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Is A&D ointment okay to use on tattoos? And if so, for how long should it be used?

I got my tattoo on Tuesday and it is now Friday and I have been using A&D ointment every day since Tuesday every three hours and I have been extremely paranoid that the A&D would mess it up by either taking out color or making it splotchy or something like that. I'm asking this as a way to ease my mind.

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A&D is okay for your tattoo. Do not however apply too much of it as it may liquefy scabs or suffocate the tattoo making the ink to look blotchy. Have a look at this; http://www.sharptattoos.com/aftercare.html.

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Thanks. And I haven't been putting on a thick layer which is why I've been using it every three hours. When I check after the three hours are done my tattoo is pretty dry so the three hours, I think, has been working.
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No. a&d is perfect. It's natural and keeps ur skin moist and promotes healing. I have two sleeves and a very large back piece and I have used a&d on everything.

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Thank you :) I'm just a little nervous about my first tattoo haha.
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A&D works just fine. I wouldn't use it every 3 hours though. Tattoos need to dry out a little at some point it's part of their healing process. I say twice a day for approx a week

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NO!!! use aqauphor by eucerine. A&D clogs pores and creates pimples under the ink. Only apply a light sheen over the tattoo so it is barely shiny. And make sure u are washing it with unscented antibacterial soap, Like dial gold bar :) hope that helps

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No you should not use any ointment on a new tat, it will cause the color to fade. When you get the tat they will cover it for you, but tell you not to keep it on for very long. The tat nerds to be dry in order for it to scab nees heal...and NEVER pick at the scab or peal it off...it will pull the color out with the scab, and dont scratch it!!! just put some vasoline on it once or twice a day..but just a little bit.

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your a fool never ever put vasoline on a tattoo unlike a&d and other tattoo friendly products vasoline makes it to where your tattoo cant breath witch slows the healing and may even be harmful to your tattoo and any decent tattoo artist will tell you to continue to apply a&d or some other product for at least 1 whole week
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Never use vasoline on your tattoo, I agree with Eric, it doesn't let your skin breathe and it clogs your pores, any tattoo artist will tell you to use A and D ointment or aqauphor by eucerine, but A and D does NOT clog your pores, I have two sleeves, a huge back piece as well and several other tattoo's and I have always used a and d ointment on all my tattoo's and they look awesome.
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A&D is what my tattoo artist recommended. Make sure to apply it multiple times a day and that it is always moist. Keep doing this for at least 2 weeks or until the tattoo is no longer raised.

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a to d works, for 4 to 6 weeks, here's a link to a professional...http://guidelinetattoos.com/care.html

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TammyLaVonne that was a great link, thanks!! Everyone on here should read that!! I also wanted to mention something, an artist told me once that someone came in and got a tattoo and went home and scrubbed in, not lightly washed it, but scrubbed it hard and then proceeded to pour peroxide on his new tattoo. OMG, you NEVER EVER want to put peroxide on your tattoo, that is a huge NO NO!!!!!! Then he came in and wanted him to fix it. First he went over the care instructions with him to see what he did right or wrong and said he would never tough him again (tattoo wise). If you aren't going to do the right aftercare, don't get a tattoo.
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