Five Tips for Proper Tattoo Aftercare


A chef who resides in the Florida Keys, Edwin Hammond Meredith works during the weekdays to give himself time to indulge his many other passions in life. One of Edwin Hammond Meredith’s interests is tattoos, for which proper aftercare is essential to get the most out of the artist’s work. These tips will help you take care of your new ink.

1. Listen to your tattooist and keep the bandage or wrap on your tattoo for at least a few hours, as this allows blood and ink to collect while also protecting the tattoo in the immediate aftermath of its completion.

2. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day using unscented soap.

3. Apply a thin layer of ointment, such as Aquaphor, to the tattoo once a day for three days, before switching to an unscented moisturizer to keep the tattoo hydrated.

4. Keep the tattoo out of direct sunlight for the entire recovery period, as UV light causes the ink to fade. You should also avoid sunbeds and swimming, as soaking the tattoo in water will also have negative effects.

5. As the tattoo heals you will notice it begins to scab up and skin starts peeling off. Resist the urge to scratch or pick at the tattoo during this period.


Explaining the Triangle Position in Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing pic

Ice Climbing

An outdoorsman, Edwin Hammond Meredith is a professional chef who plies his trade in the Florida Keys. In addition to enjoying water sports, Edwin Hammond Meredith goes ice climbing when he gets the opportunity.

The triangle position is one of the fundamental techniques that ice climbers need to master if they are to stay safe. It offers increased efficiency and stability in climbing through the use of a simple sequence of movements that involve the proper manipulation of the climber’s center of mass, his crampons, and his ice tools.

To begin, the climber will position himself on the ice with feet approximately shoulder-width apart and tools above the head, in line with the belly button and staggered, which means one will be stuck in the ice lower than the other.

With knees bent and hips drawn forward, the climber will then briefly hang, with a straight arm, from the highest ice tool, with feet aligned below it. Small upward steps are taken until the climber’s shoulder is aligned with the lower ice tool, at which point he spreads out his legs again while keeping the belly button aligned with the higher tool.

To complete the sequence, the lower ice tool will then be loosened and placed above the climber’s head and the other tool. The triangle position sequence is then restarted based on this new tool positioning.