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Cling film on tattoos?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Patterdale_lover, Apr 5, 2011.


  1. Patterdale_lover

    Patterdale_lover PetForums VIP

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    When you got your tattoo did they put cliing film/saran wrap, a gauze or nothing over it?
    How long did you leave it on for?

    What results did you get after?
     
  2. Miss.PuddyCat

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    When a friend of mine had her tattoo done (saw her a few hours later) she had a cling film or suran wrap over it.

    Her Tattoo looked very nice after she took it off (it was of a huge turtle done on her side of her belly)

    Think she had hers on for four hours maybe, she took it off when I saw her as we went and played a few hours of laser tag.
     
  3. momentofmadness

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    Cling film.. And was advised to buy and use bepanthen. . which is baby bum creme

    Results fab tattoo's
     
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  4. Patterdale_lover

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    This is what ii have been told.

    Cling film on for one hour take off and wash the tatt and apply bepanthen
     
  5. momentofmadness

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    Yep think it was more than an hour for me.. he cleaned and applied something before I left. :)
     
  6. momentofmadness

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    Ive caught one of mine at work.. and managed to gauge some of the ink out of a letter. :( got to go back anyway so when I do Irl get it filled back in.. :)
     
  7. Patterdale_lover

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    Awh thats what im worried about cos mine will be on my hip at work i wear an apron, what do i do?
     
  8. Eroswoof

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    I've never had one wrapped and they've come out fine but I'm far from the best roll model!

    As far as I'm aware they're just supposed to scab over and, considering it's done in an appropriate environment, with a tattooist you trust and whom is disinterested then I think you'll be fine.


    :eek: xx
     
  9. bigdaddy

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    cling film for the first couple of hours then nothing let it breath and heal
    if it gets to dry and tight a bit of vasaline is what i have always used mine are fine and the coulur is still good aprt from the ones i caught when i was at work
     
  10. candysmum

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    Yes is the answer!

    You leave it on for a good 4 hours but then you need to keep putting vasaline or a moisturiser on it so it doesn't scab badly when it scabs thats when the loss of colour comes in.

    My first one faded really quickly becasue i didn't keep is moisturised at the beginning. My second one however i just kept putting aloe vera on it every couple of hours and it still has its colour now. It is just a black one but looks good. my coloured one is fading again now after having it recoloured but i have since found the placei had it done was not using good quility ink so i will go to the new place nad get it redone again! its only 12 years odl so to have to have it recoloured this many times is a nightmare.
     
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    When my mum got her ankle tattoo done she got a bit of kitchen roll to cover it :eek: Then again the tattooist was in a market in Skeggy, not a proper shop
     
  12. GoldenShadow

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    Hahaha I hear Skegness get a mention and here I am :p

    My friend got a tattoo there at 16 and loads of places were up for doing it. There is a decent place in Mablethorpe though :D
     
  13. bexy1989

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    I've had all three of mine covered with cling film for a few days, take cling film off, clean with warm water to get rid of any excess ink apply intensive skin care cream stuff and covered it back over, i did that every few hours amde sure they were all moisturised well :)

    different tattooists will tell you different things though :)
     
  14. Patterdale_lover

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    How odd

    I was told that cling film covering it for too long can cause infection as it doesnt let the tattoo breathe and gathers heat so is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria so should be taken off within an hour or two and not to rebandage after that.
    Also been told vaseline is a massive no no as it coats the skin and doesn't let it breathe?
     
  15. bigdaddy

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    everyone is diffrent just do what you think is best and dont pick you will be fine
     
  16. nattymariax

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    You need to take the clingfilm off after about 4/6 hours...but if it is going to be rubbing against your clothes then put some more on and it will do less harm than having material rubbing against it. I had mine in the summer so I could get away with wearing floaty tops so it didn't rub!x

    Adding a bit more...don't put vaseline on it. I used bepanthen until the tube ran out and washed it with sensitive skin shower gel every moring and night to get off all the gooeyness! and mine has turned out lovely and kept all its colour.

    Clingfilm does suffocate it, but it will be better than having itchy material chafing against it! more likely for the colour to rub off permanently in the skin plasma if that happens x
     
  17. GoldenShadow

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    What else besides Bepanthen can you use, man I hate that stuff it seems to just sit on the skin and stay there, unless I had a dodged tube..!

    My brother just used tattoo goo the parlour gave him.
     
  18. Patterdale_lover

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    Hmm it shouldnt do that as it is for baby skin etc. Maybe you used too much?
    :blink:
     
  19. Stephny691

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    Bepanthen is brill. You don't want the tattoo to stay wet all the time, otherwise it can make the edges blur. So just apply a small amount every few hours, for the first couple of days I kept mine covered at night (cause I couldn't control what touched it, whether or not a scratched it) and let it breathe during the day. For my second one, I just used a bog standard antiseptic cream, wouldn't use that again, but my second one hardly scabbed.

    But yes, Bepanthen is really good.
     
  20. GoldenShadow

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    Nah I tried using teensy bits and it was just saying sat on the skin all greasy like :( It does say its a 'barrier' for nappy rash though so it must at least stay near the top surface of skin...

    Maybe my tube is a duff one, wouldn't surprise me :rolleyes:
     
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