… My typical rant to my clients is to use some A&D lightly for first few days then as needed after that. I decided to test the tatu-derm on a portrait tattoo on my wife’s thigh. I did mostly large mag work with black and gray pigments. I would not say that I ran the machines super light, but it was typical tattoo style for me. My wife has a difficult time healing on her legs as well (from previous tattoos experience). We were skeptical with the tatu derm, but we did think that at a minimum it would prevent some pigment from staining the bed sheets the first night or two.

I have to say that it healed very fast with the tatu-derm. She barely put any aftercare product on the tattoo, she said it felt like it was healed the 2nd day. I checked it out, and it was kind of dried out, but I believe she left it on longer than the recommended timeline, but it was very soft and smooth and pretty much healed. I really think I have to experiment with it some more, but I think there is a lot of room for incorporating it into the tattoo process for your client. Maybe not having them use it for a week, but just enough for two days or so. I think it takes a lot of guess work out as far as if the client is taking care of it. It does what it says, and it keeps it the right moistness / dryness. I think I like it, but I have to play with it some more.

The PROS: Easy to apply, overlapping sheets actually works, seems to aid in healing process

The CONS: if you wanted to give your client some to take home – you have to peel it off the roll first, and it can get a bit complex.

Should you buy it: I am going to have to say yes, go get some – for twenty bucks you can’t go wrong. Play with it a bit and see for yourself.

The Rating: 7/10

Costal Waters Tattoo Machine

Costal Waters tattoo machine review on Tattoo Radar

I purchased two of these machines a while back, one in liner and one in shader configuration. Papillion is well known for their starbrite tattoo pigment, but these machines are definitely on a lo tof people’s radar. Great price and solid design, these machines are my favorites. The shader more so than the liner. They tend to be on the heavier side as far as machines go, but nothing too extravagant. I cannot stress enough how well these machines run and how classic the geometry is. The only thing that bugs the hell out of me with them is the hardware is primarily composed of cross tip screws, which I am not a fan of. I immediately rip these off and replace (only 10 minute job that costs a dollar for some new hardware) them and I am back in business. This minor hassle is definitely overshadowed by the perfection of th way these machines run. I think it is a combination of the springs and the coils, but I love these machines.

PROS: Runs amazing, stays in tune, ferrous frame, solid coils, Percy Waters geometry.

CONS: Cross-tip screws for hardware.

RATING: 8/10