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    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    Ah okay! I speak French at at first read it as "a la prochaine" then re read, realised it was different and was rather confused

    Sounds lovely
    The whole language is very similar to French, as a French speaker you'd probably be able to read and understand the language easily, but the pronunciation and structure is quite different

    Thank you
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    (Original post by SalC)
    Hi everyone!

    I got my second tattoo 8 days ago and am getting a little worried about the healing! It's on my foot and was fine the first few days, just sore. Now it's starting to scab and I went swimming today for about half an hour, didn't think anything of it until I got out the pool and the whole thing was tight and sore and white flakes around it. I've had bepanthem on it every day since I got it done and thought that by now the scabbing should be coming to an end?

    My first one was on my thigh and I didn't have any problems, but this is worrying me as it's script and will look messy if any of the ink comes away!

    Any advice?

    The picture is the day I got it done Attachment 140547
    Advice would be to continue applying bepanthen 2-3 times a day and do not go swimming again until it is fully healed. The healing process on your foot will be slightly different than your thigh due to the taughtness of the skin around your foot, hence the tightness/soreness and white flakes, pretty normal healing process tbh for skin like that.

    If there are any issues post healing with an uneven finish, which is possible (but probably unlikely) just get it touched up, won't cost much to just clean up certain parts
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    (Original post by SalC)
    Hi everyone!

    I got my second tattoo 8 days ago and am getting a little worried about the healing! It's on my foot and was fine the first few days, just sore. Now it's starting to scab and I went swimming today for about half an hour, didn't think anything of it until I got out the pool and the whole thing was tight and sore and white flakes around it. I've had bepanthem on it every day since I got it done and thought that by now the scabbing should be coming to an end?

    My first one was on my thigh and I didn't have any problems, but this is worrying me as it's script and will look messy if any of the ink comes away!

    Any advice?

    The picture is the day I got it done Attachment 140547
    I was told not to swim for 3 months after getting tattooed.
    Keep putting on Bepanthen, don't swim again, and keep it uncovered to avoiding knocking off the scabs. They'll fall off by themselves and it won't pull the ink out.
    And if it does look uneven, you can always go back for a touch-up. My tattooist does them for free as long as you haven't purposely done anything to mess it up, but it shouldn't be too expensive if you do have to pay.
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    Hi there. Was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I'm wanting to get a quote on my wrist and really can't decide between Oscar Wilde's "To live is the rarest thing in the world", or a quote by someone I don't really know which says "All good things are wild and free". I really love them both, who can help me decide?
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    (Original post by senator88)
    Hi there. Was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I'm wanting to get a quote on my wrist and really can't decide between Oscar Wilde's "To live is the rarest thing in the world", or a quote by someone I don't really know which says "All good things are wild and free". I really love them both, who can help me decide?
    Do you really want a permanent quote written on your body which was chosen by someone other than yourself?!
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    Got this done last week, going back soon to finish it up!

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    (Original post by FilthyYouth)
    Do you really want a permanent quote written on your body which was chosen by someone other than yourself?!
    It's not really 'chosen' as such, I really love them both equally and can't decide...I do plan to get the other one at some point...this is an advice forum isn't it?
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    (Original post by FilthyYouth)
    Got this done last week, going back soon to finish it up!

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    Looks amazing. How many hours so far and still left to do ?
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    (Original post by senator88)
    It's not really 'chosen' as such, I really love them both equally and can't decide...I do plan to get the other one at some point...this is an advice forum isn't it?
    All I'm saying is, if neither of them really strike you as something which you WANT or NEED to have, then perhaps neither is the right one? And if you're planning on getting both anyway, which comes first doesn't really matter!
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    (Original post by Cyclo)
    Looks amazing. How many hours so far and still left to do ?
    I sat for three hours. I'm not sure how long it will take to finish it, just need the colour added Can't wait!
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    (Original post by senator88)
    Hi there. Was wondering if someone could give me some advice. I'm wanting to get a quote on my wrist and really can't decide between Oscar Wilde's "To live is the rarest thing in the world", or a quote by someone I don't really know which says "All good things are wild and free". I really love them both, who can help me decide?
    Going to be very blunt and honest here, as I assume any tattooist also would. Either of those quotes would look awful, you need to think about the size of your wrists compared to the size of the quote. Quotes of that length would be something you'd put on a chest piece.

