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Tattoo Aftercare – tattoos.lovetoknow.com

Posted in Tattoo Nightmares on Oct 15, 2017

Your new tat is awesome – vivid, clean lines, realistic shading, and perfect. The artist did a great job and now it’s your turn to make that tat work. Proper aftercare prevents infection and safeguards the amazing image of your fresh ink.

Aftercare is what you do in the hours, days and weeks following your tattoo session, to ensure that new ink heals cleanly and clearly. You are safeguarding your health, avoiding infection and keeping every detail and hue of the inked image intact. Discuss proper aftercare protocols when you book your appointment, so you know what to expect. That allows you to plan the best time to get the tat, and to stock any supplies you may need for care and cleaning. Your tattoo artist will give you a printout of aftercare instructions.

After the intensity and exhilaration of getting the tattoo, you may be overwhelmed. Details of what comes next could slip right out of your mind, so hang onto that instruction sheet. Aftercare is you taking ownership of your tattoo and its healing.

Aftercare is pretty standard and some general guidelines are present in every set of instructions. Aftercare may be slightly different, depending on your personal health level, the placement of the tattoo, and the environment/climate. However, the essential elements of sanitary, safe care are the same. Make sure to follow the instructions of a reputable, licensed artists so you avoid common tattoo care myths.

The critical part of aftercare is the first two weeks after you get your new tattoo. The stages break down – roughly – like this:

Infection is the most common complication to interfere with the uneventful healing of a new tattoo. Persistent redness, tenderness, swelling, a bumpy rash, excessive drainage or oozing pus are all signs to see your doctor. So is evidence of an allergic reaction to pigments and dyes. Allergies might resemble an infection or show up as an annoying, persistent itchy rash at the site. Medication provides some relief from allergic reaction and ends an infection before it has chance to take hold. Be diligent about any signs of a problem while you are following the aftercare protocol and see a medical professional for any complications.

Exposure to the sun fades all tattoos, so sunblock and cover-up clothing should remain lifelong strategies to protect your shiny new tat from damage. The colors – even black – and the detail remain distinct longer when you control for sun exposure. Use SPF 30 sunscreen – a higher SPF is better – and reapply frequently when you are sweaty or after swimming. Regular moisturizing is another new habit to develop. Dry skin sheds cells at an accelerated pace and those cells contain microscopic bits of tattoo pigment. Moisturize often to avoid premature aging of the tattoo. Consider the artwork on your skin as an investment, and commit to preserving the fine lines and fab color of your brand new tattoo with regular maintenance.

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