#25588
Devious6
Participant
    @devious6

I am now 3 days post having my work done. I’ve cleaned my tattoo 3 times a day using Dial Gold antibacterial soap and then applied a light coating of Aquaphor. I have had no scabbing at all and noticed on day 2 that several areas of my tattoo had a white film that I assumed to be the beginning of peeling. Today at noon after washing, as I started to apply the Aquaphor, I noticed black specks coming off as I lightly rubbed the Aquaphor in. By 2 this afternoon, I was itching. When I got home, I checked my tattoo and it is definitely beginning to peel – so I washed again and then switched to Aveeno body lotion.

I am definitely spoiled now with the ease of healing up this first tattoo. I’ve got a while to go but it seems to be progressing nicely..and more quickly than I expected.

More incentive to start planning my next!! :rolleyes:


Mark Volk
COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)
#49145
Sam-I-Am
Participant
    @sam-i-am

Welcome!

That’s the way it’s supposed to work.


210 inking hours and counting.

Tattoos are for the living. Tombstones are for the dead. Get a tattoo for yourself!

#49149
zombae8723
Participant
    @zombae8723

I thought the same thing on day 3 of my healing. Just a little peeling and looking great. I’m a week in today and there is some scabbing lots of peeling and even a little bleeding lol. Mine is a big tattoo though, don’t know about yours. Don’t speak so soon though, I was thinking how good mine was healing until now.

#49150
Devious6
Participant
    @devious6

@zombae8723 147291 wrote:

I thought the same thing on day 3 of my healing. Just a little peeling and looking great. I’m a week in today and there is some scabbing lots of peeling and even a little bleeding lol. Mine is a big tattoo though, don’t know about yours. Don’t speak so soon though, I was thinking how good mine was healing until now.

Mine is pretty large, too. And, yeah, I’m waiting for something to happen. 🙂 So far, so good, though. It all still looks smooth and I actually had no plasma leak, no ink leak, no blood after it was done and wrapped. I have been amazed…and hope it stays that way.


Mark Volk
COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)
#49151
zombae8723
Participant
    @zombae8723

I was amazed too and so proud lol. Everyone heals differently though. I had buckets of ink and plasma though. The artist told me his leaks more than some others because he packs in so much ink. Mine is peeling pretty good right now, hope it’s done soon.I still have a week or two until I can wear tank tops during the day and show it off!

#49152
Devious6
Participant
    @devious6

Mine is just black and gray but I expected leakage and wore a crappy t-shirt to bed that first night. Nothing. Ever. Who knows, though? My time may be coming.

I want to go color with my next one so we’ll see what happens.

Not sure where you live but we are a month or so away from tank top weather here in northeastern PA. I’m making a trip to NC in a few weeks and hope to be healed by then.

I am missing going into our spa. We normally start every morning with a 15 minute soak and I can’t wait to be able to go back in!


Mark Volk
COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)
#49153
zombae8723
Participant
    @zombae8723

I’m in Alabama, it’s not full on tank top weather yet but we’ve had some warm days recently and then today was 63°. They come and go right now but here in a couple of weeks it will be hot every day

#49157
Devious6
Participant
    @devious6

That is a great part of the country to be able to show off your work. My niece and her family live in Hartselle, Alabama.


Mark Volk
COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)
#49162
zombae8723
Participant
    @zombae8723

That’s cool, it’s about 30 minutes away. Yeah I read this guy in India or somewhere was taken to jail and questioned because he had an offensive tattoo.

#44813
Devious6
Participant
    @devious6

I am in full “itchy” mode today. The whole tattoo has a layer of peeling skin over it – every time I wash and apply hand lotion I shed black specks. 🙂 At least it’s healing!!


Mark Volk
COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)
#49002
zombae8723
Participant
    @zombae8723

I’m glad I dodged the itchy part this time, I really hate that! Glad it’s healing well!