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  2. Then don't wash it for too long or bother the scabs. Guy: Dr. my eye hurts when I drink coffee every morning. Dr.: Take the spoon out of the cup.
  3. Yep. Just leave it alone.
  4. I found the old thread from 2014 and was going to link it here but for some reason the photobucket pictures are now blurred out (by photobucket?), so no real point, I guess. Anyway I had about 25-30% of my whole back done in 4-5 x 30-40 minute sessions. Just lightened it enough to give the cover-up artist freedom to not make it an obvious cover-up.
  5. I just live 90 min away,I will be there sunday. I will PM you my # so we can maybe meet.
  6. I use Palmers cocoa butter and Aveeno.
  7. looks totally normal to me,use a little Aveeno on it a couple times a day.
  8. hi! new to LST so it wont let me post on the appropriate forum but i was wondering if my tattoo is healing properly or if i should have myself checked. got my tattoo 1 month ago (red ink) and it has already gone through the scabbing + peeling stage at the 2 week mark. note, i accidentally put too much moisturizer every day (something i only realized after researching online) by week 3 it started becoming foggy, raised, and dull looking so i thought it was just dead skin that needed to be removed so i STUPIDLY scrubbed it lightly (as if “lightly” would justify the act of scrubbing haha) with a washcloth and it started getting irritated and stingy. its been a month now and my scabs are slightly yellow that ooze out clear-yellow liquid (nothing thick, just watery) only after i wash it for too long/bother the scabs. very itchy, slightly red, but not painful. went to my tatt artist 3 days ago and they told me it seems to be just healing a second time, but to monitor it for a few more weeks then i should probably go to the doctor. please let me know what you guys think because i’m paranoid by nature and getting worried.
  9. Hi everyone I have a quick question Is it to use a firming lotion on a healed tattoo. In particular I'm looking at palmer's coconut oil firming lotion what should I avoid while using something to moisturize my tattooed skin, what about this one here Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut), Polyimide-l, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Caffeine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Rahnella/Soy Protein Ferment,Palmitoyl Tripeptide-l, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Polysorbate-20, GlycerylAcrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, GlycerinButylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassimu Sorbate, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin. thanks.
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  11. I take it you have been there too? For a cover up or complete removal?How many sessions did you take to be finished?
  12. Hello everyone, today we shared our first tattoo video. What do you think about it?
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  15. Haven’t posted in awhile. I only had two tattoos the last time I posted, I’m up to 5, about to get two fillers and going to japan in February and getting one there as well Here’s one of my more recent ones. Done by Nhat Be in Vietnam, it’s been healed around 7-8 months now?
  16. All right, session four down. This time I went in six weeks after the last session. Settings were increased to 3.1, then reduced to 2.8. I actually bled a bit at the session and have quite a few small blisters already. This one seemed to show a lot more progress. I will likely wait 12 or more weeks before the next session. the first images are progress from the third session. the gory ones are four hours after my fourth session.
  17. Same. They both leave read rashes.
  18. I have used tagederm and saniderm and IMO it's the same stuff and both have given me the same results.
  19. SinkR

    Tattoo blowout??

    doesnt look like blowout to me, go to the doc. It looks similar to an irritation my bf has on his leg that clear up with cream and not scratching it, his has also been around a long time. I bet its not tattoo related.
  20. Hey guys, new to the forum, Im a tattoo artists in ontario canada specializing in black and grey realism and color realism. Hope to be a valued part of the community!
  21. I use tegaderm only atm for my clients because its the safest on sensitive skin, I have used cheaper versions of this wrap that just completely suck and leave the skin red and irritated like this. Second skin is a decent brand no doubt but atm I find tegaderm to be the best one.
  22. I get redness and bruising after taking the saniderm off , it's 100% normal and it will go away in a week or so,maybe more maybe less. I depends on you and where the tattoo is also. I use Aveeno a couple times a day after I take off the saniderm.
  23. I currently have this issue and it has been 2.5 days since I took my Saniderm off. How long did it take for the redness to go away? Any advice on how to help the redness disappear? It isn't itchy, but the skin around my tattoo feels like the tattoo, kind of like sandpaper/healing. This is my second time using saniderm, no issues the first time, not sure why my skin did not like it this time.
  24. I've personally thought of going to Japan to get a tebori tattoo and stumbled upon the Pacific Tattoo Company website mentioned in this article. Was wondering if anyone had arranged for a tattoo holiday with Pacific Tattoo Company. Would appreciate some input from those who have successfully done so.
  25. I believe the concern about swimming with a new tattoo is not about spreading diseases or germs to other people as it is about what it could do to your new tattoo. From what I understand, It is generally advisable to avoid baths, overly long showers or swimming to prevent the tattoo from becoming soaked and to protect it from bacteria and what-not from infecting the new tattoo since it is essentially an open wound. Strong chemicals and chlorine in the water can also irritate the new tattoo and interfere with the healing process. Other than avoiding the pool until your new tattoo is completely healed, you may want to monitor it for any signs of infection. Elsewise, just wait for it to heal.
  26. It's not an ink stain. As @scottyg mentioned, tattooing creates an open wound. In the course of the healing process, a scab forms, much like it does for any other wound. This scab will usually be the same colour as the ink. As the healing process progresses, it gradually flakes off. Scabbing usually takes place within 2-3 days but the peeling/flaking off part can take 2-3 weeks or even longer depending on a whole lot of variables. Just keep it dry and clean and try not to scratch, peel or pull off the scabs or flaking bits. If it gets too dry, a little unscented moisturiser should help to prevent it from cracking. But you should seriously follow the advice of your tattoo artist with regards to aftercare.
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