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Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by gabe from IP: 70.17.157.225 on 06/04/06

What do you pro's think of this article about the dangers of plastic wrap?



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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by kmesiano@yahoo.com from IP: 24.233.134.214 on 06/04/06

Sounds about right to me ...i have had countless arguments with co- workers who refuse to stop this horrible practice ,and like the article said " its an insult to the customer ".....i use sterile bandages ,its not that expensive.......

p.s.
.fuck saran wrap.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by julesamcdonald@gmail.com from IP: 67.166.171.35 on 06/05/06
Dallas, TX

Well...the guy who did my tat used saran wrap to cover it when I got the outline done. He covered it because I had worn a shirt (stupid me) that i didn't want to get ink on. He covered it and told me to take it off in 30 minutes. When I got color I wore a shirt I could get dirty and no plastic wrap was used. This guy has 12 years experience and I felt his sterilization practices were above par. He wasn't keen on the idea of covering the tat. I asked...


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by johncianfarani@cox.net from IP: 70.188.191.228 on 06/05/06
Granby,CT

I LIKE plastic wrap......Its STILL a matter of choice...and the debate goes on.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.199.146 on 06/05/06
Painted Angel Studios

If its good enough for hospital emergengy rooms its gfood enough for me...its not the cost either I've been using saran wrap forever and will continue to do so...it IS important to tell the client to REMOVE it after a short period...it just serves to seal the tattoo for an hour or so while the skin seals itself somewhat. Leaving the plastic on for any length of time IS a no no!!!...TAz


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by kmesiano@yahoo.com from IP: 70.152.25.136 on 06/05/06

its tells volumes


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.199.146 on 06/05/06
Painted Angel Studios

About what?


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by mortisink@yahoo.com from IP: 24.12.49.34 on 06/05/06
hell

see heres the thing about the sterile gauze/bandages-vs-plastic wrap and there are great arguments for either side, and I will try and cover both from my point of view.

while sterile gauze and bandages are exactly that....sterile, and we all know that anything sterile should be prefered in our industry, but these sterile bandages, will not keep the area sterile and clean for long, because of the way these products made, they allow the fresh tattoo to "breathe" and any sort of air born contaminate could invade the fresh wound.

Plastic wrap, allows the fresh wound to be completely isolated from any external contaminates. .

there is a down side to either argument.....mainly its the customer that causes this down side, if the customer does not follow the artists suggestions on care, and leaves either product on for too long there will be ill effects, first with the sterile bandages, which will stick to the fresh tattoo, and if not removed very carefully when stuck it will pull Ink from the tattoo.

and as Taz said, keeping the plastic wrap on too long will cause the wound to sweat, resulting in problems with healing and infection.

However, these problems usually only exist when the proper care advice is not taken, and the customer does what he wants.


I know that it doesnt apply in todays world,
but years ago, all we did was put a deacent coat of triple antibiotic ointment on the fresh tat and send them on thier way.

But ultimately, it is all a matter of preference. and I believe there will be a different opinion with every other Tattooist that comes along.


Mortis


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.207.158 on 06/05/06
Painted Angel Studios

You said it pal!!!!

Thanks for your post!!...TAz


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by Baker462 from IP: 209.5.110.34 on 06/07/06
Ontario, Canada

Of all my tattoos, I would say that half of them were covered with saran wrap.

Out of all my tattoos.. i found the fastest healing and turned out the best were the ones with the saran wrap... Could be a coincidence, but hey, it works for me, so thats what I like!

Just my opinion... not saying one is better than the other for YOU,...just saying what worked for me!



Baker sendz........


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by tcephoto@msn.com from IP: 65.136.25.38 on 06/07/06
San Jose, California

Okay,

What do you do for the first few days after a session to avoid waking up with your bed linens stuck to your fresh art?

Which is worse, stewing in your own juices for 8 hours, or tearing the scabs off on your sheets when you roll over in the middle of the night?

I don't doubt that wrapping a fresh tattoo inhibits the skin from breathing, but what is the solution to this dilemma?

