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1st Tattoo Dilemma

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So I got my first tattoo 2 days ago. 3 white paw prints on my ankle. Not exactly how I wanted but I still like them. I have been washing with warm water and antibacterial soap and then applying coconut oil as advised.

This morning I was stripping and pressure washing a decking so I wrapped in cling film to protect against infection. Instead of a couple of hours I ended up taking over 4 hrs as I slipped and threw stripper all over the conservatory completely messing up the coloured plastic frame. We rent. It's not good. 

Anyway when I came to take the cling film off it was full of white goo. Sticky gunk, like glue. I wiped it off but in the process some layers of tattoo came off! They are still white but they are now a bit indented like quite a few layers of skin came off. I don't mind getting the colour touched up but I'm worried they will be indented for good now. 

Before I wrapped it for the garden they had a nice thin white crust on. Now they are not crusty at all and I am worried about them staying indented or even scarring. I'm worried I've messed them up for good.

Has this happened to anyone? Did it cause any lasting damage?

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At this point, there's nothing you can do but wait out the healing process. Watch it for signs of infection and it certainly wouldn't hurt to check in with your artist.

A tattoo is an open wound when it is first done - that's why cleanliness is so critical. As it heals, it needs air as well so don't over-moisturize it.

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