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Seventyfour
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9309 posts since 6/10/05

posted 24 Apr 2021 22:52, edited 24 Apr 2021 22:52
I thought you meant ointment at first but isn't tagederm that plastic sticky bandage stuff they use in wars?
A couple of people put it of me but it always pealed off.
Tim Hendricks and Valerie put me onto Dr Bronars, just wash it with that and heals fine.

Makes me laugh people leathering them in ointment believing coco butter or some made up tattoo shit will help it heal Roll Eyes
Seventyfour
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9309 posts since 6/10/05

posted 24 Apr 2021 22:56, edited 24 Apr 2021 22:56
Never re wrapped a tattoo either, get home take wrap off wash it and that's it, unless I've travelled and I get home late them occasionally I might leave the wrap on overnight.
FrIEND
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13667 posts since 27/11/03

posted 25 Apr 2021 06:15, edited 25 Apr 2021 06:15

pentonville wrote: It doesn't look like I'll be going to NY this i year and I got bored enough to want to try out a young tattooist who's just getting started. I went to him with something quite basic and even though the results are cruder than anything I've got I'm glad I did it. I'd run out of tegaderm so I used a product called Hydro Film for healing- applied it after the tattoo had dried out a bit and kept it on for 4 days. It was as good if not a better result than tegaderm which I've been using for 6 years now.


I get what you mean but this is Cool
pentonville
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918 posts since 12/3/12

25 Apr 2021 07:16
Seventyfour wrote: I thought you meant ointment at first but isn't tagederm that plastic sticky bandage stuff they use in wars

It's a film for burns and wounds that heal from below the damaged area (ie don't scab over). Like I said, I used to heal in the mindset that less was more but now for palm-sízed coloured pieces I unwrap, wash, let it dry, re-wrap in cling film then wash and apply tegaderm on day 3. Then just leave it be - it's hardly a fuss and really cuts down healing time for me.
Seventyfour
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9309 posts since 6/10/05

25 Apr 2021 19:29
pentonville wrote:
Seventyfour wrote: I thought you meant ointment at first but isn't tagederm that plastic sticky bandage stuff they use in wars

It's a film for burns and wounds that heal from below the damaged area (ie don't scab over). Like I said, I used to heal in the mindset that less was more but now for palm-sízed coloured pieces I unwrap, wash, let it dry, re-wrap in cling film then wash and apply tegaderm on day 3. Then just leave it be - it's hardly a fuss and really cuts down healing time for me.

That's odd when I've had it on the tattooer as applied it and said leave it until it falls off and tattoo should be healed, I always have a corner peal off so end up pulling it off and doing the wash process.
pentonville
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918 posts since 12/3/12

26 Apr 2021 20:24
Yeah just looking around the internet there seems to be a few prescribed methods of application- this one ^^ seems to involve an application after the piece is finished and then a secondary application after 24 hours- seems like your guy has got it a bit mixed up. But I don't get that first application- no way would the dressing stick to so much weeping plasma. Whatever works tho.
Seventyfour
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9309 posts since 6/10/05

27 Apr 2021 22:33
It was initially developed for use in in the battlefield, pretty much sticky back plastic that they whack on fresh wounds.

The first time I used it the tattooer said it might not stay stuck as it was a big coverage, and went onto a joint, the second time was a smaller are and close to a joint it started to peal away by the joint so I pealed it off, the third time was a massive area and it was pulling body hair out so I pealed it off, it was that hard to get it off it brought a rash to the surface of the skin. I wouldn't like to think I was putting that on and pealing off regularly. All three of those tattooers told me the same thing, leave it on as long as you can, and it will peal off when the tattoo heals, but obviously bodies move about and it can peal off so leave it as long as you can.
If I told you who they where I'm pretty sure you wouldn't think they'd got mixed up.
Unless we are talking about different stuff and I'm getting mixed up!
Genuinely find the best method is wash it,and keep it out of the sun.
habitual
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173 posts since 17/9/08

posted 30 Apr 2021 21:18, edited 30 Apr 2021 21:18
I only have one tattoo but my Artist swore by tagiderm. They wacked it on immediately after the session and I was told to keep it on for like 10 days or so which i did. I thought it was great, basicly peeled it off in the hot shower 10 days later to a fully healed arm. Tat still looks great and i credit that partially to the healing process (and my religious application of sunscreen lol)