Herbal Healing for Piercings and Tattoos: Organic Aftercare for Everyone by Anastasia Weedsmith
digest, 37 pages, $3
I don't have piercings or tattoos, nor do I plan on getting any in the near or distant future, still I found this zine quite interesting and informative. Stacy really knows her stuff and has produced a thorough and incredibly useful zine about caring for tattoos and piercings so that you don't end up regretting your decision or cursing your luck when things go wrong. She starts by explaining the healing process and then goes into detail about various products and nutrients that are useful in the aftercare of a piercing or tattoo as well as warning about products that shouldn't be used. Along the way she offers instructions on how to use the products she recommends and when to use them. Also included are recipes on how to make useful things like soaps, moisturizers, and infused oils. Finally, she includes a list and descriptions of some organic jewelry products. I really appreciate the emphasis on natural and organic products as that is something I would promote as well. This is definitely a zine that I would recommend to anyone and everyone who plans on getting pierced or tattooed.