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#1 chaofawn

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:14

Hey, I forgot to cap my fountain pen earlier today and accidentally stabbed myself in the face. What steps can I take now to get rid of it, or will it just fade away over time?



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:21

Well... I would say Lava Soap... but they say never to use that on your face or body, just your hands. Though I noticed most inks tend to rub off of skin easier than on paper over time (noodler's black eel will go away overnight), where as some cling for dear life. 

 

PS: Were you trying to prove the pen is mightier than the sword or something? (hehe)


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:35

Try using hand sanitzer. Will probably sting like mad. Other than that? Wait seven years or so. And remember to cap that bad boy next time. 


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:17

Try using hand sanitzer. Will probably sting like mad. Other than that? Wait seven years or so. And remember to cap that bad boy next time. 

 

:P  I suppose if it was an extra fine and he actually pierced the skin, you may be right. (PS: Why would you hit yourself in the face with the cap on? )


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:35

Leave it alone ...  it's not deadly.

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:49

So you don't have a tattoo then?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:52

No, I think he stabbed himself in the face.

Hope the face is ok .
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:58

If it is REALLY a tattoo-like wound, meaning below the skin surface -- start looking up tattoo shops and tattoo removals!  Or maybe a dermatologist.


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#9 chaofawn

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:15

The stories pretty embarassing...I pretty much just reached up to scratch myself and the pen stabbed me...

 

Ugh so I'm guessing the only way to get rid of the mark is tattoo removal...?



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:28

If I were in your situation, I'd rub the area vigorously and for several minutes with soap. I would want to get the ink out before the wound heals (leaving ink inside). I am not a doctor, that's just what I would do in your shoes.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:57

If I were in your situation, I'd rub the area vigorously and for several minutes with soap. I would want to get the ink out before the wound heals (leaving ink inside). I am not a doctor, that's just what I would do in your shoes.

 

This :)

It happened to my girlfriend as well and she got all paranoid that she had just infliced herself an unwanted tattoo (on a hand, though; I reckon it'd look different on a face :) ).

She washed it vigorously but it only disappeared after some days.

Don't worry.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:13

No, I think he stabbed himself in the face.

Hope the face is ok .

 

Faces heal... how's the nib?



#13 KBeezie

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:15

 

This :)

It happened to my girlfriend as well and she got all paranoid that she had just infliced herself an unwanted tattoo (on a hand, though; I reckon it'd look different on a face :) ).

She washed it vigorously but it only disappeared after some days.

Don't worry.

 

 

Apparently my mom jabbed her nail (not sure how exactly...) with one of the pens I gave her... 3 weeks later there's still a black spot just under her nail  that won't go away... it's growing closer to the edge though. She doesn't recall which pen the dot came frame, but I'm guessing the Baoer 507, the only one I gave her that I last filled with dark ink for her. 



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:19

I think her body will slowly expell/absorb/eliminate the ink.

I'm not a doctor though so don't trust my apparent confidence :)


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 13:08

What type of ink?



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 13:32

Hope ypur face is okay, apply hot water and some soap might work.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 13:42

You could always finish the job and jab yourself a few more times until you have a tattoo of a puppy or a dollar sign. How cool would that be? When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 13:51

I'm just happy to hear that you collect fountain pens instead of knives or straight razors.

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 15:01

Unles it's India ink or other Pigment ink (Sailor Nano?) it's unlikely to remain permanent. The dyes will be broken down by the body & exposure to UV light.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 15:16

Honestly, I stabbed myself in the finger many decades ago. I had a crowquill full of India ink and a friend of mine came up behind me and slapped me on the back real hard and in went the pen. I still have that tatt. I also tried to pierce my own ear after putting the needle in a flame to sanitize it (I was a kid...what can I say). That soot mark is still there, too.

 

I would strongly suggest that you go to a dermatologist and get their opinion on your undesired facial tatt. It isn't going to go away (unless it is going to go away). Don't put hand sanitizer or anything else on it. Just leave it alone and let the wound heal and see if the mark remains. If it does, get a professional opinion, and don't go on the cheap...get a good one.

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 15:52

Different material, but I still have a black dot in my palm where I accidently stabbed myself with a pencil and the tip of the lead broke off. I don't know whether it is a spot or a bit of lead, but it's still there, clear as day.  That was over forty years ago.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 16:42

I had a really stuck cap on a Sheaffer pen. I pulled harder and the cap popped off but my hands came back together and the nib stabbed the side of my finger. There was no ink in the pen but the "wound" took six months to go away.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 17:38

Different material, but I still have a black dot in my palm where I accidently stabbed myself with a pencil and the tip of the lead broke off. I don't know whether it is a spot or a bit of lead, but it's still there, clear as day.  That was over forty years ago.


I thought I was the only one with a pencil tattoo. I still have one from the time my 7th grade girlfriend stabbed me in the arm with a pencil after I told her during math class that we were breaking up. I have a little lead mark to remember her by, and she ended up with her first visit to jail and criminal record to always remember me by.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 17:48

I think we need a picture.   ;)  That is the only way to be sure.

 

(I can't believe I'm the first to say that!)

 

But I agree if ink is under the skin it will probably metabolize and fade.  But I could be wrong.  



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 17:53

You could move to New Zealand.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 17:57

As someone with my right arm covered from shoulder to wrist in tattoo work, let me tell you that a water based ink suitable for FP use will not stay under your skin permanently. Even tattoo ink degrades with time, and it's purpose-engineered to be permanent. It'll get absorbed and fade away. If it were india ink it would last quite a while, though. I wouldn't worry. It'll make a good story one day.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 21:43

I ended up with BSB in my cleavage when a Sheaffer had a bladder problem.  ARGHH  My kids laughed.  Thank fully I could wear a turtle neck.  It looked like I'd had a really exciting love life.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 21:51

I ended up with BSB in my cleavage when a Sheaffer had a bladder problem.  ARGHH  My kids laughed.  Thank fully I could wear a turtle neck.  It looked like I'd had a really exciting love life.

 

That gives a whole new meaning to "Inky Thoughts"   :blush:  :lticaptd:



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 21:52

 

That gives a whole new meaning to "Inky Thoughts"   :blush:  :lticaptd:

 

No doubt. :wub:   That's why it's the EvoL ink (I love it, and recognize it's wickedness too).


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 00:29

Different material, but I still have a black dot in my palm where I accidently stabbed myself with a pencil and the tip of the lead broke off. I don't know whether it is a spot or a bit of lead, but it's still there, clear as day.  That was over forty years ago.

Ditto

I did the same thing about 40 yrs ago. Mine is on my right forearm. Jumped up to get a pen from the ceiling [ stucco type ]

and arm met the pencil that was in my pocket on the way down.







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