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    01-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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Yearling
Help with tattoo/aftercare

I had my third sitting on a huge tattoo on my side yesterday. Want to start by saying I have two other tattoos, plus the first two sittings on this one, and I have never experienced this problem. Last night, I was putting ointment on it, and while rubbing it on, I got real lightheadedness. I didn't think nothing of it, because I expected it to be tender. This morning, I went to put more ointment on it, and I barely got a 1 inch spot rubbed on before I had to lay in the floor. I was lightheadedness and weak, and felt like I was going to pass out. I also thought I was going to puke. I've never had a reaction like this before. It was supposed to be finished yesterday, but after two hours I got the shakes real bad so we called it quits. Anyone with tats ever experienced anything like this? I still have to put ointment on the rest of it, but I'm laying in bed with the sweats from the first attempt lol. SOS
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    01-09-2013, 10:54 AM
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My brother just went through this. LoL.

This is your bodys way of saying "enough is enough". The best advice I can give is to lie down while putting the ointment on so you don't fall over. Or just leave it alone for a day or so to recover.

If it continues, contact your doctor but I bet your body is just overwhelmed. And don't go back to finish it until your absolutely sure your ready. That long of a tattoo job is taxiing on the body.
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    01-09-2013, 10:59 AM
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Yearling
Glad to know it hasn't just happened to me. I def wasn't expecting that lol. I am not supposed to go back and get it finished till the end of the month, so it should be fine by then.

I started this tat two years ago, and after getting layed off from work, then going through my health issues with my blood, I wasn't able to get it finished untill now. I should have stopped him when the pain got to be too much, but I was so anxious to get it finished I gritted my teeth and went through it. He finally stopped and said he was done because he could feel me shivering lol. It shouldn't take but about an hour to finish it next time, so hopefully it won't be so sore and tender after that.
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    01-09-2013, 11:02 AM
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Yearling
Take a bag full of ice, and cover it with your ointment, let it get cold, then use the baggie to apply the ointment. Stay laying down while you do it, but it should help with the puking and the shakes.

Don't go bck for another session until this last one heals. Two weeks at the very least. Like claporte said, your body is saying "enough". The guy whos teaching me to tattoo had this happen with a client about six months ago. Almost scared the girl off finishing it.
     
    01-09-2013, 11:26 AM
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Yearling
I will try the ice, thanks! Yeah my first thought was omg I can't do this again, but I know in the end it will be worth it, so gotta push through and cowgirl up.
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