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Posted: 7/8/2013 11:22:42 AM EST
Got this done yesterday and its the first time I've been told to dry heal a tattoo. Said he didn't go to deep and to let it heal from the inside out, not to put any cream or vitamin on it. Day 1 starting to scab up. Day 1...

Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:24:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2013 11:37:43 AM EST by Chris_C]
I wouldn't take his advice.

ETA:

Sorry, changed the sex.

Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:26:15 AM EST
Jergens Ultra Healing moisturizer. Ive been using this for years and havent had any issues with my "ink"

I would not let it "dry" heal.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:27:40 AM EST
I've never heard any tattoo artist recommend a dry heal. I'd put someting on that. I've used A+D Ointment on my last 5 or so and would use it again
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:28:35 AM EST
Bad advise. Get some bactine up on there.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:28:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Jergens Ultra Healing moisturizer. Ive been using this for years and havent had any issues with my "ink"

I would not let it "dry" heal.

This is what I do.

I also would not let it dry heal.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:30:00 AM EST
No.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:31:04 AM EST
Aquaphor, now.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:31:47 AM EST
Good shading and nice colors. If you want them to look good in six months get some A&D or Eucerin on that thing.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:32:17 AM EST
Thin layer of ointment (A&D, bacitracin) - should be in the skin, not on the skin...

I've never had any artist tell me or friends/family to dry heal
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:32:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By USMCBEANS:
Aquaphor, now.


This
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:32:29 AM EST
What everybody else has said, DO NOT "dry" heal it, sounds like horrid advice.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:32:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Jergens Ultra Healing moisturizer. Ive been using this for years and havent had any issues with my "ink"

I would not let it "dry" heal.


I have heard good things about the Jergens Ultra..I myself have always used Aquaphor Healing...good stuff.

Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:33:28 AM EST
Weird this guy does great work wonder why he'd give me that advice. I have a big old tube of A&D at home I will put some on tonight.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:34:05 AM EST
yer gonna die from an infected open wound.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:34:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By USMCBEANS:
Aquaphor, now.


Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:36:19 AM EST


Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:37:15 AM EST
Not just no. But FUCK NO.



Go get some H2Ocean or tattoo goo, right fucking now.

Use Tattoo specific creams/ ointments do not use shit for cuts.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:37:53 AM EST
OP, here is advice from the mayo clinic website.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tattoos-and-piercings/MC00020/NSECTIONGROUP=2

Don't take medical advice from someone who is not a medical professional. If you have questions, see your doctor.













Unless you're an arfcommer, in which the correct answer is always a topical solution of dirt or piss, possibly a combination of both, and post pics.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:38:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2013 11:38:46 AM EST by ProtoJoe]
Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Jergens Ultra Healing moisturizer. Ive been using this for years and havent had any issues with my "ink"

I would not let it "dry" heal.


I've always used Dermassage lotion but Jergens put out a great moisturizing product.

Dry heal... Out of the question.!!!! I have a lion on my arm and had it get a little dry and a price of scab

broke off between his eyes. There has been a white spot there ever since!

jb

Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:38:24 AM EST
Dry heal bad. But slathering it with stuff equally bad. You want the wound to be able to breathe, but not dry out. Use some sort of moisturizer, rub it in good.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:39:14 AM EST
You will lose some color if you it dry heal.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:39:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
I've never heard any tattoo artist recommend a dry heal. I'd put someting on that. I've used A+D Ointment on my last 5 or so and would use it again

Agreed
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:40:07 AM EST
He didn't go too deep lol
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:46:06 AM EST
and if he didn't go deep, then the color will wash out and the tattoo will fade away. I have seen tattoos that vanished within 3 months because of a "light hand"
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:46:38 AM EST
I usually let mine dry heal the first couple of days until it starts to scab. When it starts to scab, I then put a very thin layer of Aquaphor on it.

I would never let it dry heal all the way through. They tend to crack open and bleed if you do, and will result in scarring in your tattoo.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:47:42 AM EST
Just ordered Tattoo Goo aftercare kit. Thank God for Prime, it will be here tomorrow.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:49:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:53:25 AM EST
A&D

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:59:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By evenflow:
Just ordered Tattoo Goo aftercare kit. Thank God for Prime, it will be here tomorrow.