    The smaller the tattoo and the smaller the lettering the less detail there will be, and especially if it is in cursive, a quote that size would have to be tiny and over time the colours would bleed and you'd just lose any really decent sharpness to the tattoo. I honestly don't think a tattooist who was half decent would tattoo that on you, theyd say the same as above, it just won't look good
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    (Original post by NW86)
    Going to be very blunt and honest here, as I assume any tattooist also would. Either of those quotes would look awful, you need to think about the size of your wrists compared to the size of the quote. Quotes of that length would be something you'd put on a chest piece.

    The smaller the tattoo and the smaller the lettering the less detail there will be, and especially if it is in cursive, a quote that size would have to be tiny and over time the colours would bleed and you'd just lose any really decent sharpness to the tattoo. I honestly don't think a tattooist who was half decent would tattoo that on you, theyd say the same as above, it just won't look good
    Yeah I did briefly think about this actually....thanks for the advice! I will think about getting it somewhere else, probably on the ribs
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    I'm trying to think of idea's for my next tattoo as I would love another. Though being a massive video game geek that I am I would love a sort of 8 bit style one but I'm struggling for an idea for one. Any idea's from people would be helpful
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    Had my phoenix design extended from my side on to my back. Will post a pic up later.
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    (Original post by FilthyYouth)
    Just had my first of two sessions on a new tattoo. Looks great, very happy with it! Anyone else get overly paranoid though about the whole aftercare process? So many different versions of the best way to do it, and I hate seeing the tattoo drying up in anyway!
    I've always stuck to bepanthen but as long as you don't let it dry up, any type of moisture is good. I personally have never had a tattoo scab during the healing process and I see that as a good sign.
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    (Original post by Cyclo)
    I'm a guy, but I think tattoos look great on the side whether female or male.

    Here's my tattoo that is in progress at the moment. Next 2hr session on Monday.



    It's a phoenix with a nature theme to the design.
    Really nice placement
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    (Original post by RachelWest)
    I've always stuck to bepanthen but as long as you don't let it dry up, any type of moisture is good. I personally have never had a tattoo scab during the healing process and I see that as a good sign.
    Your massive backpiece didn't scab anywhere? :zomg:
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    (Original post by NW86)
    Advice would be to continue applying bepanthen 2-3 times a day and do not go swimming again until it is fully healed. The healing process on your foot will be slightly different than your thigh due to the taughtness of the skin around your foot, hence the tightness/soreness and white flakes, pretty normal healing process tbh for skin like that.

    If there are any issues post healing with an uneven finish, which is possible (but probably unlikely) just get it touched up, won't cost much to just clean up certain parts
    Thanks for the reply, was getting worried! It's still flaky but now also super itchy, but I've kept bepanthem on it and shoes off as much as I can. Aye my artist does free touch ups up to a year after it's done if there's any problems, fingers crossed that won't be the case though
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    (Original post by minimarshmallow)
    I was told not to swim for 3 months after getting tattooed.
    Keep putting on Bepanthen, don't swim again, and keep it uncovered to avoiding knocking off the scabs. They'll fall off by themselves and it won't pull the ink out.
    And if it does look uneven, you can always go back for a touch-up. My tattooist does them for free as long as you haven't purposely done anything to mess it up, but it shouldn't be too expensive if you do have to pay.
    I was told it was fine to have baths so I assumed it would be ok to swim for half an hour, but I guess not! Won't be doing that again in a hurry, it's so itchy now! So after 9 days if the scab comes away on it's own, as in over night or through wearing shoes, it shouldn't pull the ink out?

    Mine also does free touch ups if needs be, but hopefully it won't come to that

    Thanks
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    (Original post by SalC)
    I was told it was fine to have baths so I assumed it would be ok to swim for half an hour, but I guess not! Won't be doing that again in a hurry, it's so itchy now! So after 9 days if the scab comes away on it's own, as in over night or through wearing shoes, it shouldn't pull the ink out?

    Mine also does free touch ups if needs be, but hopefully it won't come to that

    Thanks
    I was told the bath was okay as long as you didn't let it soak too much...
    And the chlorine in the water and the heightened chance of infection are why you shouldn't swim.
    I'd try and keep shoes off if you can (sandals or court shoes if possible). Just let it heal and come off, like if you cut yourself. If it does get knocked off then fingers crossed it'd be okay, mine was, but the longer it has to heal untouched the better it'll come out... Mine took almost three weeks to fully heal on my ankle because its a high movement area, but my shoulders took less than a week...

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