Bright Aftercare Lotion for Tattoos!

We have a very exciting announcement! We are now carrying an all-natural, vegan aftercare lotion called Bright! It was developed by our very own studio owner, Christy Lillian Opal. 

Keep your tattoo looking as gorgeous as the day you got it. Help speed up healing, reduce irritation, and make colors look brighter with Bright Tattoo. Our tattoo lotion’s all-natural ingredients are carefully selected to provide a clean, healthy healing experience, and may help to cut back on healing time. Faster, cleaner healing means fewer chances of seepage, ruining clothes, and sheets. Continuing to use our lotion after your tattoo has healed makes colors look bright through eliminating cloudiness caused by dry skin. Using sunblock post-healing will also extend the life of your tattoo and increase the time between touch-ups.

The Benefits:

  • Reduce itching in your new tattoo and extend the life of color. Bright Tattoo Tattoo Lotion soothes inflamed skin, reduces itchiness, and may even help your new tattoo heal quickly and evenly.
  • Continuing to use after healing will keep your skin moisturized and may increase the length of time between touch-ups. Tattoo color and line sharpness will fade, but dullness and cloudiness often is a side effect caused by dry skin.
  • We’ve chosen an airless bottle for our lotion to prevent air from being sucked back into the bottle, keeping out mold spores, bacteria, and viruses.
  • Our lotion is proudly made in the USA, and is Fair Trade, nature-friendly, cruelty-free, and Vegan approved. All-natural ingredients are good for your skin and include no parabens. Not tested on animals, and no insect by-products (beeswax).
  • For best results, clean your tattoo with a mild soap and air dry. Gently massage a small amount of Bright Tattoo lotion into the skin, allowing to absorb completely. Post-healing, finish with sunscreen to increase the life of your tattoo.

We’ve chosen an airless bottle to package our lotion in. Airless bottles are cleaner and safer for products that touch open wounds. They are designed specifically to prevent infectious microbes like bacteria and mold spores from getting into the bottle and contaminating our lotion. Other products use containers that suck up air, which includes these infectious microbes.

Gently apply Bright Tattoo Lotion and allow it to absorb completely before covering with fabric. Post-healing, apply sunscreen when your tattoo is exposed to sunlight for any prolonged time.

We’ve made our lotion Vegan-Friendly by including no animal products or animal by-products and making sure all ingredients have cruelty-free sourcing. There are no parabens or petroleum, which means your skin will be able to breathe and heal naturally. VF, GF, Not tested on animals. BPA free and phthalate-free. Made in the USA.

You can get Bright Tattoo Aftercare in our store, Laughing Buddha Seattle. You can also order it right through the Bright website below or follow the link below that to Amazon for free and fast shipping with your Prime account. 

Bright Aftercare All Natural Tattoo Lotion and Moisturizer, Water Based for Aftercare, Vegan-Friendly and Cruelty-Free, 3.38oz (100mL)

Or from Amazon if you’re looking for faster shipping and free shipping with a Prime account!

Why did I get referred to a different artist than I asked for?


Why did I get referred to a different artist than I asked for?

First off, thank you for your interest in our artists! We are so thankful for all of our clients, and for all of the inquiries that we get on a daily basis. Unfortunately, sometimes we do have to turn away a tattoo, but fear not—this is not because we do not want to work with you! Our main goal is to match you up with the absolute best tattoo artist for your dream tattoo. Not only do we take into account the style that you would like your tattoo to be in, but we also consider time frame, availability, and communication.

So, why do all of these things factor into our artist recommendation for you?

Let me explain!


A short list to prepare for the day of your tattoo.

We have a whole blog post on Total Tattoo Preparation but I wanted to add this short list that goes over some things that are covered and some that are not covered in that post.  The first post was from my perspective and covers things to do at home and at the.  I highly recommend reading the long post too as it goes into a lot more detail on some of these points.  

We want the tattoo experience to be as pleasant as possible for everyone involved. Please read over the following information in preparation for your appointment.


We have added a second studio to the Damask Tattoo family!!

As some of you may know I’ve been pairing down my tattooing for several years but substantially since the beginning of 2015. There is a very good reason for the slow tapering off. I am very, very thrilled to announce that after 8 months of negotiations and paperwork that I am the proud new owner of Laughing Buddha Tattoo and Body Piercing! This is a dream come true!  EDIT: This is the studio we have now merged with. (more…)

Our Vegan friendly tattoo process

More and more people are making the choice to be vegan every day and this choice extends beyond just what they eat.  Everything that is introduced into their lives is included in the decision.  That’s why we have offered vegan options from the very start of Damask in 2009.  We are proud to have put in research and time to ensure to the best of our ability that we have products that are vegan friendly.  
Our vegan tattoo process is by request as some of our regularly used products have lanolin or beeswax in them.  When requested we use the following products to make our tattoo process vegan friendly. EDIT: We are proud to offer this option at Laughing Buddha as well. We have merged with Laughing Buddha due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all our artists from Damask are now working there.  


Tattoo Aftercare Tips

Aftercare for tattoos can be confusing and tricky.  Every tattooer seems to have different instructions and everyone who’s ever been tattooed will instruct as if they are an expert.  In this post, I will go over what my experience is after working in the tattoo industry since 1998, what I’ve learned and what works best for me.  This does not mean that I can anticipate what your experience will be or what will work for you.   The first place to go if you think you have any infection is the doctor.  The first place to go when you’re just not sure if your tattoo is healing normally is the person who did your tattoo (unless they were not a professional).  We also have a blog post that covers how to prepare before you get your tattoo here.  


Christy is no longer tattooing

Thanks for your interest in getting tattooed by me!  

I’m not taking any new clients or new tattoos on because I have such an amazing studio that deserves my full attention.  I want to make Damask even better, to create a space that is a pleasure to get tattooed in and that will stand the tests of time for a small, independently-owned business in Seattle. 


How do deposits and drawing fees work?


In order to make an appointment with any of our artists, we must first collect a non-refundable deposit. The deposit is applied to the cost of the tattoo on the day that it is completed unless there is a less than 72-hour reschedule, a cancelation (at any time), a no-show, or if you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment. In those cases, the deposit will be forfeit to pay for the artist’s time. Since deposits are non-refundable they are not refunded at any point regardless of when an appointment is canceled. We’ll need a new deposit to reschedule your appointment. PLEASE ACCOUNT FOR SEATTLE TRAFFIC AND PARKING WHEN PLANNING YOUR DRIVE TIME. Traffic is ALWAYS bad in Seattle and parking is always challenging. We don’t have a parking lot but there are several parking garages in the area and two-hour, paid parking on the street.


Fingers, feet, lettering and white tattoos

We’ve all seen the pictures on the internet of amazing fingers, feet, lettering and white tattoos.  They look great in the pictures but there’s something we should all take note of.  They are fresh or often, less than a year old.

We want to make sure you’re fully informed for this important life decision.  Our goal is for you to get the best tattoo possible and for you to love it forever.  Tattoos change over time.  The pigment slightly spreads out through the skin and some skin doesn’t hold ink well.  
We can’t guarantee white tattoos or tattoos on hands or feet (meaning that any touch ups will be full price) because we can’t change or control how they will heal.