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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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Leave A Proper Mark By Taking Care Of Your Tattoo

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

There have been a lot of mistakes with tattoo care that led to a lot of painful and regretful experiences. You shouldn’t take this phase for granted because this will determine whether or not your tattoo will look great or look like a badly infected wound. You are usually given a set of instructions by your tattoo artist on how you should care for your tattoo, it is best to follow it every step of the way.


After your artist has accurately and carefully inked your skin with the design of your choice, he will then cover it with a bandage that will protect your skin. It is recommended that you leave that bandage on for at least 5 to 6 hours to make sure that the would heal well without getting infected. If your tattoo is wrapped with plastic, then make sure that it is not left for more than 2 hours.

How long you should leave on the bandage wrap will also be determined on the size of your tattoo. Naturally, the bigger that design is, then the longer the healing time will be. Don’t worry because you won’t be the one the one to determine this decision, your tattoo artist will be able to adjust the treatment of your tattoo when he sees the need for it. You can easily remove the bandage without pain and disruption by simply soaking it in warm water, and it should peel off easily.

Washing your tattoo well is one of the most important things you have to practice to become a habit. It is best to get hand soap that has natural ingredients to make sure it doesn’t get infected by the chemicals used in other types of soaps. The act of soaping the tattoo area will remove the loose ink stains and blood traces that may have been left behind during the process of inking.

Make sure that you clean your hands very well because you will use your hands to clean your tattoo. It is not recommended to use hand towels or loofahs because of the bacteria that might be inside them. Remember when you rinse the soap off your tattoo to use indirect water splashes and not to directly aim it under the faucet, as the impact may be too much for your new tattoo.

Drying is an important protective step that you should be careful at all times. Once you have finished washing and rinsing off the soap from your tattoo, you can get a clean towel and lightly pat it until it is dry. Avoid rubbing it dry because there is a possibility that you may irritate your skin. You should let your skin rest after drying for about 20 to 30 minutes to allow your inked skin to breathe and heal properly, this also assures you that it gets completely dry. Afterwards, you can go ahead and wrap it again with a bandage for safety.

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