Tattoo aftercare is the first step to keep your tattoo looking fresh forever. It is very important you follow with aftercare instructions to take care of the tattoo during its healing process.
A tattoo is more than just a piece of art, it's way to assert your personal style. It is 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 it covered 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. 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 take 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. Apply aftercare cream daily for 2 weeks, or until fully healed
3. No swimming or immersing your body in water for 24 hours