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    Hey everyone, just got a tattoo on the back of my neck (yesterday), and was wondering what the protocol is while sleeping? I showered today, put the recommended ointment, and left it to air for about 30 mins, but i covered it with gauze because the tattoo artists said it should avoid any irritation from my hair (which is wet right now). She also said to put the ointment every hour, i assume, that it is open and not covered with gauze. Any aftercare tips?
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    I got my tattoo done on the back of my neck about 4 years ago so can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure I didn't cover it after I'd taken off the original dressing thing that the tattooist put on. Other than putting the cream on I don't think I did anything differently.


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    (Original post by Lana_95)
    Hey everyone, just got a tattoo on the back of my neck (yesterday), and was wondering what the protocol is while sleeping? I showered today, put the recommended ointment, and left it to air for about 30 mins, but i covered it with gauze because the tattoo artists said it should avoid any irritation from my hair (which is wet right now). She also said to put the ointment every hour, i assume, that it is open and not covered with gauze. Any aftercare tips?
    I was told not to keep mine covered.
    Tie your hair up in a bun to keep it out of the tattoo and let it air.
 
 
 
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