TCE


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by katwoman from IP: 4.228.18.240 on 06/11/06
dog house

Another question....what if you are allergic to the adhesive tape used to secure bandages? The saran wrap will stick to its self.
Katwoman


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by jennylittle24 from IP: 152.163.101.5 on 06/11/06
London, Ohio, USA

I have also used plastic wrap on all my tattoos and on just a few days ago. I got a tribal sun on my leg to cover up and old tattoo and if I wouldn't have used the wrap not only would my sheets be covered in black ink. But, when I went to work, and there it is required to wear blue jean pants, my pants would rub it raw. Also, would rip the scabs off. Plus on the gause matter if I would have worn a sterile pad over it which allows it to breath which also alows dust particles to enter threw the small holes. I would have got an infection. So I guess my choice is the plastic wrap..
Jenny


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.207.158 on 06/11/06
Painted Angel Studios

Once again...plastic wrap is a great tool if used properly...as long as the tattoos is allowed to get as much air as possible whenever possible there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with using it. It can provide a very effective barrier against bacteria both contact and airborne in that first few hours of a tattoos life where it is susceptible to problems.However you must be cautious...too much wrap wearing can adversely affect the tattoo...i needs oxygen to facilitate healing so only wear it for a short time after the tattoo is done and afterward only when absolutely necessary..TAz


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by M from IP: 64.33.205.102 on 06/13/06
Barron County Tattoo Co. Wisconsin

ok on a roll here posting.....

I use only "handi" wrap not saran wrap because the fact is Saran wrap sticks to itself even with a little static in the air....and to be honest....if pisses me the F*&^ off.. Handi wrap doesn't do that as much. You can wrap the tape around the plastic a little tight (really F&^%$IN tight around the dickwad Taz has in St. Joes) oh sorry....just put the tape on so that it doesn't touch the skin, you are gonna take it off in less than an hour.

Hell I even tell my clients that if they are still around town in an hour I will wash it, dry it, and get them started on the healing process...no charge....

M


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by taz@paintedangel.com from IP: 207.192.207.158 on 06/13/06
Painted Angel Studios

Hey !!!!!

Whats up Mikey...busy today?...Won't be long before I start seein you in the magazines!!...Keep up the good work pal!!!...T


Hey gimme a call tomorrow man!


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by drago3162002@yahoo.com from IP: 64.252.192.202 on 06/14/06
new haven ct usa

I have full sleeves both arms, legs tattooed and back. My artist has always used saran wrap 15 years. I change it daily for 4 to 5 days and I use bag balm on all my tats it doesnt pull the color and my oldest tats 15 years look like they were done hours ago.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by Nicholas from IP: 216.102.92.25 on 01/27/08
California

Hi,

Why not use a product like Tegaderm, which is sterile and ready for such applications? It's not as cheap as saran wrap, but it's got to be a better choice. ?


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by alexpereira56@gmail.com from IP: 71.224.243.207 on 01/27/08
PA

that whole "article" sounds like a rant of someone that's just pissed off.... it's personal choice and there is nothing wronk with saran wrap on tattoos.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by Inksane from IP: 66.159.155.2 on 01/27/08
CT.

I'm quite the newbie but since the beginning, I've used syran wrap. The reason being that any tattoo I've revieved was always bandaged and a few hours later when I would go to take the bandage off, it would be stuck to the tattoo. Syran wrap simply doesn't do this.

Again, if you're only using the syran wrap for a short time after getting the tattoo and you use Bacitracin and tape it really well (no leakage), it shouldn't be a problem.

If you cover it in Bacitracin and use a regular bandage, are any germs really able to escape anyway? Not to mention that when the tattoo is immediately finished and Bacitracin is put on, it should be pretty clean and free of germs AND it's covered in anti-biotics. And, by the way, regular kitchen syran wrap is not completely occlusive. So the heat shouldn't really be a problem if removed in a timely manner.

