Author Topic: Body Art (Tattoos & Piercings.. Got them? Not got them? Love them? Hate them?)  (Read 36167 times)

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Thank you Chuck and Fabienne  :)

The foil  (saran wrap) makes me crazy. It rustles with every movement, and because it's so near to my right ear, I hear it very good.  :laugh:
I'm counting the days till I can leave it off (Sunday!).

But everything is healing fine, it doesn't itch (yet?).

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Thank you Chuck and Fabienne  :)

The foil  (saran wrap) makes me crazy. It rustles with every movement, and because it's so near to my right ear, I hear it very good.  :laugh:
I'm counting the days till I can leave it off (Sunday!).

But everything is healing fine, it doesn't itch (yet?).

They told you to leave the saran wrap on til Sunday? That's different from everything I read that said 6 to 24 hours. I took saran wrap bandage off after 12 hours (overnight).

Mine didn't itch that much, just a little bit on day 6 & 7.

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Mine didn't have a wrap at all, but maybe that was because it was small? I don't know, mine didn't itch that much either, only after two weeks!

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Leaving the saran wrap for 4 or 5 days is the regular thing to do here. I've read it several times on different tattoo sites on the internet and it's also what my tattoo artist told me.

You leave the first wrap over night, then you take it off and wash the tattoo every morning and evening, then put some ointment (strange word, I looked it up, never heard before) on it and wrap it again.
I've been told that the saran wrap keeps the tattoo from developing an eschar.

Makes sense to mee. Additionally, the ink bled the first 1.5 days. Would have soiled all clothes without the wrap. But maybe this is because of the not-so-thin, solid black line I have. I think the other lines from the tattoo didn't bleed (much).

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Chrissi-it's beautiful, I really like it. I had my consultation for my tat today. My appointment is April 4th and I am planning a second one sometime in December to commenorate my 3 year anniversary of being a Brokie.

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Chrissi-it's beautiful, I really like it. I had my consultation for my tat today. My appointment is April 4th and I am planning a second one sometime in December to commenorate my 3 year anniversary of being a Brokie.

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You finally succeeded in getting an appointment on April, 4th? That's great  :)
You're already thinking of December? That's what I call thinking ahead. I have my two yesrs anniversary today  :D.

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Mine didn't have a wrap at all, but maybe that was because it was small? I don't know, mine didn't itch that much either, only after two weeks!

yeah i didnt have a wrap either but again mine was my small....
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Well, I guess I'd better add mine to the list!

Got my very first one today! It's something I've been promising myself I was going to do since I turned 30, though I didn't know what back then, but circumstances and stuff have always meant that it's never been a priority, but in the spirit of "seize the day" I decided I'd better get on and do it, so yesterday I went to book me an appointment, and they managed to fit me in today (lucky I wasn't working today because it was the only gap they'd got for the next couple of weeks).

I loved Heath's leaf tattoo from when I first saw it, and knew that was the one for me! So here it is, my very own "Heath leaf"  ;D


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Congratulations, Bliss, it's beautiful!

I love your "seize the day" attitude.

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Good on you Bliss! Leslie if this is not a reason to trade in those airmiles ti come to Brussels in August to compare tats I don't know what is!!!
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