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I had a little accident.<br><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/511345236/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/511345236/</a><br><br>
Does anyone know how to get it off?
 

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Oops!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I've done that before, though not quite so thoroughly. Well, since the acid dyes work on proteins, unfortunately the dye is now in the keratin of your outer skin cells. Some exfoliation should help tone it down at least- I hear lava soap is good. Other than that, you will have to wait for it to wear off over time as your skin sloughs on it's own.
 

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Bleach. A dishsoap with bleach in it, or a bathroom scrubber... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: Comet? Personally I leave my fingers all dyed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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no suggestions....<br>
but I really like that color combination! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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ah, leave it. you look cool and artsy.
 

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I used to work in a papermaking studio and I did that at least twice a month. Usually take about 4 days frequent hand washing and long showers to come off.<br><br>
At least they are pretty colors, one time I dyed mine a hideous combo of green and black.
 

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Aside from knitting, one of my other serious crafty pursuits is cake decorating (although I haven't done much of it for a while). I regularly get the Wiltons cake colors all over my hands and it seems to just take a few days to wear off, no matter how much soap I use or how much scrubbing I do.
 

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Mr. clean magic eraser maybe? It got permanent marker off of our computer monitor so might get that off too? I know Nair will work too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> When I mess up with self tanner I just put nair on it and let it sit a couple minutes. Your skin might feel a little gross at first, but the chemical reaction will take the color off!
 

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The nails look particularly morbid, don't they? (I've never dyed yarn, but the Easter egg dye was scary.) Like Laura Palmer on Twin Peaks or something.<br><br>
I'd leave it too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mr. clean magic eraser maybe? It got permanent marker off of our computer monitor so might get that off too?</div>
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My BIL used the magic eraser on his kids after they got into some permanent markers. He didn't read the box, but figured if it worked on the table, it'd work on the kids too. They had a bit of a rash on their hands for a couple days, but said it didn't hurt. Got the marker off though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My BIL used the magic eraser on his kids after they got into some permanent markers. He didn't read the box, but figured if it worked on the table, it'd work on the kids too. They had a bit of a rash on their hands for a couple days, but said it didn't hurt. Got the marker off though.</div>
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Magic erasers can cause severe chemical burns. PLEASE don't try it on skin. I used to have an article on it, let me see if I can fine that article again..
 

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Hmm, first of all, let me spell find correctly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Here's the article: <a href="http://kerflop.com/2006/11/02/chemical-burn-original/" target="_blank">http://kerflop.com/2006/11/02/chemical-burn-original/</a><br><br>
Poor kid!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmm, first of all, let me spell find correctly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Here's the article: <a href="http://kerflop.com/2006/11/02/chemical-burn-original/" target="_blank">http://kerflop.com/2006/11/02/chemical-burn-original/</a><br><br>
Poor kid!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:</div>
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HOLY FRICK! Those things are never coming in my house again! You should post that in TAO.
 

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Actually, now that I think of it, Mindful Home Management is prolly a better place...but really - I had no idea! I thought they worked by mechanically scrubbing.
 

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Oh, also, I think you should just leave your hands as is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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If you want to post it, feel free. I'm horrible at figuring out which board to post things on. I'd think that TAO would be best, because then people would see it, but it probably fits somewhere else instead. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Wow...that is horrible. The bit that upsets me most is that she had to shut off comments because so many trolls were leaving rude comments.<br>
I had a tiny inclination that those things contained more than just abrasives, because they remove stains from my white countertops that even comet doesn't touch, but I also let my children use them because there was no caution on the label. So much for that. I am still going to buy them because they are fantastic, but I think we should ALL send them an email requesting better labelling<br><br>
Reguarding the dye- I discovered that greasy pizza gets some of it off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
but otherwise, I have no choice. It's stuck. I had to run to the store last night for t.p. and the cashier (at 11pm, mind you) asked if I'd been "doing art" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I guess I could have told him all about it, but I was in late-night form and wanted to go home unnoticed, so I just said "yeah."
 

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I posted <a href="http://http//www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?p=8208199#post8208199" target="_blank">over in Mindful Home Management.</a> Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention, really! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Dr Bronner's soap helps fade dye on skin, not on the cuticles, tho' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hmmm.... If greasy pizza gets some of it off, maybe try coating your hands with something greasy. I'd vote for butter or lard, or the congealed drippings after you cook bacon -- something with an animal protien base since that is what the dye is meant to work on. Let it sit for a minute and the wash it off with soap. I've never tried this, so can't vouch that it would work.
 
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