Tattoos are beautiful tattoo designs that will last an entire lifetime. They are made by inserting irremovable ink into the dermis layer of skin color to change the color. Proper aftercare has to be provided after tattooing, to achieve the best healing, resulting in the most attractive tattoo with fewer complications in future. Tattoo aftercare varies from person to person and artist to artist. Usually your tattoo artist will provide instructions on, “how to take care of your new skin image?”. But, it’s better to be prepared of these instructions just before getting your tattoo. Tattoo aftercare is simple, if you properly follow the guidance.
Usually the tattoo artists, cover your tattoo using a bandage, cling wrap or gauze. You have to help your new tattoo covered for two hours or overnight, depending on proportions of the tattoo or the advice of your tattoo artist. This is done to prevent any bacteria entering into the skin and to avoid the blood from clotting. When it’s time to remove the bandage, do so slowly and gently with clean hands. If the bandage sticks, stop peeling and pour cool water from the bandage and skin. Expect a few minutes and commence peeling again. Remember in order to hurry while taking the bandage. Do it slowly and gently, to avoid peeling your skin or parts of the tattoo. Otherwise it will create a dull gap in your beautiful tattoo.
After removing the bandage, gently wash the area with warm water. Use a mild anti-bacterial soap free of deodorants or other chemicals. Rub the soap on the tattoo gently with your fingers. Make positive you remove all traces of blood from it. After cleaning, pout cold water on the tattoo for just minutes. The cold water will help the tattoo heal quickly, as it tightens the pores. Cold water also helps the color setting in. Now, gently pat the tattoo dry with a clean, dry cloth. Don’t rub it dry.
Now, apply an unnaturally thin layer of antibacterial ointment like Neosporin or Bacitraycin, with your palm. Do not apply thick layer of ointment, otherwise your skin cannot breath. A thin layer is enough to cover the tattoo, depending on its size.
Avoid hot tubs, pool water, or soaking in the tub during the first couple of weeks. This should be to avoid the fading of the ink due to excess hydration and to prevent the exposure to bacteria.
You have to assist keep your tattoo clean in order to avoid bacterial infection. Wash the tattoo much less than twice a day for the first week. Apply ointment on the tattoo 4-6 times for that first three period. It will keep the tattoo moisturized and prevent its fading.
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Carrer dels Assaonadors, 24, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 603 30 76 87