As for the tattoo sticking to the sheets or whatever...if this is happening, chances are, you are using WAY to much A&D (or whatever you use). If I use the reccommended THIN layer, this is never a problem. And I don't feel the tattoo should be re-bandaged with anything (in most cases) after the initial bandaging is removed.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by jess from IP: 68.162.174.40 on 01/27/08
zelie pa usa

sleeping with seran wrap over my tattoos for the first 3 nights is the only way i have ever gotten a tattoo to heal perfectly. without even the smallest scab. i have never had any type of infection. and i have been doing this for years. i also recomend to my customers that they do this.they also never have any problems.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by Fallen King Irons - fkirons.com from IP: 74.225.132.29 on 01/28/08
Miami Bitch

Nor my clients or myself had problems with plastic wrap and if we are going to get technical then let me know of a single studio that uses sterilized paper towels...


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by gabe from IP: 68.112.242.166 on 01/28/08
TattooNOW Offices @ Off the Map Tattoo

Some people will get a heat rash (I do), if you suffocate your tattoo with saran wrap you can induce an infection, but if you change regularly and dont have a reaction, Ive seen saran wrap heal tattoos real nice. In the last few years I been getting tattooed by artists who tattoo with a "soft" hand (light hand plus neuma machines means *very* little trauma to the skin), and dont do anything to my new tattoos except keep them very clean.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by TattooCarrie from IP: 12.199.52.114 on 03/15/08
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

I've been in the business for over 25 years and have had this arguement MANY times. An Occlusive dressing (Plastic Wrap) does not allow for breathing and a Sterile Dressing that allows for breathings does NOT allow for "dust" to get in and cause an infection. IF (such a big word!) a client leaves an occlusive dressing on a shallow wound (such as a tattoo) for only a short period, they will likely cause no damage, true. The problem lies in the client and his/her actions. Being given oral and written instructions does not neccissarliy mean they will be followed and I have been witness to this too many times. I prefer to not take any undo chances and use the sterile gauze approach. I instruct my clients to remove the patch in 1 to 2 hours max, and like another artist said earlier we invite them to return to the studio to let us help them at that time if they like. I do not suggest re-patching unless the client is to be in certain situations that would make them suceptable to infectious contaminents (ie: Hospitals, Food Service, Day Cares, etc.) and then to use a non-stick bandage for no more than 4 hours at a time. Have I had clients who leave the sterile gauze on too long (or not use a non-stick) and then (apposed to my instructions) tear it off and take color with it? Sure I have, but they'll only do it once !LOL! And I offer one free touch up just because of these sorts of things. No major harm, no major foul. I have NEVER had a client call, come in, or talk of an infection in any tattoo I have ever done. Having tattooed for most of the past 26 years, I think my choice speaks for itself. Just my long term tested opinion...............


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by TattooCarrie from IP: 12.199.52.114 on 03/15/08
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

I've been in the business for over 25 years and have had this arguement MANY times. An Occlusive dressing (Plastic Wrap) does not allow for breathing and a Sterile Dressing that allows for breathings does NOT allow for "dust" to get in and cause an infection. IF (such a big word!) a client leaves an occlusive dressing on a shallow wound (such as a tattoo) for only a short period, they will likely cause no damage, true. The problem lies in the client and his/her actions. Being given oral and written instructions does not neccissarliy mean they will be followed and I have been witness to this too many times. I prefer to not take any undo chances and use the sterile gauze approach. I instruct my clients to remove the patch in 1 to 2 hours max, and like another artist said earlier we invite them to return to the studio to let us help them at that time if they like. I do not suggest re-patching unless the client is to be in certain situations that would make them suceptable to infectious contaminents (ie: Hospitals, Food Service, Day Cares, etc.) and then to use a non-stick bandage for no more than 4 hours at a time. Have I had clients who leave the sterile gauze on too long (or not use a non-stick) and then (apposed to my instructions) tear it off and take color with it? Sure I have, but they'll only do it once !LOL! And I offer one free touch up just because of these sorts of things. No major harm, no major foul. I have NEVER had a client call, come in, or talk of an infection in any tattoo I have ever done. Having tattooed for most of the past 26 years, I think my choice speaks for itself. Just my long term tested opinion...............


