#25538
Transcendence
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    @transcendence

Hello everyone!

Kinda new to tattoos, I currently have 3. Got my first one that’s of my daughters birth foot prints and name on the left side of my chest when I turned 18. I now 25 and just recently over the past couple months got my latest 2 of a German Coat Of Arms Eagle that I let my friend do. He had recently got a couple guns and me really wanting another tattoo decided to let him, with barely any experience, give me one. It actually didn’t turn out bad for someone with no experience and I had no complications or anything during healing. I’m quite happy with it. My 3rd is of a reaper that I had got done last Wednesday on the underside of my right forearm. It’s actually been the worst experience for me because it is now infected with Cellulitis. I made a post about in the Aftercare forum asking for some advice and suggestions yesterday afternoon but I guess a mod hasn’t approved it yet cuz it’s not showing up

Anyways, I really came here about my infection and couldn’t find any suitable answers for me anywhere else but I’ll stick around cuz I’m definitely gonna be getting more tattoos in the future so I’m sure this is gonna be a useful site. Even though everyone is different, I’d rather read about others personal accounts, experiences and advice.

Oh and if anyone could give me an update about the Aftercare thread I posted, I’d really appreciate it. The tattoo is kinda messed up from the infection so trying to figure out anything I can do to care for it so that it heals as good as possible so that it won’t look horrible when I get it touched up

#47769
buttwheat
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    @buttwheat

Welcome
Please post a link to a picture of it. No one will be able to tell you anything about it with out seeing it.

#47768
Transcendence
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    @transcendence

@buttwheat 147152 wrote:

Welcome
Please post a link to a picture of it. No one will be able to tell you anything about it with out seeing it.

I can’t add the URL or anything since I’m on a phone but you can see it on my profile, it’s the only pic on there. The doc prescribed me Cipro but I’m wondering what else I’m able to do to care for it while it’s infected cuz nobody has told me anything to do except take the meds and I know I’m supposed to keep it dry but can I give it a light wash or anything? Or should I avoid that so I don’t accidentally rip off any scabbing prematurely? I want it to heal as well as possible. The day I realized I had a problem with it, I went to wash it and the skin in the middle of the reaper split open along with a few other spots so I’m sure it’s gonna look messed up when healed so I want it to heal good enough so it’ll look halfway decent when touched up

#47739
Transcendence
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    @transcendence

Is my original reply there? I don’t see it but it says it’s there. If not than the pic is on my profile, it’s the only pic there and was taken 10 or 15 minutes ago. After 2 days of taking Cipro it actually looks a lot better than it did. Oh and I should add that I work in a plastic injection molding plant where it could be contaminated easily and im pretty sure it’s how it got infect in the first place so what can I use to cover it while I’m at work? And any suggestions for caring for it while it’s infected other than finish the meds and keep it dry?. Uncovered the tattoo about 3 or so hours after I got it and went to dump a bucket at a press and it ended up having oil and grease all over the bottom that came in direct contact with the fresh tattoo. I washed it immediately but there was no way it wasn’t gonna get infected after touching all that crap. Dumb move on my part. Pretty pissed at myself for potentially ruining my tattoo

#47753
Dan
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    @dan

@Transcendence 147151 wrote:

Hello everyone!

Kinda new to tattoos, I currently have 3. Got my first one that’s of my daughters birth foot prints and name on the left side of my chest when I turned 18. I now 25 and just recently over the past couple months got my latest 2 of a German Coat Of Arms Eagle that I let my friend do. He had recently got a couple guns and me really wanting another tattoo decided to let him, with barely any experience, give me one. It actually didn’t turn out bad for someone with no experience and I had no complications or anything during healing. I’m quite happy with it. My 3rd is of a reaper that I had got done last Wednesday on the underside of my right forearm. It’s actually been the worst experience for me because it is now infected with Cellulitis. I made a post about in the Aftercare forum asking for some advice and suggestions yesterday afternoon but I guess a mod hasn’t approved it yet cuz it’s not showing up

Anyways, I really came here about my infection and couldn’t find any suitable answers for me anywhere else but I’ll stick around cuz I’m definitely gonna be getting more tattoos in the future so I’m sure this is gonna be a useful site. Even though everyone is different, I’d rather read about others personal accounts, experiences and advice.

Oh and if anyone could give me an update about the Aftercare thread I posted, I’d really appreciate it. The tattoo is kinda messed up from the infection so trying to figure out anything I can do to care for it so that it heals as good as possible so that it won’t look horrible when I get it touched up

if you think it’s infected,go see your doctor TODAY !


"It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal." -Joaquin Phoenix
#47778
Transcendence
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    @transcendence

@Dan 147155 wrote:

if you think it’s infected,go see your doctor TODAY !

Oh believe me, I went to urgent care. That night at work when it got bad I wasn’t able to leave so I had to wait til I was off in the morning. They said it is Cellulitis and gave me Cipro. The pic on my profile is from earlier and it’s looking a lot better than it was. Just wanna know what else to do for care so it heals as well as possible

#47779
Dan
Participant
    @dan

@Transcendence 147156 wrote:

Oh believe me, I went to urgent care. That night at work when it got bad I wasn’t able to leave so I had to wait til I was off in the morning. They said it is Cellulitis and gave me Cipro. The pic on my profile is from earlier and it’s looking a lot better than it was. Just wanna know what else to do for care so it heals as well as possible

try some fragrance free lubriderm a a few times a day,leave it alone,and wait the couple months it takes to fully heal.


"It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal." -Joaquin Phoenix
#47798
Transcendence
Participant
    @transcendence

@Dan 147157 wrote:

try some fragrance free lubriderm a a few times a day,leave it alone,and wait the couple months it takes to fully heal.

Yeah that’s what I was using but I haven’t used anything since Tuesday night. Everything I’ve read says to keep it dry and not use anything right now. I’m just scared to touch it and accidentally pull a scab off prematurely and mess it up even worse or worsen the infection, it’s only my 3rd tattoo but first infection

#153321
msmercury
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    @msmercury

Hey there! Welcome! I feel like I’m new because I have been away from the forum for a long time due to some life circumstances. Hopefully, as things begin to become better and better, I will be able to participate a bit. Hope you are healing up well. 🙂

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