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Owlix
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1983 posts since 16/10/08

15 Feb 2017 17:42
I've been using Acriflex for my last few as I heard the same about Bepanthen changing their formula. It seems to work well but I can't say I've noticed any difference between that, cocoa butter or leaving it.
shego
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1469 posts since 11/12/07

16 Feb 2017 12:42
Getting my first on Saturday and I'm sure dude will give me full details but are we saying don't use bepanthen? It's upper arm, am I all good wearing regular t-shirts etc the day after with no film?
Double D
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3516 posts since 8/3/07

16 Feb 2017 13:44
Just make sure your soap and moisturiser are unscented, free from paraffin/petroleum etc. and let your arm get plenty of air - nothing that will rub against your tattoo.
shego
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1469 posts since 11/12/07

16 Feb 2017 14:23
Cheers dude. How much pain am I in for, do I need to take a teddy bear?
Double D
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3516 posts since 8/3/07

16 Feb 2017 15:37
It's all subjective, some people hate the shading, I personally dislike the linework a lot more. Nothing a spot of codeine can't take care of on the arm - stay away from aspirin and ibuprofen though.
HiFi
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1008 posts since 17/7/06

16 Feb 2017 15:51
It's all shit, I'm afraid.
Seventyfour
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8220 posts since 6/10/05

16 Feb 2017 17:13
Why stay away from ibuprofen? It's an anti inflammatory and is great for tattoo's.
Seventyfour
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8220 posts since 6/10/05

16 Feb 2017 17:14
HiFi wrote: It's all shit, I'm afraid.

Have you managed to get back for your stomach finishing?
Double D
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3516 posts since 8/3/07

16 Feb 2017 17:59
Seventyfour wrote: Why stay away from ibuprofen? It's an anti inflammatory and is great for tattoo's.
You're probably right, the blood thinning is nowhere near the same level as aspirin, rwad loads of conflicting info on it so stayed away just to be safe.
Seventyfour
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8220 posts since 6/10/05

16 Feb 2017 18:33
Ibuprofen doesn't thin the blood, obviously a spring does though
eazypz
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2720 posts since 16/4/10

17 Feb 2017 03:19
Ibuprofen effects the platelets and slows down clotting of blood. It doesn't really thin the blood.
LFC
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2701 posts since 14/6/11

17 Feb 2017 09:06
Need some pictures in here:



Right arm by Dan Rigzi Kelly
Left arm by Stefan Peters
Back, leg and arse by Jay Hutton, before he was famous as his shop's 2 minutes away
Got a tiny little chest bit done as well by Dan Hartley.

Sort of lost interest as I haven't got the money for who I want to tattoo me next which is Richie Clarke and Samuele Briganti
HiFi
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1008 posts since 17/7/06

17 Feb 2017 15:51
Seventyfour wrote:
HiFi wrote: It's all shit, I'm afraid.

Have you managed to get back for your stomach finishing?

Never going to happen Laughing out loud
Seventyfour
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8220 posts since 6/10/05

17 Feb 2017 20:21
Wimp Laughing out loud told you get some Ametop
Nobuyoshi
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293 posts since 27/12/13

17 Feb 2017 22:37
LFC wrote: Need some pictures in here

not those ones.
Seventyfour
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8220 posts since 6/10/05

17 Feb 2017 23:08
Nobuyoshi wrote:
LFC wrote: Need some pictures in here

not those ones.
Sumbeam
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653 posts since 27/1/11

14 Mar 2017 08:30
Just booked in for my knee doing.
Any tips? Not looking forward to it if I'm honest.

Only previously had my calf done, so if anyone has any recommendations to help the pain, I'm all ears
Seventyfour
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8220 posts since 6/10/05

14 Mar 2017 09:49
Tom Flanagan? I just had my full leg lined, and the knee was no where near the worst part! There was some crappy parts on the inside but not that bad! I had a stinking hangover too,i only had line work though and not as detailed as a mandala. I'd recommend codine and ibuprofen. I've got some codine if you want I can send you some.
C-HPI1
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31 posts since 18/12/14

14 Mar 2017 10:09
From my experience the knee was less painful than my calf. Especially the knee cap, could only really feel the vibrations on that. Like seventyfour said the sides are the worst bit but no more painful than on the calf. If you don't usually need anything for the pain I wouldn't bother, just make sure you've eaten and got some snacks if its a long sitting and you will be fine.