Getting a tattoo can be an exciting experience. But if you really want to enjoy the full effects of your tattoo you should follow proper after-care routines to avoid infections. This would also make sure that your skin heals completely and you would be left with a bright and stunning looking tattoo.
Tattoo aftercare instructions
- The wrap should be left there
Tattoo artists would send you home with a wrap or a bandage over the area that has been tattooed recently. The artist would also instruct you about the duration for which the wrap should be left undisturbed. This would help protect the tattooed area from dust and dirt because the skin in this area would be sensitive.
- Cleanse the area:
Use warm water to wash the area after the bandage is removed. If you are planning to use a cleanser choose something that is unscented and something that is mild. Once the area is washed pat dry with a lint-free soft cloth.
Once the area is dry it would be a good idea to apply is an unscented natural moisturizer. Lotions are better than creams or oils because they would get absorbed easily without leaving behind any residue on the skin.
- Maintain a healthy skin:
The cleansing and moisturizing routine should be strictly followed from day one. It would be a good idea to follow this forever or at least till the area is fully healed.
The skin would revive and heal in a few weeks. You might notice peeling or scabbing in the tattoo area during this period. It is totally normal. To avoid infections and to ensure proper healing, avoid touching the peeling skin. Exposure to direct sunlight should also be avoided so as to prevent the damage to the skin.