Ultimate Tattoo Care-Care For Your New Tattoo

Ultimate Tattoo Care

Ultimate Tattoo Care

Ultimate Tattoo Care Learn how to care for your tattoo. The First Day: Leave the bandage on for at least four hours, overnight, if you received the tattoo late before your bedtime. Make sure you can wash your tattoo when you remove the bandage. Hand washes it, no clothes or sponges, using warm water & soap. Use water to soak off any of the bandages that stick. Do not Re-bandage. Wash tattoo at least twice a day while it is healing. Let the tattoo dry out for one day; you may wash it to keep it clean during this time; after, start applying skin/hand conditioning lotion or lightly massage A&D ointment into a tattoo. Be sure to care for your tattoo a couple of times of the day.

Some people have been known to develop an allergy to Bacitracin, Triple antibiotic, and other ointments that may contain it. We do not recommend it. Nor do we recommend plain Vaseline. Lotions are safest in warm weather. Keeping it moist will speed the healing process, but your tattoo needs to breathe. Heavy application of petroleum-based ointments can suffocate the tattoo and cause a rash. You can get your tattoo, but don't soak in the tub or shower for a long time while it is healing.

If you work under squalid conditions or wear tight clothes, you can tape a dry paper towel over your tattoo. Try to wear loose clothing around your tattoo. It is normal for your tattoo to flake off tiny pieces of colored skin while healing, but you don't want to force it. So...Do does not ever rub or scratch or pick your tattoo! You can smack it if it itches too much.

Ultimate Tattoo Care Summary

Wash your tattoo more often if you work near grease, chemicals, dirt, or if you got your tattoo in or near a high-bacteria area such as the armpit, buttocks, or genitals. Do not expose the tattoo to chlorine, salt, alcohol, or sun for 10 days. Careful with lotions containing excessive alcohol.

Only expose tattoo to long periods of the sun after it is fully healed and then with a strong sunscreen applied to protect it from radiation's fading effects. Tattoos normally take 7-10 days to heal.

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