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My new tattoo really itches, I'm slapping it (they said to) & not itching it + putting lotion on it, but is there anything else I can do? :(

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Have you tried using A&D ointment (its a diaper rash ointment but do not use the white kind make sure it is unscented also) That's what I have used on all my tattoos. It's actually a good sign that it itches. It mean it's healing. Like when you have a cut and once it has scabbed over and starts to heal it starts to itch. I have never heard of slapping it lol (I have 14 tats.) But if they said to do that then I guess just do it. Just don't scratch it. There really isn't anything else you can do for the itching. It just has to heal. It will eventually stop. Sorry I can't be of more help. I just know that the itching means it is healing.

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No I have something called Aquaphor, I got it because I asked my tattoo artist what would work best and he said this or A&D cream. Can I get it at walmart or do I need to order it offline? (: btw thank-you for the tips ^.^ and yes slapping works awesome actually !! I heard it from a few people with tattoos (: and yess mine didn't scab at all (feels lucky I did research to pick a killer artist) but it pealed and that finished in two days and now my tattoo looks perfectly normal
(btw it's been 1week today) but it itches so bad xD this is what they call torture! And I fell asleep getting my tattoo haha :3
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You can find A&D cream at most Walmarts or drug stores by the diaper rash products. It's very greasy though.
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Just make sure it is unscented and not the white kind. I have a lot of friends that start out using the aquaphor but then switch to A&D because it just works better. You can get it anywhere really. Dollar stores, wal mart, target. Tons of places. Just look in the area where the diaper trash ointment is
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Rash*. Not trash. My bad
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Patience, patience, patience! I know it's hard, I had that same issue with my first one. Perhaps trying a small amount of anti-itch medicine mixed into your lotion would help? The topical anaesthetic will ease the itching while still using the lotion to moisturise. Another good tip I got is to use nappy rash cream or haemorrhoid medication. It'll relieve the itching and moisturise at the same time.

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Oh thankkkkk you so much I never though of mixing anti itch cream with my special tattoo healing lotion !!! (: what a great idea, I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks Hun (: <3
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get it removed..

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They told me the same thing when I had my tattoos done, and I put on lotion any way, something with aloe vera in it might help you as well. The itching is the healing process....

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use aloe

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Cold compress

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Here's an idea: DON'T GET A TATTOO

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thats a GREAT way to put it!:D
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Here's an idea...those of us who love them will ignore ridiculous immature comments.
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Wow. Great advice.
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Got one for my mother - she has terminal cancer. On her bucket list was for the two of us to get a tattoo together. I'm 44-never intended to get a tattoo. But I did this for her. Never intend to get another one. Any more comments?
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@bellydncr right on! I agree wholeheartedly!
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I have also found scratching around the tattoo but not on the actual ink helps a bit. It's tough but it gets better, it's just healing! This is the worst part of getting a tattoo.

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Ohhh yes me too I haven't scratched my ink at all a bit yet :D, I feel proud lol !! But I do scratch around it and it feels unbelievable :D ^.^
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A&D Ointment is the best thing and cover it up when your out the sun light can make it itch.

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You're hot!

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Lol thank you even though that's in relevant to the question, still thanks hun (: <3
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Ice

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My god you're gorgeous! Ummmmm..... Just keep washing your tat... It will stop itching soon...

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Do not itch it. I'm not sure where you heard slapping is okay but in the end you're just getting a bruise. Get some aquaphore not lotion. It's like a baby oil that makes the scabs loosen. But in gel form. If you pick at it, slap or itch the ink will chip off and leave empty spots. It's normal that the scabs eventually flake of but not by itching.

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Girl, I'm itching as we speak I just got a new tat on Sunday. Slap it, put ointment on it and wait for it to heal, it will stop within a day or so. Good luck.

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wet a paper towel with milk and dab it on your tattoo

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I was told to use Aveeno Oatmeal Lotion on my tattoos, they also say to wash with unscented soft soap, and to pat dry at least 4 times a day but be careful not to over moisturize. do not itch it as the scabs need to fall off on their own

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I do tattoos, I do my own also, did one yesterday and its itching like crazy! It has to heal, and unfortunately... itching means its healing. Wish I could help more, but mix just a tiny bit of anti itch cream with A&D ointment and put it lightly on the tattoo. For those who told you not to get a tattoo...don't listen to them, tattoos are beautiful body art and should be cherished. Hang in there. :-)

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