quesadilla

First tatto- I’m a little nervous.

Recommended Posts

Hey, I’m new here, so bear with me if I seem out of the loop of everything. I just got a tattoo (my first) tonight, and I have an inquiry. I don’t think it’s anything too serious, but I’d like to know what it is. I’ve seen pictures of blowouts, is this one? Or is it too early to tell just yet? I don’t mind it much, just curious. 

 

And on on a side note, I’m using A+D Ointment, but I’ve just read up on some sites that it’s not good for tattoos? Should I switch, or am I safe?

0EC3062F-C60C-40E6-95FB-6F9C3909E535.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello and welcome to the forum - others will probably be along to tell you to give it some time - and I would agree  - this is a very new tattoo and you need to wait until it's fully healed to be able to have any perspective on it - give it a couple of months to fully settle in.

Aftercare - I've had a couple of tattoos now and I have healed really well using Bepanthan (in small amounts) - but others will tell you (with some vigour) not to go anywhere near it.

I have also healed with no ointments, herbs, spices, spells or oils at all and these have turned out equally well - so....

One piece of universal advice I think I can give is whatever you use don't use too much of it, and don't soak the tattoo (as in submerged for any length of time) in water.  

- What did your tattooist recommend for aftercare?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can't tell anything at this point, except that you are using waaaaay too much A&D. You want to use the absolute minimum so that it doesn't dry out. That tattoo looks like it's swimming.

I've been using A&D for more than 8 years with no problem and even my oldest tattoos look like new, so I wouldn't worry about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, AtomicMagpye said:

Hello and welcome to the forum - others will probably be along to tell you to give it some time - and I would agree  - this is a very new tattoo and you need to wait until it's fully healed to be able to have any perspective on it - give it a couple of months to fully settle in.

Aftercare - I've had a couple of tattoos now and I have healed really well using Bepanthan (in small amounts) - but others will tell you (with some vigour) not to go anywhere near it.

I have also healed with no ointments, herbs, spices, spells or oils at all and these have turned out equally well - so....

One piece of universal advice I think I can give is whatever you use don't use too much of it, and don't soak the tattoo (as in submerged for any length of time) in water.  

- What did your tattooist recommend for aftercare?

The artist gave me a paper that consists of the basics (i.e. to wash it after unwrapping, air or pat dry, moisturize). The paper writes that 

I should moisturize it 2-3 times per day, but I've been told otherwise to keep it constantly covered (with A&D). Also, can you wash your tattoo too much? I don't want to find out the hard way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Hogrider said:

You can't tell anything at this point, except that you are using waaaaay too much A&D. You want to use the absolute minimum so that it doesn't dry out. That tattoo looks like it's swimming.

I've been using A&D for more than 8 years with no problem and even my oldest tattoos look like new, so I wouldn't worry about it.

So when applying ointment, I should get it to where it’s just covered and shiny? I don’t know why I was using so much, my mom suggested “a big glob”. I think I’ve got it now, thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update: my dad just told me that I shouldn’t wash my tattoo? That all I should do is dab with a wet cloth? (then again, the only tattoos he’s got are from prison lmfao different rules, maybe)

Edited by quesadilla

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recent Posts

  • Last Sparrow Tattoo Sponsors

  • Instagram #LastSparrow

  • Recent Topics