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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Hollie in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    /\ that is the biggest complaint my wife has about me getting tattooed. Dead bodies all over my tattoos? Fine. But ink/blood/plasma on those Egyptian cotton sheets? No fuckin' way pal...
    Doing more research currently on it... One observation though is that everyone who has used it once uses it for all future tattoos, which to me is a pretty big indicator
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Rob I in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Healed many many tattoos now over the last few years with tegaderm. 
    The only time I've had the red irritation issue on the edge of the tegaderm was when it was applied too stretched in the first place, or at a weird angle on a spot that moves a lot. 
    (This is yet another unfinished piece, more coming shortly to finish in a last session for background, etc.)




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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Kurgana in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Healed many many tattoos now over the last few years with tegaderm. 
    The only time I've had the red irritation issue on the edge of the tegaderm was when it was applied too stretched in the first place, or at a weird angle on a spot that moves a lot. 
    (This is yet another unfinished piece, more coming shortly to finish in a last session for background, etc.)




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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from rufio in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Ah I gotcha. So it's never really exposed on either side. If you wanted to be super cautious you could also cut the leading inch of material before using the product I suppose
    BTW Stinky... You have a great collection going.
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from The Tig in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Damn, have t been here in a long time, glad my thread has kept itself going. Still using tegaderm on any and all tattoos.... A few reminders/bullshit I've picked up along the way.
    Definitely out extra pieces on if the edges start to curl, or instead of wasting tegaderm you can just use a few strips of medical tape to hold on...
    Do not take off and reapply , REALLY bad decision...
    If you aren't super sketched out by trying this, don't! You'll drive the price of tegaderm up for the rest of us ...
    Do NOT use bactine or anything similar as a topical prior to putting on the tegaderm, the ingredients in bactine reduce the effectiveness of the glue on the sheets...
    Have fun, happy healing!
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    Oh another tip.... Stop putting this shit on RIGHT after your appointment!!!! I don't know who started this horrible advice, but that's what it is, shit advice. Wait until you're done with the initial plasma push, then shower, clean, apply tegaderm.
    My plasma push usually is all done within about 6 hours... I get a clean and wrap from artist, San and rewrP for bed short after, then do tegaderm in the AM
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    And I've got about 60 hours needle time that's been covered using this method, this isn't just guessing
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from UglyButProud in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Damn, have t been here in a long time, glad my thread has kept itself going. Still using tegaderm on any and all tattoos.... A few reminders/bullshit I've picked up along the way.
    Definitely out extra pieces on if the edges start to curl, or instead of wasting tegaderm you can just use a few strips of medical tape to hold on...
    Do not take off and reapply , REALLY bad decision...
    If you aren't super sketched out by trying this, don't! You'll drive the price of tegaderm up for the rest of us ...
    Do NOT use bactine or anything similar as a topical prior to putting on the tegaderm, the ingredients in bactine reduce the effectiveness of the glue on the sheets...
    Have fun, happy healing!
    - - - Updated - - -
    Oh another tip.... Stop putting this shit on RIGHT after your appointment!!!! I don't know who started this horrible advice, but that's what it is, shit advice. Wait until you're done with the initial plasma push, then shower, clean, apply tegaderm.
    My plasma push usually is all done within about 6 hours... I get a clean and wrap from artist, San and rewrP for bed short after, then do tegaderm in the AM
    - - - Updated - - -
    And I've got about 60 hours needle time that's been covered using this method, this isn't just guessing
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from KVipers in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Well, I had to pull my bandage a few hours early due to an early day tomorrow. had it bandaged exactly 64 hours.
    Feels amazing. Zero scabbing. Skin completely smooth. I've just never had a tattoo heal like this before. Usually on day 3 after being tattooed I'm full on in the midst of scabbing, harshing my skin with Dial soap, and obsessively washing, aquaphor, repeat. It was amazing to actually forget I had just gotten tattooed.
    I'm still interested to see how long the "sunburn" phase of the heal and how it heals completely, but I'm pretty impressed so far. I just wish I had this amazing healing experience with a better tattoo, haha. But this old garbage tattoo needed a little reblast... At least now I know for the future so when we go in to lay in skin tones I'll heal it the exact same way again, honestly I don't think I'll ever heal a tattoo another way.
    For those wondering, here's my exact protocol in one summary (sorry for all the dumb and very exact info, but people are gonna ask):
    1. Tattooing ended at 7pm Friday.
    2. Friday - 8pm - An hour after tattooed, scrap old bandage, wash, and air dry.
    3. Friday - 8:05pm - Re wrap with plastic wrap, leave on overnight til morning.
    4. Saturday - 5am - pulled plastic wrap, washed, air dried, and Applied Tegaderm, left on for 2.5 days (64 hours to the minute).
    5. Monday - 9pm - Pull Tegaderm off (in shower under hot soapy water... VERY easy, not painful at all)
    6. Monday - 9:05pm - Wash , air dry, and immediate begin "lotion protocol" for the next week or so.
    Here's a couple quick pics I just snapped 3 days and 5 hours after being tattooed (sorry for bad angles and quality, took these quickly with iPhone)


