Tattoo Aftercare Guide 

» Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Tattoo | 0 comments

If it is your first time get a tattoo and you don’t know much about how you should take care of it, then remember to lend your ears to your tattoo artist. It is their job to properly brief you on how your body will react to your first ink art. It is also their responsibility to give you instructions on how you should care for your new tattoo. Just put your trust in them and follow their directions, some artists have their own way of treating their tattoos but rest assured that they are effective.

One of the biggest mistakes you can do is to ignore the advice given to you by your artist. They are usually highly skilled and experienced in this field, for you to think that their methods are not effective may give them the wrong impression that you do not respect their knowledge. It could lead to you having an unhealthy relationship and maybe hard to go back to him to have your tattoo a retouch.

A good tattoo artist will be able to bring your idea to life by properly inking the design on your skin. Not only is their goal to apply the design, but they also would want you to enjoy your tattoo for a long time by being able to heal properly so that the final product will be as beautiful as you imagined. One of the ways that you guys will achieve that is by cooperating with each other.

Tattoo aftercare begins right after the the artists is done with your design. They will make sure that they clean the area and dab the tattoo area with an antibacterial solution that will prevent any infection. Afterwards, they will cover the art with a bandage that will protect the skin from any harmful stimulus that may cause it to get infected. Expect a lot of itching temptations, but try with all your might to fight it because removing the bandage and scratching the itch may have harmful effects.

The bandages are usually absorbent, non stick ABD bandages which are commonly used in majority of tattoo shops. These are good for the wound because it gives the client maximum comfort by allowing the wound to breathe and heal properly. The bandage is also bulkier compared to others, but the thickness will act as the first line of defense against bacteria and dirt.

There are other ways of properly wrapping the tattoo design, some artists prefer using plastic wrap while others seem to be against this idea. If you are not sure what is the best way to protect the design, you can research on the pros and cons and make a decision from there. Artists prefer to plastic because it is easy to apply and remove without harming the skin.

When you are in doubt about these choices and it gets you confused, the best thing you can do is to follow the directions given to you by your tattoo artist. Trust in his knowledge and skill, then things should turn out the way you imagined it to be.

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