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by jess from IP: 151.201.30.171 on 03/15/08
zelie pa usa

i recently had a customer leave seran wrap on for 24 hours. they decided not to follow my instructions to take it off in an hour, which were givin verbally and on a card for them to take home.. and they came in with a real bad infection a few days later. seran wrap can indeed be dangerous if not used for only a short period of time.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by adikkted from IP: 65.223.107.226 on 03/18/08

I agree that saran wrap should not be on for long periods of time, or even for more than 2 hours after getting the initial tattoo. However, it wasn't the saran wrap that gave the infection. It was your customers lack of care and common sense when it comes to the tattoo. Breathing is important in the healing process, but it's the cleaning of the wound that is of utmost importance in infection prevention.

I mean, who in there right mind would leave the same saran wrap on for 24 hours without cleaning the wound with soap and changing the wrap, and using an antibacterial ointment, or A & D, or Aquaphor, etc...

Saran wrap if used (properly) for a long period of time after the tattoo will just delay the healing process. Not destroy it.

I am in no way condoning the use of saran wrap for more than two hours after the tattoo, but people are too quick to condemn it.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by adikkted from IP: 65.223.107.226 on 03/18/08

Oh, and the author of that article has no medical background, but I would I agree with sterile pads are better than saran wrap. But unchanged pads are not so sterile!


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by Nick from IP: 216.102.92.25 on 03/28/08
Mountain View, California

Folks, there's no reason to use bacteria riddled Saran Wrap to cover tattoos anymore. Not to mention, this stuff doesn't breathe at all - it's meant for cooking and covering food, not tattoos.

Instead, why not use a product called TEGADERM from 3M. It's been out for a decade and comes in large sizes (8x10 for example)... It can be cut and wrapped with gauze on larger ppieces as well. l

... Here's one (of many) links:

http://www.metromedicalonline.com/3m1629.html

This stuff has been used by hospitals for years to treat burn victims and road - rash. It works, is highly available and why anyone would want their wounds wrapped in a sheet of air impermeable plastiutic... I don't get it...

-Nick


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by it's me from IP: 207.255.213.198 on 05/10/08

ok for all you tattoo lovers out there. your tattoo is a BIG SCAB, CUT, INBRASION! with you slice some skin like i did on my toe, what do you use? a band-aid. b/c it stills covers from infection but gives room for it to breathe. saran wrap does not let any fluids be released making the tattoo even more prone to infection, if a tattoo artist puts saran wrap on your tattoo it is an insult, the reason everybody's tattoos still look new and looks like it's jumping off your skin is the plastic in the ink. Saran wrap is for food. keep it moist and fresh. keeping saran wrap on the tattoo b/c of jeans might take the scab off. is letting it get prone to more infections. while at home or out, you wash your hands very GOOD then clean your tattoo. scabs come off any kind of cut or inbrasion that means it's healing. saran wrap will be the biggest fight between artists but my thoughts on it is just for food.. THANK YOU


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by abhorsen50 from IP: 121.90.103.85 on 11/12/08
new zealand

this is a good argument
with my tattoo oy tattoost told me directly not 2 place any plastic rap on it wich i have done befor he sed that "people only use it 2 keep there clints from winging that they got a lil bit of blood on thier cloths" he also sed that he would if i insisted would rap it in a sterile bandage and then sed that most clients donot remove it proply. he recomended that i ddnt put ant thing on it but in half an hour so so that i take the steril bag he gave me flip it inside out and fill it with ice and ice it down moving it 2 cover the tattoo (not 2 sure why il ask his opinion) for a cuple of mints making sure not 2 put the bag down any were and 2 dispos of it imdiatly into a binany way long stori short it came out great and has been one of my fastest healing tattoos so far


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by soopafabulous from IP: 70.189.75.27 on 02/09/09
Tulsa, OK

I'm a total noob, and I'm in the process of getting a sleeve done. My tattoo parlor recommended that I wrap my sleeve in Saran Wrap for 72 hours, washing it thoroughly and re-dressing it every four hours. I had also been told that Saran Wrap was the absolute worst thing you could ever do to your tattoo. So I've been very interested in this topic lately.

So after my first session, I left the Saran Wrap on overnight because I was staying in a hotel and didn't trust the sterility of the bed linens. I ditched the Saran Wrap the next morning, and for the next week, my tattoo puffed up and scabbed and peeled and itched as is normal.