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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Killercook76 in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Just popping in... Got another 7 hours on my owl coverup piece yesterday.
    Fresh and clean next morning

    Wrapped up

    Ended up using two 8x12 Tegaderm sheets to cover. For all the cost nazis out there, yes that means I spent a whole 8 dollars to heal my (to this point... in progress) 2500 dollar tattoo.
    Will leave on 3-4 days and then resume lotioning after I remove. Will post healed pics as well
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from SeeSea in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Just popping in... Got another 7 hours on my owl coverup piece yesterday.
    Fresh and clean next morning

    Wrapped up

    Ended up using two 8x12 Tegaderm sheets to cover. For all the cost nazis out there, yes that means I spent a whole 8 dollars to heal my (to this point... in progress) 2500 dollar tattoo.
    Will leave on 3-4 days and then resume lotioning after I remove. Will post healed pics as well
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Killercook76 in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Ya.... I criticize people that haven't used it and then come to a thread dedicated I the method of healing and downplay it's effectiveness without trying, or give "my buddy said" advice... Bottom line is there isn't a single person that used it and said their tattoos didn't heal equal to or better than any other way they've tried...
    So now that I found a rad aftercare product, I have to be a company rep? Hilarious. Not shilling for a company, just a regular guy trying to spread the word on a product that revolutionized my own personal healing process. Nobody has to be here in this thread, it wasn't meant to spring discussion about whether or not you like something that you've never even used
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from titforatat in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Had to pull my Tegaderm off about 8 hours too early due to a scheduling conflict... Bad idea. Take it from me, let it stay on a little longer rather than too early. Still healed great though. Here's a first thing AM dry as a bone pic from today

    That sucker hurt to peel. Also, though I don't have any big chunky scabs there is still a bit more of that thicker skin feel to some of this rounds work. I should point out though that this session was A LOT of color pack and that likely has led to a bit harder heal too
    Worst part of this heal though had nothing to do with the early Tegaderm heal. I woke up this morning and snapped off my shirt like normal, not realizing parts of the owl face was glued to the shirt. Ouch! Made it bleed actually a bit, as you can see in this real up close pic

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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from ironchef in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    I went ahead and did a test run with a 6" x 8" sheet of Tegaderm.... Did a shave in my thigh, Bronners soap to clean, etc. left it on a few days, just because some guys had mentioned that they had some rash/irritation on the non-tattooed skin under the sheet. I didn't have any issues with the adhesive reacting on my skin, so I guess I'll move to stage two and use it for an actual tattoo.
    I'll post up my experience when I do it, with progress, etc. thanks again for the comments by people with experience , it's been real helpful
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from tatB in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Here's my latest round of work... First is a fresh pic, and second is a pic after 12 hour post tattoo waiting period and another 48 hours under Tegaderm, looking gooey and juicy and disgusting, haha. Even getting some leakage as you can see from second pic even though I overlapped tattooed skin by a full two inches easily, so just gonna have my wife slap on another piece of Tegaderm on that corner


