Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

tattoo aftercare

Congratulations on your new tattoo or are you! Or are you getting ready to get one and reading in advance on proper tattoo aftercare. Whether you’re a newbie or a regular, tattoo aftercare is probably the most important part of the tattoo process. You may get the best tattoo artist in town and got a brilliantly colored tattoo that you’ve always wanted, but a few weeks the beautiful artwork is ruined be of improper tattoo care technique.

Below are instructions on how to properly take care of your fresh tattoo. Basically, it is fairly easy to take care of a tattoo, just follow the instructions and your new tat will heal problem free in no time.

Before going to your favorite tattoo studio, it is better to buy the stuff you need to take care of your new tattoo, than after. This minimizes the possibility of getting an infection. The stuff you’ll need are: a bar of antibacterial soap, lint free paper towels and a premium tattoo aftercare lotion.

Next, after getting your tattoo, your tattoo will ask you if you prefer to use plastic wrap or a bandage to cover up you new tattoo. Go for the bandage, this allows your new tattoo to breathe, this help the tattoo heal faster. Once you’re all wrapped up go straight home. Never show off your new tattoo to any of your friends. Remember, a fresh tattoo is like an open wound and you don’t want anyone breathing over or poking around your new tattoo. An infection is the worst thing that can happen to your new tat.

After about two to three hours, remove the bandage and wash off anything on your tattoo. You may notice a film may form over the new tat, this is normal. This is just excess ink, plasma and other body fluids oozing out.

Gently wash with an antibacterial soap and warm water. Make sure to wash everything off and pat dry using your lint free paper towels. Apply a thin film of your favorite tattoo aftercare lotion.

Repeat washing and applying your tattoo aftercare lotion for the next 5 to 10 days. Also, re-apply aftercare lotion once you notice the tattoo drying. Some scabbing is normal.

Try to avoid clothing that will rub against your new tattoo. Do not scratch or pick your healing tat, you can slap it to relieve the itch

In two to three weeks time, you new tattoo will be completely heal.