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    Just had a tatoo.. how long before I put the cream on??

    Its on the back of my hand only small... I know Im not supposed to wet it for 48 hours but I dont recall how soon after Im supposed to put the cream on? I've had it for about 8 hours cheers

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    The original bandage should be removed after a couple of hours and should not be re-bandaged as the wound will need airflow for best healing. You will need to treat the area with antibacterial ointments for about a week. The best choices are Vitamin A& D ointments, Bacitracin or Zinc Oxide ointments. For those allergic to such antibiotics, a water based antibiotic cream such as Curel can be substituted. Under no circumstances should you use hydrogen peroxide. Not only can it bleach the colors of your tattoo but the bubbling effect can wash the color right out from the skin.

    When cleaning the area of your new tattoo, you should do it by hand very gently with warm, soapy water. Do not scrub with a rag or apply much pressure. Rinse the soapy water off with cold water and then gently pat the area dry. No not rub or scrape across the tattoo with a towel as this can easily extract the ink or push it around and out of place to blur your design.

    What cream are you using? Remove the original cover bandage after one hour.

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    get bepantham on it now

    Original Poster

    Cheers, Im using bepanthan just wasnt sure if putting it on so soon would blur the design or fade it or somethin

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    aaron14danni;5283366

    Cheers, Im using bepanthan just wasnt sure if putting it on so soon would … Cheers, Im using bepanthan just wasnt sure if putting it on so soon would blur the design or fade it or somethin



    nah it will be fine
    what is the tattoo of?

    Original Poster

    Its of my initals AE but fancy so they overlap... I would put a pic up but im hopeless at it never seems to work lol

    Original Poster

    Its of my initals on the back of my hand I'd put a photo up but it never seems to work lol

    Bepanthan is great, use it as much as you want too...the more the merrier

    My son has always just used plenty of savlon.

    When he was living at home he went and had a tattoo done when he was only 16.....his giveaway? Clingfilm and savlon in his room! 3 years down the line and he now has a total of 7 :roll:

    mmm, trampstamps.


    classy.

    aaron14danni;5283483

    Its of my initals on the back of my hand I'd put a photo up but it never … Its of my initals on the back of my hand I'd put a photo up but it never seems to work lol



    Is that in case you forget them or something? :lol:

    salvon worked well with both my tattoos healed fast and a good antiseptic too :thumbsup:

    When I had mine done I used savlon and put it on the night after it was done, then a few times a day after that, worked fine for me
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