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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from ChrisvK in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    While I agree with @Killercook76 that it SHOULD hurt when you take it off, I think it should feel way more like peeling a shirt off a real bad sunburn , versus peeling off a layer of skin with a filet knife.
    In the end though, I'd still take 20 mins of brutality for the way my tattoos heal now
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from KBeee in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    @MoistTowelette I waited a full 10 hours. Think I should wait something closer to 16+ next time around?
    It's really not that big of a pain, if the running plasma/ink bubble gets too close to the edge if the bandage I will just slap another sheet to extend it down, no biggy
    My wife just said, but honey aren't you worried about that ink build up under the bandage staining the other parts of your skin? I love her, but she hasn't picked up anything being married to a tattooed person, haha.
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Gregor in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    @suburbanxcore ah I gotcha. Well this is going to be the mind blower for you then haha, because the ENTIRE sheet sticks to the tattoo and surrounding skin. That's why it works the way it does, blocking out all moisture and bacteria, while still being breathable OUT.
    So the short answer is it sticks everywhere, that's what you want, no worries about at I king it to the tattooed skin. Slap it on, wait three days, peel off in shower and be amazed, the end.
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from titforatat in Newb to the site, hi from Portland OR   
    Got about 10 hours under the needle with Cecil on Friday. Pic below is the progress we made, mostly mapped entire owl body and one wing, blacks and browns started in as well as some others. Second wing obviously not even started yet. Don't usually post "progress" shots, but I think it'll be really cool for others to see where this starts and what iTools like after round two.
    Multi-session tattoos aren't for the faint of heart, haha, you gotta walk around explaining to anyone who sees it "oh it's my finished"....

    One more that is about 48 hours later (covered of course with Tegaderm for healing). Mostly seeing a small amount of weeping, but no pools or anything, Cecil has one of the lightest hands I've gotten work from so I wasn't too beat up after...

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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from titforatat in Newb to the site, hi from Portland OR   
    Was able to get a second appointment with Cecil Porter (just got lucky since I live in Portland where he is now), so I think now that I have about 16-18 guaranteed hours with him that I'm gonna change up my plans and have him do a coverup for me, covering a piece in my upper back, and also tattoo over my shoulders onto my chest as well. Will post up pics for sure, two appts with Cecil in January and one with Tim kern in feb means I gotta save up? These boys ain't cheap
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from titforatat in Newb to the site, hi from Portland OR   
    I'll probably get a big Lebowski portrait of The Dude from Cecil.
    I might just pick a spot on my body and let Tim Kern do whatever he wants, I love literally everything that guy does
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Killercook76 in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Well, I had to pull my bandage a few hours early due to an early day tomorrow. had it bandaged exactly 64 hours.
    Feels amazing. Zero scabbing. Skin completely smooth. I've just never had a tattoo heal like this before. Usually on day 3 after being tattooed I'm full on in the midst of scabbing, harshing my skin with Dial soap, and obsessively washing, aquaphor, repeat. It was amazing to actually forget I had just gotten tattooed.
    I'm still interested to see how long the "sunburn" phase of the heal and how it heals completely, but I'm pretty impressed so far. I just wish I had this amazing healing experience with a better tattoo, haha. But this old garbage tattoo needed a little reblast... At least now I know for the future so when we go in to lay in skin tones I'll heal it the exact same way again, honestly I don't think I'll ever heal a tattoo another way.
    For those wondering, here's my exact protocol in one summary (sorry for all the dumb and very exact info, but people are gonna ask):
    1. Tattooing ended at 7pm Friday.
    2. Friday - 8pm - An hour after tattooed, scrap old bandage, wash, and air dry.
    3. Friday - 8:05pm - Re wrap with plastic wrap, leave on overnight til morning.
    4. Saturday - 5am - pulled plastic wrap, washed, air dried, and Applied Tegaderm, left on for 2.5 days (64 hours to the minute).
    5. Monday - 9pm - Pull Tegaderm off (in shower under hot soapy water... VERY easy, not painful at all)
    6. Monday - 9:05pm - Wash , air dry, and immediate begin "lotion protocol" for the next week or so.
    Here's a couple quick pics I just snapped 3 days and 5 hours after being tattooed (sorry for bad angles and quality, took these quickly with iPhone)


