Tattoo aftercare is the first step to keep your tattoo forever and fresh. It is very important to follow with aftercare instruction to take a care of you tattoo healing process.
A tattoo is more than just a piece of art and a way to assert your personal style. It’s a medical procedure too, because the artist uses a needle to insert the ink underneath your skin.
Cover it up
Artist will apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment over the tattoo and then cover the area in a plastic wrap. This covering prevents bacteria from getting into your skin. It also protects the tattoo from rubbing onto your clothes and getting irritated.Keep cover for few hours, It’ll help absorb any fluid or excess ink that leaks from the tattoo.
Gently wash tattoo
First wash your hands with water and soap. Then gently wash the tattoo with warm water and pat your skin dry with a soft clean cloth or paper towel.
Apply a small amount aftercare cream to the tattoo. You can keep the covering off at this point to let your skin breathe.
Wait for it to heal
1. Wear sun-protective clothing whenever you go outside
2. Aftercare cream for 2 weeks or until fully healed
3. No swimming or immerse your body in water