After my second session, I was again staying in a hotel, but this time with friends for an extended weekend. I kept up with the Saran Wrap regimen for around 60 hours, sometimes leaving it on for longer than 4 hours, but for the most part, keeping it clean and in fresh wraps, and letting it breathe and dry thoroughly (15-30 minutes) before re-wrapping it. The tattoo never scabbed, never itched, and only the top layer of skin flaked off, and it healed beautifully.

Maybe I just got lucky, but I just finished my third session, and I'm going to stick with the Saran Wrap for the recommended 72 hours. I definitely think it's absolutely crucial that the tattoo be kept clean and in fresh wraps, if for no other reason than odor control. Ewwww.

This is obviously my own personal experience with saran wrapping a tattoo, and I'm not in any way saying that it's okay for everyone to wrap their tattoo with plastic. For me, the healing process was much cleaner and much more tolerable with just a little bit of discipline for 72 hours after the work was done.


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Posted by helixx from IP: 151.204.41.194 on 02/09/09
Philadelphia, United States

i recently got a sleeve outline done. it was covered in saran wrap and i was told i could remove it in 2 hours but to not leave it on for more than 12. i was sleeping at a friends, so i left it on overnight then took it off in the morning, took a hot shower, washed it with non-scented soap (dial) and put a light layer of A/D ointment. i left it uncovered, as directed, after that. i washed it 2-3 times a day with gentle soap and water and then put a light coat of Aquaphor on it. it has healed fine in about 3-4 days.

just sharing my experience.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by helixx from IP: 151.204.41.194 on 02/09/09
Philadelphia, United States

i recently got a sleeve outline done. it was covered in saran wrap and i was told i could remove it in 2 hours but to not leave it on for more than 12. i was sleeping at a friends, so i left it on overnight then took it off in the morning, took a hot shower, washed it with non-scented soap (dial) and put a light layer of A/D ointment. i left it uncovered, as directed, after that. i washed it 2-3 times a day with gentle soap and water and then put a light coat of Aquaphor on it. it has healed fine in about 3-4 days.

just sharing my experience.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by farfallnstar from IP: 206.174.25.115 on 05/04/09
fairbanks alaska

I just got a tat today plastic wrap was put on it after the fact and I was told NOT to take it off for about 12 to14 hours! I took it off in about 7 hours and washed it and lubed it up why the hell would he tell me to leave it on so long everything I read said to leave it on maybe 2 hours is the risk for infection still high if i wash with dial every few hours?


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by begolo@hotmail.com from IP: 118.173.17.111 on 11/10/09

guys plz plz plz dont use plastic wrap on your tattoos for more than one hour. I was so stupid to do it for 18 hours. Phew...my first color tattoo. and it could not breath bihind that wrap.. ;-( ..so because of inside temp. no air..the color came out on the wrap... it was good to realize something wrong after 18 hours...!! it is heeling now. tattoo looks same but that skin part is suffering with pain. glad i didn get any infection. But say no to any wraps on your tattoo..peace!


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by wikidclowngrl from IP: 72.135.227.179 on 11/11/09
waukesha,wi,us

For sleeping, I've developed something that kept linens, and clothing off my tat. Simple, and cheap. Take two to three sheets of paper towel. Roll it, Cut in half, then tape the two pieces on the sides of your tat, or on top and bottom. DON'T do both, Then tape saran wrap over. Tape it taunt and leave top and bottom untaped, or the sides depending on where you put your paper towel roll. Walla! Your tat is now protected and can breathe It's srange but every now and then I seem to channel Macgyver.:)


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by Jeremie Miller from IP: 70.188.233.39 on 11/11/09
Pensacola Florida

It's very simple.... Oxygen stimulates the healing process. No oxygen no healing. No oxygen, sweat and heat build up = bacteria. And i'm sure some people are confusing Tegaderm for SaranWrap in ER settings. That material is made with fine pores that allow oxygen to pass through the barrier.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by Tattoobydoo from IP: 76.101.95.210 on 11/12/09

I'm a tattoo artist, and I work at a hospital. At neither job have I ever, or would I ever use saran wrap to cover a wound or tattoo. Like the guy mentioned above, the stuff you see in the ER is not saran wrap, it's called Tegaderm. Tegaderm is an artificial membrane, and it is semi-permiable to allow the wound to breathe.

