#34420
TatNub
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    @tatnub

So I got a new tattoo yesterday and I was told to leave the ceran wrap on for 4 hours. I showered at the 4 hour mark and rinsed with dial soap and immediately rinsed the skin off.

I left the open no shirt (tats on my back) and sleep in my CLEAN bed. Today went to work and when I got home I showered again and used old spice body soap today. and rinsed off immediately.

Im not scabbing and its still very vibrant. It itches a little but i havent scratched at it.

should i be putting anything on it? i was told not to till 3 days then use unscented lotion…am i doing anything wrong?

#91446
Jubakuba
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    @jubakuba

Different people have different healing regimens.
Some wash the tattoo four times a day and lotion immediately afterwords.
Some simply “dry heal” and shower the usual amount.

What I personally do is shower twice a day…unless I’m excessively sweating at any point…I’ll knock it up to three. And lotion my tattoo with Curel Original Unscented lotion three or four times a day with clean hands.

The main thing is you have to keep your tattoo clean, which you appear to be doing.
I personally haven’t heard an artist recommend not lotioning a tattoo directly…but have heard of people with numerous tattoos who find that to be their preferred healing method (the infamous “lizard man,” for one).

If I were you, I’d start putting some lotion on there.
I’d also stay away from the old-spice as I’m sure it contains alcohol that will excessively dry out your tattoo.

Congrats on your new piece, though.
Be sure and post some pictures!


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#91473
TatNub
Participant
    @tatnub

Thanks for the response! Ya when its done Ill take pics and post. I have another session of color.

OMG the tailbone hurt to get done : )

Anyways another question. When i take my undershirt off and look at it I find specks of color here and there maybe 200 the size of sand particles, normal? I got the tattoo friday and i started putting A+D on it this morning. But Im a really quick healer naturally. Could they be scabs?

#91480
ArniVidar
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    @arnividar

Your body will always expel droplets of ink during the healing process. That’s most likely what it is.


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#91494
Jubakuba
Participant
    @jubakuba

That is normal, indeed.
It’s simply flecks of dead skin on the upper-most layer falling off.


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#91563
TatNub
Participant
    @tatnub

Well its now wed. and I had the tat done Friday and I am now loosing skin the size of dimes. still normal? lol

It was very itchy yesterday but I did not scratch at it.

As i Loose skin its loosing some vibrancy, is this also normal?

#92673
NeverBSatisfied
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    @neverbsatisfied
TatNub;72416 wrote:
Well its now wed. and I had the tat done Friday and I am now loosing skin the size of dimes. still normal? lol

It was very itchy yesterday but I did not scratch at it.

As i Loose skin its loosing some vibrancy, is this also normal?

IMHO, you aren’t moisturizing it enough. That’s why it’s getting itchy since it’s so dry that it has no moisture to breath from. Is it scabbing at all? I use aquaphor for the life of me and never let up on it after I let my one tattoo go without any moisturizer. Bad mistake since it scabbed and eventually scarred over, forcing me to get it re-done over scars.

Like I said, I use aquaphor on mine the first 3 days then use Lubriderm the rest of the week in a half before it completley heals. There is a happy medium between over moisturizing and leaving it be, but aquaphor really does heal my tattoo perfectly as well as keeping my tattoo colorful and vibrant.

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