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Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use?
    #10614115 - 07/03/09 07:47 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

So last weekend my gf got a tattoo started, on her back. It's going to be a Dali painting that has been reworked into something special for my gf. Looks great so far!!!

Question is...what type of moisturizing cream is ok to use on tattoos? My gf said it's either oil-based or water-based that is OK to use, the other one isn't - but she can't remember which one!

We have some Jergen's water-based moisturizer...is that ok to use?


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10614119 - 07/03/09 07:49 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

PS - here it is!


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10614137 - 07/03/09 07:56 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

Chapstick classic black works great.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10614187 - 07/03/09 08:10 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

just regular lotion don't bother spending the money on that "fancy" stuff at the shops.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10614336 - 07/03/09 08:51 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

A & D first aid ointment works wonders. It is unscented and undyed, so it's not going to cause any irritation. The only problem is that it is kind of thick, so you want to use as little as possible, and also make sure only to apply a couple times per day. Usually once when I get up and then again before I go to bed is enough, with a little extra if my tattoo gets itchy during the day. I just got my first tattoo finished on Wednesday, and A & D already has it looking healthy and almost healed.

If you do decide to go with a lotion, make sure it is lanolin and fragrance free. If your girlfriend is allergic to lanolin she can get a rash which, when it goes away, will also take the dye from her tattoo with it in splotchy patches.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: NobodyCares]
    #10614496 - 07/03/09 09:44 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

Wait.....did you get a fucking tramp stamp? :rofl:

EDIT: Oh, ok. I missed the "gf" part. :crazy2:

Your girlfriends got kind of a manly back.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: blewmeanie]
    #10614518 - 07/03/09 09:54 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

What kind of man has an hourglass figure :shrug::wtf:


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: NobodyCares]
    #10614879 - 07/03/09 11:38 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

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A & D first aid ointment works wonders. It is unscented and undyed, so it's not going to cause any irritation. The only problem is that it is kind of thick, so you want to use as little as possible, and also make sure only to apply a couple times per day. Usually once when I get up and then again before I go to bed is enough, with a little extra if my tattoo gets itchy during the day. I just got my first tattoo finished on Wednesday, and A & D already has it looking healthy and almost healed.

If you do decide to go with a lotion, make sure it is lanolin and fragrance free. If your girlfriend is allergic to lanolin she can get a rash which, when it goes away, will also take the dye from her tattoo with it in splotchy patches.




This is truth.

I only use a thin layer of A&D oinment for a few days keeping them nice and clean.

Btw, very sweet tattoo. please post the finished product when done
My back is my canvass as well :smile: (pics in gallery)


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10614901 - 07/03/09 11:44 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

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trendal said:
What kind of man has an hourglass figure :shrug::wtf:



One with "love handles":tongue2:

I like the tat though, sorry for the confusion.:blush:


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: magikgrl]
    #10614915 - 07/03/09 11:46 AM (5 years, 30 days ago)

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Quote:

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A & D first aid ointment works wonders. It is unscented and undyed, so it's not going to cause any irritation. The only problem is that it is kind of thick, so you want to use as little as possible, and also make sure only to apply a couple times per day. Usually once when I get up and then again before I go to bed is enough, with a little extra if my tattoo gets itchy during the day. I just got my first tattoo finished on Wednesday, and A & D already has it looking healthy and almost healed.

If you do decide to go with a lotion, make sure it is lanolin and fragrance free. If your girlfriend is allergic to lanolin she can get a rash which, when it goes away, will also take the dye from her tattoo with it in splotchy patches.




This is truth.

I only use a thin layer of A&D oinment for a few days keeping them nice and clean.

Btw, very sweet tattoo. please post the finished product when done
My back is my canvass as well :smile: (pics in gallery)



That's an awesome stash box in your gallery. Where did you get it?


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: UnholyChild666]
    #10615436 - 07/03/09 02:00 PM (5 years, 30 days ago)

Quote:

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just regular lotion don't bother spending the money on that "fancy" stuff at the shops.




NO

use aquaphor

dont be an idiot and use the wrong lotion. some of them pull the ink out of the skin.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: PilzeEssen]
    #10615459 - 07/03/09 02:06 PM (5 years, 30 days ago)

If not mentioned yet A&D ointment works good. anything with bacitracin(sp) in it.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10615547 - 07/03/09 02:31 PM (5 years, 30 days ago)

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PS - here it is!





thats pretty cool :thumbup: i like.

are you going to color it in at all?

PS, stay in shape!


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: PilzeEssen]
    #10615605 - 07/03/09 02:43 PM (5 years, 30 days ago)

She is going to have color added to it. Not sure exactly what colors yet though.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10615728 - 07/03/09 03:12 PM (5 years, 30 days ago)

People use all kinds of different things.  Any kind of unscented lotion, preparation H, tattoo goo, vitamin E cream.... chapstick is a new one, I've never heard that before.  I wonder how effective vaseline would be?

What did the tattoo artist recommend?


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10617412 - 07/03/09 08:48 PM (5 years, 29 days ago)

Very nice tat I like the lines and the simplicity!

Havent seen you in years bro it sucks! How are you doing health wise? Havent touched base with you in forever always see you pop in on MSN! I was going to say A&D Cream seems to be the best route.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10617419 - 07/03/09 08:50 PM (5 years, 29 days ago)

I would pee on my tattoos then put lotion on


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: trendal]
    #10617452 - 07/03/09 08:57 PM (5 years, 29 days ago)

The lotion should be dye and fragrance free, and avoid anything with lanolin or bees wax in it.
And yeah Jergens water based lotion works fine.. it's oil-based lotions you want to avoid.

A&D ointment or whatever is great for the first couple days, then should just use a nice lotion to keep it moist.


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: Shroomism]
    #10617458 - 07/03/09 09:00 PM (5 years, 29 days ago)

a&d ointment is what i always use it great


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Re: Tattoo!! What kind of moisturizing cream to use? [Re: tretre]
    #10619156 - 07/04/09 06:41 AM (5 years, 29 days ago)

I always used just regular johnson and johnson lotion.


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