The issue here is not sterility, I mean look at your glove box. It says NOT STERILE right there on the side. And the water you clean the tattoo with? Even if it's distilled, it's not sterile. Paper towels? Not sterile. The issue here is getting the tattoo to heal as quickly and as well as possible. Saran wrap does not absorb ANY of the "leakage" from a new tattoo, and it does not allow a tattoo to breath and promotes bacterial growth. That leakage, if not washed off immediately, turns into scab, and we all know the worst enemy of a good tattoo is a thick scab. Gauze, though sterile, won't protect the customer's clothing, so it may be taken off prematurely, and if left on too long, it can stick to the tattoo, and permanently damage it when removed.

So, you're both wrong.


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by 45 hours in from IP: 70.101.236.220 on 12/21/09

ok wow, the mcgyver idea I like, but I have nearly 2 days worth of solid sitting time in and I have always used saran wrap and all of mine have healed very well, the key lies in making sure that you allow the new tat to get air for at least an hour a day for the first 3-4 depending on how heavy the ink is, and icing it to remove the plasma at least twice a day for the first 4-5 days, I would also recommend bag balm-top notch stuff, not alot of extra chemicals etc., if anyone follows my advice im sure they will have results just as good as I have...but do whatever you want/ live n learn your the one catchin the bill for touch ups. peace


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Posted by Enkayia from IP: 69.171.166.140 on 12/21/09
Del Rio TX

plastic wrap/ handiwrap is oldskool. Huck Spaulding himself talks about using it to cover fresh tattoos in his book :" Tattooing A-Z: A guide to successful tattooing"
im just not so comfortable of the thought of him being "an untrained artist" as the article reads lol.

i did proceed to print out the article for my clients to read. In my point of view you can never guarantee yourself that people are properly following your instructions. That's why they are just the general consumer and we the practitioners. so as an added precaution, i included a warning about this issue in my aftercare instructions, my business policy, and the client waiver. And to top it off, if my clients disregard my instructions and improper care is blatant when inspecting the tattoo. then they automatically void their own CONDITIONAL touch-up guarantee that comes with my work.
Im against suffocating a tattoo, so after i wrap my clients, i send them straight home to wash up and apply ointment etc. etc..Thanks to this i very seldom find clients in need of touch-ups( unless they have a tattoo in a "wear and tear" area).

Im giving thought("giving thought" usually means im gonna do it) of trying Dri-Loc pads in my next inventory. but my i will continue to up hold my policies in regards to proper after care with my clients regardless of what im using.


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Posted by NoOne from IP: 67.158.170.232 on 11/23/10

First off no one leaves the shop with a dripping tattoo. Please read this..
http://www.acep.org/PrintFriendly.aspx?id=40462 The wrap is to get them home safely no more. Should never be on more then 2 hours...Doctors say it is ok for a THERMAL burn.. heat buildup? Not...If they are leaking so much plasma after 10 minutes that they are dripping... Well I have to say you will never tattoo me...

Ignorance takes willing participation with all the knowledge of the world at your fingers....


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Posted by NoOne from IP: 67.158.170.232 on 11/23/10

First off no one leaves the shop with a dripping tattoo. Please read this..
http://www.acep.org/PrintFriendly.aspx?id=40462 The wrap is to get them home safely no more. Should never be on more then 2 hours...Doctors say it is ok for a THERMAL burn.. heat buildup? Not...If they are leaking so much plasma after 10 minutes that they are dripping... Well I have to say you will never tattoo me...

Ignorance takes willing participation with all the knowledge of the world at your fingers....


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RE:Plastic Wrap Healing no no?

Posted by 7stars from IP: 98.23.48.187 on 11/24/10
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theres no such thing as a "sterile" bandage. wrapping a tattoo is mainly to keep it from oozing blood and plasma onto your clothes, drying, and getting stuck. because you take whatever it is that covers it off in an hour or so...you guys are taking yourselves too seriously and need to figure out what some things are even for.


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