WORST DAY EVER -_-

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    Mar 20, 2011 8:41 AM GMT
    So I can't sleep because I'm in excruciating pain, so I decided to tell you guys what went down with me today icon_biggrin.gif

    I was suppossed to go out tonight and have a right old fun time. I woke up, got a haircut and then went to the tatoo parlor. I was very excited because I was going to get a reidiculously awesome temporary tatoo that covered half my body. The tatoo glowed in the dark and other components glowed under black light. Part of this effect is achieved by coating the entire area in a phosphorous based glaze. The whole thing is completely invisible in the daytime and wears off in about a week.

    Normally, this costs a shit ton, but my friend is a tatoo artist and only made me pay for the materials. When it was done it was awesome. The whole left side of my body glowed in the dark with this really intricate pattern of my skeleton with a galaxy background. So I was more than satisfied and I went home to get some studying in. I started to feel itchy. The itching turned into burning.

    Lesson of the day: I am alergic to phosphorous based ink.

    I had to go to the hospital, and wait in the waiting room even though half my body felt like it was burning off. They washed me and gave me what was essentially a chemical peel on my body and now my left side is like......bright pink. Its going to take 3 weeks for a new normal layer of skin to form.

    The worst part is, I don't even glow in the dark anymore

    For a brief moment the left side of me was cool
    http://www.tattooartists.org/Gal61469_1_UV_Blacklight_Dragon_Tattoo.asp

    http://www.tattooartists.org/Gal3975_UV_Blacklight_Ink.asp


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    Mar 20, 2011 9:06 AM GMT
    Well just take of yourself and you'll recover as quickly as possible.

    Look at least the allergic reaction didn't cause something too damaging....

    From now on, if you want to have fun...Just be careful about it icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 9:10 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidOh man, I'm sorry to hear about your pain, but great story. Hope you got some pics before the reaction set in. icon_smile.gif


    LOL i do from the tatoo parlor but there on my phone in the dark so they're extra crappy. My friend who did it took better pics on an actual camera so I'm going to ask him to send them because you are absolutely right, I should have something to show for this icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    Now I wanna get a triforce tattooed in black light ink on the back of my hand. icon_surprised.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:06 PM GMT
    Take it as a lesson learned. We all can be allergic to certain things in life.

    Yes, sorry you don't glow in the dark anymore, but perhaps there is something different that can be used.. if not now, than soon.
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    Sorry for the pain and difficulty you are going to have these next weeks, consider it a life lesson learned.

    And also -- coolness comes from the inside, it's nothing you can put on your outside.
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:20 PM GMT
    Just think you at least got a really good exfoliationicon_smile.gif Sunscreen?

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    Mar 20, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    Just do it in highlighter next time haha. I went to a blacklight party once and we wrote all over each other with yellow highlighter, but you couldn't see it when we were just in normal light. Little did I know, the highlighter doesn't wash off for like a week. So we went cosmic bowling the next day and we were all glowing with dicks on our arm and everything. I had "SLUT" written across my forehead. It was hilarious.
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    Mar 20, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    KSUOWL saidJust do it in highlighter next time haha. I went to a blacklight party once and we wrote all over each other with yellow highlighter, but you couldn't see it when we were just in normal light. Little did I know, the highlighter doesn't wash off for like a week. So we went cosmic bowling the next day and we were all glowing with dicks on our arm and everything. I had "SLUT" written across my forehead. It was hilarious.


    Yeah, but mine glowed without blacklight as well. The background glowed under blacklight but part of is glowed in the dark
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    Mar 20, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    dekiruman saidLesson of the day: I am alergic to phosphorous based ink.

    Is this an exceptionally rare reaction? Because I wonder why your tattoo artist friend didn't do a small skin test a few days earlier, before doing half your body.
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    Mar 20, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    dekiruman saidYeah, but mine glowed without blacklight as well. The background glowed under blacklight but part of is glowed in the dark


    Yeah that is really cool. Too bad your skin seemed to hate it
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    Mar 20, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    dekiruman saidLesson of the day: I am alergic to phosphorous based ink.

    Is this an exceptionally rare reaction? Because I wonder why your tattoo artist friend didn't do a small skin test a few days earlier, before doing half your body.