Tattoo goo took care of most of my stuff, H2 Ocean sort of sponsored my back piece. Given the choice, I like Tattoo Goo better. You can use some Curel tonight to get you through, and be sure to wash it well with an unscented soap
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 11:59:54 AM EST
Aquaphor for about the first 2-3 days then I go to unscented lubriderm. I'm sure you know but DO NOT PICK THE SCABS. Also the didn't go too dip thing doesn't sound right. You don't want them to go to deep or you'll get blown out lines but too shallow can be really bad too.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:00:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By NYC-M4:
A&D

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


A&D is not a tattoo ointment, do not use it, or KY, or Preparation H.



Use Tattoo Goo, or H2Ocean products only
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:01:31 PM EST
Also..for long term care, stay out of swimming pools and the sun or use SPF 1 million to keep it from fading.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:02:11 PM EST
Inkies
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:04:21 PM EST
IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN OR IT WILL GET THE HOSE AGAIN
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:05:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By Eric802:
He "didn't go too deep"? WTF is that supposed to even mean?


Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:09:50 PM EST
He prolly wanted the jugalo in you to go necrotic
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:10:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Elijah1:
Good shading and nice colors. If you want them to look good in six months get some A&D or Eucerin on that thing.


+1 on the Eucerin. Aquaphor is good for the first couple of days after that Eucerin. No perfumes or any of the other stuff that tends to have reactions. I have heard of more people suggesting dry healing lately. After two full sleeves and half my chest done and counting,I would never dry heal.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:10:44 PM EST
Non alcohol lotion without petroleum jelly..
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:14:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By I_am_Dan:
Originally Posted By evenflow:
Just ordered Tattoo Goo aftercare kit. Thank God for Prime, it will be here tomorrow.


Tattoo goo took care of most of my stuff, H2 Ocean sort of sponsored my back piece. Given the choice, I like Tattoo Goo better. You can use some Curel tonight to get you through, and be sure to wash it well with an unscented soap


Lubriderm intense skin repair lotion good until the tattoogoo stuf comes tomorrow?

Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:14:37 PM EST
Tattoo Goo. Works like a champ.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:14:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2013 12:16:31 PM EST by Extorris]
Originally Posted By Mikhail_86:
I've never heard any tattoo artist recommend a dry heal.

Me either. Put a light coat of cheap store brand Bacitracin on it. Aquaphor works good too but even the store brand is more expensive than Bacitracin.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:15:16 PM EST
for tats on limbs (arms legs) i cut the end off a sock. and use it as a sleeve... and lather up the area with a healing moisturizer and then cover it up with the sleeve for a few hours a day.. works great.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:15:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2013 12:18:03 PM EST by CPT_CAVEMAN]


Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:17:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2013 12:18:22 PM EST by Extorris]
Originally Posted By bushmaster1:
for tats on limbs (arms legs) i cut the end off a sock. and use it as a sleeve... and lather up the area with a healing moisturizer and then cover it up with the sleeve for a few hours a day.. works great.

You shouldn't be putting on so much that your "lathering it up". You also shouldn't be covering it with a tight garment like a cut off sock.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:24:21 PM EST
Lol, inkies sounding like a bunch of women in here.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:24:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By Eric802:
He "didn't go too deep"? WTF is that supposed to even mean? Granted, I only have a couple tattoos, but if an artist said "Hey, don't worry, I didn't go too deep" I'd be a bit concerned that the guy didn't know what he was doing.


that was my first thought, even before the "dry heal" i was WTF?

ive got 8 tatts, and the wifes got 4, we've bothe always done the same thing. A&D for the first 2 days, then lotion untill fully healed
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:28:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Eric802:
He "didn't go too deep"? WTF is that supposed to even mean? Granted, I only have a couple tattoos, but if an artist said "Hey, don't worry, I didn't go too deep" I'd be a bit concerned that the guy didn't know what he was doing.


He may not have been talking about the tattoo
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:31:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By USMCBEANS:
Aquaphor, now.


Only thing I've used.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:31:17 PM EST
A&D +100 Good enough for a baby's ass, good enough for your ink.
Link Posted: 7/8/2013 12:32:58 PM EST
Why don't you do 1/2 dry and 1/2 with A&D?
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