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New Tattoo Care...............................

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by surfsupl, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Oct 1, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    surfsupl

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    I recently go a new tattoo............its my 7th one and it seems to be taking allot longer to heal. I have been using A&D ointment,keeping it out of the sun,covering it up when needed,etc......for those with tats,what did you find best for care and healing ?..............

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    A&D worked good for mine, I went out in the sun too soon and somebody rubbed it thinking it was fake so it kinda faded. But from what ive heard A&D is the best.
     
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    aquaphor worked best for me...and it doesnt smell!!!

    plus you can get it in a tub or a squeezey tube!
     
  4. Oct 1, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    A&D for the first 2 days and then Lubriderm unscented lotion for the remainder.
     
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    Works great for the healing process and if your going to show them off it really makes the colors pop. Smells good, too.
     
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    I just use unscented lotion. The longer it takes to heal the better.
     
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    This is what I usually use. After a couple weeks, I usually just rub some lubriderm on a few time s a day.
     
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    I have always used bacitracin ointment for the first couple days. Then unscented lotion. Dr Bronners tattoo balm is good after it heals.
     
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    That's what I use. It works great. For me it did at least.
     
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    grrr...
    whord... this is truth, healed faster than my other tat/s...
     
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    i always used triple anti biotic for a few days. usually 3-4 days. then unsented lotion for the next few weeks. keep it moist and the color will not fade near as much.
     
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    i was just about to say aquaphor
     
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    i used tattoo goo for the first few days and then lubriderm afterwards when i first got my tat done. when i went for touchups, i did absolutely nothing, no covering it, no lotions, and just let it heal
     
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    Lubriderm unscented as posted above 2-3x a day. A&D and other ointments may pull out the ink.
     
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    I just got a new tattoo a few months back and used Aquaphor and had the best results yet. Which leaves me torn because (see below)

    They can also clog pores alot faster than non-petro products. That can (but won't always) lead to pimples/divots in the skins under the tattoos and a mottled surface. I do use Lubriderm occasionally even now that they are well healed.

    If you are into homeopathic/herbals you can also take ORAL Arnica (NOT TOPICAL) to ease the swelling/irritation. Arnica is used for bruises, sprains. strains, and minor irritations mostly...and can help with the discomfort.
     
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    i use A&D for the first week or so then after i always use Lubriderm

    also, ive heard if u put too much a&d it clogs up your pores i guess?? maybe causing it too fade? not sure though...just something i have heard.
     
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