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Old 23-12-2007, 15:11
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hey all just got a new tattoo on my wrist last friday, its really sore when i move my wrist feel like my skin is ripping the tattooist said to use savlon but i used that on the tattoo on my leg and it didnt do any good, made it worse if anything, does anyone know anything good to put on tattoos?? someone mentioned sudocream but didnt want to chance it incase it took the colour out!!
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Old 23-12-2007, 15:30
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Bepanthen
Or invest in black cat tattoo salve.

Prep H doesn't have the right ingredient in it anymore.

I'm really shocked your tattoo artist didn't give you good advice!
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Old 23-12-2007, 15:34
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Aqueous cream.
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Old 23-12-2007, 15:40
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Old 23-12-2007, 15:40
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Old 23-12-2007, 16:05
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If you're really stuck, even Vaseline will do, but you MUST keep the surface of the tattoo moist and flexible. Eventually it will scab over, but don't pull the scab off, let it come off by itself. You should actually have been given some stuff to use by the tattooist, at least to cover you for a couple of days. Don't let the tattoo get wet, if you have to shower, cover it with Clingfilm. It will take a couple of weeks to heal up properly.
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Old 24-12-2007, 10:05
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No, vaseline is the worst choice i'm afraid. Its only really good for when you're gonna have a shower.
And lookourapiano, as I already mentioned, Preparation H used to be good for tattoos but the certain ingredient in it that made it good, is no longer used.
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Old 24-12-2007, 10:10
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No, vaseline is the worst choice i'm afraid. Its only really good for when you're gonna have a shower.
And lookourapiano, as I already mentioned, Preparation H used to be good for tattoos but the certain ingredient in it that made it good, is no longer used.
Well, I did say Vaseline could be used in an emergency, but I wouldn't recommend it for permanent use either. Shame about Preparation H, it was great, even if I did get some funny looks from the chemist!
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Old 24-12-2007, 10:13
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hey all just got a new tattoo on my wrist last friday, its really sore when i move my wrist feel like my skin is ripping the tattooist said to use savlon but i used that on the tattoo on my leg and it didnt do any good, made it worse if anything, does anyone know anything good to put on tattoos?? someone mentioned sudocream but didnt want to chance it incase it took the colour out!!
When I got my tattoo done my tattooist (the guy that did the indian ink tattoos for Brad Pitts character in Snatch) recommended vaseline, and some clingfilm over the top for a couple of days. worked for me - two years on and it's lost no colour.
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Old 24-12-2007, 10:20
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Well, I did say Vaseline could be used in an emergency, but I wouldn't recommend it for permanent use either. Shame about Preparation H, it was great, even if I did get some funny looks from the chemist!
Hehe when i had my first tat done a couple of years ago, I sent my step-dad out for the Prep H :P

Then I was given Black Cat by a tattooist friend of mine, and it's fantastic. Used it on my second one, it was lovely and soothing
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Old 24-12-2007, 11:23
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If you're really stuck, even Vaseline will do, but you MUST keep the surface of the tattoo moist and flexible. Eventually it will scab over, but don't pull the scab off, let it come off by itself. You should actually have been given some stuff to use by the tattooist, at least to cover you for a couple of days. Don't let the tattoo get wet, if you have to shower, cover it with Clingfilm. It will take a couple of weeks to heal up properly.
My tattooist said the best thing was a really really hot flannel and soapy water...

I don't thing makes any difference to the outcome of the tattoo. You just need to find something to make it comfortable for a few days.
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Old 24-12-2007, 12:26
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No, vaseline is the worst choice i'm afraid. Its only really good for when you're gonna have a shower.
And lookourapiano, as I already mentioned, Preparation H used to be good for tattoos but the certain ingredient in it that made it good, is no longer used.
Is the ingredient ommitted from all pile creams now or just prep h?
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Old 24-12-2007, 12:32
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Prep H is what i used when i got my tatt and it worked a treat
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Old 24-12-2007, 12:39
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Aqueous cream is perfect. I've had 8 tattoos and used that for all of them.
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Old 24-12-2007, 12:43
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I used savlon on mine and it worked fine.
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Old 24-12-2007, 15:17
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I have 19 tattoos including a half sleeve. I have never used anything on my tatts and they are all fine. They are really itchy for a few days after it being done but a quick rinse in cold water seemed to do the trick. Be careful with using creams and lotions. remember it is a wound and needs to be kept clean and as sterile as possible to avoid infection.
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Old 24-12-2007, 15:35
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BEPANTHEN BEPANTHEN BEPANTHEN BEPANTHEN

Definitely, without a doubt the best thing I've ever used for tattoos - even beats tattoo goo which I used once and thought was ace as well!!

I had a tattoo done about 8 weeks ago on my wrist and it was healed over in about 7 days, no scab, no nothing, it's great!

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Old 24-12-2007, 15:55
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Another vote for bepanthen here. What did you get tattooed, any pix?
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