Tattoo Aftercare Tips From a Board Certified Dermatologist

The Derm Dude podcast is joined by a longtime friend and associate, Dr. Heather Wollery-Llyod, a brilliant board-certified dermatologist and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. I’ve enjoyed producing skincare commercials and...

13 Ways to Screw Up a New Tattoo

Congratulations, dude!! You have a sick new tattoo, and you can’t wait to show your brand new ink off to the world. But slow your roll tiger! And check out these simple but critical things...

Tattoo Scabbing | What's Normal and What is Alarming

Dude! You did it! You sat like a champ while getting your tattoo, listened to your artist’s aftercare instructions (or followed our epic tattoo aftercare guide), and everything looks and feels great, but you’re starting...

Inked Magazine Interviews Derm Dude's Chief Dude Officer

Chief Dude Officer of Derm Dude, Drew Plotkin, was recently interviewed for Inked Magazine's new series 'Heavily Inked'. Drew discusses the evolution of his tattoos, from a spur-of-the-moment drunken college experience to working with some...

100 Deadly Skills Author & Former Navy Seal, Clint Emerson | Think Ink Drink

New York Times bestselling author, retired Navy SEAL, and survival expert Clint Emerson is the battle seasoned warrior behind the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills series, along with his hugely popular podcast and much more. Derm...

The 4 Stages of Tattoo Aftercare

STAGE 1: IMMEDIATE TATTOO AFTERCARE This is, by far, the most critical stage in the tattoo aftercare process. First and foremost, consult with your artist. Their expertise and guidance will be critical in the first...

Artist Profile | Pony Wave, Ink Master Star | Think Ink Drink

In this episode of Think Ink Drink, the Derm Dude team meets Pony Wave in Los Angeles, California. Pony Wave, a native of Vladimir, Russia, immigrated to the United States with only $600 in her...

Religious Tattoo Artist, Johnny 2/3 | Think Ink Drink In Hermosa Beach

Located about 20 miles outside of Los Angeles' epicenter - Hermosa Beach is one of three beach cities in L.A. County. It is a popular attraction for sun-bathers, surfers and paddle-boarders alike. In this episode...

How to Properly Scratch an Itchy Tattoo

Is there a ‘right’ way to scratch a new itchy tattoo?  The simple answer is NO. You should never scratch a brand-new tattoo. Scratching could easily introduce bacteria into the fresh wound leading to an...