* This is why you should never let anyone practice and pick out tattoos for you, ha. You will only regret it in the end!
After much procrastination, I finally applied my first application yesterday.
I started with 46% strength, I ended up being impatient waiting for my skin to frost, so I ended up adding one more part TCA which would bring it up to around 50% strength. I had to put on quite a few layers of TCA solution, between 5-7 for my tattoo to become totally frosted. The stinging wasn’t too bad, I would rate it a 3 out of 10, it’s more uncomfortable than anything.
Hour and a half after rinsing the TCA solution off. There is a whitish tint around the tattoo. After having a cold compress on the area for about 5 minutes, the stinging was barely even noticeable.
Following day, the whitish tint turned to a more reddish purple. I have been putting Neosporin on the area throughout the day, and will do so for a week. There is absolutely no pain or stinging at this point. From what the instructions said, I should experience peeling of the area in the next couple weeks.
*Note- I would be careful about drippage. The solution is very thin and water-like, I ended up dripping the solution around my ankle. Next time I will make sure to absorb a little less solution within the Q-Tip.
Note: These are the exact directions Nuviderm sent me, when I lost the ones they originally sent me. Common sense, I wouldn’t recommend following these directions when using a product besides Nuviderm.