Had your new tattoo? Definitely, you are super excited about this. Meanwhile, don’t forget to take care of the fresh design. Yes, there is a lot you need to pay attention. If not done, you might face some type of infection or severe problems in future. Therefore, it is very important follow the aftercare processes.
The fashion world is never constant. But, what has been ruling this world is the body art. This amazing and transformative way pleases every age group and gender. You can get it done anywhere and in any size, ranging from your neck, arms, wrist to you face and back. Well, that’s your choice completely. But what more important is the tattoo aftercare. Nowadays people love to brag about their new tattoos and show off their design. They hardly give their design a chance to heal. The consequences of which are that the color fades, designs bleed and scabs occur. On other hand, if you have been a little patient the same design would have been a colorful and beautiful ink job. Hence, if you are planning to get a new tattoo or recently have tried some, here are few essential tips for aftercare you must follow.
Follow the instruction: While you get a tattoo done, the tattooist tells you a number of dos and don’ts. Be a good listener and then follow the instructions precisely. They are professional and have experience of years in the same field. They certainly have the knowledge of the product and different healing problems. Keep in mind, the tattooist is not responsible for what happens to your tattoo afterwards. Thus, it is your responsibility to take care of the design and your skin once you leave the parlor.
Do not wrap: Some people wrap the tattoo to keep it safe. But, unless you are instructed to do so by the artist don’t attempt it. Remember, that it is important to keep the tattoo clean. It is just like an open injury, you cannot take any risks with this. Generally, the tattooists will advise you for washing it with an unscented and anti-bacterial soap. And you will be asked to let it air dry instead of wrapping it over and over again.
Moisturize: Undoubtedly, you need to let it dry for better and faster healing. But, moisturizing holds its own importance. The reason being, if you let it dry, thick scab formation can occur, which is never desirable. Moreover, in some cases it has been observed that drying out leads to slow recovery procedure and it even harm the tattoo. You can consult the tattooist to advise a cream or ointment to use.
Don’t try unnecessary medications: The tattoo process includes needling of your skin. Hence it is obvious that your skin will weep in the first couple of days. Along this, a fluid, clear or slightly colored will also appear out of your tattoo. But there is nothing to fear in this. It does not mean that there is something wrong with your skin or something is coming out of your tattoo. Don’t try any medications on your own. All you need to do is just clean it as instructed and let it heal with time.
Don’t panic: If your skin becomes sensitive, red or slightly inflamed, then don’t panic. It is not something different. Your skin has undergone a change and painful treatment. A number of people experience some kind of irritation after getting a new tattoo for few days. However, if the symptoms continue for more than 4 to 5 days, you can consult your tattooist for better advice.
Healing a tattoo is not that challenging. Just you need to be a little patient and careful!