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~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Sour Daisy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P&W:</b>" if it's still healing you need to clean ... [snip!] ... washing it 2-3 times a day. Idk about the period question. Only time that's ever happened to me was implantation bleeding."


O.o lovely....

Sour Daisy 1 child; Kennewick, Washington 7215 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:</b>" its still healing, im assuming.. only had it for a few days... I clean it twice a day with soap and ... [snip!] ... not to use any lotion unless it starts getting to where I can handle it anymore... and if its not normal... what should I do???"</blockquote>



Ick, he's telling you to dry heal?? Is it color?



I'd start using some lotion or aquafor. It'll help sooo much with healing and itching.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67216 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" this big... "


See if it was just script, I could understand him being laid back on the aquaphor. But that has shading that's gonna peel in chunks. I just couldn't imagine 'dry healing' my tattoo. How painful, lol. When I would get out of the shower and let it dry before putting aquaphor on it, it was super tight. Like my skin was. After the aquaphor it loosened up. Just keep doing what you're doing with it. If it's getting scaly, start the lotion. But do not pick at it... no matter how much it itches.

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
4th Mar '13

I used to use the cocoa butter stick. It looks like a giant chapstick, but it's cocoa butter. I kept it in my purse so that it wouldn't dry out. It's probably just dry.

Sour Daisy 1 child; Kennewick, Washington 7215 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" Oh man. It sounds like it could start peeling before it's supposed to, which can cause it to scab and ... [snip!] ... and switch to unscented lotion until it's finished peeling, and do the lotion up to 5 times a day. How big is your tattoo? "</blockquote>




Again, not true. It's actually better to leave the tattoo uncovered, no Saran wrap or bandaging, so it can breathe and air out, therefore healing faster an you're not trapping bacteria in there with your fresh open wounds.



Artists all do it differently, but the facts are that when the tattoo stays moist, as in keeping it covered or putting too much ointment or lotion on it at a time, your tattoo will look 'soggy' and that will pull the ink out as well.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Sour Daisy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:</b>" its still healing, im assuming.. only ... [snip!] ... telling you to dry heal?? Is it color? I'd start using some lotion or aquafor. It'll help sooo much with healing and itching."



some of it is.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67216 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Sour Daisy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" Oh man. It sounds like it could start peeling before ... [snip!] ... or putting too much ointment or lotion on it at a time, your tattoo will look 'soggy' and that will pull the ink out as well."


I don't mean leaving it wrapped for like... days. But I've always been told to leave it on for a few hours so the blood/ink won't run onto clothes/bedding/etc. So it has enough time to clot (so to speak).

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Sour Daisy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" Oh man. It sounds like it could start peeling before ... [snip!] ... or putting too much ointment or lotion on it at a time, your tattoo will look 'soggy' and that will pull the ink out as well."


yeah, and he said no lotion unless needed because that can cause an infection too...?

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67216 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" yeah, and he said no lotion unless needed because that can cause an infection too...?"


Oy. He wants you to dry heal it. I could never. Peeling is AWFUL. Your tattoo is gonna itch so bad and you'll want to scratch it. And, IMO, the flakes fall off faster and bigger that way. Lotion is SUCH a relief for the itching and keeps the flakes moist so they fall off when they're ready to fall off.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting kthx.:" Oy. He wants you to dry heal it. I could never. Peeling is AWFUL. Your tattoo is gonna itch so bad and ... [snip!] ... that way. Lotion is SUCH a relief for the itching and keeps the flakes moist so they fall off when they're ready to fall off. "



I will get some lotion then :)

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67216 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:" I will get some lotion then :)"


I'm using Curel Fragrance Free, in case you were wondering what kind you should get :lol: I can't remember what I used last time... Lubriderm or something like that.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3801 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting kthx.:" I'm using Curel Fragrance Free, in case you were wondering what kind you should get :lol: I can't remember what I used last time... Lubriderm or something like that."


okay



:) thanks

Sour Daisy 1 child; Kennewick, Washington 7215 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I don't mean leaving it wrapped for like... days. But I've always been told to leave it on for a few ... [snip!] ... leave it on for a few hours so the blood/ink won't run onto clothes/bedding/etc. So it has enough time to clot (so to speak)."</blockquote>




I understand the thought behind it, especially keeping all the seepage (gross terminology) getting on your clothes n stuff. But I won't do it anymore. It bugs me now lol.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67216 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting Sour Daisy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I don't mean leaving it wrapped for like... days. ... [snip!] ... keeping all the seepage (gross terminology) getting on your clothes n stuff. But I won't do it anymore. It bugs me now lol."


Lol I think I only kept it on for like 2 hours (with this last one). I had to work shortly after getting tattooed, so I only had time for a nap. So I just napped with it on and then took it off, cleaned it, and put aquaphor on it.




No ink in my bed.... but I do have a greasy looking stain from the damn aquaphor :lol:

Sour Daisy 1 child; Kennewick, Washington 7215 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Elliott's.Mommy~:</b>" okay :) thanks"</blockquote>




Good luck :) if it starts looking soggy, don't apply so much, but you should be just fine :)