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    Quote Originally Posted by pagan debbie View Post
    doesnt really matter. you should try and rub it in a bit anyhoo, dont want it kept too wet, just dont bump the scabs or you'll loose the colour like i did with my elbow runes!
    my dragon tattoo on my other wrist i made sure i never knocked it and it didnt scab at all so thats what im trying to do with this one hence covering it lol

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    i personally wouldnt keep covering, i always thought of it as a breeding ground for all things nasty, its warm moist, and a wound at the end of the day, but its all personal preferance
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    Quote Originally Posted by iansgirl View Post
    i keep bumping it on clothes and stuff so the cream ends up coming off
    If you've rubbed the cream in properly then it won't come off. If there is that much excess cream, you're putting too much on.

    I wouldn't keep covering it- the warm wet conditions are rife for bacteria to grow....you don't want to end up with an infected tattoo!
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    maybe i'll just cover it for bed then

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    You shouldn't cover it at all. The tattoo needs to dry and scab to heal.
    Think of a cut under a plaster. If you leave the plaster on for a long time the cut will stay moist and still not heal as it is not getting the air it needs. The cream you apply should pretty much completely be absorbed by your skin. Over application of creams can cause colour leaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodredrosie View Post
    You shouldn't cover it at all. The tattoo needs to dry and scab to heal.

    Think of a cut under a plaster. If you leave the plaster on for a long time the cut will stay moist and still not heal as it is not getting the air it needs. The cream you apply should pretty much completely be absorbed by your skin. Over application of creams can cause colour leaching.

    i covered my dragon one for bed, it didnt scab and has healed fine

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    Still you are not meant to cover healing tattoos! The following is from BME:

    Do Not:
    • Re-bandage the tattoo once the bandage is completely removed.
    • Allow direct sunlight on tattoo for first 2-3 weeks.
    • Pick or scratch tattoo while it is peeling.
    • Soak the tattoo for 2 weeks.
    • Swim, take a bath, or enter a hot tub or sauna for 2 weeks or until the tattoo is completely peeled.
    • Shave or wax the area until tattoo is completely healed.
    • Apply alcohol, Vaseline (petroleum jelly) or sun block to fresh tattoo.
    • Put too much faith in commonsense advice: If you have questions, call or visit the artist that did your tattoo!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodredrosie View Post
    Still you are not meant to cover healing tattoos! The following is from BME:



    Do Not:
    • Re-bandage the tattoo once the bandage is completely removed.
    • Allow direct sunlight on tattoo for first 2-3 weeks.
    • Pick or scratch tattoo while it is peeling.
    • Soak the tattoo for 2 weeks.
    • Swim, take a bath, or enter a hot tub or sauna for 2 weeks or until the tattoo is completely peeled.
    • Shave or wax the area until tattoo is completely healed.
    • Apply alcohol, Vaseline (petroleum jelly) or sun block to fresh tattoo.
    • Put too much faith in commonsense advice: If you have questions, call or visit the artist that did your tattoo!

    my artist said i could cover it for bed lol

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    So cover it! why ask for advice if you are gonna ignore it

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    dont wanna be picky but you had it done at hype didnt you?I think?
    they recomend you apply cream and rub away any excess...
    http://www.hypetattoostudio.com/tattooing.htm

    all we are trying to say is, most of us who have had ink done , dont recommend you leave cling film on for such a long time now..it should be healed enough to not have to cover it now. its a fine line tattoo, so most of the external healing should be done more or less by now?
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