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I Got My Tattoo Wet And Now It Is All Gooey. What Should I Do?

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The goo that you are talking about is probably just plasma. If you were to leave it alone, it would form a scab.

This is completely normal after having a tattoo, so you really don't need to worry too much.

If your tattoo has become wet and you want to dry it, I'd recommend doing so very carefully. Perhaps fanning it, or dabbing very gently with a cloth might be a good idea.

My new tattoo got  wet and now it's turning gooey There's a tendency for people to assume that goo is bad. However, in this case, it's perfectly normal. The goo on your arm is most probably your body trying to heal itself.

Remember, your body has no idea that you've just had a tattoo - so it's going to treat your new ink like a wound or graze. This is a good thing, because you'll need your body's natural healing system to prevent infection.

As far as water and tattoos go, there's no harm in having a wash - just so long as you don't submerge your tattoo in water. I'd recommend you take a shower instead, using lukewarm water and antibacterial soap to clean the tattooed area.

Rather than using a sponge or wash cloth, I'd suggest you gently rub the area with your bare hands.

Obviously hot tubs, beaches and swimming pools should be avoided for at least 2 weeks (and maybe even longer, depending on how quickly you heal).

Have you taken any photos of your new tattoo? I'd love to see them!




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Anonymous answered
The goo is plasma - it's normal for tattoos. Just wipe it with a paper towel SOFTLY. Don't use an actual towel or anything like that.
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You should let it dry but don't cover it. Put some lotion on it, but continue to let it dry.

Don't over-wet or scrub it, and don't peel it.

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