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Need advice on what to do with my tattoo as I've been possibly told the wrong advice on cleaning it

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I assume the chances of it turning out looking good are quite low looking at what's happened/being advised to take off the cling film earlier than I should

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that's not from taking the film off to early,

that's something else,

how old is the tattoo ? is that scabbing ?

does it hurt to touch it ?

did that rash start after the tattoo was applied ?

wash it with warm water and some anti-bacterial soap with the clean palm of your hand,

pat it dry with a clean paper towel and put a very light coat of a good lotion like aveeno

or maybe go to a doctor to see if it's infected.

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It's only 4 days old and and yeah it still hurts quite a bit im having pain next to it but I know that's probaly normal and yeah the spots are to do with the tattoo I do have eczema too but that would be more notice able to the eye. I'll have to go to the doctors to see what they advise. It seems a couple of areas on the tattoo have started healing nicely but the rest of it hasn't followed suit

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6 hours ago, Hogrider said:

Tattoos take 4-6 weeks to heal. Every single spot doesn't heal at the same rate or the same way as every other single spot.

I know but parts of my tattoo have fallen off so they ink is missing due to the infection

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1 hour ago, Tom182 said:

I know but parts of my tattoo have fallen off so they ink is missing due to the infection

Then you can get it touched up,. Also, it isn't infected. It is just healing.

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16 hours ago, Tom182 said:

I know but parts of my tattoo have fallen off so they ink is missing due to the infection

You won't know what it's going to look like until it's healed. Who told you it was infected? Is it oozing puss? Does it smell? If neither of those, it's unlikely that it's infected. If it IS infected, you need to see a doctor to get antibiotics.

You have way too much lotion on that, it looks like it's drowning. The idea is to use just enough to keep the skin from drying out. Did you get that done in a shop? Whoever did that really mauled your skin.

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On 11/14/2019 at 11:42 AM, Hogrider said:

You won't know what it's going to look like until it's healed. Who told you it was infected? Is it oozing puss? Does it smell? If neither of those, it's unlikely that it's infected. If it IS infected, you need to see a doctor to get antibiotics.

You have way too much lotion on that, it looks like it's drowning. The idea is to use just enough to keep the skin from drying out. Did you get that done in a shop? Whoever did that really mauled your skin.

Yes bit was having puss on one part but it's cleared up with antibiotics now and I apply a thin layer of cream and yeah it was done in a tattoo shop by a appreciate. 

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Just now, Tom182 said:

Yes bit was having puss on one part but it's cleared up with antibiotics now and I apply a thin layer of cream and yeah it was done in a tattoo shop by a appreciate. 

It looks a lot better now it's cleared up 

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