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Lunch_Box_Ink
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Quote Lunch_Box_Ink Replybullet Topic: Healing tattoos...
    Posted: March/18/2009 at 4:20am
I'm just curious as to what methods and ideas other have for healing there tattoos.
 
I have found using Aquaphor ointment works best for me.  if I use it right I get zero fall out and many times I don't even get scabs!
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Quote belle Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 4:31am

i wash with an anti bac soap, when it starts to go "flakey" i use bepanthen(a teeny tiny bit)  some folk hate it, but hell wotevea works for ya. My artist loves that fact i look after my tattoos so well, so i cant be going too wrong.

 
ps: you my friend are doing some awesome work.


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Quote mrDahmer Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 4:59am
I use anti bac soap and also a little bit of bepanthem. My tatt's are nice and bright so that seems to work for me.
 
I also leave it a day under the wrapping so it soaks in plasma.
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Quote felonious drunk Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 10:52am
I only tattoo people that already have their own aftercare regime.
My advise always agrees with theirs.
I tell them that some sort of petroleum product should be applied until it doesn't hurt anymore.
after a few days when the tattoo can be smacked without pain,
or if it no longer feel "hurty" but rather itchy,
then it is time to moisturize (unless the moisturize stings)
I recommend a moisturizer that is low in fragrances and shit.
I like glycerin, but I don't recommend it,
because I don't advise giving advise that won't be heeded.

The only people that disagree with this is hippies.
My girlfriend's mom just used cocoa butter the whole time.
(which really isn't a bad idea, much simpler)

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Quote Cale Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 4:01pm
Lubriderm is the best! Unscented for normal to dry skin. It's all I use for healing, and everyday as well! :)
 
Felonious Drunk, you should recommend A&D ointment, and moisturizers that have no fragrance at all. :)


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Quote thesounknown Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 4:45pm
I use A & D for the first couple days then an un-fragranced lotion for the rest of the time.
Dunno if that's the best thing to be doing but that's what I do :)
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Quote felonious drunk Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 4:57pm
Originally posted by Cale

Lubriderm is the best! Unscented for normal to dry skin. It's all I use for healing, and everyday as well! :)
 
Felonious Drunk, you should recommend A&D ointment, and moisturizers that have no fragrance at all. :)



That sounds like good advise,

but I don't like the smell of A&D.

If it's the only thing around, I'll use it.
I think that it's the petroleum in it that really does the magic.

As far as fragrance free moisturizer;
It's really the alcohol that kills me.
If there is a moisturizer without alcohol: I'll swear by it.
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Quote mrDahmer Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 5:06pm
Doesn't petroleum based products draw ink out? Which is why you can get spots of faded colour. Thats what I've been told anyway, could be wrong.
 
E45 or Vaseline moisturiser is really good for keeping the tatts going bright after they've healed.
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Quote standingtyping Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 5:15pm
"give me ointment or give me death!"

i use quotes because my friend is actually making me a tee shirt that says that
"One day we will be the most awesome crazy cat ladies EVER...
people will know us."
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Quote MEND574 Replybullet Posted: March/18/2009 at 5:42pm
Originally posted by mrDahmer

Doesn't petroleum based products draw ink out? Which is why you can get spots of faded colour. Thats what I've been told anyway, could be wrong.
 
E45 or Vaseline moisturiser is really good for keeping the tatts going bright after they've healed.


It does on me, thats why I hate A&D it has caused a couple spots on most of my work to fall out. I usually let the tattoo artist put a&d on it then wash it off a few hours later and use lubriderm for the first few days then leave it alone until it is healed. It has worked for me on my last four tattoos and I'm gonna stick with it
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