If you've been learning about TransTape or are already a user, you may have come across the very popular suggestion of rounding your corners! Rounding your corners is important to your application and will help you get the most out of it. And you can't do that without a nice pair of scissors, which TransTape offers now!
Welcome, good people of the internet!
And the trolls too, I guess.
As always, we are meeting here to discuss all things TransTape.
If you found yourself here, you may be wondering, "Why do I have to round my corners?"
The short answer is, rounding the sharp corners may help prevent your tape from peeling up and potentially extend your application all together.
Pretty simple, right?
It may not seem that simple to you, or even make sense for that matter, but hopefully after a little chit-chat you'll start to see things my way.
That wasn't intended to sound threatening, but I gotta do what I gotta do, alright?
Before we dive into some arts and crafts, it's always good to remember what our materials are and what exactly we are creating.
TransTape and personal freedom, my friends.
As always, if you're a TransTape professional, feel free to skip ahead!
TransTape is the original body transformation system!
This body transformation system gives people the opportunity to feel free in their skin without using uncomfortable, or sometimes undesirable, products like binders and bras.
TransTape can replace binders, bras, gaffes, packers and other gender affirming products.
TransTape is for everyone!
Even those of us who have difficulty breathing or sensitive skin.
TransTape gives top tier results without using any compression to achieve them.
It's backless and strapless, meaning you are free to move around without any restrictions or feeling like someone is laying on your chest.
You're also not limited by the hours, but by the days!
And this is due to the high quality, hypoallergenic, medical grade, non-medicated acrylic adhesive.
That was a lot, wasn't it?
Oh, and the fabric of the tape is made from a blend of 95% cotton and 5% spandex.
Yes, the stretchy freedom stuff!
The adhesive and materials are durable enough to last days and to hold on through even the most demanding ones, but still flexible enough to give you full mobility.
It's also sweat proof and water proof.
Basically, life proof!
In most cases, applications will last anywhere from 3 to 7 days.
At the one week point, I would personally suggest giving your skin at least a 12-24 hour break. Use your best judgement!
What I'm really getting at here is, no matter what your lifestyle is, TransTape can handle it.
TransTape is made with everyone in mind so that we all have the opportunity to find our freedom!
Now let's talk about the corners and how we can cut them.
If you've read any of the blogs in the past or watched a few videos, you may recall being told to round your corners.
And you better be doing exactly that!
Subtle threats aside, rounding your corners can actually be very beneficial for your application.
Especially if you're running into problems like your tape peeling up before the first day is even over.
When you unroll your TransTape, it has sharp edges.
Sweet, sweet, sharp edges...I've always HATED it!
If you picked up on that reference at all, we're friends now.
Although TransTape is perfect exactly how it is straight out of the box, we do need to make some minor adjustments before we can actually apply it.
Once you cut your strips to the appropriate sizes for your application, it's time to round corners with those nice sharp scissors.
More on the scissors in the next section.
Don't take a bunch of tape off when you're rounding your corners, unless you want to.
There really isn't a right or wrong way, just the way that works for you.
All we're trying to accomplish is getting rid of the pointy edges.
So by the time you're done, your strips will probably look like rounded squares or rectangles.
Geometry really isn't my thing, but the strips should be some type of rounded shape.
Now, why are we rounding the corners?
Because I said so and that's how this kind of thing works.
Just kidding, let's talk about it.
I'm not really kidding, but we can still talk about it.
Rounding your corners is essential when you're trying to give yourself the best application possible.
At least in my humble opinion.
The reason I say this is because pointy edges tend to peel up faster.
Not only do they get caught by swinging your arms back and forth throughout the day, they don't always seem to lay as smoothly as rounded edges.
This may not be the case for everyone, but it is the case for some users.
So if you're someone who is always on the move, I wouldn't even think twice about rounding the edges.
Save yourself some frustration, extend your application time and find your freedom.
TransTape now offers OFFICIAL TransTape Scissors that will give you nice clean cuts for your application needs.
When the new product came out, I of course had to go ahead and order myself a pair along with a lovely T-Shirt for good luck.
Don't sleep on the merch, guys.
First, I'm a fiend for some black and red.
My whole truck is black and red themed.
So safe to say, I was already impressed before I cut a piece of TransTape.
Just being honest.
And then, the TransTape etch on the blade?
After unsheathing my tastefully designed blades of fury and cutting a few test strips, I was pretty impressed.
They aren't too bulky and they aren't too small which makes them super comfortable and easy to maneuver for rounding your corners.
And the cuts were also super clean!
You may be thinking, "I dont know, I'm a little attached to my terribly dull and plain scissors that I found in the cabinet by chance one day."
I hear ya.
But the problem with using a pair of dull scissors is that the blades will pull on the material which leads to fuzzy edges or even worse, long stringy edges.
And we don't want that, that's basically aging your application before even really starting!
If you don't already have a pair of sharp scissors, I would definitely recommend adding these onto your next order of TransTape.
On a Serious Note
When applying TransTape, the goal is not perfection.
We're not looking to be perfect, just to feel like ourselves!
It's easier said than done, but perfection is not the standard here.
The standard is applying your tape in a way that makes you feel comfortable in your skin.
It's hard not paying attention to small things like each side being symmetrical and making sure the angles are perfect, I really understand that! But pay attention to how it feels and makes you feel instead of how it looks.
And it's especially difficult if you happen to already feel uncomfortable with the parts of your body that you're taping.
I understand that too and your feelings are completely valid. You're not alone!
And it's okay to not get it "right" the first, second or third time.
Or the 7th time.
Or the 10th time.
There really is no "right" way, just your way.
Using TransTape is a learning process and it takes a lot of patience and practice, especially in the beginning.
So there's no pressure to be a pro your first time.
Nobody is a pro the first time they tape!
TransTape is meant for everyone.
Until next time,
You are loved and it gets better.
Talk to you soon,
Welcome to the cool kids club!
My name is Jamie and I'm a young (ish) transman born and raised in the Hudson Valley of New York state. I started my transition in May of 2017 and since then, I've made it my mission to live unapologetically as myself and spread awareness through my pursuit of happiness. I am the creator and writer of Spilling T blog, a proud affiliate of TransTape and when I'm not outside with the best dog ever or hanging out with my two cats, I make and sell my own beard care products through Buckaroo's Beard Care. I'm always looking for my next adventure and have been skydiving, road-tripping, hiking in the mountains and even served for a short time in the United States Marine Corps. My life has had its fair share of twists and turns and I hope to use those experiences to create helpful and relatable content that may help someone else navigate a difficult time in life.
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