How to Care for a New Tattoo art

How to Care for a New Tattoo art

Taking care of your new tattoo will prevent it from fading or getting infected. By following a few simple rules and getting in the habit of cleaning your tattoo, you can keep your tattoo clean and vibrant.

After getting your new tattoo, wait 2-6 hours, then remove the bandage by soaking it in warm water and pat your tattoo dry with a soft towel. Apply a water-based antibacterial ointment to your tattoo twice a day for 3-5 days until your tattoo starts to peel. When it starts to peel, wash your tattoo with antibacterial soap twice a day, and follow up with a non-scented moisturizer until the scabs are gone. For tips on keeping your tattoo safe when you exercise or go outside, read on!

1.Listen to your tattoo artist

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If you’ve done your homework and chosen the best tattoo artist, he or she will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your new tattoo, which you should follow carefully. Every tattoo artist will have a slightly different opinion on the best way to care for a new tattoo, but don’t worry, most reputable artists have had years of experience in caring for new tattoos, so their methods have been tried and tested.

  • Think of your tattoo as having a warranty; if you don’t follow the artist’s instructions, you might void the warranty, and he or she won’t give you free touch-ups.
  • Remember: tattoo artists want your tattoo to heal correctly and look good just as much as you do, so they shouldn’t give you any poor advice.
  • The following instructions may vary slightly from what your tattoo artist tell you but should serve as a good guideline.

2.Leave the covering on for 2-6 hours.

Once the tattoo is complete, your tattoo artist will clean the area, apply an anti-bacterial ointment and cover the tattoo with a bandage or some dressing. Once you have left the tattoo parlor, resist the temptation to open the bandage. The bandage is there to protect your tattoo from airborne bacteria, which can penetrate through your broken skin. The bandage should be left on for a minimum of two hours before you remove it.

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3.Carefully remove the bandage

 The jury is still out on how long a bandage should be left on before it is removed. Most artists agree that you should keep your tattoo covered for a minimum of two hours before removing, but the recommended maximum amount of time varies between 4 and 6 hours. Tattoos covered in plastic wrap are the exception; plastic wrap should never be left on a new tattoo for longer than two hours.

  • In reality, the amount of time will vary according to the size and placement of the tattoo, along with the level of tattoo seepage and the type of bandage used. In most cases, it is best to follow the advice of your tattoo artist, but you should also use your judgment and common sense.
  • To remove the bandage, soak it with warm water to prevent it from sticking to your skin. It should come off easily once wet. Discard the used bandage.

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4.Gently wash the tattoo

 Most artists recommend lukewarm water and mild, unscented liquid antibacterial or antimicrobial soap. Use your hands to rub the tattoo gently, removing all traces of blood, plasma, or leaked ink. This will help to prevent the tattoo from scabbing too soon. Do not use a washcloth, loofah or any sponge to clean the tattoo, as these may harbor bacteria

  • Do not hold the tattoo directly under the water. Wash it indirectly by splashing the water over the tattoo with your hands. The stream of water from the faucet may be too harsh on your new tattoo.
  • If your new tattoo is covering a large area of skin, it may be easiest to wash the tattoo in the shower

5.Pat the tattoo dry with a light, soft towel

Once you have thoroughly washed the tattoo, you should gently pat it dry with a little paper towel. Do not rub the tattoo, as this may cause irritation. Once the excess moisture has been removed, you should leave the tattoo uncovered for 20 minutes to an hour. This will allow the tattoo to breathe and any excess moisture to evaporate.

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6. Apply a non-scented, water-based anti-bacterial ointment

 Once your tattoo is fully dry, and the skin begins to feel tight you can apply a little ointment, preferably an all-natural vegan aftercare to the tattoo. Tat-Stick is a great product. Make sure to apply only a very thin layer and rub it in gently until it’s absorbed by the skin. It’s very important that you don’t apply too much ointment, or else you’ll suffocate the tattoo and encourage the growth of bacteria.

You should continue applying the ointment after each time you wash the tattoo, at least twice a day, for 3 to 5 days or until the tattoo starts to peel. When it does you can switch to a regular, fragrance-free lotion.

7. Continue to wash and moisturize your tattoo, at minimum, twice a day until the scab is gone

 You should continue to wash your tattoo with anti-bacterial soap and warm water until it is fully healed. This can take anywhere from 3 to 6 six weeks, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. You should wash the tattoo approximately three times a day, though you should wash more often if the tattoo is on your hand, wrist, foot, or any other area that is more exposed to germs.

8. Do not scratch or pick at your tattoo 

As it heals, your tattoo will begin to scab. This is normal, and the scabs should be allowed to dry out and fall off by themselves. Do not try to help the process along by picking at the scabs. This may cause the scabs to fall off prematurely, leaving holes or light spots on your tattoo.

9. Avoid soaking the tattoo

Until your tattoo is fully healed, you should avoid swimming in a pool, in the sea, or even soaking in the bathtub. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, exposing your tattoo to too much water may draw ink out of your skin and damage the tattoo’s appearance. Secondly, the water in swimming pools, the sea, and the bathtub may be carrying dirt, bacteria, chemicals and other impurities that could cause your tattoo to become infected.

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10.Avoid tight-fitting clothes

 Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing on the area with your new tattoo, especially at first. As your tattoo heals, it will seep plasma and excess ink, which may cause the clothing to stick to the tattoo. The clothing will then be painful to remove and may rip off any freshly formed scabs.

Souce: wikihow

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