I don't remember my first one itching this bad! I don't know if it's because of where it is (on my upper back, just under my neck), or if it's just simply that it's 4 times bigger than my first, but this is bad! lol! I have been washing it with the clear, antibacterial liquid soap. It's not completely non-scented, but the little scent it does have it very light and just fresh smelling. And I was using Vaseline, but yesterday I went out and bought some A&D ointment and have been only using that since. My mother is a doctor and suggested putting Hydrocortisone Cream on it, but she doesn't really know anything about tattoos! lol! The itching is driving me nuts though, and I have never heard anything about putting Hydrocortisone cream on a new tattoo? I got my tattoo a couple days ago (3-27-09). Is it okay to put Hydrocortisone cream on it? And if not, is there ANYTHING I can do for the itching???
Also, I figured I'd add, that there's nothing wrong with it. It is healing up very nicely so far. I had my mother inspect it today.. lol.. and she says it looks great. No infection or anything like that. It's the same kind of itching I had with my first, just more annoying. Like I said before, I'm sure it's just because it's a larger tattoo.