Tattoo Ink Position

Tattoo Ink Position

The skin is made up of three layers – the Epidermis, the Dermis and Subcutaneous tissue.

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The Skin

THE EPIDERMIS

• Outer thinner layer of skin and is made up of four or five cell layers.
 • The thickness of the epidermis varies from person to person and each area of the body. It can be 0.05mm on the eyelids and 1.5mm on the soles of your feet.
• It acts as a protective barrier and contains no blood vessels. It is constantly being replenished and we shed a top layer of epidermis about every two weeks.

THE DERMIS

• Inner layer and is made up of two portions. It varies in thickness. It can be 0.3 mm on the eyelid and 3.0 mm on the back.
• Situated in the dermis are hair follicles, sebaceous (oil) glands, apocrine (scent) glands and eccrine (sweat) glands. Blood vessels and nerves run through this layer.

THE SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE

• Also known as the hypodermis – is a layer of fat, connective tissue and larger blood vessels and nerves. The size of this layer varies throughout the body and from person to person.

WHERE DOES THE INK GO?
Tattoo needles enter the skin through the epidermis into the dermis. It is in the dermis layer that the ink is placed. The depth in which the needles go in will vary across the body and from person to person.

Once healed you view your Tattoo through the epidermis layer. Taking care of that top layer of skin by regularly moisturising the skin will keep your tattoo look bright. TATTOO AFTERCARE® and TATTOO AFTERCARE VEGAN® can be used after healing to moisturise and maintain your Tattoos.
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