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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from tatB in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    Well, I had to pull my bandage a few hours early due to an early day tomorrow. had it bandaged exactly 64 hours.
    Feels amazing. Zero scabbing. Skin completely smooth. I've just never had a tattoo heal like this before. Usually on day 3 after being tattooed I'm full on in the midst of scabbing, harshing my skin with Dial soap, and obsessively washing, aquaphor, repeat. It was amazing to actually forget I had just gotten tattooed.
    I'm still interested to see how long the "sunburn" phase of the heal and how it heals completely, but I'm pretty impressed so far. I just wish I had this amazing healing experience with a better tattoo, haha. But this old garbage tattoo needed a little reblast... At least now I know for the future so when we go in to lay in skin tones I'll heal it the exact same way again, honestly I don't think I'll ever heal a tattoo another way.
    For those wondering, here's my exact protocol in one summary (sorry for all the dumb and very exact info, but people are gonna ask):
    1. Tattooing ended at 7pm Friday.
    2. Friday - 8pm - An hour after tattooed, scrap old bandage, wash, and air dry.
    3. Friday - 8:05pm - Re wrap with plastic wrap, leave on overnight til morning.
    4. Saturday - 5am - pulled plastic wrap, washed, air dried, and Applied Tegaderm, left on for 2.5 days (64 hours to the minute).
    5. Monday - 9pm - Pull Tegaderm off (in shower under hot soapy water... VERY easy, not painful at all)
    6. Monday - 9:05pm - Wash , air dry, and immediate begin "lotion protocol" for the next week or so.
    Here's a couple quick pics I just snapped 3 days and 5 hours after being tattooed (sorry for bad angles and quality, took these quickly with iPhone)


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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from MoistTowelette in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    @MoistTowelette I waited a full 10 hours. Think I should wait something closer to 16+ next time around?
    It's really not that big of a pain, if the running plasma/ink bubble gets too close to the edge if the bandage I will just slap another sheet to extend it down, no biggy
    My wife just said, but honey aren't you worried about that ink build up under the bandage staining the other parts of your skin? I love her, but she hasn't picked up anything being married to a tattooed person, haha.
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Dan in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    @TigerBlue77 this stuff is really flexible, kind of feels a little rubbery to the touch. And it gives great protection against things rubbing against the tattoos. I have two little kids and normally after i get work I have to stay away. This time with Tegaderm I've been playing with them all day, things can bump or rub the tattoo without discomfort
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Dan in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    @HettyKet so you actually use -derm twice for two full 3 day sessions each time? I haven't heard of anyone using it that long, only heard of people using once for 3 days and then moving right to a normal lotion regiment
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    Bigboy67 got a reaction from Dan in Tegaderm/Saniderm/Tatuderm healing process   
    @MoistTowelette I waited a full 10 hours. Think I should wait something closer to 16+ next time around?
    It's really not that big of a pain, if the running plasma/ink bubble gets too close to the edge if the bandage I will just slap another sheet to extend it down, no biggy
    My wife just said, but honey aren't you worried about that ink build up under the bandage staining the other parts of your skin? I love her, but she hasn't picked up anything being married to a tattooed person, haha.
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