How to Take Good Care of Your Tattoo

Finally, you have made it. You got your first tattoo you have always dreamed of. It is colorful, it is bright. However, now you that you have one, you should make sure that you do not get skin infections by taking good care of it. Therefore, how would you even know the correct steps in taking good care of a tattoo. Should you ask your dermatologist or should you trust your tattoo artist rather? 

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It all depends on where you really live. There are only few guidelines or steps for tattooing and much fewer for the aftercare. This is why professional and reputable tattoo artists are usually needed to provide you a verbal or written aftercare guidelines on how to take good care of the new tattoo. 

Some dermatologists believe that this should be change so that anyone who gets a work of art also receives guidelines on how to take good care of it to avoid complications and serious skin infections. 

Aftercare for Your New Tattoo 

Therefore, how could you ensure that you do not end up regretting with your newly done tattoo? The following are some steps to do after the tattoo session at a reputable tattoo shop in Duluth GA and during the healing process. 

  • Make sure that your tattoo artist covers the new tattoo with some thin layers of petroleum jelly as well as a bandage.
  • Remove bandage after twenty-four hours. Softly wash the tattoo with water and anti-microbial soap and pat it dry.
  • Apply a thin layer of anti-bacterial ointment two times daily but do not cover this with bandage anymore.
  • Gently wash your new tattoo many times daily. With water and soap, then softly pat it dry.
  • Continue applying a skin ointment or a moisturizer right after you dry clean it in order to keep it moist every time.

You must repeat the process for two to four weeks. In addition to that, try not to use clothes which will directly stick to your new tattoo and also, avoid exposing it directly under the heat of the sun as well as swimming for at least two weeks. Take cold showers. Very hot water could possibly make the ink in your skin fade.  

If your new tattoo develops hard layers and scabs, do not worry. It is normal but, you should not peel, pick nor scratch it. As a matter of fact, you could possibly remove the color and worse, get serious skin complications. If you believe your new tattoo gets infected, or is not healing accordingly, you go see a doctor right away. 

Furthermore, when you leave the tattoo studio, your skin ink may look great. It will be shiny and bright. However, that will not last longer. The tattoo will fade as the time passes by. Always have your skin sun screened, most especially during summer in order to protect the bright colors and your tattoo against the sunlight. You may actually use sun block with SPF 45 or higher would be better.  

And lastly, keep it moist all the time with skin moisturizer.  

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