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OP here! Thanks for the funny comments! This actually happened a couple of years ago - it was my first tatt and was only told to rub it regularly with savlon until it healed, and to sleep on my stomach. I ended up jumping in the shower and soaked the duvet to peel off slowly. As seen from my profile pic it wasn't damaged in the end and turned out pretty damn sweet!
By Dramori / Thursday 27 November 2014 16:30 /
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I wouldn't do either. Get a spray bottle of water and wet it, hopefully that will detach it but don't rip it off, picking/pulling off the scabs can pull out the ink, and damage the tattoo.

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I wouldn't do either. Get a spray bottle of water and wet it, hopefully that will detach it but don't rip it off, picking/pulling off the scabs can pull out the ink, and damage the tattoo.

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3, I'm guessing you don't have any tattoos. OP, this happened to me before. My sheets got stuck to my thigh piece. I took the damn thing with me to the shower and soaked it, then I applied A+D ointment to the other side of the fabric and waited for it to seep through. It slowly peeled off once the dried plasma softens up and my piece healed beautifully. Do not rip it off, you'll pull the ink and your skin off, and risk scarring too :(

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#1 is 100% correct!! OP should do NEITHER! Get the sheet wet, let it soak through, and once it's loose enough, OP should be able to slowly peel away the duvet. If it's on OP's back, it may be a good time to enlist some help from a friend, family member or SO. Good luck OP. I used Bacitracin and Tattoo Goo on mine during the healing process. My ink still looks great 7 years later, and no issues with sticking cloth.

Peel it away slowly. Also a good tip for fresh tattoo's: put vaseline on it (thin layer mind you) and wear a t-shirt to sleep. In the mornings if needed, you can soak off the t-shirt in shower but vaseline should prevent that...

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Vaseline makes the blood not clot, which is why they put it on during the tattoo (it also lubricates the needle going into the skin). Don't put anything on it the first night and keep it covered with the wrap they put on, then unscented lotion sparingly when it's too dry. Most importantly, follow what the tattoo artist says.

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OP here! Thanks for the funny comments! This actually happened a couple of years ago - it was my first tatt and was only told to rub it regularly with savlon until it healed, and to sleep on my stomach. I ended up jumping in the shower and soaked the duvet to peel off slowly. As seen from my profile pic it wasn't damaged in the end and turned out pretty damn sweet!

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You should not put clingfilm on a tattoo. The only thing that you should put on it is an actual tattoo bandage and you should not keep it covered more than the first night, if even that long. Clingfilm is a breeding ground for bacteria and a new tattoo needs to breathe or it will get infected.

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Everyone needs to realise that different tattoo artists suggest different ways of caring for your new ink. I have a collection of ink myself, and my artist (along with the other artists in the shop) advised to clean the tattoo, put cream on it, then wrap it with cling wrap for the first 3 nights. All my ink has healed perfectly using this method. There's no right or wrong way, as everyone is different.

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