    Honestly, I did some research and its not rare at all. It's just good that it was temporary and not permenant (in which case they inject the chmical along with the ink.) I really wanted it done on short notice so I pressured him into doing it. He did warn me that if I felt any discomfort at all I should wash it of with a solution he gave me. I didn't listen and figured it would only hurt a little and I would just take it off later.

    A lot of people who have it done have pretty severe reactions but there are some who don't react at all. We both should have been more cautious.
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    Mar 20, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    im allergic to phosphorous compounds toooooooo!!! :O
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    Mar 20, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    Dam that sucks! wait is the tattoo still on you even though you got a chemical peel? Since tattoos dont normally just come off that easily even with a chemical peel when you just got it...
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    Mar 20, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    its not permenant so its not in any of the lower skin layers, but the phosphorous is.
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    Mar 20, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    dekiruman saidLesson of the day: I am alergic to phosphorous based ink.

    Is this an exceptionally rare reaction? Because I wonder why your tattoo artist friend didn't do a small skin test a few days earlier, before doing half your body.


    Contact urticaria is a known reaction to phosphorous-containing compounds, but I couldn't find any data on its incidence. According to this website about UV tattoos:

    "Have any health risks been reported with UV Ink? The health risks associated with UV ink have been linked to the presence of phosphorous. This chemical is known to cause severe blistering, pain, burning sensations and even skin rashes. Many reports of skin problems have been reported to federal agencies..
    Does eliminating phosphorus from the ink make it safe? Some tattoo artists claim that the removal of phosphorus has made it safe for use. However, there are others who claim that phosphorus is not the primary cause of health risks and that there may be other agents.
    Is UV Ink approved by the FDA? Even though advertisements may suggest that UV ink is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it is not approved for human use. UV ink is currently only approved for use in agriculture and fishing industries. There are no reliable safety studies which explore the effects of human UV ink use."

    Uses of FDA-approved agents for humans in a manner in which they are not explicitly approved constitutes off-label usage. This happens often in medicine, where a drug approved for one condition is thought to possibly treat another. However, in this instance, clinical investigators go through lots of approval steps and rigorously monitor for toxicities in the early patients that choose to enroll in such experimental studies.

    Unfortunately, this is not the case for agents not approved for humans or for non-therapeutic substances such as makeup, tattoo ink, etc. In the setting of clinical research, lab animals being used for experimental drug development have more monitoring done to them than humans being exposed to non-therapeutic agents or those not approved for human use (e.g., tattoo ink). So much for some politicians wanting less governmental regulation of products used on humans icon_rolleyes.gif. If he wishes, the OP could report this incident to the FDA.
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    Mar 21, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    That sucks dude sorry to hear that. On the bright side, those chemical peels are suppose to help with getting rid of any scars an start a new layer of skin, so it'll look really nice after you have recovered icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 21, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    They don't ask or test you for allergies before they tatoo?
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    Mar 21, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    _ADA saidNow I wanna get a triforce tattooed in black light ink on the back of my hand. icon_surprised.gif

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    Mar 21, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
    xcuriousgeorge69 saidThat sucks dude sorry to hear that. On the bright side, those chemical peels are suppose to help with getting rid of any scars an start a new layer of skin, so it'll look really nice after you have recovered icon_smile.gif


    Yay!
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    Mar 21, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    Awwwe. sorry to hear that, hope you feel better. I know that's something you never forget. lol
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    Mar 22, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    No its not icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 22, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    I am going to be screamed at , for writing this post ...

    I don't want to be disrespectful to you , but you chose to have something done to your skin , knowing there are possible dangers of infection or allergy , that come along with tatoos ...

    WORST DAY EVER ... ...Not quite , think about the survivors of the Japanese tsunami, and what they have to endure ......

    Believe me , I do not try to offend you by any means , as you seem to be a nice person , just want to put things back into perspective !!!!
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    Mar 23, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    neffa saidI am going to be screamed at , for writing this post ...

    I don't want to be disrespectful to you , but you chose to have something done to your skin , knowing there are possible dangers of infection or allergy , that come along with tatoos ...

    WORST DAY EVER ... ...Not quite , think about the survivors of the Japanese tsunami, and what they have to endure ......

    Believe me , I do not try to offend you by any means , as you seem to be a nice person , just want to put things back into perspective !!!!


    someone put in his Mr. serious hat today icon_wink.gif