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Collarbone Tattoo Pain & Aftercare?

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Jul 15, 2015

Tessandra R.

I apologize if this isn't in the correct category, it fits under style and skincare so I guessed lol.
Anyways, I'm getting this tattoo in the next 2-3 weeks. I'm for sure on my design, so that's not an issue. But I was curious on two things:
1. How painful is it? I know it depends on people's pain tolerance, but is it one of the more sensitive areas? Or is it an easy spot?
2. Aftercare? The tattoo artist will give me the run down, but I was wondering if anyone had any personal-experience tips to help with the healing?
Thank you guys!!

Jul 15, 2015

Dorothea S.

Being itll be on your collarbone and around that area I'd say its more of a sensitive area. The less fat you have in that area then the more uncomfortable it will feel. As far as aftercare I used scent free lotion and there's this like moisturizer they'll specifically give you I don't remember the name of it haha but its good for your arm. Also the skin will more than likely be sore and tender for a couple of days after so an ice pack is going to be your best friend. Try to air it out as much as possible meaning let it breathe and don't cover it up, and since its summer invest in some good spf so the ink won't bleed or fade :)

Jul 15, 2015

Cady V.

The collarbone is known to be one of the more painful areas. it's sensitive because it's right on the bone & there's not as much thick skin. if you have a high pain tolerance, it shouldn't be too bad. I have a tattoo on my hip & I have a high pain tolerance: it hurt more when it was up toward the ribs (which is expected because it's bone), so even if you can tolerate pain more, it's still probably going to hurt. but don't let that discourage you! if you really want the tat, it will be well worth it & it's cute 😊 when I let my tattoo heal, I made sure to apply a thin layer of moisturizer twice a day. only wash your body with scent-free soap (I used a simple dove soap bar). don't use a loofa or anything like that! just be very gentle. try to sleep on your back so you don't mess up the ink accidentally by sleeping on your stomach side. try to wear loose tops as wel 😊 good luck! xo.

Jul 15, 2015

Tessandra R.

Thank you guys, you helped so much! I wouldn't have thought of any of those things lol. Also I always see my step mom put something on her tattoos when we go boating, it looks like a little deodorant stick. Is that to help the ink from fading?

Jul 15, 2015

Cady V.

Hmm, it could be! I would ask her about it. I have a little stick called "as good as gold," I believe it's a moroccan oil stick so it just makes the tattoo darker & look fresh 😊 I'm not familiar with anything like a little stick that prevents fading but I'm sure that could be what it does! I usually just apply sunscreen on mine & I always keep it moisturized so it doesn't fade 😊

Jul 15, 2015

Tessandra R.

Awesome thank you so much Cady & Dorothea! You helped me so much! :)

Jul 15, 2015

Tessandra R.

Thank you so much Liz! I'll definitely get some of that!

Jul 15, 2015

Chelsee W.

It would probably hurt a bit more because there's not much fat , I don't have a collar bone tattoo but I do have one up my rib cage and when it hit the bone boy did it hurt I almost cried.

Jul 15, 2015

Chelsee W.

And I used a&d ointment on all of mines for like a week or 2 after but don't like slab it on there just enough so it doesn't get dry , and DON't SCRATCH you might scratch some of the ink out as weird as that sounds lol I did it on a little itty bitty part of mines , oh and let out peel on its own don't pull the skin off.

Anytime your near a bone like that it will hurt more then more ""meaty" places. But no matter the pain they are so worth it, and you will forget the pain as soon as your done :)

And when getting a tattoo in the summer remember that it has to be protected from sun and pool water in the first few month. A place like this I would wait untill fall to get just because its hard to keep that completely out of the sun dyring the hot month of summer.

Jul 15, 2015

Tessandra R.

Thank you Chelsee and Sabrina!