@mood tragically i’m allergic to the adhesives used in most saniderm-esque products but healing the good old fashion way still works! i’m wfh today so i’m just laying on my tummy naked letting things get some air time
@mood i’m a religious lotion-only aftercare person! my skin is very sensitive so i stick to lubriderm and cetaphil for any of my moisturizing needs; ora’s has tea tree oil which would probably burn me if i tried to use it on a fresh tattoo i’ve also gotten in trouble for over-moisturizing before so i’m extreeeemely conservative with it now during the healing process. solid black in particular seems to leak enough plasma to prevent scabbing for a while, at least for me.
@bee that’s so true about the black. my sections always got the most perfect layer of scab. (and i also have gotten in trouble for over-moisturizing 😅 we just want to do a really really good job ok)
@mood i think it actually is a scab, basically, bcs it’s still white blood cells clotting up an injury. it’s just…. a nice lil inky scab?
possible ick: shows the semi-gross reality of healing tattoos, aka a developing scab
@mood this is a seriously premium scab
@mood lmfaooooo i know i’ve literally had my artists tell me i’m over-watering myself looool i just want to heal extra extra good!!!! pff
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